NA LCS Week 9: Predictions of Day 1
NALCS Week 9 will determine the teams that battle it against each other in the quarter-finals next week.
Cloud9 vs. FlyQuest
Cloud9 remain one of the best teams in the NA LCS this season despite their unexpected loss to Echo Fox last week. FlyQuest, on the other hand, are on a four winning streak, even managing to take down Team Liquid last week and have a good chance against C9. Unfortunately, they will not have an opportunity to enter the quarterfinals.
Prediction: Cloud9 55% l FlyQuest 45%
Echo Fox vs. Team Liquid
Echo Fox performed well last week, however, it’s too late to turn around their season at this point despite taking down Cloud9. Team Liquid should easily take down Echo Fox and cement their position as North America’s top team before the quarterfinals.
Prediction: Echo Fox 26% l Team Liquid 74%
Optic Gaming vs. Golden Guardians
Optic Gaming and the Golden Guardians have established themselves as mid-tier teams once again this Spring split. That said, the Golden Guardians look a fair bit better than Optic, with a stronger team play as a whole.
Prediction: Optic Gaming 40% l Golden Guardians 60%
TeamSoloMid vs. Clutch Gaming
As expected, TeamSoloMid have bounced back as one of NA’s greatest teams, currently in third place. TSM should be able to overwhelm Clutch Gaming given their superior performance and clear team synergy. Clutch Gaming may be able to secure a few wins against other mid-tier teams but remain to fall against the top contenders.
Prediction: TeamSoloMid 80% l Clutch Gaming 20%
Counter Logic Gaming vs. 100 Thieves
CLG have the potential to compete against the top teams in NA, having a very solid roster. Despite that, they tend to tilt and fall against lower to mid-tier teams, leading to their poor standing. 100 Thieves are not looking any better, however, CLG’s unpredictable performance lead to this game being a toss-up.
Prediction: Counter Logic Gaming 50% l 100 Thieves 50%