FlyQuest, Team Dignitas, CLG, and Cloud9 are just one final step away from being the NA LCS’ third and final seed at this year’s League of Legends World Championships.
Most of the players taking part know the experience of a World Championships with CLG and Cloud9 having multiple Worlds appearances under their belts. The members of FlyQuest are also familiar to the Worlds landscape, with most being ex-Cloud9 members.
Now though, only one of the four teams taking part will have the honour of representing North America in China from Sept. 23. Just who will come out on top and advance to the Worlds play-in stage?
Sept. 8: Team Dignitas vs. FlyQuest
FlyQuest have had an indifferent season. In the Summer Split the team barely evaded the relegation tournament with a score of 6-12, finishing 7th overall.
Dignitas, on the other hand, have had a great season. The team made their first semifinal since 2013 and have looked like a dominant force in the NA LCS.
The last time Dignitas went a World Championship was in season two in 2012 when ADC Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana led the lineup.
Will Dignitas prove that they are superior? Or will FlyQuest pull off an unlikely miracle run to the finals?
Sept. 9: Winner of R1 vs. CLG
CLG skipped Round One of the Regional Qualifiers after they defeated Team Dignitas in the third-place match on Sept. 3, giving them enough Circuit Points to start from Round Two.
Dignitas will surely be looking for revenge against CLG if they can get past FlyQuest after falling 3-0 in the third-place match.
FlyQuest on the other hand have failed to beat CLG once this entire Summer Split. The last time FlyQuest beat CLG was in the Spring Playoffs on April 8 at a score of 3-2, can they regain the form they showcased in Spring to make an unlikely upset?
Sept. 10: Winner of R2 vs. Cloud9
Cloud9’s Summer Split has been underwhelming.
After finishing second overall in the Spring Playoffs, losing to TSM in the finals, Cloud9 were in prime position to challenge for the title in Summer—but it never materialized.
After a poor start in week one, Cloud9 began to revive their performances to finish fourth overall in the Summer Split but fell to Dignitas in the Summer Playoff quarterfinals.
All eyes will be on Cloud9 to see if they can regain their composure and get the results that fans of the NA LCS have come to expect out of the team. Any of the three teams could face them in the finals—but only one can win the coveted third Worlds spot for the NA LCS.
The matches will be streamed from Sept. 8 on the NA LCS Twitch Channel at 2pm CT.