Team Liquid loses to Cloud9, eliminated from possible appearance at LCS Spring tournament
By Bob Garcia
The defending champions haven’t seen the same success they saw last year
The eSports scenario is rather new, but during this time, there have been several dynasties that have come and gone. The North American League of Legend Championship (LCS) is one of those leagues that have had dominating teams, with one of them now suffering a dramatic elimination. The defending champions for last year’s LCS Spring Split playoffs, Team Liquid, won’t be able to make to the finals, as Cloud9 has defeated them in a do-or-die match. Team Liquid fought really hard during the entire match, and the team’s performance was considered one of the best of the team this year, climbing back with a thirst for triumph like never seen al split. However, it wasn’t enough.
Overall, this has been a difficult year for Team Liquid after they had to start the new season missing one stellar player, the starting jungler, Broxah. He was having visa issues, so he couldn’t start with the team, which ended up losing four of the six games played. There is something definitely off with the passion they play with, which in the past has turned them into a deadly team from beginning to end. That lack of spirit could have been the reason for the team losing such an important match after having a great performance.
“The defending #LCS champion has never missed playoffs before. @TeamLiquidLoL is the first team to do so. Previously, the worst finish for a reigning champion was @TSM, when they went 11-7 earning them 5th place in 2015 Summer,” said a Twitter post from the team.
The future for the 2020 Spring Split doesn’t look very promising and, in an LCS Players Association meeting, more than 90 pro players voted to cancel what was left of the series as it didn’t hold any value.