FlyQuest Get Off To An Abysmal Start To LCS 2023 Summer

FlyQuest Get Off To An Abysmal Start To LCS 2023 Summer

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) 2023 Summer favorites, FlyQuest, have gotten off to an abysmal start to the split, having suffered two devastating losses against 100 Thieves and TSM. Even though the season is still very young, the high level of competition in the LCS leaves very little room for slip-ups.

FlyQuest Failed To Live Up To The Hype

FlyQuest were considered the best LoL Championship Series (LCS) team last split, and with the heavy investments the organization has made ahead of the 2023 season, the tag was more than justifiable. The addition of Jeong “Impact” Eon-young, Mingyi “Spica” Lu, Lee “VicLa” Dae-kwang, Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan and Kim “Winsome” Dong-keon has turned FlyQuest from mid-table dwellers into one of the most stacked rosters in LCS’s history.

And while FlyQuest had an explosive start to the LCS 2023 Spring, they fell off at the end and landed in third place. In a bid to find more success and live up to the expectations, FlyQuest made another blockbuster singing ahead of LCS 2023 Summer and added all-star support Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme to the lineup.

Yet even all the quality this new-look squad has didn’t help FlyQuest start the split in a way that was expected of them. They first had to admit defeat to the new and improved 100 Thieves, and on Friday, FlyQuest suffered a massive upset loss against TSM.

Failing to find any consistency in their games, FlyQuest stumbled all over the Rift on the opening two days of the season, giving their fans nothing to be cheerful about. And even though there’s plenty of time left before the season ends, seeing FlyQuest lose against complete outsiders on Friday raises many questions.

Cloud9 Take The Lead

FlyQuest stumbling early into the season gave the reigning LCS champions and pre-season second-favorites, Cloud9, a chance to create a gap between them and their main competitors. And the boys in blue took the opportunity with both hands.

Cloud9, unlike FlyQuest, managed to justify its tag as one of LCS’s top dogs, with two commanding victories against Golden Guardians and Dignitas, joining the club of four teams who’ll enter the final round of Week 1 with a perfect record.

Besides Cloud9, Evil Geniuses, Immortals, and Team Liquid have all hit the ground running and secured a flawless record before the final round, whereas 100 Thieves and TSM split their series 1-1. Notably, FlyQuest are not the only team that underperformed in the opening week.

Last split’s finalists, Golden Guardians, have also failed to find any traction on the opening two days, losing against Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses, which suggests that their run to the finals in spring might’ve been a fluke. But it’s too early to make any conclusions, nor is it fair to criticize a team for poor results in Week 1.

Still, Golden Guardians’ and FlyQuest’s early struggles only add to the excitement of the final round of LCS 2023 Summer Week 1, as the two stumbling squads face off on the Rift in the second match of the day.

And since there can only be one winner, we’ll either have the main favorites or the reigning LCS finalists enter Week 2 with a 0-3 record which will be a massive setback for their chances of claiming the LCS throne.