Golden Guardians Extend Their Winstreak To Seven

Golden Guardians extend their win streak to seven the same week Dignitas finds their first win. We break down this past week in the LCS and preview the next.

Look out, North America! There is a new League of Legends team rising to dominance as the Golden Guardians get two statement wins over Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses. The stellar week boosts them into a tie for third place in the LCS standings as the Golden Guardians extend their win streak to seven straight games.  

Coming into the season, Golden Guardians was viewed as a dark horse with questionable expectations. Questions around Gori and River were swirling preseason, with many wondering how the two Koreans would mesh with the LCS veterans filling out the Golden Guardians roster. Though the Guardians got off to a rough 0-4 start, they’ve battled back to a 7-4 record and are proving to be one of the hottest teams currently in the LCS.

Current LCS Standings

FlyQuest still has a strong grasp on first place in the LCS after finding wins this past week over 100 Thieves and Dignitas. With a two-game lead over Cloud9 in the second, it will take a miracle for anyone other than FlyQuest to end the split in first place. 

Cloud9 went 1-1 after finding a win in their game against Team SoloMid after losing to Golden Guardians. Cloud9 should still be seen as a top team, and they’re in second place for a reason. Fans shouldn’t be worried about the losses they’ve taken so far this split, as the team has a proven history of playing well in playoffs.

Evil Geniuses took a major step back last week, suffering an 0-2 week. The loss to Golden Guardians isn’t the worst, considering the hot streak that the Golden Guardians are on; however, the loss to Dignitas was absolutely embarrassing. The only winless team left in the LCS was able to take down Evil Geniuses, who was viewed by many to be one of the best teams in the league. Evil Geniuses will have to have a strong showing this week to convince fans that they’re still a top contender. 

Golden Guardians have a real shot to take sole possession of third place this week as they face two of the bottom teams in the LCS in Team Liquid Honda and Immortals Progressive. I expect the Guardians to extend their winning streak to nine easily. 


  1. FlyQuest (10-1)
  2. Cloud9 (8-3)
  3. Evil Geniuses (7-4)

Golden Guardians (7-4)

5. Counter Logic Gaming (6-5)

6. Team SoloMid (5-6)

100 Thieves (5-6)

8. Team Liquid Honda (4-7)

9. Immortals Progressive (2-9)

10. Dignitas (1-10)

LCS Week 6 Schedule and Betting Odds 

My game of the week is Team SoloMid vs Evil Geniuses on Thursday. This will be a real test for both teams. TSM showed promise early but started to slip. A win goes a long way to helping TSM get back in the top half of the league while Evil Geniuses looks to bounce back after a rough week.

Dignitas’s win proved that any team is capable of winning any game. Truly there has never been a better time to be watching North American League of Legends. All times listed are in Eastern Time.

Thursday, March 2

Counter Logic Gaming (+260) vs FlyQuest (-357) – 5 PM

Team SoloMid (+190) vs Evil Geniuses (-250) – 6 PM

100 Thieves (+142) vs Cloud9 (-182) – 7 PM

Team Liquid Honda (+104) vs Golden Guardians (-132) – 8 PM

Immortals Progressive (+120) vs Dignitas (-154) – 9 PM

Friday, March 3 

Counter Logic Gaming (+127) vs 100 Thieves (-164) – 5 PM

Dignitas (+299) vs Cloud9 (-417) – 6 PM

FlyQuest (-200) vs Evil Geniuses (+154) – 7 PM

Team SoloMid (+166) vs Team Liquid HOnda (-217) – 8 PM

Immortals Progressive (+211) vs Golden Guardians (-278) – 9 PM