Week 5 of the Summer LCS for League of Legends has just passed by, and it has given fans a good preview of what to expect for the playoff bracket as the season nearly ends.
As teams look forward from this week and into the next, these are the five takeaways from the fifth week of LCS.
1. Flyquest needs change - immediately
Since upsetting TSM in week 2, FlyQuest has looked subpar in comparison to the rest of the circuit. Perhaps, it's due to the members that it has coupled with the funds that it can spend for some imported players. Nonetheless, FlyQuest is the worst team in the LCS right now, and if the organization plans to continue some relevance in the future, it may be best to lay some money out to get a better player out - and probably a South Korean one too in order to pair with Han "Dreams" Min-kook.
2. Svenskeren should remain as jungler
Though Juan "Contractz" Arturo Garcia made for an a tear-filled comeback to the LCS last week, Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen should remain as the primary jungler for the team for weeks to come. Perhaps as a reliever for Svenskeren, there could be some opportunity for Contractz to shine, however, the synergy with Jeong "Impact" Eon-yeong is undeniable on Evil Geniuses.
3. Team Liquid needs to pick up the pace
Team Liquid has been no slug in the LCS, however, as the standings show, they are third in the standings at 8-7, good for fourth place. However, this weekend showed some glaring weaknesses for TL among the top teams that it needs to address in their practice sessions for the upcoming week. Fortunately, they do have an easier schedule until week 7 where it will face 100 Thieves again. The roster issues that the team is facing could be a reason for this, however, if it plans to make a good run for the playoffs, it needs to address the problems sooner rather than later.
4. Perkz sheds some light to an LCS issue
Luka "Perkz" Perković is one of the best mid laners that the West has ever seen. And his latest fiasco with the LCS lighting has been somewhat telling of the conditions that players need to play with in order to perform their absolute best. Because of Perkz wearing a hat on stage, fans and the community both were wondering as to why Perkz decided to adorn his team-branded hat. He revealed on Twitter that due to his LASIK eye surgery, the glare from lighting on the LCS stage has been a hindrance to his play. To which he posted in a now-deleted tweet that after asking officials to lower the lighting that he would need a doctor's note. Soon after, the commissioner for the LCS, Chris Greeley, tweeted an apology to Perkz stating that he, along with other officials, will work with C9 to help with this issue.
5. 100 Thieves look nearly unstoppable
Saying 100 Thieves is one of the best teams that is playing in the LCS right now is a bit of an understatement - they are the best team in the LCS. Since losing a game to CLG in week 3, 100 Thieves have taken that loss to heart and haven't been defeated since, especially against some of the more difficult teams in the circuit. What will solidify this argument even more is if 100 Thieves win the matchup against TSM next week. On another note, it's amazing to see Choi "huhi" Jae-hyun perform so well after years of various roster swaps in the LCS as the one of the league's first imports. This season may just be huhi's best.