Team SoloMid Wins LCS Summer Playoffs Over FlyQuest
Team SoloMid won the League of Legends Championship Series 2020 summer split Sunday, taking a close best-of-five series against FlyQuest to pick up the team's first LCS title since summer 2017.
TSM's playoffs run began on rocky ground as the team lost to Golden Guardians in the first round, forcing it to fight through the losers bracket gauntlet of Dignitas, Cloud9 and Team Liquid. Even vanquishing those teams left doubt about Team SoloMid's chances for an LCS victory.
The series against FlyQuest started off promising enough as Team SoloMid took the first match, helped in no small part by mid laner Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg and bot laner Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng. Technical trouble in game two did little to interrupt the team's momentum.
FlyQuest fought back in game three and four, tying the series, but Team SoloMid managed to overpower them in the do-or-die fifth game. The team will now attend its first League of Legends World Championship in three years, looking to end its franchise-long history of losing in the groups stage. Worlds begins Sept. 25.