The first 20 minutes of the first game were tight. FlyQuest corresponded to Cloud9’s characteristic aggression at the bottom of the map, but the superior team combat and decision-making that Cloud9 showed all divided ultimately won in the 40-minute contest and easily endured during the next two games.
The five team starters were all named to the first All-Pro team earlier this month. And after reigning MVP Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen left the team, freshman starter Robert “Blaber” Huang ensured the prize stayed with Cloud9, winning the MVP title before today’s finals hui. Cloud9 has only lost two games all year with this rebuilt lineup. With this seemingly inevitable cherry on top of a dominant split, this iteration of Cloud9 has established itself as one of the best North American teams of all time.
With this trophy, ADC Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen also became the first player to win a championship in North America and Europe. His track partner and support for the buyout of records, Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme, won the honors of the series player in the final. His engagement and his wandering on Nautilus and Thresh both attenuated and provided pressure, especially around the middle lane, working effectively as the second jungler.
The first appearance of FlyQuest in the final ended in disappointment, but the lineup peaked at the right time before and during the playoffs. The replacement of Colin “Solo” Earnest at the end of the season in the top lane seemed more and more brilliant during the playoffs. Likewise, the former middle pair Misfits and the support pair of Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage and Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun looked like the best versions of themselves at several points during the split, the latter constantly putting on Rakan clinics every time the champion slipped. prohibitions.
Including the playoffs, Cloud9’s 26-2 record is the best distribution ever achieved by a North American team in terms of percentage of wins. With their punched ticket to MSI, the hope for fans of the team as well as fans of the region is that this domination extends to a more international success for Cloud9 and that this list can serve as a model for others. North American teams hoping to make that leap. .
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