FlyQuest vs Team Liquid 2024 LCS Spring Playoffs Grand Finals Recap

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FlyQuest vs Team Liquid 2024 LCS Spring Playoffs Grand Finals Recap

The last match of this year’s LCS Spring Playoffs was FlyQuest vs Team Liquid, with the Mid-Season Invitational Main Event spot and eternal glory on the line.

The last day of the 2024 Spring LCS has finally come! Only FlyQuest and Team Liquid remain standing, and while both of them will go to the Mid-Season Invitational, only one can become the Champion of the LCS! FlyQuest was the Upper Bracket champion, but Team Liquid were looking for the revenge after the heartbreaking 2-3 loss they suffered from Bwipo and co. Relive the action of the LCS Spring Finals here!

FlyQuest vs Team Liquid 2024 LCS Spring Playoffs Grand Finals Recap

Game 1

FlyQuest vs Team Liquid

In the first draft, the teams picked standard compositions: Volibear, Smolder (who is still very strong on Patch 14.5), Karma and such. However, FlyQuest surprised everyone when Bwipo whipped out the Urgot who is a counter to K’Sante daring Impact to pick the Pride of Nazumah.

The first and second kills were secured by the botlane of TL with a bit of help from UmTi, who scored a pentakill versus Cloud9. TL continued the aggression, putting Yeon’s Smolder up 2 kills before the early game ended.

TL didn’t get an incredible lead in the first 14 minutes, they dove into the midgame comfortably. While FlyQuest tried to find ways to bounce back into the game, they could't get any angles. Team Liquid continued their aggression with APA joining the fray as well. Before minute 19, FlyQuest got their first kill – in a teamfight that Team Liquid started and finished as well.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: FlyQuest 0 – 1 Team Liquid
  • Game Time: 25:31
  • Gold: 37.9k – 48.9k
  • Kills: 1 – 19
  • Turrets: 1 – 7
  • Dragons: 1 – 2
  • Barons: 0 – 1

The landslide continued in the later parts of the midgame, with Team Liquid winning all the fights leading up to the first Baron Nashor of the game without losing members. The gold difference grew to 7k by this moment, and the chance for FlyQuest to fight back in the first match grew ever slimmer. Soon after, Yeon hit 225 stacks on unnerfed Smolder, and TL managed to end this statement of a game.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: FlyQuest 0 – 1 Team Liquid
  • Game Time: 25:31
  • Gold: 37.9k – 48.9k
  • Kills: 1 – 19
  • Turrets: 1 – 7
  • Dragons: 1 – 2
  • Barons: 0 – 1

Game 2

FlyQuest vs Team Liquid

The draft of the second match was much more traditional for FlyQuest, with a Kalista first pick rounded out by great teamfighting champs. Even though the Ziggs was open, APA elected not to lock it in, as the Taliyah was a better counter to most of FlyQuest’s picks.

While FlyQuest tried to get the First Blood, APA escaped within an inch of his life, but Jensen was taken down by UmTi for another great TL start. However, FlyQuest had their wits about them this time with Bwipo rotating down to help Jensen, and the botlane of FLY waking up as well. They soon started to overtake the map, with a small gold lead and 5 Void Grubs to their name. Team Liquid answered with a second Dragon of their own, but had to pay with APA’s life for it.

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After the start of the midgame, a fight broke out for the third Dragon of the match, and while TL got some answer kills, FlyQuest won the bout, Inspired stole the Chemtech Drake and the bottom Tier 2 with the help of Herald. With Jensen creating a diversion on the botlane, FLY tried to take Baron, but Jensen couldn’t by enough time for his teammates: the entirety of TL managed to get to the Pit, with UmTi stealing the first Baron of the match.

Team Liquid lost that Baron not long after with FlyQuest turning a desperate Inspired escape into a winning teamfight. The end of the midgame was controlled by Bwipo and FLY, and before the 30-minute mark, FlyQuest found a game winning teamfight, denying the scaling composition of TL and tying the series.

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: FlyQuest 1 – 1 Team Liquid
  • Game Time: 30:04
  • Gold: 58.4k – 50.8k
  • Kills: 22 – 14
  • Turrets: 9 – 3
  • Dragons: 2 – 3
  • Barons: 0 – 1

Game 3

FlyQuest vs Team Liquid

In the draft of the 3rd match, APA whipped out his trusty Aurelion Sol, while FlyQuest managed to miss a ban due to a player error, so they had to go through the game with only 9 champions unable to play. Inspired however locked in Viego, the champion that he got his legendary pentakill back in the LEC, so the FlyQuest draft looked great too – especially with Bwipo’s GP into Twisted Fate top.

The first half of the early game went relatively uneventful, but UmTi managed to secure First Blood around 6:30 during a fight that broke out around the Dragon Pit. While FLY found some kills around the map, the early game was TL’s, as they rotated much better than their adversaries. The first 14 minutes saw APA’s ASol and UmTi’s Jax with a sizeable lead, which was not a good side of Busio and co.

In the midgame, both teams slowed their advances outside of UmTi getting shut down by FlyQuest. Around 20 minutes, a fight broke out for the 3rd Drake, but Aurelion Sol was the dragon FLY shoul’dve paid attention to. APA’s Singularity decided the teamfight while also protecting his teammates. While nobody died, TL secured the Dragon and set their sights on the Baron.

After picking Bwipo off, Team Liquid started to melt the first Baron of the game, which was very easy thanks to Varus, Twisted Fate and Aurelion Sol. A few minutes later, the last teamfight of the match broke out, and while FlyQuest almost got mutliple kills, APA, UmTi and Yeon was too much to handle. Team Liquid went to match point, looking to end the 2024 LCS Spring Split.

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Quick Stats:

  • Teams: FlyQuest 1 – 2 Team Liquid
  • Game Time: 33:11
  • Gold: 55.3k – 63.5k
  • Kills: 6 – 15
  • Turrets: 2 – 9
  • Dragons: 2 – 2
  • Barons: 0 – 1

Game 4

FlyQuest vs Team Liquid

Both teams have learned a lot in the first 3 games, which was reflected in the Game 4 draft. FlyQuest however tried to draft comfortable champions such as the Lee Sin and the Kalista – which are coincidentally some of the best of the meta. However, a cheeky Rumble support got into the draft, with Busio cooking in the potential last match of the 2024 LCS Spring Split.

After some jungle shenanigans, 3 quick kills happened around FlyQuest’s Red Buff with and invade from TL, and the scoreline was 2-1 for FLY. As UmTi had to be everywhere, he fell behind, which was punished by Inspired. However, Jensen got shoved under turret which helped TL stabilize. Still FlyQuest had a constat gold lead in the early game, also getting most of the objectives.

The first fight of the midgame went in favour of Team Liquid, as they managed to pick off Inspired and Jensen behind the dragon pit. It was still not enough to get a gold lead, but they closed the small gap between them and FlyQuest. After taking down UmTi, FlyQuest tried to take Baron, but overstayed their welcome and lost 2 key members, essentially gifting their opponents the objective.

With Busio getting caught, Team Liquid could get to Soul Point and start a fight through Impact and APA, which meant a destroyed Inhibitor on the side of FlyQuest. Massu and his teammates could only react to what Team Liquid were doing, losing multiple bouts around the Baron Pit while Super Minions flooded into their base from botlane. With the second Nashor of the match, Team Liquid were in a commanding position to secure the Championship.

With a siege on toplane, Inspired and Jensen were exploded by TL, and soon after, the entirety of FlyQuest was dead. For the first time since 2019, Team Liquid won the LCS, which meant that they will be the ones to go straight to the MSI Main Event!

Quick Stats:

  • Teams: FlyQuest 1 – 3 Team Liquid
  • Game Time: 32:25
  • Gold: 51.5k – 64.1k
  • Kills: 9 (First Blood) – 23
  • Turrets: 1 – 10 (First Turret)
  • Dragons: 1 – 4
  • Barons: 0 – 2

And with the victory of Team Liquid, the 2024 LCS Spring Split has ended. The best North-American teams will return at the Mid-Season Invitational, as well as the Summer Split of the LCS – stay tuned for more information on the next step of NA League of Legends!

FlyQuest vs Team Liquid 2024 LCS Spring Playoffs Grand Finals Recap
Bence Loksa
Bence "Atreus" Loksa is a freelance journalist and League of Legends shoutcaster, covering all things esports and gaming, also yelling loudly at big plays happening on the Summoner's Rift. While his main focus is Riot Games' hit MOBA, he also dabbles in Call of Duty, VALORANT, and as of recent, the tabletop wargame Warhammer 40,000 - where he looks to make some grudges with his Leagues of Votann army.