LCS Week 1 Roundup: Cloud9 and FlyQuest Dominates Week 1

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LCS Week 1 Roundup: Cloud9 and FlyQuest Dominates Week 1

How will Cloud9 and FlyQuest fare into week two of the 2024 LCS Spring Split?

The first week of the 2024 LCS Spring Split is officially in the record books. Eight teams did battle across eight entertaining games as the race to the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational began. There were two teams, however, who stood out amongst the rest. Those were Cloud9 and FlyQuest— two teams at the top of most of the power rankings. On top of that, week one saw a couple of innovative picks to add extra spice to the games. ESTNN is here to break down week one of the LCS Spring Split, analyzing who the winners and losers were.

Cloud9 and FlyQuest Headlines LCS Week 1 Roundup

There is only one place to start: at the top of the LCS standings. Cloud9 put on a clinic in week one, wasting no time proving to the community they are ready to secure another championship. The week started for C9 with a rematch of the 2023 LCS Summer Split finals against NRG – a team looking to prove they are still the top dogs despite everyone having them below Cloud9 in their pre-season power rankings. Cloud9 wasted no time putting NRG to the sword as they quickly dispatched the Summer Split champions. You can read how Cloud9 took down NRG in our match recap here. The pairing of Joseph Joon “Jojopyun” Pyun and Robert “Blaber” Huang is already paying off. The pair both have an LCS Player Of The Game award, while Blaber won Player Of The Week for his dominant week one performance.

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FlyQuest looks to be the team also vying for that first-place spot as the only other team to start the season 2-0. The week began for FLY with an entertaining game against the newest LCS organization, Shopify Rebellion. It was a closely contested game and could have gone either way. However, FlyQuest was able to pull through in the end for the win. Kacper “Inspired” Słoma played like a man possessed. It was an excellent week one performance from Inspired, and it is very evident he will be setting the pace for this FlyQuest squad. Another player to shoutout this weekend is Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, who had a solid showing outside of the opening few minutes against Shopify Rebellion – Jensen was thrown a curveball in his mid lane matchup when David “Insanity” Challe picked Zac, even solo killing the Danish veteran.

Unfortunately, fans eager to watch these teams go at it will have to wait another week. Cloud9 takes on FlyQuest in both teams' second game of the week; they follow Team Liquid taking on Dignitas on Sunday, February 2. Will both teams still be undefeated by the time they play each other at the LCS Spring Split halfway point?

Is Immortals In For Another Bad LCS Split?

It was a weekend to forget for Immortals, who are again starting life at the bottom of the LCS standings. Week one, game one, was pinned as the important one for Immortals. They faced a Dignitas squad that ranked extremely low on everyone's power rankings. This meant that if they were to have any hopes of making the six-team playoffs, they had to start with a win against Dignitas. Although there were some bright moments, it was a one-sided affair as Dignitas took the win. This meant they likely faced a 0-2 start as they took on FlyQuest. This game went about as expected as possible. It was FlyQuest domination from minute one, leaving Immortals down 0-2. Immortals face a similar schedule for week two. They start the week against Shopify Rebellion, a team with solid performances in week one but also begin 0-2. This is followed by Team Liquid, a side looking to fight for the top honors in the LCS.

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Who Were The Most Watched Games In Week One?

Unsurprisingly, the most watched game in Week One of the 2024 LCS Spring Split was the Summer Split rematch between NRG and Cloud9. This best-of-one amassed just over 190,000 peak viewers, a significant improvement from the summer split. Here are the other two most-watched games in the LCS Spring Split thus far.

  1. Cloud9 vs NRG Day 1: 191.540
  2. Cloud9 vs 100 Thieves Day 2: 175,128
  3. FlyQuest vs Shopify Rebellion Day 1: 158,764

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Jordan 'Marn' is an esports journalist from across the pond. Jordan has a passion for telling stories about the esports titles he loves such as League of Legends and Call of Duty. He has written for Esportz Network, Unikrn and United Stand. Twitter: @official_marn