This weekend marked the end of the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split. The finals ended with a nail-biting 3-2 series leaving Team Solo Mid as the split champions once again.
Though the finals were exciting to watch, as a TSM fan I can only describe the finals as a clusterfuck, not because I was upset by the ending, but because of the sloppiness with which TSM closed the series.
Both teams played very well but the first two games showed that TSM could easily beat Cloud 9.
If you don’t know much about League of legends games, typically the faster the game the more convincing the win.
The average game time for professional games is probably around 30-35 minutes. TSM took the first game in 28 minutes (pretty fast).
They then took the second game in just over 22 minutes, that’s faster than any previous TSM victory this split. TSM could have taken 48 minutes to win game three and still would have set the record for fastest finals win in NA LCS history. But that isn’t what happened.
C9 proceeded to take the next two games, don’t get me wrong they played well but it was obvious TSM was choking. And with the threat of a reverse sweep TSM needed to shape up.
Luckily for TSM fans they did, and though the final game was thrilling to watch (picture me screaming at my computer instead of studying for a test) it was a little too close for comfort and hopefully showed TSM what they needed to work on in the coming weeks.
The next League of Legends tournament is the Mid-Season Invitational, where the winner of the spring split from each region will face off against each other in Brazil. This is the true test. TSM has showed that they are the best in the region but now they need to prove they can stand their own on an international level.