FlyQuest Was The Spring Split Revelation
After a failed 2021 Summer Split experiment, FlyQuest decided to revamp their roster for the 2022 season, and against many expectations, they managed to reach the playoffs. We saw a lot of analysts putting FlyQuest at the bottom of their power rankings, and to be fair, it didn’t feel wrong before the split began.
In 2021, Brandon Joel “Josedeodo” Villegas was the best performing player of the team and that’s why he was the only one that remained in the roster. Loïc “toucouille” Dubois was one of FQ’s newest acquisitions, and not a lot of people were hopeful for him as it was going to be his first time playing in a major region, but he managed to surprise a lot of league of legends betting experts when he quickly became one of the most solid mid laners in the lol bets.
Now FlyQuest will square up against an Evil Geniuses that might not arrive into the summer split in their best form because of their recent MSI appearance. Let’s remember that FlyQuest also was the only team capable of snatching a game away from Evil Geniuses during their lower bracket run in the 2022 Spring Split playoffs.
Evil Geniuses Threw One of Their Games Against FlyQuest
In what ended up being the longest game of the 2022 Spring Split playoffs, FlyQuest struggled to close out an already-won game as the timer passed the 50-minute mark. Don’t get me wrong, FQ started off winning the majority of the game, but 35 minutes into the game, they threw almost the entirety of their 10k gold lead, giving Evil Geniuses a huge window to win the game.
The most important thing about this game is that Evil Geniuses definitely had the strongest late-game composition with champions like Ornn, Viktor and Zeri, but after many failed attempts at finishing the game, they fell into desperation and ended up being unable to win.
We all can consider that game to be just a fluke, but from my perspective, that game told us more about FlyQuest’s ability of putting up a good fight against the best teams in the league and remaining calm.
It’s safe to say that we are not going to see the same type of game this match as both teams are more than capable of learning from their mistakes, and the fact that the game completely changed with the new 12.10 patch, it’s hard to see the same type of performances from both teams.
Toucouille and Josedeodo Are a Deadly Combo
Even if FlyQuest didn’t have the best performance later on in the spring split regular season, Toucouille and Josedeodo became one of the best mid-jungle duo we’ve seen in quite a while. It’s hard to say that each of them are the best in their position individually, but that doesn’t matter if they are a duo solid enough to overcome the best junglers and mids in the league.
Because FQ finished the regular season in 5th place, it’s easy to forget that they actually started on a 5-1 record after the first 3 weeks of the tournament, placing them at the top of the standings. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to keep their form andand only won 2 out of their 7 matches in the following weeks.
This combo is incredibly exciting to watch as they know exactly how to play around their strengths and weaknesses. Josedeodo doesn’t necessarily excel when it comes to ganks and early aggression, but Toucouille’s superb laning allows him to move freely around the map in the early stages of the game.
When it comes to league of legends bets, it’s important to take these types of factors into account. Of course having the best individual players on your team matters, but it’s also crucial to have players that can play well with each other.
FlyQuest vs Evil Geniuses Game Information
- Date: Sunday, June 19
- Time: 4:30pm ET
- FlyQuest vs Evil Geniuses Live Stream: LCS – Twitch
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FlyQuest vs Evil Geniuses Predictions
For our first 2022 LCS Spring Split esports picks, we are covering all of the Evil Geniuses matches as they were the North American representatives at this year’s MSI, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they end up performing in their first week.
Evil Geniuses is going to struggle throughout the first couple of weeks in the tournament, that’s why they’ll end up losing against teams like 100 Thieves and Cloud9, but I don’t see FlyQuest being strong enough to take over the game.
FlyQuest is a good team and they still have a lot of room to grow, but their series against Evil Geniuses in the spring playoffs only demonstrated that they need the enemy team to throw their game-winning opportunity in order for them to score a win in their books.