Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest
This is where things get interesting, although not in any particularly good reason — predicting the outcome of this one game is next to impossible. Evil Geniuses are favored, but they've lost both of their games thus far and, well, there's a good reason why. They've been wholly mediocre if not even dreadful, whereas FlyQuest looked a bit better but haven't faced the toughest of opponents. A win over Counter Logic Gaming isn't worth much these days, you'll probably agree.
So, frankly, this one's completely in the air. EG have all the right tools to emerge victorious, but whether or not they'll harness their inherent potential and varied arsenal of weapons is up for debate. They always falter when it matters most, but a single game against FlyQuest should, by all means, be winnable. After all, this *is* a stacked line-up, with some of the most successful and revered players in North American history. Impact and Svenskeren alone should be enough for EG to emerge victorious. With IgNar aboard as well, they're definitely well-equipped to reach Top 6 and trade blows with the who's who of the LCS.
Well, in theory, at least. Svenskeren often ints without any apparent reason, IgNar sort of has to babysit a less-experienced marksman seeing how they've decided to bench Deftly, and Impact — exceptional though he is — isn't all that consistent. But they're all good *enough* more often than not. Jiizuke, on the other hand, has stuck out in all the wrong ways thus far. He's been a complete non-factor and we'd be remiss if we didn't say that his individual mistakes cost Evil Geniuses dearly. He's constantly getting caught out of position and has been the de facto worst-performing member on the team.
Will he step up? It's still impossible to know at this point in time, but we're not all too optimistic about it. Whenever Jiizuke starts failing, there's rarely a contingency plan in place. Either way, we're going to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one, even though they haven't quite earned it.