FlyQuest vs 100 Thieves
Finally, to close out the day, we have a one-sided beatdown in the making: 100 Thieves taking on FlyQuest can only resolve in one way, and one way only — with 100 Thieves getting their hands raised after a fairly swift shellacking. They're in a league of their own and are currently the front-runners to win the whole split. Whether that's an overreaction or not still remains to be seen, but they've definitely earned all the hype they've been getting. They're flexible, mechanically gifted, and are playing some of their best League of Legends yet. Abbedagge and Closer, in particular, have been dominant beyond measure and, by the looks of it, their best days are yet to come.
FlyQuest, on the other hand, are quite literally the worst team in the LCS. What a strange twist, one that that baffles in every which way. What happened? Is it even possible for us to decipher? It's not like this is a bad line-up — quite the contrary! There's more than enough veterancy and mechanical talent for them to compete for a spot in the playoffs, and yet they simply cannot get on the same page and fight as a unit. Who's to blame doesn't even matter at this point — there's no use in pointing fingers. What FlyQuest need is to go back to the drawing board, make ample changes to their starting line-up and coaching staff, and hopefully enter 2022 with renewed vigor. It's simply too late for them to mount a comeback as everyone else — even the Golden Guardians — have stepped up immensely. FlyQuest will surely get another win or two on the board before the regular portion of the split concludes, but that won't matter in the grand scheme of things.
By and large, this is a fight between the best-performing team in North America and the absolute worst. So, naturally, we'll side with 100 Thieves on this one — it's the only logical option.