Team SoloMid vs FlyQuest
On the one hand, FlyQuest should really have no trouble in taking down TSM's Academy line-up. It goes without saying, really. On the other, this particular game "reeks" of an upset, and we're not exactly sure why. The five players on TSM (only one of whom has actual LCS experience) will feel no pressure whatsoever. FlyQuest, however, will not be so lucky. They might be better across the board, but these are by no means infallible players or spectacular behemoths who are going to etch their names in history -- most folks have them pegged near the very bottom of the standings and it's easy to understand why.
TSM have already played their first game; the broke the ice, if you will. Granted, it was as one-sided a shellacking as it gets, but the point stands nonetheless. The only question now is: will it make a difference? We're not fully convinced, but if very well could. FlyQuest know what they have to do, and they have all the right tools to do it, too. Still, between theory and praxis lies a series of challenges, some of which are more dangerous than others.
We believe in FlyQuest's chances here, even though we're not confident by any stretch of the imagination. Moreover, we've yet to see them play so there's a myriad of ways in which they could still disappoint us. Be that as it may, their roster is a pretty darn solid one. They have the tools to beat TSM FTX, and if they draft well (i.e. go for a late game focused team comp that's easy to execute and requires no real effort) they should definitely be able to get the "W" over TSM's Academy line-up. And if they don't, it'll be quite a fiasco. Not necessarily the be-all and end-all, but a thoroughly worrying sign regardless.