What we learned from LCS Week 7: FlyQuest's honeymoon phase ends
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The League of Legends Championship Series hit its 7th week of play and things were still heating up despite the number of weekends left before playoffs dwindling. Despite the lack of games remaining, Golden Guardians continue to find success with Eric “Licorice” Ritchie, FlyQuest’s Academy honeymoon has ended, and Team Liquid still struggles with consistency in Week 7 of the LCS.

Golden Guardians find success finally

Since picking up Licorice from FlyQuest at the start of Week 6, Golden Guardians have looked leaps and bounds better. They have taken down 100 Thieves, Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, and Dignitas since adding Licorice. Those four victories have taken Golden Guardians to 12-27 overall in the standings. They have now overtaken CLG in the standings and are quickly gaining on Licorice’s former roster, FlyQuest.  If Golden Guardians can continue to gain momentum in the coming weeks, they could potentially make playoffs.

FlyQuest Academy hype train crashes

After swapping out their entire starting roster for their academy one, FlyQuest broke their ten-game loss streak with an undefeated weekend. That was shut down during Week 7 after they took back-to-back losses to Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves. They are only one win ahead of Golden Guardians who have looked much better recently. FlyQuest was still able to break their losing streak with their academy roster, but they need to pick up the pace in these remaining weekends.

Team Liquid cannot buy consistency

Team Liquid has remained in the top five throughout the season but has not been in their peak performance recently. Since the issues with Barney “Alphari” Morris and Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen, the team has looked inconsistent. They only got one win during Week 7 of the LCS against CLG, who have been in shambles recently with their current roster. While Team Liquid is still in good standings for playoffs, they may need time to gel with one roster before playoffs to showcase their real talent.

Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.