What we learned in Week 3 of LCS: CLG look unstoppable
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Week 3 of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) has concluded with another shift in the standings. Cloud9 have fallen from grace, 100 Thieves continue to impress and CLG have finally found their groove.

Every weekend has managed to outdo the last with the action-packed gameplay and unbelievable throws from the top teams. Last weekend saw CLG, the worst team in the LCS, go undefeated while the 2020 spring split champions, Cloud9, went winless during the third weekend.

CLG are unstoppable against top teams

CLG had earned the title of one of the worst teams in the LCS after repeated seasons at the bottom of the standings. That narrative changed during the third weekend of the LCS, when they took down Evil Geniuses, Dignitas and 100 Thieves. Out of the ten teams in the LCS, only two of them went undefeated in Week 3. Those two teams were TSM, who are currently placed first overall, and CLG who were 6-18 before the weekend started.

100 Thieves are currently in the conversation of who the best team in North America is. After adding Felix “Abbedagge” Braun to the roster, the team has been nearly unbeatable. Outside of two losses — to Immortals and now CLG — they have defeated all other top-tier teams. CLG handed them their second loss of 2021 after a dominant performance. It seems like CLG is finally gelling together as a team.

100 Thieves are almost No. 1

Outside of two losses throughout the three weekends of LCS, 100 Thieves have remained a top-tier team. They have shown consistency against top teams like Team Liquid, Cloud9 and TSM; who have all been handed losses at the hand of the Thieves. An uncharacteristic loss to CLG and Immortals has been the only blemish on 100 Thieves’ record.

If 100 Thieves had closed out their game against CLG, they could potentially be tied with TSM for first place with a 19-8 record. However, with their two losses, they are now firmly in second place with Cloud9 and Team Liquid on their heels. If they can keep their level of play consistent, they should have no trouble overtaking TSM in the standings.

Cloud9 struggles to find something that works

Cloud9 have only had one impressive weekend during the LCS — last weekend — when they went 3-0. Before that, Cloud9 only had one win during the opening weekend in the LCS. Now, they have failed to grab a win this weekend, which puts them at four wins and five losses overall.

For a team that was once on top after winning the spring split, they are now tied for third with Team Liquid. Both teams are struggling to find their footing after adding in rookie players from academy at the last minute. If Cloud9 doesn’t turn things around soon, they could fall further in the standings.

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.
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