FlyQuest and Team Liquid to Represent North America at Worlds
When it comes to competitive League, the last couple of weeks were entertaining for a bevy of reasons. We all tuned in not just to see the best LoL teams in NA compete, but also to see who would manage to lock down a ticket to Worlds 2020. Reigning supreme on local soil is excellent and all, but finding success on the international stage is what sets truly great teams apart from the rest.
Throughout history, only Cloud9 has managed to stand out as far as North American representatives go. However, fans still hope that C9’s incredible Top 4 finish is just the beginning rather than a one-off occurrence. LCS teams failed to accomplish much ever since, but that doesn’t mean a repeat couldn’t once again happen come October. On the contrary, there are multiple exquisite LoL teams in North America, and all of them stand a chance of leaving a mark. The odds might be heavily stacked against them, but it wouldn’t be the first time.
Making It to the Top
Fortunately, after two action-packed weeks, we finally know two of the three teams that’ll represent NA: FlyQuest and Team Liquid. Both teams have displayed immense growth and potential throughout the second half of 2020. Their recent playoff wins left no one indifferent. They were better than their opponents across the board, they displayed an admirable ability to adapt mid-series, and their play stood out as well. They are, without a doubt, two of the best and most consistent teams in North America. While they find success through different means, they’re both stacked with talent. They are more than worthy of representing their region come October on the biggest of stages.
The playoffs, however, are still far from over. There’s one more ticket to Worlds 2020 left. Cloud9 and Team SoloMid will be fighting for it this Saturday. Team Liquid and FlyQuest will also duke it out on Sunday, with the winner advancing further to the LCS Summer Split finals. There’s still a lot on the line, especially for FlyQuest — an organization that has only tasted regional success in 2020. Liquid wants to reclaim their LCS throne after their historic fall from grace back in Spring.
Regardless of the winner, fireworks are all but guaranteed, so make sure to tune in!