FlyQuest to Start Josedeodo and Palafox for Last Week of Summer Split
With just three games left to be played, FlyQuest have decided to field Brandon Joel “Josedeodo” Villegas and Cristian “Palafox” Palafox as their starting jungler and mid laner, respectively, for the rest of the Summer Split. The 2021 Summer Split is nearly over, and by the looks of it, we’re bound to witness a photo finish for the ages!
The reason why they’ve gotten the nod is quite simple: FlyQuest’s Academy line-up hasn’t been doing so hot. Their initial four-game win streak was staggeringly impressive, but as the old saying goes: all good things must come to an end. It was as if they had run out of fuel. It was a burst of brilliance and, unfortunately, it didn’t last that long. They’ve now lost five games in a row and are barely holding on to their spot in the Top 8. The odds of them locking down a playoff spot are fairly grim, but at least they exist.
While Josedeodo and Palafox haven’t been all that impressive during their LCS stint, we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that they’ve been wrecking house in Academy ever since they were demoted to the “little leagues.” And while the level of competition isn’t nearly as fierce as it is in the LCS, it’s quite obvious that both players have taken their demotions in stride and have been working around the clock to earn back their spots on the starting line-up.
There’s A Lot on the Line
With thirteen wins and twenty-nine losses, FlyQuest is on the cusp of dropping out of the Top 8 in the 2021 Summer Split. To make matters even worse, they’re only a single win above the Golden Guardians who, in all fairness, have had much higher (and more consistent) highs throughout the second half of the split. Then again, the gap between these two teams isn’t one that cannot be narrowed in a couple of weeks’ time. As always, it’ll all boil down to preparation.
Interestingly enough, they’re scheduled to face each other on Friday and that one game could, by all means, end up being the difference between reaching the playoffs and waiting things out on the sidelines. It goes without saying, but there’s quite a lot on the line. We can expect both line-ups to enter the match swinging for the fences — no off-the-wall drafts, no early game shenanigans; they’ll play things by-the-book, or at least try to.
These changes have obviously been made so as to stand the highest possible chance of reaching the playoffs. Whether it’ll be enough, however, still remains to be seen. We’re not overly optimistic seeing how both the Golden Guardians and Counter Logic Gaming have looked a lot less shaky than the boys in white and green. Things will go down to the wire, and it’s fair to say that all three teams have a puncher’s chance. Who’ll get the job done, however, is nigh impossible to predict at this point in time.