Cloud9 Vs. FlyQuest Betting Odds & Preview | 2020 LCS Spring Finals
FlyQuest upset Evil Geniuses in the Loser’s Bracket Finals of the LCS 2020 Spring Split Playoffs on Saturday afternoon to advance to Sunday’s Grand Finals. FQ will face top-seeded Cloud9 for the title which carries a $100,000 prize and a bid to the Mid-Season Invitational.
Evil Geniuses got the better of FlyQuest when the teams met in the Semifinals on April 4 and was the favorite again heading into Saturday. EG was the consensus second-best team in North America and heavy favorites to advance to the finals.
It was not long ago that FlyQuest was considered somewhat of a joke in the League Championship Series, but since their Semifinal loss, they’ve navigated the Lower Bracket, winning three-straight matches against Golden Guardians (3-0), Team SoloMid (3-2), and now EG. FQ again will be the underdogs on Sunday when they take on a Cloud9 team that rolled over the LCS this spring.
Cloud9 Vs. FlyQuest LCS Spring Finals Betting Odds
Cloud9 Vs. FlyQuest Betting Odds At MyBookie.ag
|Team||Odds To Win|
Cloud9 Vs. FlyQuest Betting Odds At BetOnline
|Team||Odds||HDP||Map 1||Map 2||Map 3|
|Cloud9||-1429||-2.5 -122||Over 3.5 -106||-417||-417|
|FlyQuest||+813||+2.5 -104||Under 3.5 -120||+298||+298|
Cloud9 posted a 17-1 record in the Group Stage, finishing far ahead of EG, 100 Thieves, and FQ, who all tied for second place with 10-8 records. C9 eased to victories over FlyQuest in their two Group Stage meetings on February 8 and February 29. Following the defeat on February 29, FlyQuest posted a woeful 2-5 record to wrap up the Group Stage. Their skid continued with losses in the Qualification Round and the Semifinals to 100 Thieves and EG, respectively. FQ’s Lower Bracket surge came as a surprise to many.
By The Numbers
Cloud9 eased through the Group Stage and led in most all statistical categories including total kills (288), kill-to-death ratio (2.17), first blood rate (83%), and first tower rate (94%). Additionally, C9 boasted a 100% Elder dragon control rate and a +2,712 gold differential at 15 minutes, a figure over 2,000 gold more than second-place TSM (539).
C9’s league-best early-game rating of 85.0 far outpaced FQ’s eighth-place 42.5 rating, but the latter made up for it with a league-high 13.7 mid/late game rating. Cloud9’s 8.7 mid/late rating was second best.
Evil Geniuses was the only team FlyQuest and Cloud9 both faced in these playoffs. Cloud9 shrugged off Evil Geniuses, 3-1, in the Winner’s Finals on April 11 to book their spot in the Grand Final, sending EG to suffer the same 3-1 fate in the Loser’s Finals. Also of note: C9’s only loss of the Group Stage came on March 7 at the hands of TSM, who FQ topped 3-2 in the second round of the Lower Bracket.
With A Title On The Line
There can be no beating around the bush here: Cloud9 are massive favorites to win the LCS 2020 Spring Split Playoffs on Sunday. They have made only a handful of mistakes this season and, frankly, the field in North America is not strong enough to make them pay for them.
FlyQuest is a good story of a team that found its footing after a rough stretch of games. Following their loss to EG in the Semifinals, FQ swapped out top laner Viper for sub Solo, who has done well absorbing ganks, enabling teammates elsewhere to push their lanes in the three subsequent Lower Bracket wins. That said, Solo will have his hands full with C9, who like to pressure the top lane.
Elsewhere, C9 appear to have the edge in all other lanes, though there are two areas FQ should concentrate their energy. First is the support matchup, which is where FlyQuest may best be able to contest. IgNar, FQ’s only 2nd All-Pro Team selection (Cloud9’s starting five filled out the entire 1st All-Pro Team) will be key to any attempt to quell C9 in the bottom lane. Look for C9 to target ban IgNar and take him out of the game straight away.
In mid lane, Cloud9’s Nisqy is the class of NA, but FlyQuest’s PowerOfEvil, a 3rd All-Pro Team selection, carried FQ through the Lower Bracket and was named MVP in the team’s last three victories. Without his emergence, FQ would have been eliminated a long time ago. The prospect of PoE bettering Nisqy is a big ask, but if the German has the match of his life FQ could mount a challenge.
But let’s be real: this is C9’s title. Behind MVP jungler Blaber, C9 will roll past FlyQuest in 3-0 fashion. It’s been a very long time since Cloud9 has claimed an LCS Split championship and a mediocre, albeit surging, FlyQuest side isn’t going to stand in their way.