This is where things get a whole lot more complicated — Evil Geniuses vs. FlyQuest is not an easy game to predict, and everyone’s predictions will surely reflect it as well. Now sure, EG are favored, but by no means will this be an easy time out. We really cannot stress that enough — they’re an incredible team, but they’re also incredibly flawed and inconsistent, too.
They’ve won three of their last six games, and while most of their losses did come at the hands of LCS royalty, it’s still hard not to be disappointed with what EG have shown throughout the last seven weeks.
Their 7W-8L record really says it all. They’re barely in the running for playoffs. Let that sink in. They went from nearly going undefeated in the LCS Lock-In to scraping by mere weeks afterwards. That’s… not a good look. There’s really no other way to say it.
And sure, they have a metric ton of talent and experience and potential, but these things won’t matter much if they don’t end up delivering when it matters most. And, well, with just three games left to be played, now’s as good a time as any to put on a show and make a statement, lest they risk missing out on the postseason.
Now, we didn’t think that EG would claim the LCS throne, but a Top 4 finish (at least) did seem like a reasonable expectation. They have a former world champion in top, an LEC MVP in the jungle, a two-time LCS champion support, and two of the most promising native players the region has had in years. What’s not to like?
Unfortunately, they still have many kinks to iron out and flaws to shore up. At their best, they’re definitely a force to be reckoned with, but their best is seldom seen, for whatever reason.
To be fair, it’s not like they’ve been getting outclassed or anything — their losses have been close, razor-thin even. But it’s still frustrating to see them fall short on so many subsequent occasions. Many of their losses could have been avoided, had they just made the right decision in the heat of the moment.
But that, too, is a learning experience; we just hope it’s not going to cost them too dearly.
FlyQuest, on the other hand, are still wholly inconsistent and streaky.
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FlyQuest — Don’t Get Your Hopes Up
It’s hard to fully assess their current power level and whether or not they still have a shot at leaving some kind of a mark once all is said and done. They’re a capable bunch, there’s no doubt about it, but their inability to maintain a respectable level of play may end up being their downfall.
They’ve gone 3W-3L over the last three weeks and, well, they’ve had both mind-blowing highs and some truly abysmal lows. You just can’t predict what’ll happen once they step foot on stage to compete. And it’s frustrating, too, especially if you’ve put your hard-earned money on the line.
Be that as it may, they’re currently a Top 4 team for a reason. They’re surprisingly good at the game whenever they manage to impose their own playstyle, and Brandon Joel “Josedeodo” Villegas and Loïc “toucouille” Dubois, in particular, deserve a metric ton of praise for their immaculate play and ability to facilitate the team as a whole.
The former didn’t really impress us all that much last year but he sure did step up. The latter, however, is a complete revelation! Toucoille is as consistent and impactful a mid laner as they come, and he is, without a shadow of a doubt, FlyQuest’s most important catalyst. He rarely makes mistakes, has a great laning phase, outputs a ton of damage, and can play a wide variety of picks at a very high level — contrary to what everyone believed.
He’s not particularly flashy, but he will make the game-winning play whenever his team needs him to. He’s fourth in KDA (4.5), third in Kill Participation (69.2%), second in Kill Share (25.4%), third best in Death Share (15.2%), fourth in Damage Per Minute (492), and first in Damage Share (30.2%).
Be that as it may, they still have a slew of weaknesses, some of which are quite exploitable. Their top laner isn’t what one would deem a behemoth, and their bottom lane is also quite inconsistent, with very high highs and some truly underwhelming lows.
They’ve obviously been succeeding more often than not (and they have the record to prove it, too), but unless they can shore up their most egregious flaws they simply won’t stand a chance against the LCS pantheon. There’s really no other way to say it.
Best of 5s are a completely different beast and a challenge they almost certainly are not up to.
2022 LCS Betting | Evil Geniuses vs. FlyQuest Predictions — Reasons to Watch
This is a very important game for both of these teams. FlyQuest are currently sitting pretty with eight wins and seven losses and are pretty much a shoo-in for the playoffs. Evil Geniuses, however, are not. To make things even worse, they’re tied with Dignitas and the Golden Guardians, and they even have CLG breathing down their necks, too, motivated beyond measure to upend the status quo or at the very least go out “guns blazing.”
There’s still a world in which EG don’t make the cut. What a debacle that would be! And they know it, too. There’s a lot on the line here, and while they’re not guaranteed to win (far from it), we are confident in their ability to prepare and execute, especially now when things have gotten down to the wire.