Cloud9, once a dominant force in the League of Legends scene, has faced a tough start in the 2024 LCS Spring Split. Despite kicking off the season with three consecutive wins, the team experienced a significant downturn, losing four straight matches, including a tough week during the LCS Super Week.
Historical Context of Cloud9’s Losing Streak
This four-game losing streak is the longest for Cloud9 since Summer 2016, marking a challenging phase for the franchise. The recent losses against teams like Shopify Rebellion, Immortals, FlyQuest, and Team Liquid have led to a disappointing end to the LCS’s first round robin for C9.
Comparing Past Performances
In Summer 2016, Cloud9 lost six individual games but only three matches due to the best-of-three format prevalent at that time. To find a similar four-match losing streak, one must look back to the 2015 Summer Split. Despite these struggles, C9 had previously demonstrated resilience, qualifying for the World Championship after an impressive gauntlet run in 2015.
Current LCS Standings: FlyQuest’s Lead
The current standings see FlyQuest leading with a 6-1 record, only losing to NRG, the defending champions. Cloud9, with this losing streak, has fallen to fifth place, trailing behind teams like Team Liquid and 100 Thieves.
The Second Round Robin: A Chance for Redemption
Cloud9 is gearing up for the second round robin, starting on February 10. They will face NRG, the defending LCS champions, whom they have beaten earlier this season. This match is crucial for Cloud9 to regain momentum and improve their standings in the LCS.
The last time C9 lost four games in a row was Summer 2018. #LCS pic.twitter.com/7fuCDfL6E5
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) February 4, 2024
A Rocky Journey for Cloud9’s League of Legends Team
For Cloud9, the upcoming matches in the LCS are pivotal for turning their season around. The team’s ability to overcome this challenging phase and regain their form will be critical to their success in the 2024 Spring Split.
Fans and analysts alike will be watching closely to see if Cloud9 can recapture the magic that once made them a powerhouse in the League of Legends esports scene.