League of Legends: 2023 LCS Spring Split day seventeen recap
The 2023 LCS Spring Split day seventeen has arrived, which means that there is one day left in the split after today. Who out of TSM, Team Liquid Honda, 100 Thieves, or Counter Logic Gaming make the right moves to secure their spot in the 2023 LCS Spring Playoffs, and who will fall at the end of the split?
Coming into the day, all four teams above are still alive in the playoff hunt, but live on a knife’s edge and have no margin for error. Can Team Liquid Honda prove that their win yesterday and macro were not a fluke, or will they revert to the mistakes that they made in the past couple of weeks?
For the teams that have locked themselves into the playoffs, namely Evil Geniuses, Golden Guardians, FlyQuest, and Cloud9, how will the standings change for them after today? Will FlyQuest tie Cloud9 after falling to second place yesterday? Can Golden Guardians finally break ten wins, something that they haven’t done in the history of the organization? It’s time to find out today.
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2023 LCS Spring Split day seventeen results:
- 100 Thieves > Evil Geniuses
- Dignitas < TSM
- Counter Logic Gaming > Team Liquid Honda
- Immortals Progressive < Cloud9
- FlyQuest > Golden Guardians
Team Liquid Honda is eliminated from playoff contention.
Coming into the 2023 LCS Spring Split day seventeen, Team Liquid Honda was already playing with fire. If they lost one game, they were eliminated from playoff contention. Yesterday, they finally showed signs of life beating the last place Dignitas, but today against Counter Logic Gaming, they fell flat on their face.
They seemingly forgot everything that they had done yesterday, failing in macro, team fights, and losing the draft to kick everything off. Because Counter Logic Gaming was so close in the standings to Team Liquid Honda, and them not holding any tiebreakers against the teams ahead of them, they are officially out of the tournament.
For the team made up of Summit, Pyosic, Haeri, Yeon, and CoreJJ, this can’t be seen as anything other than a failure. Before the split, they were ranked in the top half of the league at least, with many people ranking them in the top three of the entire league.
What will the team do now? Will they keep the same roster, allowing the rookies of Haeri and Yeon to continue to develop, or will they blow everything up as they did after last season? Personally, I would like them to keep the same roster, and allow Haeri and Yeon the luxury of developing with a stable roster around them instead of a volatile one full of changes.
2023 LCS Spring Split day seventeen standings:
- Cloud9 (14-3)
- FlyQuest (13-4)
- Evil Geniuses (10-7)
- Counter Logic Gaming (9-8) *tied with Golden Guardians and 100 Thieves
- Golden Guardians (9-8) *tied with Counter Logic Gaming and 100 Thieves
- 100 Thieves (9-8) *tied with Counter Logic Gaming and Golden Guardians
- TSM (8-9)
- Team Liquid Honda (7-10)
- Immortals Progressive (4-13)
- Dignitas (2-15)
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With the 2023 LCS Spring Split day seventeen in the books, that just leaves one more day to go for the regular season. Who out of 100 Thieves, Golden Guardians, and Counter Logic Gaming will move up the furthest in the standings? Will TSM follow in the footsteps of Team Liquid Honda today and be eliminated from the playoffs? How many tiebreakers will we have?
There is only one way to find out, and that is to see what happens during the 2023 LCS Spring Split day eighteen. If you want to find any of the vods from the games today or to see the schedule for the playoffs, you can find both on lolesports.com.