League of Legends: 2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen recap

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Fans cheering during the 2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen

Last Updated on: 22nd March 2023, 09:25 am

The 2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen has been reached, and that means it’s the last week of the regular season for all of the teams in the LCS. Outside of Dignitas and Immortals Progressive, playoff implications are still in full effect, as well as final standings. Who is going to finish first place, and who’s going to start in the lower bracket? It’s time for the top six teams to be decided.

At the start of the split, FlyQuest was the undisputed first-place team, but as of late, that shine has worn off, leading to fans and analysts alike taking a more critical look at their play. Their early games have been bad, but their late game play has been worse. Can they fix their mistakes before their game against Cloud9 today, or will they fall to second place instead of a tie for first?

On the other side of the spectrum, there are four teams that are fighting for the last couple of spots in the playoffs that haven’t been decided yet. Those teams are Counter Logic Gaming, TSM, 100 Thieves, and Team Liquid Honda. For TSM, 100 Thieves, and Counter Logic Gaming, their destiny is in their hands, they just have to win. Team Liquid, however, has to rely on other teams losing for them to move up the standings. What will the outcomes lead to during the 2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen? It’s time to find out.

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2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen results:

  • Cloud9 > FlyQuest
  • Golden Guardians < Counter Logic Gaming
  • 100 Thieves > TSM
  • Evil Geniuses < Immortals Progressive
  • Team Liquid Honda > Dignitas

Cloud9 is surging at the right time

Cloud9's LCS team on stage during the 2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen
(Credit: Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

At the beginning of the 2023 LCS Spring Split, Cloud9 had one of the best teams on paper, but they had a question mark in the mid-lane with Diplex. At the halfway point of the split, they made a change and started their academy player EMENES in for the aforementioned Diplex.

Since that swap, the team has been flying higher than they already were, and are now in first place, knocking FlyQuest down to second for the first time this split. They are playing extremely well as a team and are directing teams methodically, similar to other Cloud9 teams we have seen in the past during the Spring Split, but it feels like this is the best we’ve seen them in a long time.

For the second Spring Split in a row, they have an MVP candidate in the top lane, at least four all-pros, and the best rookie of the split. This team can almost certainly be headed to MSI if they keep up this level of play throughout the 2023 LCS Spring Playoffs.

2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen standings:

  1. Cloud9 (13-3)
  2. FlyQuest (12-4)
  3. Evil Geniuses (10-6)
  4. Golden Guardians (9-7)
  5. Counter Logic Gaming (8-8) *tied with 100 Thieves
  6. 100 Thieves (8-8) *tied with Counter Logic Gaming
  7. TSM (7-9) *tied with Team Liquid Honda
  8. Team Liquid Honda (7-9) *tied with TSM
  9. Immortals Progressive (4-12)
  10. Dignitas (2-14)

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With the 2023 LCS Spring Split day sixteen coming to a close, the standings have already gone through a shakeup with FlyQuest falling to second place, but there are going to be more shifts in the standings over the next two days as teams make their final push to the playoffs. Will Team Liquid Honda and TSM make it into the playoffs, or will Counter Logic Gaming and 100 Thieves hold them off?

There’s only one way to find out, and that is to watch the games, either live or recorded. To find the live stream and the vods, make sure to check out lolesports.com.