FlyQuest face Golden Guardians on March 30! Both teams had a standout showing in the regular season, so let’s see who’s going to keep the momentum going in the quarterfinals with our detailed LCS playoffs 2019 predictions! FlyQuest are the jacks of all trades. They have a lot of talent on their roster, but none of their players are strong enough to be considered superstars. With that, FlyQuest rely on macro, synergy, and intricate game plans to get an upper hand on their opponents and outmaneuver them around the Rift.
Golden Guardians much more linear. Their lineup is built on the idea of dominant teamfighting, so they do everything in their power to get the point where they can outmuscle their opponents in 5v5s. This often means that Golden Guardians sacrifice the early game by drafting scaling picks and losing jungle matchups, but considering how good some of their players are, they make it work more often than not.
FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians Match Breakdown
Top Lane Matchup
Our FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians LCS playoffs predictions start with the top lane. With a 2.7 KDA and 8.7 CS per minute, V1per is the biggest surprise of the season. He had big shoes to fill when he joined FlyQuest’s lineup, but he’s since established himself as something more than a last-minute replacement for Flame. V1per is a carry in every sense of the word, and his splitpushing and playmaking are a vital part of FlyQuest’s identity.
Hauntzer also has a knack for piloting carry champions. Sporting a 2.7 KDA and 8.7 CS per minute, he’s a seasoned top laner with a potent combination of mechanical prowess and veteran game sense. He’s also a bit more versatile than his current opponent, as he has no issues showing up on tanks and utility picks.
VERDICT: GGS Hauntzer finds a lead in the top lane.
A different story takes place in the jungle. With a 5.7 KDA and 5.3 CS per minute, Santorin is the foundation of FlyQuest’s roster. His calculated aggression makes him a great asset to his laners, and you can count on him to find clutch ganks or capitalize on great playmaking opportunities. Combine that with his immense game knowledge, and it wouldn’t be an understatement to call Santorin the best jungler in the LCS playoffs 2019.
Contractz isn’t as impressive. With a 2.6 KDA and 4.9 CS per minute, he’s one of the shakier pieces of the Golden Guardians lineup, as he frequently jumps into losing fights and messes up his early game pathing. Granted, he’s not a complete pushover, and he can have good showings on the likes of Kindred and Nocturne, but he’s just about average on other champions.
VERDICT: FLY Santorin conquers the jungle.
Mid Lane Matchup
The FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians mid laner is a clash of playstyles. With a 5.3 KDA and 8.7 CS per minute, FLY Pobelter is a selfless mid laner that knows full well how to convert his leads to other parts of the map. And while he doesn’t exert a lot of kill pressure in lane, he always finds opportunities to make a well-timed roam or a key teleport play.
Froggen is much more self-centered in comparison. His 2.7 KDA and 8.7 CS per minute might not look impressive, but his mechanics are on point. Moreover, his instinctual game sense allows him to routinely top the damage charts in teamfights and find success on niche picks that few other mid laners would even consider. Granted, he won’t be able to keep up with Pobelter’s roams early on, but once the game enters the 5v5 territory, Froggen will have a significant edge over his opponent.
VERDICT: GGS Froggen reigns supreme in the mid lane.
Bot Lane Matchup
We’ve been very impressed with FlyQuest’s bot lane. With a 3.9 KDA and 10.1 CS per minute, WildTurtle is a daring marksman that’s always ready to go for a kill or attempt a clutch outplay. And even though JayJ (3.1 KDA) isn’t as impressive, his defensive playstyle makes him a great fit for such an aggressive carry.
Golden Guardians pale in comparison. Holding a 3.9 KDA and 9.4 CS per minute, Deftly can be formidable on hypercarries and niche picks like Draven or Varus, but his damage output is severely lacking in teamfights. To make matters worse, Olleh (1.8 KDA) is a complete wildcard in the support role, and it’s common to see him committing bizarre positioning mistakes and donating free kills to his opponents.
VERDICT: FLY WildTurtle and JayJ win the bot lane standoff.
FlyQuest vs Golden Guardians Quarterfinals Prediction
Golden Guardians are in for an uphill battle. FlyQuest are better at taking over the map and working together as a unit, so GGS will have a hard time executing their scaling playstyle for five games in a row. They won’t go down without a fight, of course, but in the end, we’re going to have to go with a 3-2 victory for FlyQuest!
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