The long-awaited rematch of the LCS Lock In finals between Group Liquid and Cloud9 went the very same way as the last time these two League of Legends teams matched up versus each other. Tonight’s contest was an overwhelming win for Liquid, and the match showed to be far less climactic than the previous conference in between the two teams.

The last time Cloud9 and Liquid went head-to-head, the match led to a five-game series with Liquid hardly squeaking out a victory. Given that then, Cloud9 have won seven of their very first 8 games to open the 2021 regular season, while Liquid fell into fifth location.

With that in mind, Cloud9 strolled into tonight’s match as frustrating favorites. However the team was rapidly put in its location by a dominant effort from Liquid. In simply over thirty minutes, Liquid routed Cloud9 by a kill rating of 24-11.

” We all know that we’re a great group and we have actually been playing truly well. We just happened to not play also today,” Cloud9 jungler Blaber told Dot Esports after his team’s loss. “We’re not truly phased and we’ll simply enter into next week playing the exact same method we have actually been playing the last 3 weeks.”

Liquid’s jungler Santorin ran circle the Cloud9 beginning five on Hecarim, publishing a line rating of 9/2/10, while Liquid’s offseason headliner, Alphari, put up a perfect rating of 5/0/12. Their efficiencies, along with provings from the whole Liquid lineup, were outstanding sufficient to knock Cloud9 back to earth.

Even with this loss, Cloud9 still have complete control over top place in the LCS after the very first round-robin of the 2021 season.

” I’m not altering my mindset. I’m taking it one game at a time,” Blaber said. “Every video game matters for seeding and playoffs and I think we have a lot of leniency to attempt brand-new things and experiment during the routine season. Come playoffs we’ll have a better idea of what and how we desire to play.”

Liquid, on the other hand, hold a record of 5-4. Two video games separate the group from the league’s top area. These two teams were expected to trade blows throughout the course of the season. While Cloud9 hold the benefit in the standings, Liquid have won 4 of their very first six contests. The teams will not reunite until March 6.