Cloud9 Dominates LCS Spring Split and Qualifies for MSI as No. 1 Seed Out of NA

Cloud9 defeated Golden Guardians 3-1 in the LCS Spring Split finals and qualified for the Mid-Season Invitational as the #1 seed out of NA. Robert ‘Blaber’ Huang, the team’s jungler, described the regular season as “easy” and discussed his objectives for the international competition.

Cloud9 quickly advanced through the League of Legends LCS Spring playoffs and won the title, losing just two games in its matches against CLG, FlyQuest, and Golden Guardians. Also, the defending LCS champions entered the bracket as the top seed thanks to their 14-4 record and tie-breaking victory over FlyQuest.

After the grand final, in which Cloud9 routed Golden Guardians 3-1, Blaber noted that this split’s path to earning a championship was relatively easy. Also, my entire team was constantly focused on winning the split, including myself. But to be honest, this split was easy, and the other groups weren’t excellent, and I think we were able to show it with our gameplay,” Blaber said in the post-match press conference.

Blaber claimed Cloud9 found the LCS Spring Split simple

The 23-year-old gamer continued by expressing his optimism for Cloud9’s performance at MSI 2023. I have a lot of faith in our team’s ability to do well at MSI, Blaber stated. “My teammates and I always look forward to performing well on the international stage.”

Cloud9 will enter into MSI as the No. 1 seed from North America owing to their grand final win, avoiding the Play-In Stage. Gen.G, T1, JD Gaming, G2 Esports, Golden Guardians, and PSG Talon are the teams who have so far qualified for the competition.

This will be Cloud9’s second MSI appearance in the organization’s history. The team last made the international event in 2021, with three-fifths of the current lineup. (Luka “Perkz” Perkovi played mid-laner, Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme played support, and Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen played AD carry.) After finishing the group stage with a 1-5 record, Cloud9 finished last year’s World Championship in positions 15th and 16th.

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