Team Liquid has proven to be the number one contender heading into the 2021 League of Legends LCS Spring Split after defeating Cloud9 in the LCS Lock In final. The series went to the full five games – Silver Scrapes ensuing – with the four-time LCS winner coming out on top.
Liquid initially took a two game lead; the inaugural LCS Lock In title within its grasp. But despite having its back to the wall, Cloud9 wasn’t ready to give in. Game three saw the team pick up an infernal soul, two barons, and its first victory. This was then followed by a dominant performance in game four, setting the stage for Cloud9’s second reverse sweep of the weekend.
However, despite Cloud9 swinging the momentum back in its favour, Liquid held fast, closing out the final game almost as quickly as it had finished up the first one. Now, heading into week one of the 2021 LCS Spring Split, Liquid has asserted itself as the team to beat having only dropped three games throughout the entire Lock In tournament.
The LCS Lock In has served as a precursory tournament to the LCS regular season. Over the past three weeks, the league’s teams have battled it out for a $150,000 top prize. The tournament is unique in that it doesn’t affect league standings, allowing squads to develop on-stage synergy without the pressures the regular split brings.
Congratulations again to @TeamLiquidLoL on winning 2021 #LCS Lock In! GG WP! #TLWIN
The 2021 LCS Spring Split kicks off on February 5th at 2:30PM PT / 11:30PM CET with LCS Countdown! Thank you for watching with us all weekend and have a great night! #MadeByMany pic.twitter.com/GYlq6OD6l1
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) February 1, 2021
Alongside the $150,000 top prize, Liquid has also been rewarded with a $50,000 donation to a charity of the team’s choice