Cloud9 had a dominant performance in its 2-0 series sweep of FlyQuest on Sunday to close out Week 3, Day 3 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split in Los Angeles.
Cloud9 (3-3, 8-6 match record) drafted a split pushing composition in Game 1 and played it very well early. FlyQuest found some return kills but got picked apart as it quickly fell behind in gold and experience. C9 jungler Juan "Contractz" Garcia's Elise invested a lot of time and resources into getting mid laner Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen's Syndra a lead, which paid off as Jensen carried Cloud9. Roaming throughout the mid game and helping his teammates apply pressure that suffocated FlyQuest throughout the second half, Jensen ensured that FlyQuest (1-5, 4-10 match record) got picked apart, giving Cloud9 uncontested objective control. Jensen had a dominant performance throughout Game 1, racking up kills en route to a 11/0/5 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) and Player of the Game honors. In the end, a final teamfight around FlyQuest's Nexus went 3-for-1 in Cloud9's favor as it pushed for a 1-0 series lead.
In the Game 2 draft, FlyQuest drafted two assassins for its pick centered team composition. Jungler Galen "Moon" Holgate's Rengar made an early gank in top lane to secured first blood, however, whenever Moon made a move on one side of the Rift, Contractz's Elise was making plays on the opposite side. Cloud9 started to pull ahead in gold during the mid game as its rotations earned a gold lead through objectives. FlyQuest, with its assassins falling behind, struggled to put together winning teamfights, but kept hope alive with a spectacular Baron steal 25-minutes in. The Baron power play closed the gold-gap a little but nowhere near enough for FlyQuest to turn things around. Cloud9 went back to dictating the pace once Baron wore off and nearly aced FlyQuest as it pushed to finish the series.