- Cloud9 may be eliminated from the League of Legends Worlds for a second year if they fail to secure a third spot in the LCS Championship
- They will face Evil Geniuses in their next match and hope to secure a win to consolidate their position
- Team SoloMid (TSM FTX) and 100 Thieves have already secured their standing at the top of the pecking order in the LCS
Ibrahim ‘Fudge’ Allami is aware that Cloud9 is on the ropes, but the team still has a chance to qualify for the Worlds. All they need to do is overcome Evil Geniuses in the next match.
Cloud9 Remains Focused on the End-Goal
Things aren’t looking good for Cloud9, an esports organization that has long dominated competitive League of Legends. Yet, the latest LCS Championship has proven a pickle with the team fighting tooth and nail to qualify for the Worlds, arguably the most important event on the competitive LoL calendar.
Ibrahim ‘Fudge’ Allami is aware that his team is yet again looking at a possible elimination, but he also has focus, grit, and determination to secure the third spot in the Championship and make it to the next stage. The player has shared his two cents’ with Dexerto, an established gaming media outlet.
There is some reason to relax, as 100 Thieves and Team SoloMid, arguably the best teams in the Championship, are already safely perched at the top, and they won’t be getting in the way.
Cloud9 has already once missed the Worlds in 2020 when there was little indication they would. Then the unexpected happened, and morale dropped. According to Fudge, the time to act is here and now, and the team is focusing on the next days of plays so that they can progress to the next stage.
Another Near-Miss Would Be Devastating
Admittedly, Cloud9 played well during the Mid-Season Invitational, but their game has taken a few drawbacks since the spring season. However, Fudge and Cloud9 have been able to identify a lot of their mistakes.
One of the shortcomings Cloud9 faced in earlier games was that they responded too readily to an opponent’s attack. They would challenge Team Liquid in continuous mid skirmishes instead of playing their lanes, which would have been far more beneficial to the team, according to Fudge.
He said that Evil Geniuses were a worthwhile opponent, but he considered Team SoloMid (TSM FTX) and Team Liquid much stronger opponents. Fudge acknowledged that Cloud9 needed to adapt and do so quickly. If the team didn’t show progress over the next games, it would surely lose.
He brushed away fears about the more skilled teams waiting for him at the Worlds, arguing that Cloud was aware of what was up ahead, but they couldn’t just give up because someone might be better.
Cloud9 is facing Evil Geniuses next in a Best of Five (Bo5) series, which the team must bring home in order to have a shot at progressing further.