FlyQuest picked up its first series win of the split in Week 2 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split with a 2-0 sweep over Phoenix1 in Los Angeles.
FlyQuest (1-3, 3-6 match record) drafted aggressively in Game 1, bringing five damage threats to the table against the dual tanks of Phoenix1 (0-4, 2-8 match record). FQ's draft allowed it to shine the game's early skirmishes, as P1 didn't yet have the necessary bulk to survive the damage coming from FlyQuest top laner An "Balls" Le's Rumble or mid laner Hai "Hai" Lam's Viktor. P1 mid Yoo "Ryu" Sang-wook did his best to keep his team in the game as Cassiopeia, but couldn't provide enough damage all on his own to keep P1 competitive in the late game. FlyQuest took a 3-for-1 fight to take Baron buff at 29 minutes, which it used to end the game in 34 minutes.
In an effort to claw back into the series, Phoenix1 turned the Game 2 draft on its head by picking a shocking Urgot for top laner Derek "zig" Shao in Game 2. Alongside Ryu's Lucian and Noh "Arrow" Dong-hyeon's Kalista, Phoenix1 looked to dominate teamfights with a triple marksman composition, particularly in the late game. Initially, P1's crazy plan seemed to work out, as zig kept up with Balls' lane-dominant Kennen. However, outside of a couple of early picks, Phoenix1 couldn't find much of anything in this game as FlyQuest surged in the mid game. FlyQuest won several fights in a row starting at 18 minutes, thanks to a stronger early teamfighting composition, quickly finishing the game after taking a Baron buff at 25 minutes to wrap up the 2-0 sweep.
FlyQuest looks to maintain its momentum when it takes on Counter Logic Gaming on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET, and Phoenix1 looks to pick up its first win of the split against Team Dignitas at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.