Cloud9 secures back-to-back titles as they emerge victorious in the 2023 LCS Spring Split Championship after defeating Golden Guardians. With this win, Cloud9 maintains its stronghold as the LCS champion and secures the number-one spot in North America as they head towards the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational. The team’s journey to the finals was characterized by impressive performances, showcasing their skill and dominance in the league.
Finishing the regular season in first place with only four losses, one of which came at the hands of Golden Guardians, the defending champions Cloud9 proved their dominance in the playoffs. In the first round of the 2023 LCS Spring Split, Cloud9 triumphed over now disbanded team CLG with a 3-1 victory. In the following round, they faced FlyQuest, another strong contender, and easily secured their spot in the finals with a clean 3-0 sweep. Their impressive performance was a testament to their strength as a team, further solidifying their status as a top competitor in the LCS.
Going into the series against Golden Guardians, most analysts predicted Cloud9 to come out on top. Cloud9 started the series strong, showing resilience by turning around what seemed like a potential Golden Guardians victory in the opening match.
Cloud9 clearly dominated the remainder of the series after Golden Guardians claimed a single victory in the second game. The team’s strong cohesion and impressive performance on the Summoner’s Rift signalled great potential as they prepare to compete in the upcoming international event.
MVP of the 2023 LCS Spring Split
Cloud9’s success in the 2023 Spring Split comes as no surprise, given its reputation as one of the strongest rosters in the region, if not the strongest. Among the star players in the team, ADC Kim “Berserker” Min-Cheol stands out as the brightest performer.
Berserker has won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) title for the 2023 LCS Spring Split.