After it was announced that the LCS would be postponed for a weekend, in house matches were organized to entertain fans during the break. Here’s our recap!
Despite the lack of official games over the weekend, LCS fans weren’t left without entertainment as pros took part in unofficial in house games which were streamed on Twitch to thousands of viewers!
Ovilee May hosted the event with Captain Flowers and Azael providing commentary, while some pros even streamed their own perspective of the games.
Game 1 featured a throwback TSM roster of Hauntzer, Svenskeren, Bjergsen, Doublelift, and Biofrost who came out victorious in 30 minutes after a rough start against a line-up of V1per, Closer, Nisqy, Stixxay, and Smoothie.
The highlight of the game was definitely Hauntzer’s Garen pick, something that hasn’t been seen on the LCS stage this season.
As for Game 2, a team made up of Broken Blade, Xmithie, Eika, FBI, and Huhi competed against a roster of Ruin, Wiggily, Froggen, Goldenglue, and Hakuho. The most interesting pick of the game was Huhi’s Zac support and the game was guest casted by Doublelift.
Eika carried his team going 14/2/7 on Jayce, but it wasn’t enough as Ruin completed a backdoor to steal a win for his team.
TSM Rewind took on Xmithie’s squad in Game 3, with the Immortals jungler drafting an unorthodox Shyvana pick. It was a much longer match that was neck and neck until TSM grabbed a late ace to take the win and go 2-0 on the day.
Game 4 saw PowerOfEvil replace Froggen and face off against Nisqy’s squad in the most one-sided game of the day. Nisqy and V1per both ended the match with more kills than the enemy team combined and a surrender vote ended the slaughter.
The LCS in house games provided excellent entertainment in the absence of official competitive matches as viewers got a rare chance to watch their favourite LCS pros on unique picks or in different roles.
The games were taken seriously by the players, but not too seriously which was perfect for an enjoyable set of games. The event averaged between 30,000 and 50,000 viewers over the duration and proved to be a solid short-term replacement for the LCS.
Did you tune into the LCS In House stream? Would you like to see more of this from the pros?