Earlier this split I made a prediction for where each team would finish in the NALCS spring season. Now With the finals a couple days away lets see how I did. Note these are regular split predictions, not counting where they would finish after the playoffs.
10th place prediction Clutch- actual 100 Thieves. Ouch was I way wrong. I had 100 Thieves as one 0f the best teams in NA. Yet I only missed Clutch by a spot as they finished 9th.
9th prediction Echo Fox -actual Clutch.
8th prediction Optic – actual Optic/CLG. Got half of the duo that actually tied for 7th. Yet I’m not surprised as CLG might have been hyped up too much in the spring list.
7th prediction Flyquest -actual Optic/CLG.
6th prediction Golden Guardians- actual Echo Fox. Well I underestimated both GG and Echo Fox. Both teams made the playoffs and I only had one team making them. GG finished 5th while, Echo Fox finished sixth. Yet I picked them to finish 9th. Echo Fox surprised me, but I don’t expect them to finish much better in the summer.
5th prediction TSM-actual Golden Guardians.
4th prediction CLG-actual Flyquest. Yes I over hyped CLG by a couple spots. I also underestimated Flyquest by a couple spots. Flyquest was good, but at 9-9 they aren’t great. Just good enough to beat lower tier teams and lose to upper tier teams. Maybe a break through comes in the summer, but I don’t see them winning the split unless the get lucky. Playoffs and a spot in the gauntlet are very reasonable expectations for Flyquest though.
3rd prediction 100 Thieves-Actual TSM. 100 Thieves had a disappointing split and I payed with that prediction. TSM did better than I though and actually made the spring finals against Liquid. While I’m not a TSM fan I give them props for performing well. I can for sure see them making a return trip to worlds if this keeps up, after missing out last year for the first time ever.
2nd prediction Cloud 9-actual Cloud 9. C9 looked dominant and performed as expected. They tied Liquid at 14-4 for the best record in NA. I feel like they should compete in summer for a title and a return trip to worlds.
1st prediction Team Liquid-actual Team Liquid. As expected Liquid finshed in the top spot. The NA super team looks to win their third straight split this weekend against TSM. Should be a good match.
Overall it was a pretty good set of predictions. Most teams I came within a spot or two of the actual finish. 100 Thieves and Echo Fox being the exceptions. Should be an interesting summer spilt.