FlyQuest continued its rough start to the North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split losing in another sweep, this time at the hands of Team Dignitas on Sunday in Los Angeles.
The story of the first game in this series was Dignitas' top laner Kim "Ssumday" Chan-ho picking Lucian, a carry champion typically seen in the bottom lane, into the Kennen of FlyQuest top laner An "Balls" Le. It paid off well for Ssumday, who completely dominated his lane to give his team a huge advantage from the very start. FlyQuest (0-2, 0-4 match record) tried its best to keep things even with some trade kills, but Dignitas' pick-focused composition easily took far too many fights for FlyQuest to keep up. FlyQuest AD carry Jason "WildTurtle" Tran's Varus found a late triple kill after Dignitas (2-0, 4-1 match record) secured the Baron, but even that wasn't enough. Another big teamfight win, this time a 4-for-1, was all Dignitas needed to lock up the 35-minute win. Ssumday was a dominant force throughout, posting a 7/1/8 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) while also accounting for 7,000 of his team's 12,700-gold lead by the game's end.
While Ssumday didn't pick a straight up AD carry for his champion in Game 2, he did go with the explosive Fiora, and he was once again electric. The game started off with both teams making some trades across the map to bring things to a bit of a stalemate. FlyQuest tried to look for a spark in the form of kills, with mid laner Hai "Hai" Du Lam's Syndra leading the way, but Dignitas continued to hold onto a sizable lead through strong control of the objectives. After taking the Baron around 25 minutes, Ssumday, who finished with a 6/1/3 KDA in Game 2, proceeded to split-push relentlessly. He took down an inhibitor and a Nexus turret on his own while his teammates pushed for objectives elsewhere on the map. Unable to recover from Dignitas' immense pressure, FlyQuest were taken down in 34 minutes.
Dignitas will be back on the Rift next Saturday against Team SoloMid at 3 p.m. ET, while FlyQuest will look to bounce back from an 0-2 first week of the Summer Split against Immortals on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.