Speaking to GameSpot two weeks ago, Team Liquid’s Xpecial , instead of the best of one games that teams play currently. The support player believes the alternative league style is more competitive, in part because it forces teams to adapt.
Following the interview, and partially due to, I decided to ask other members of the NA LCS what they would like to see in terms of format.
Xpecial’s teammate, Quas, , though he suggests that best of three might be even more ideal. Alternatively, Fenix and the feeling that any team can walk away a winner in a best of one game. In an upcoming interview with GameSpot, Team Liquid jungler IWDominate expresses appreciation for a best of two format where teams clash once a split – a schedule that would allow teams to only visit the studio once a week.
On CLG, both Aphromoo and Pobelter want the suggested format change. Pobelter thinks and that playing more than one game at a time could help the region’s chances on the international stage. Aphromoo agrees with his teammate, but also would like to see the change because of traveling to the studio and spending the day there, only to play a single game.
Team Impulse’s top and ad carry independently informed GameSpot of their preferences towards the best of two format. Apollo and provide good practice for playoffs while Impact likes that after a team loses the first game.
Gravity’s Bunny voted against his coach. Cop believes a best of two format better represents the strength of the teams playing. While Bunny admitted that he agreed with his coach, he feels that only having to play a single game a day is a better experience for LCS players.
Finally, Lemonnation reiterated comments he had made previously on reddit: best of two is the favored format of the Cloud9 support due to his belief that and allows a balance of blue and red side gameplay from both competitors.
((Editor’s Note: The original version of this article did not include IWDominate’s stance. This was a mistake and has been corrected.))