Team SoloMid made quick work of FlyQuest on Saturday in the North American League of Legends Championship Series in Los Angeles.
Ever since posting a 0-2 record during Week 5, TSM (7-6) has been on quite the tear, winning three straight games by fairly large margins. Speaking in a post-game interview, top laner Kevin "Hauntzer" Yarnell stated that a team meeting was held in which the players better defined their respective roles, which seems to have given TSM a renewed focus over the last two weeks. The improvement was on full display during Saturday's game, as TSM shrugged off an early lead by FlyQuest (4-9) to completely run away with this matchup.
Despite FlyQuest getting a first blood just four minutes into the game, TSM managed to keep it close in the early game by securing a kill and tower at nine minutes. While FlyQuest continued to hold a slight lead 14 minutes in, it all came crashing down when TSM dove on FlyQuest's mid lane tower a few minutes later to pick up two kills and the tower. That play swung all the momentum in TSM's favor, as FlyQuest struggled to find an appropriate response in the face of TSM's mounting pressure.
Throughout the final 15 minutes of the game, FlyQuest picked up just two kills and no objectives while TSM did whatever it wanted across the map. Winning multiple skirmishes allowed the defending NA LCS champions to easily rack up objectives with ease. With no opposition whatsoever, TSM secured its second Baron at 29 minutes, which allowed it to pick up an easy ace on FlyQuest in its base to end the game.
TSM will now look toward a matchup with 100 Thieves at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, while FlyQuest will try and end its three-game skid against Clutch Gaming later that day at 7 p.m. ET.