The competition got a lot spicier in the second week of the 2022 LCS Spring Split, with multiple teams battling for a position at the top of the regular season pack after four games.
A couple of underdog squads have kept up with the various contenders of the league with some impressive wins, while a few other rosters have failed to stay in stride and have stumbled to the bottom. It is still early in the split, however, so there’s plenty of room left to surge or slide in the standings.
Team Liquid and 100 Thieves dominated this edition of the Team of the Week, with the former now on a three-game win streak and the latter coming off of an impressive victory over Evil Geniuses. But a surprising 2-0 week from Golden Guardians has placed one standout player from their roster on the list.
Here is Dot Esports’ Team of the Week for the second week of the 2022 LCS Spring Split.
After his brief stint as a jungler on Fnatic in 2021, Team Liquid top laner Bwipo has showcased exactly why he was sought after by Liquid in the offseason. In their game against Cloud9, Bwipo’s Gragas ultimates were the primary reason behind Liquid’s ability to mitigate C9’s engagements. His micro maneuvers in teamfights, coupled with his ability to eat jungle pressure in the top side, prevented C9 from snowballing a lead through Summit’s Aatrox.
Against FlyQuest, Bwipo’s early laning phase on Jayce led to an insurmountable CS lead that FlyQuest top laner Kumo was unable to bounce back from. Throughout the weekend, Bwipo had averaged 562 damage per minute, according to Oracle’s Elixir, and led all top laners in this category as he showcased his versatility to play both a strong and weak side laning phase.
Despite sustaining their first loss of the season, 100 Thieves put together two strong performances largely spearheaded by Closer. Shining throughout both games through his individual performances, Closer solidified his spot as the LCS’ best jungler currently.