Jess Colwill, January 20, 2017

Featured Match: Cloud9 vs Team Solomid

The pressure is on to see who will be representing North America in the Mid-Season Invitational and both Cloud9 and TSM have their eyes on the prize!

Cloud9 vs TSM at NA LCS 2017

They face off today on day one of the 9 week season in the first of what will no doubt be several clashes, testing their new lineups. Cloud9 will be deploying Contractz, while TSM will be showing off the returning WildTurtle, who rejoined the lineup late last year after leaving the Immortals.

Cloud9 have lost each of the pair’s recent clashes and are heading into this tournament off the back of an average 2016 capped off by a frustrating 3-0 stomping at the hands of Samsung Galaxy in the 2016 WCS quarterfinals. Team SoloMid are in much the same place, dropping out of the WCS even earlier than Cloud9 and struggling into the semifinals at IEM Season XI Oakland before being knocked out by the Unicorns of Love. Both teams will be keen to start 2017 off with a bang, so tune in to see all the action and don’t forget to place those bets!

Jess Colwill

Jess is a writer and dog-lover from the eastern coast of Australia, who loves playing games (particularly anything by BioWare), listening to metal, baking, and fostering rescue dogs while they wait for new homes. You can find her on Twitter at @notsocryptic.