Every week the pros file into the studio and play two games that, for most fans, are largely inconsequential. At the end of the regular season they will have played 4 games against each of the other 7 teams for 28 in total. It is great that the LCS has given us plenty to watch, but it is hard not to regret that most games do not mean much. It does not matter where a team finally places in the regular season as long as they are not in the bottom 2 – the 6th place team goes to playoffs and has just as much a chance to win the split as the 3rd place team and barely less of a chance than the 1st place team. Although the top 2 teams are rewarded with byes in the quarter finals, those byes are ultimately only worth just 2 wins (the quarter finals are a best of 3). In the 2014 Spring Split, Team Curse ended the regular season in 5th place with a record of 11-17, 13 wins behind 1st place Cloud 9 at 24-4, and managed to beat Team Dignitas in a quarter finals set that went to three games. Once they made it into the semifinals, they were on precisely equal footing with Cloud 9. They had won 13 of their 31 games up until that point, or roughly 42%; Cloud 9, on the other hand, had won 24 of 28, almost 86%.