The LCS came back with a bang, and it reminded us what we all love about e-Sports. We saw epicly long CLG games, terrific plays and ganks from a number of teams, Meteos actually died a few times, and the European games had massive delays. It was terrific to watch, but the one overarching theme in both LCS is not only how closely contested this season will be between all the teams in Europe and NA, but also how successful the new teams were early on.
3 teams in Europe and 2 teams in NA are fresh to scene, but the new kids on the block shot out of the gates with a combined 17-8 record, a 68% win percentage. Both #1 teams in each region are newcomers. Cloud 9 sits atop NA with a 5-0 performance while Alternate was also a perfect 5-0 in EU. Let's take a quick look at what gave the new teams so much success early on.