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The League of Legends Championship Series is now through Week 6 of their 2022 spring split. Considering it included the match of the season between Team Liquid and Cloud9 and some other interesting results, there are plenty of takeaways from the action in Week 6 of the LCS.

Here are the lessons we learned from Week 6 of the LCS 2022 spring split.

Cloud9 is the best team in the LCS

Cloud9 and Team Liquid have been on a collision course ever since their first meeting way back in Week 2.

Since then, both teams have terrorized the LCS. Both teams came into the Week 6 rematch with 10-2 records on big win streaks. With Team Liquid managing to nab a spot in the weekly global power rankings, whichever team managed to come out of Week 6 with their win streak intact would no doubt earn a spot on the next iteration.

After the dust settled it was C9 that emerged victorious — and the result was rather convincing. The game lasted just past the 30 minute mark, as the team led by MVP favorite Park “Summit” Woo-tae breezed past TL and, in the process, became the first time to clinch a playoff spot.

C9 are now 11-2 and haven’t lost a game since Week 3, which was on the day their head coach Nick “LS” De Cesare was released from the team. Since then, C9 have shown they are the best team in the league.

CLG’s patience is paying off

Counter Logic Gaming came into the LCS 2022 spring split with upside. After placing dead-last in the 2021 summer split, a completely retooled CLG had all the makings of a dark horse team that could sneak into the playoffs.

Despite a terrible start to the season, the team did not pull the trigger on any roster moves. Instead, they decided to wait it out. And in Week 6 of the LCS 2022 spring split, their patience started to pay off.

Heading into Week 6, CLG were sending mixed signals. A great Superweek in Week 4 turned into a poor, 0-2 performance in Week 5. But in Week 6 CLG, were back to their now winning ways against FlyQuest and Golden Guardians.

The 2-0 week puts them at a tie for seventh place in the standings and just one game out of playoffs. With a 5-3 record in the last three weeks, CLG are turning the corner at just the right time.

GG are in freefall

As for teams spinning out of control, look no further than GG. After the Week 4 Superweek, GG turned heads with their win against Team Liquid. Plus, their 2-1 week put them in a tie for third in the standings. But since then, GG have fallen flat. In Week 6, GG fell even further.

Coming off a 0-2 performance in Week 5, GG looked to rebound in Week 6 against 100 Thieves and CLG. Their match with 100 Thieves was competitive, and GG even had a massive gold lead. While that started to signal that their 0-2 Week 5 was a fluke, GG saw their 11,000 gold lead disappear in the blink of an eye as their opponents clutched out the win in 46 minutes. In GG’s next match against CLG, the team continued to look stunned like the end of their 100 Thieves game. For the second week in a row, GG went 0-2.

From third place down to a tie for seventh, GG are now on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. There is still a little time to stop the bleeding, but this is a team that needs serious help.

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