3 Teams To Be Excited About In PCS Summer 2020
The year’s halfway through and for the contenders of the Pacific Championship Series, Summer is their chance to make it big by qualifying for Worlds. Let’s take a look at a few storylines to tune in to starting tomorrow at #PCS2020.
PSG Talon’s Reign of Dominance
Talon Esports fought tooth-and-nail in back-to-back best-of-five series to win the inaugural season of the Pacific Championship Series. Despite finishing third place in the regular season, Talon Esports took down the favored Machi Esports 3-2 for the crown.
In the PCS & VCS Mid-Season Showdown 2020, Talon Esports dominated the group stage with a single loss. Then, Talon Esports shut down the naysayers by taking out Vietnam’s champion Team Flash in a convincing 3-1 series.
Kim “River” Dong-woo’s early game pressure is unmatched, and his synergy with mid laner Kim “Candy” Seung-ju is a force to be reckoned with on the Rift. Will the Kings of the Pacific continue their reign into Worlds?
Liyab’s Newcomers on the Come Up
Liyab Esports almost made it to the playoffs last Spring, despite switching out players in their roster. Now, Liyab has picked up promising rookies in Ren “Kanji” Motomitsu and Kyle Leird “Dawn” Somera.
Kanji was an Academy player for the team and role-swapped to Top Lane. He has gotten Top 10 Challenger on several accounts simultaneously and has won collegiate tournaments. On the other hand, Dawn was the ADC of Panaw which beat Liyab in the national tournament PPGL last year.
If that wasn’t enough, Liyab also imported veteran support Kim “Mocha” Tae-gyeom who has played in the CK, LJL, TCL, and the KeSPA Cup. If Liyab can come together in Summer, there’s no doubt that they will be a contending team to watch out for in the league.
Resurgence of Resurgence
Resurgence had a rough first split last Spring, finishing dead last in the PCS. In a bid to do better in Summer, Resurgence has restructured their coaching staff putting in Goh “Jensen” Quian Sheng who won Split 1 of OPL 2020 with Legacy Esports.
Resurgence has also onboarded Jordan “Kusuo” Lum and assistant coach Leonard “OMO” Loh who were teammates with Lew “Mexi” Martin and Tan “Shinsekai” Yew Ming in Sovereign. Resurgence is hoping that by bringing these players together back again, they can find the same success they found in the Spring of 2018 in the Singapore Legends Series.
Mid laner Kenneth “Raven” Goh Kai Yang is the last remaining member of the founding roster of Resurgence. This is Resurgence’s one chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of the world by qualifying for Worlds.
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