2 LCS teams are still missing starting players and their Spring Split fortunes couldn’t be more opposite

When the 2023 LCS Spring Split kicked off on Thursday, Jan. 26, three of the 10 teams competing in North America’s premiere League of Legends esports competition were without their starting roster. In week two of the Spring Split, that number went down to two teams with the arrival of Golden Guardians’ starting mid laner Kim “Gori” Tae-woo, who missed his team’s first two games due to visa issues and was temporily replaced by GG Challengers mid laner Young Ho “Young” Choi.

FlyQuest and Dignitas both have yet to play with their starting supports—Bill “Eyla” Nguyen and Kim “IgNar” Dong-geun, respectively—but the similarities end there. FlyQuest are currently in sole possession of first place in the LCS Spring Split and are the only undefeated team in the league. Dignitas, on the other hand, have yet to win a game and have looked far from competitive in all four of their losses.