Origen Head Coach André "Guilhoto" Guilhoto spoke to Inven Global's Lara Lunardi after Rift Rivals 2019: NA vs. EU to talk about the weaknesses the LCS showed at Rift Rivals 2019: NA vs. EU...entirely in Portuguese.
"I think first things first, Riot needs to help you," Guilhoto said in an open message to the LCS. "It would make a lot of sense if they did the same thing as in EU where we have two servers, EU West and EU NorthEast. It would make a lot of sense to split NA's server in two to lower the collective ping."
Guilhoto also pointed to the various National League of Legends leagues throughout Europe in Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece to name a few. The OG Head Coach focused on developing the playerbase as a whole to increase the base level of talent is similar to what FlyQuest Support Kim "Wadid" Bae-In said in his recent interview with Inven Global after his first win with his new team.
"I feel like EU's solo queue is better," Wadid explained. "Their ping is better because the servers are split."
Guilhoto may have not minced his words when speaking about the LEC's superiority over the LCS, but the points he made can be applied to some extent. Fortunately for North American LoL Esports fans, the LCS has seemed to adapt a bit, opting for far more active early games and versatility in composition such as Clutch Gaming's Cody "Cody Sun" Sun's Zed Mid against Cloud9.
While it's easy to criticize the outlandish innovations the LCS is trying, especially if the composition is executed unsuccessfully, it marks an important change in North American teams being more willing to experiment and test the limits of the current meta.