Ace Hardware Fresno has been on a roll lately, with two consecutive wins over Intel and a pair of impressive first-round series wins against Acer.
However, the team has had some setbacks this year.
The team has suffered a string of disappointing series finishes in the last few years, with the latest setback coming in the semifinals of the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose Invitational.
A loss at the hands of Cloud9 at the end of the season was the last nail in the coffin for Ace Hardware.
This year, the rest of the team appears to have the necessary talent to make the jump to the elite level of the NA LCS.
A win at the Intel Pro League Finals against TSM and a victory over CLG at the MSI Masters will put Ace Hardware in the upper echelon of the North American LCS, just a few months away from the start of the 2017 season.