Not only did Cloud9 remain unbeaten in the League of Legends Championship Series on Sunday, but the club further expanded its lead across the field as week 3 ended. Cloud9 played the struggling Immortals (1-5) and had little trouble improving to 6-0 and won the blue in 26 minutes. Robert “Blaber” Huang posted an 8/2/6 kill-death-assist ratio as Lee Sin. Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme added 11 assists as Thresh in the win.
Cloud 9’s lead in the standings became a full two games when Golden Guardians (2-4) defeated FlyQuest (4-2). TeamSoloMid (4-2) defeated 100 Thieves (1-5) and Evil Geniuses (4-2) from Dignitas (0-6) in the other games of the day. TSM won on red, the other winners were on blue. The 10 teams in the LCS Summer Split will play a double round of best-of-one games through August 9. The top eight teams advance to the double elimination playoffs scheduled for August 13. 6.
The teams in first and second place will receive byes in the second round of the winners group. The third through sixth place teams open in the first round of the winners group, and the seventh and eighth teams start in the first round of the losers group. All playoff games are the best of the five. The two playoff finalists will earn places in the League of Legends World Championship, which will be played in China on a date to be determined. The third-place team will advance to the Worlds play-in event.
The Golden Guardians’ win over FlyQuest was nowhere near as easy as the match lasted over 47 minutes. Ian Victor “FBI” Huang had a 6/1/4 KDA ratio for Guardians as Ezreal, while Tanner “Damonte” Damonte went 3/0/8 as Twisted Fate. TSM took 48 minutes to beat 100 thieves and got a 7/2/10 KDA ratio from Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg as Orianna, with Vincent “Biofrost” Wang posting 0/5/13 as Blitzcrank in the win.
EG kept Dignitas scoreless with a 29-minute win behind Colin “Kumo” Zhao’s 4/3/1 KDA ratio as Jayce and Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam’s 1/1/6 as Yuumi. League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split standings:
1. Cloud9, 6-0 T2. Counter Logic Gaming, 4-2
T2. Evil Geniuses, 4-2 T2. FlyQuest, 4-2
T2. Team Liquid, 4-2 T2. Team SoloMid, 4-2
7. Golden Guardians, 2-4 T8. 100 thieves, 1-5
T8. Immortals, 1-5. 10. Dignitas, 0-6
–Field Level Media