Cloud9 down FlyQuest as LCS Summer Split begins
Repeating the outcome from the Spring Split playoff final, Cloud9 defeated FlyQuest on Friday as the North American-based League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) started its Summertime Split. Canada’s Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme tape-recorded a 1/1/8 kill/death/assist ratio for Cloud9 in the 31-minute triumph, and Belgian colleague Yasin “Nisqy” Dincer wound up at 2/2/11. Canadian Jason “WildTurtle” Tran finished at 3/2/5 for FlyQuest.
In the day’s just other match, Evil Geniuses defeated 100 Burglars in 34 minutes. Italy’s Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro notched a 10/1/6 kill/death/assist ratio for Evil Geniuses, and colleague Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam of the United States logged a 1/1/18 ratio. Canadian Sun “Cody Sun” Li-Yu paced 100 Thieves at 4/1/1. The 10 teams in the LCS Summer season Split will play a double round robin of best-of-one matches through Aug. 9. The leading 8 groups will advance to the double-elimination playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 13-Sept. 6.
The very first- and second-place teams will get byes into the second round of the winners bracket. The 3rd- through sixth-place groups will open in the preliminary of the winners bracket, and the seventh- and eighth-place teams will start in the preliminary of the losers bracket. All playoff matches will be best-of-five.
The 2 playoff finalists will make areas in the League of Legends World Champion, set up to be played in China at a date to be revealed. The third-place group will advance to the Worlds play-in event. Week 1 of the LCS Summer Split continues through the weekend:
Saturday Evil Geniuses vs. Counter Logic Gaming
Team SoloMid vs. Team Liquid Immortals vs. FlyQuest
Team Liquid vs. Golden Guardians Counter Logic Video Gaming vs. Immortals
League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split standings T1. Cloud9, 1-0