Cloud9 suffers rare loss at LCS Summer Split
Group Liquid got a big win on Saturday, and they didn’t have to play to get it.
Evil Geniuses handed Cloud9 just their second loss at the League of Legends Championship Series’ Summertime Split, knocking Cloud9 into a tie atop the standings with the idle Liquid at 9-2 as Week 6 of the occasion continued.
EG needed 32 minutes to get the win on blue, publishing 17 eliminates to Cloud9’s 11. American mid laner Greyson Gregory “Goldenglue” Gilmer led EG (6-6) with a 6/2/7 kill-death-assist ratio playing as Zoe. American assistance Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam (playing as Alistar) and Danish jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (Volibear) each posted 11 helps for EG. American jungler Robert “Blaber” Huang (4/3/6 as Lee Sin) and mid laner Yasin “Nisqy” Dincer of Belgium (4/2/5 as Syndra) led Cloud9 in kills.
Team SoloMid was not able to make the most of Cloud9’s loss, nevertheless, as they fell to 7-5 with a 33-minute loss to FlyQuest (6-5), who was likewise on blue. Canada’s Jason “WildTurtle” Tran posted a 3/1/3 playing bot laner as Ashe to lead FlyQuest. Chinese jungler Mingyi “Spica” Lu posted a 2/3/2 ratio as Olaf in a losing effort for TSM.
The 10 groups in the North American-based LCS Summer Split are playing a double round robin of best-of-one matches through Aug. 9. The leading 8 groups will advance to the double-elimination playoffs, set up for Aug. 13-Sept. 6.
The first- and second-place groups will get byes into the second round of the winners bracket. The third- through sixth-place teams will open in the first round 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, arranged to be played in China at a date to be announced. The third-place group will advance to the Worlds play-in event.
Likewise on Saturday, Dignitas beat Counter Reasoning Video gaming in 37 minutes on red and Golden Guardians topped Immortals in 38 minutes on blue.
Syrian jungler Omran “V1per” Shoura led Dignitas (3-8) with a 5/0/3 KDA ratio playing as Riven, while South Korea’s Kim “Mess up” Hyeong-min published a 4/4/2 at top planer while playing as Ornn for CLG (5-6). Golden Guardians (5-6) dropped Immortals (2-9) to the bottom of the standings with their win. Turkey’s Can “Closer” Celik published a 5/3/5 ratio at jungler while playing as Sett to speed GG. American mid laner David “Insanity” Challe published a 7/2/4 as Karthus in the loss.
Week 6 concludes Sunday with four matches, consisting of Group Liquid and Cloud9 playing in back-to-back matches to start the day.
League of Legends Champion Series Summertime Split schedule Sunday
League of Legends Champion Series Summer season Split standings: