EG notch best video game, transfer to 2-0 at LCS Summer Split
Evil Geniuses scored a best game on Saturday to end up being the first group to reach 2-0 at the North American-based League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split, as Week 1 continued.
EG, who beat 100 Burglars in Friday’s opener, controlled Counter Logic Gaming on Saturday, blanking them throughout the board while recording 12 eliminates and 11 towers in a 24-minute victory.
Bot laner Bae “Bang” Jun-sik blazed a trail with five kills playing as Aphelios, while jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (playing as Trundle) and support Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam (Lulu) each had six assists.
In other action Saturday, Team Liquid dominated Group SoloMid, FlyQuest bounced back from a loss on Friday to beat Immortals, and Golden Guardians dispatched Dignitas.
Liquid finished with enormous advantages in kills (13-2) and towers (10-1) over TSM, with bot laner Edward “Tactical” Ra racking up 7 eliminates and 6 helps with no deaths as Aphelios.
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, set up for Aug. 13-Sept. 6.
The first- and second-place teams will receive byes into the second round of the winners bracket. The 3rd- through sixth-place groups will open in the very first round of the winners bracket, and the seventh- and eighth-place groups will begin in the preliminary of the losers bracket. All playoff matches will be best-of-five.
The two playoff finalists will earn areas in the League of Legends World Champion, arranged to be played in China at a date to be revealed. The third-place group will advance to the Worlds play-in event.
League of Legends Championship Series Summertime Split standings: