Invictus Video gaming ascend into 2nd in LPL Summer Split
Invictus Gaming moved into second place in League of Legends Pro League play in Shanghai on Saturday following their 2-1 triumph over Royal Never Provide Up.
Eui-jin “Novice” Song tape-recorded an MVP efficiency in the first map and Zhen-Ning “Ning” Gao did the very same in the third for Invictus Video gaming (9-3, plus-7 map differential), who have actually won four in a row.
Xiao-Long “XLB” Li had an MVP effort for Royal Never Provide Up (5-6, 0), who have lost two straight to fall under 10th place.
In Saturday’s other match, 11th-place Bilibili Video Gaming (4-6, minus-3) swept struggling Dominus Esports (1-10, minus-14) following MVP performances from Guo-Hao “Meteor” Zeng and Chun-Lan “FoFo” Chu.
The nine-week, 17-team LPL season runs through Aug. 9. Following a single round robin of best-of-three matches, the top eight sides will advance to the Summer season Split playoffs. All matches in the single-elimination postseason bracket will be best-of-five. Dates are to be identified.
The leading two groups receive double byes into the semifinals, and the 3rd- and fourth-place teams will get byes in the quarterfinals. The fifth- through eighth-place groups will contend in the opening round. The tiebreaker order for playoff positioning is video game differential followed by head-to-head result.
The playoff winner will make an area in the League of Legends World Championship, set up to be played later this year at a date and website to be announced. The champion will declare more than $280,000 of the nearly $600,000 prize pool.
Week 7 concludes with 2 matches Sunday when third-place Triumph Five (8-2, plus-11) meet first-place Top Esports (8-1, plus-13) and fourth-place JD Video gaming (8-2, plus-9) face ninth-place FunPlus Phoenix (5-5, 0).
LPL Summer Split standings through Saturday (record, map differential):.