100 Thieves grabbed sole possession of first place in the League of Legends League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split with a win over Team Liquid on Friday.
100 Thieves (22-9) got past Team Liquid (19-10) in 44 minutes on red. Meanwhile, TSM (21-10) lost its share of the top spot by falling in 33 minutes on red to Dignitas (16-15).
In other Friday action as Week 5 began, Evil Geniuses (17-14) defeated FlyQuest (9-22) in 32 minutes on red. Cloud9 (20-11) topped Immortals (14-17) in 33 minutes on blue, and Golden Guardians (8-23) prevailed over Counter Logic Gaming (9-22) in 27 minutes on red.
Ten teams in the top North American LoL circuit are competing in the triple round-robin summer season, with the top eight qualifying for the championship. Matches are best-of-one.
The top two teams will start in Round 2 of the playoffs’ upper bracket. Third through sixth will start in Round 1 of the upper bracket, and seventh and eighth will start in Round 1 of the lower bracket.
On Friday, South Korea’s Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho led 100 Thieves with a 9-3-3 kill-death-assist ratio. The United States’ Edward “Tactical” Ra produced a 3-4-1 K-D-A ratio for Team Liquid.
Dignitas got a 4-0-4 K-D-A performance from the United States’ Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham. New Zealand’s Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui finished at 1-1-1 for TSM.
Denmark’s Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen logged a 5-0-6 K-D-A ratio for Evil Geniuses. The United States’ Cristian “Palafox” Palafox notched a 2-2-1 K-D-A ratio for Flyquest.
Croatia’s Luka “Perkz” Perkovic registered a 6-1-3 K-D-A ratio to top Cloud9. The United States’ Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura wound up at 2-2-2 for Immortals.
Canada’s Nicholas Antonio “Ablazeolive” Abbott produced an 8-0-7 K-D-A ratio for Golden Guardians. Another Canadian, Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, posted a 1-3-1 K-D-A ratio for Counter Logic Gaming.
Week 5 continues Saturday with five matches:
–Evil Geniuses vs. Counter Logic Gaming
–TSM vs. Immortals
–Team Liquid vs. Cloud9
–Golden Guardians vs. Dignitas
–FlyQuest vs. 100 Thieves
League Championship Series Sumer Split standings (including records carried over from the Spring Split):
1. 100 Thieves, 22-9
2. TSM, 21-10
3. Cloud9, 20-11
4. Team Liquid, 19-10
5. Evil Geniuses, 17-14
6. Dignitas, 16-15
7. Immortals, 14-17
T8. Counter Logic Gaming, 9-22
T8. FlyQuest, 9-22
10. Golden Guardians, 8-23
–Field Level Media