100 Thieves, TSM keep pace in LCS Summer Split

100 Thieves maintained their one-game lead atop the League Championship Series Summer Split standings with a victory on Saturday.

100 Thieves (28-13), playing on blue, needed 42 minutes to see of last-place Counter Logic Gaming (11-30).

Second-place TSM (27-14) kept pace with a 30-minute win on red over Golden Guardians (12-29).

Only one of the two teams that began the day tied for third place won its match Saturday. Cloud9 (26-15) defeated FlyQuest (13-28) in 27 minutes on blue, while Evil Geniuses (25-16), playing on blue, fell to Immortals (19-22) in 34 minutes.

In the day’s other match, Dignitas (20-21) prevailed in 36 minutes on red against Team Liquid (24-17).

The top 10 North American League of Legends teams are competing in the League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split. After a triple round robin of best-of-one matches, the top eight clubs will qualify for the LCS Championship, scheduled for Aug. 7-29. The final rounds will be played in Newark, N.J.

The top two teams will start in Round 2 of the Championship’s 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 Saturday, Turkey’s Can “Closer” Celik led 100 Thieves with an 8-1-2 kill-death-assist ratio. Sweden’s Finn “Finn” Wiestal logged a 5-3-4 K-D-A ratio for Counter Logic Gaming.

China’s Mingyi “Spica” Lu recorded an 8-2-9 K-D-A ratio for TSM, while the United States’ Ethan “Iconic” Wilkinson ended up at 5-4-4 for Golden Guardians.

Denmark’s Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen posted a 6-0-4 K-D-A ratio for Cloud9. The United States’ Hoangan “Nxi” Dinh finished at 2-2-0 for FlyQuest.

Denmark’s Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen amassed a 2-3-1 K-D-A ratio for Evil Geniuses. The United States’ David “Insanity” Challe produced a 6-2-4 K-D-A ratio for Immortals.

Vietnam’s Toan “Neo” Tran propelled Dignitas with an 8-1-11 K-D-A ratio. Denmark’s Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen wound up at 3-4-4 for Team Liquid.

Week 8 of the Summer Split concludes Sunday with five matches:
–Team Liquid vs. Golden Guardians
–Immortals vs. 100 Thieves
–TSM vs. Cloud9
–Evil Geniuses vs. Counter Logic Gaming
–FlyQuest vs. Dignitas

League Championship Series Sumer Split standings (including records carried over from the Spring Split):
1. 100 Thieves, 28-13
2. TSM, 27-14
3. Cloud9, 26-15
4. Evil Geniuses, 25-16
5. Team Liquid, 24-17
6. Dignitas, 20-21
7. Immortals, 19-22
8. FlyQuest, 13-28
9. Golden Guardians, 12-29
10. Counter Logic Gaming, 11-30

–Field Level Media

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