100 Thieves and TSM posted wins Saturday to again put some distance between them and a cluster of teams knotted behind them as Week 7 of the League Championship Series Summer Split continued.
100 Thieves (26-12), playing on red, needed 33 minutes to cool off Team Liquid (23-15), which had won four of their previous five matches. In the next match, TSM remained just one behind in the standings, defeating Immortals in 36 minutes while playing on blue.
The loss dropped Team Liquid back into a three-way tie for third place, joining Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses, who are also 23-15 after wins on Saturday.
Playing on blue, Cloud9 needed only 27 minutes to defeat last-place Counter Logic Gaming (10-28). Evil Geniuses were playing on red as they posted a 29-minute win over FlyQuest (13-25).
In the day’s other match, Golden Guardians (12-26) moved two ahead of Counter Logic Gaming by defeating Dignitas in 32 minutes. Golden Guardians were playing on red.
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.
Felix “Abbedagge” Braun of Germany led 100 Thieves’ win with a kills-deaths-assists ratio of 7-0-2, while Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen of Denmark was at 3-3-1 for Team Liquid.
Tristan “Power of Evil” Schrage of Germany posted a K-D-A of 7-2-9 for TSM, and Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir of Romania finished at 5-4-6 for Immortals.
Robert “Blaber” Huang of the U.S. had a big day for Cloud9 at 9-0-8, while Tanner “Damonte” Damonte of the U.S. was at 2-4-0 for Counter Logic Gaming.
Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro of Italy led Evil Geniuses at 7-1-5, and “Nxi” posted a 3-0-1 for FlyQuest.
Nicholas Antonio “Ablazeolive” Abbott of Canada finished at 6-1-7 for Golden Guardians, and David “Yusui” Bloomquist of the U.S. was at 5-5-1 for Dignitas.
Week 7 of the Summer Split concludes Sunday with five matches:
Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming
TSM vs. Team Liquid
Dignitas vs. Evil Geniuses
FlyQuest vs. 100 Thieves
Golden Guardians vs. Cloud9
League Championship Series Sumer Split standings (including records carried over from the Spring Split):
1. 100 Thieves, 26-12
2. TSM, 25-13
T3. Cloud9, 23-15
T3. Evil Geniuses, 23-15
T3. Team Liquid, 23-15
6. Dignitas, 19-19
7. Immortals, 16-22
8. FlyQuest, 13-25
9. Golden Guardians, 12-26
10. Counter Logic Gaming, 10-28
–Field Level Media