Cloud9 won a decisive fifth match in dominant fashion to defeat TSM on Sunday to advance to the fourth round of the League Championship Series 2021 Championship.
The win secures at least a spot in the League of Legends World Championship play-in tournament for Cloud9, while the loss eliminated TSM from contention.
TSM was ahead twice in the match, but Cloud9 came back both times.
TSM won the first game in 31 minutes on blue and had an early advantage in game two before Cloud9 on blue came back to win in 44 minutes. The comeback turned out to be crucial, keeping Cloud9 in the match after their loss in 31 minutes on red to go down 2-1.
Cloud9 next won in 41 minutes on blue and then cruised to a 30-minute victory on red to advance.
Croatian Luka “Perkz” Perkovic and Australian Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami each had five kills in the winner-take-all fifth game.
The top two teams in the LCS 2021 Championship will qualify for the main draw of the League of Legends World Championship, scheduled to be held later this year in China. The third-place LCS finisher will earn a spot in the World Championship’s play-in event.
The championship brackets run through Aug. 29, with the final rounds held at Los Angeles’ LCS Arena.
The top eight clubs from the Summer Split advanced to the championship, and all matches are best-of-five. The two matches contested last Saturday and Sunday featured the teams that finished third through sixth, vying for the right to oppose the top two teams in the second round.
The next scheduled match in the LCS 2021 Championship:
–Saturday, Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves, losers’ bracket finals
LCS Championship final standings
1. Worlds 2021 main event — TBD
2. Worlds 2021 main event — TBD
3. Worlds 2021 play-in — TBD
5-6. Immortals, Evil Geniuses
7-8. Golden Guardians, Dignitas
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