Red-hot 100 Thieves won their fourth straight match and moved into a tie for first place on Saturday in the middle day of Week 4 of the League of Legends League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split.
Playing on red, 100 Thieves (20-9) defeated Cloud9 (18-11) in 36 minutes. They pulled even with TSM (20-9), who had a five-match winning streak end with a 28-minute loss to Evil Geniuses (15-14). The Geniuses were also competing on red.
Team Liquid (19-10) is alone in third place. Playing on blue, they defeating Counter Logic Gaming (9-20) in 33 minutes.
There were two other matches on Saturday. Dignitas (15-14), playing on blue, needed only 28 minutes to get past FlyQuest (9-20). In the last match, Immortals (14-15) defeated last-place Golden Guardians (6-23) in just 26 minutes. Immortals were also playing on blue.
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.
Felix “Abbedagge” Braun of Germany led 100 Thieves with a kill-death-assist ratio of 5-1-8, while Robert “Blaber” Huang of the U.S. finished at 4-5-2 for Cloud9.
Evil Geniuses was paced by Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia of the U.S. with a K-D-A of 6-0-12, and TSM was held to four kills overall, three by Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon of South Korea.
Edward “Tactical” Ra of the U.S. paced Team Liquid at 8-4-9, while Jason “Wild Turtle” Tran of Canada finished at 3-5-3 for Counter Logic Gaming.
David “Yusui” Bloomquist of the U.S. dominated for Dignitas with a K-D-A of 10-2-3, and Cristian “Palafox” Palafox was at 4-5-3 for FlyQuest.
Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura of the U.S. also dominated, leading Immortals at 11-2-12, while Ethan “Iconic” Wilkinson of the U.S. finished at 3-5-4 for Golden Guardians.
Week 4 of the Summer Split continues Sunday with these five matches:
–Dignitas vs. Evil Geniuses
–Immortals vs. 100 Thieves
–TSM vs. Team Liquid
–FlyQuest vs. Golden Guardians
–Counter Logic Gaming vs. Cloud9
League Championship Series Sumer Split standings (including records carried over from the Spring Split):
T1. 100 Thieves, 20-9
T1. TSM, 20-9
3. Team Liquid, 19-10
4. Cloud9, 18-11
T5. Dignitas, 15-14
T5. Evil Geniuses, 15-14
7. Immortals, 14-15
T8. Counter Logic Gaming, 9-20
T8. FlyQuest, 9-20
10. Golden Guardians, 6-23
–Field Level Media