Team Liquid outlasted 100 Thieves on Saturday in the winners’ bracket finale to advance to the finals of the League Championship Series 2021 Championship.
A rematch could very well be in order as 100 Thieves await their next opponent in Round 4 of the losers’ bracket. That winner will face Team Liquid in the finals.
But on Saturday, it was Liquid that came out on top, rallying from a map down to defeat 100T. They took the first in 33 minutes on blue. 100 Thieves responded by winning in 35 minutes on red. 100 Thieves then won in 42 minutes on blue. Liquid responded with a 30-minute victory on red and a 33-minute win on blue to clinch.
Denmark’s Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen was one of the stars for Team Liquid, finishing with 18 kills and 30 assists. Ian Victor “FBI” Huang of Australia posted 12 kills and 27 assists in a losing effort for 100 Thieves.
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 championship brackets run through Aug. 29, with the final rounds held at Los Angeles’ LCS Arena.
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 next scheduled match in the LCS 2021 Championship:
–Sunday, Cloud9 vs. TSM, losers bracket third round
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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