Team WE, JD Gaming post crucial wins in LPL

Team WE emerged victorious on Sunday to set up a winner-take-all contest for a playoff spot in China’s League of Legends Pro League.

Team WE (7-8) moved into sole possession of eighth place after recording a 2-1 victory over sixth-place EDward Gaming (9-7).

The victory set up a pivotal contest for Team WE, who will square off against Oh My God (7-8) on Monday. The winner of that match will pull even with seventh-place Royal Never Give Up (8-8), while the loser will be eliminated.

In other action Sunday, Invictus Gaming (14-2) cemented their spot atop the standings with a 2-1 win over 16th-place LNG Esports (5-11).

Third-place JD Gaming (12-4) posted their seventh straight victory with a 2-0 win over 15th-place LGD Gaming (5-10). JD Gaming reside behind second-place FunPlus Phoenix (12-3), who finish their regular season on Monday against Top Esports (10-5).

Should FunPlus Phoenix falter on Monday and fall into a tie with JD Gaming, the first tiebreaker is game differential before going into head-to-head competition. FunPlus Phoenix, who is tied with JD Gaming at plus-16 in game differential, posted a 2-1 win over JD Gaming in Week 2.

The top two teams in the standings will head straight to the semifinals on April 26-27 in the single-elimination playoffs.

Week 7 action continues Monday with three matches:
–Rogue Warriors vs. LGD Gaming
–Team WE vs. Oh My God
–FunPlus Phoenix vs. Top Esports

League of Legends Pro League (LPL) spring season standings, through Saturday, with win-loss records and game-winning percentage:
x-1. Invictus Gaming, 14-2, 72 percent
x-2. FunPlus Phoenix, 12-3, 71 percent
x-3. JD Gaming, 12-4, 72 percent
x-4. eStar, 11-5, 62 percent
x-5. Top Esports, 10-5, 60 percent
x-6. EDward Gaming, 9-7, 56 percent
x-7. Royal Never Give Up, 8-8, 53 percent
8. Team WE, 7-8, 46 percent
–Playoff cutline–
9. Oh My God, 7-8, 46 percent
e-10. Vici Gaming, 7-9, 49 percent
e-11. Bilibili Gaming, 7-9, 48 percent
e-12. Suning, 7-9, 46 percent
e-13. Rogue Warriors, 6-9, 43 percent
e-14. Dominus Esports, 6-10, 40 percent
e-15. LGD Gaming, 5-10, 40 percent
e-16. LNG Esports, 5-11, 37 percent
e-17. Victory Five, 0-16, 3 percent

x-clinched playoff berth
e-eliminated from playoffs

–Field Level Media

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