TSM, 100 Thieves widen lead in LCS Summer Split

Co-leaders TSM and 100 Thieves opened up a two-match lead on the field by posting wins on Sunday to conclude Week 4 of the League of Legends League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split.

100 Thieves (21-9), who ran their winning streak to five, made quick work of Immortals (14-16), winning in 26 minutes on blue. In the next match of the day, TSM (21-9) kept pace, also playing on blue while defeating Team Liquid (19-11) in 28 minutes.

In the day’s last match, Cloud9 (19-11) moved into a tie for third by beating Counter Logic Gaming (9-21) in 35 minutes. Cloud9 was also playing on blue.

The day began with Evil Geniuses (16-14), who were playing on red, surpassing Dignitas (15-15) in the standings with a 30-minute win. Also, last-place Golden Guardians (7-23) pulled closer to FlyQuest (9-21), one of two teams tied for eighth place, with a win in 39 minutes on red.

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.

Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho of South Korea led a balanced attack for 100 Thieves, finishing with a kill-death-assist ratio of 4-1-7. Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura was at 4-5-2 for Immortals.

Mingyi “Spica” Lu of China posted a K-D-A of 4-0-2 in TSM’s win, while Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen of Denmark led Team Liquid at 4-1-0.

Cloud9’s Robert “Blaber” Huang of the U.S. led his team at 4-1-10, while three players had two kills apiece for Counter Logic Gaming.

Jeong “Impact” Eon-young of South Korea paced Evil Geniuses with a K-D-A of 5-3-7, and Toan “Neo” Tran of Vietnam led Dignitas at 5-3-5.

Nicholas “Ablazeolive” Antonio Abbott of Canada posted an 8-5-8 in the Golden Guardians’ win, and Frank “Tomo” Lam of the U.S. registered a 7-2-8 for FlyQuest.

Week 5 of the Summer Split begins Friday with these five matches:
–100 Thieves vs. Team Liquid
–FlyQuest vs. Evil Geniuses
–Dignitas vs. TSM
–Immortals vs. Cloud9
–Counter Logic Gaming vs. Golden Guardians

League Championship Series Sumer Split standings (including records carried over from the Spring Split):
T1. TSM, 21-9
T1. 100 Thieves, 21-9
T3. Cloud9, 19-11
T3. Team Liquid, 19-11
5. Evil Geniuses, 16-14
6. Dignitas, 15-15
7. Immortals, 14-16
T8. Counter Logic Gaming, 9-21
T8. FlyQuest, 9-21
10. Golden Guardians, 7-23

–Field Level Media

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