TSM grab share of first with win at LCS Summer Split

TSM pulled into a tie for first place with a win Sunday in the final day of Week 8 action at the League Championship Series Summer Split.

Playing on blue, TSM (28-14) took 43 minutes to defeat Cloud9 (26-16), which fell into a third-place tie with the loss.

With the victory, TSM pulled even with 100 Thieves (28-14), which dropped their matchup against Immortals (20-22), who sit one game out of sixth place in the overall standings.

Evil Geniuses (26-16) pulled off a 25-minute triumph over last-place Counter Logic Gaming (11-31). With the victory, the Geniuses, who played on blue Sunday, sit tied for third overall with Cloud9.

FlyQuest (13-29), which took down Dignitas (21-21) while playing on red, took over sole possession of the eighth seed and what would be the final spot in bracket play.

FlyQuest was helped by the victory by Team Liquid (25-17) over Golden Guardians (12-30), who fell to ninth place. Liquid won in 43 minutes while playing on red.

The top 10 North American League of Legends teams are competing in the League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split. After a triple round robin of best-of-one matches, the top eight clubs will qualify for the LCS Championship, scheduled for Aug. 7-29. The final rounds will be played in Newark, N.J.

The top two teams will start in Round 2 of the Championship’s 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.

Week 9 of the Summer Split begins Friday with five matches:
–TSM vs. 100 Thieves
–Evil Geniuses vs. Cloud9
–Team Liquid vs. Immortals
–FlyQuest vs. Golden Guardians
–Dignitas vs. Counter Logic Gaming

League Championship Series Summer Split standings, with records carried over from Spring Split (Summer W-L in parentheses):
T1. 100 Thieves, 28-14 (17-7)
T1. TSM, 28-14 (16-8)
T3. Cloud9, 26-16 (13-11)
T3. Evil Geniuses, 26-16 (16-8)
5. Team Liquid, 25-17 (13-11)
6. Dignitas, 21-21 (10-14)
7. Immortals, 20-22 (13-11)
8. FlyQuest, 13-29 (7-17)
9. Golden Guardians, 12-30 (9-15)
10. Counter Logic Gaming, 11-31 (6-18)

–Field Level Media

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