Cloud9 repelled Team Liquid’s bid to grab a share of first place in the League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split, producing a 30-minute win on Friday as Week 3 began.
Cloud9 improved to 5-0 by defeating Liquid (3-2) on red. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen compiled a 2/0/6 kill/death/assist ratio for Cloud9 while Danish countryman Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen wound up at 3/2/5 for Liquid.
In the night’s other match, FlyQuest (4-1) grabbed solo possession of second place with a 36-minute victory on blue against Counter Logic Gaming (3-2). Germany’s Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage produced a 6/0/6 ratio for FlyQuest. South Korea’s Kim “Ruin” Hyeong-min finished at 7/2/4 for Counter Logic.
The 10 teams in the LCS Summer Split will play a double round robin of best-of-one matches through Aug. 9. The top eight teams will advance to the double-elimination playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 13-Sept. 6.
The first- and second-place teams will receive byes into the second round of the winners bracket. The third- through sixth-place teams will open in the first round of the winners bracket, and the seventh- and eighth-place teams will begin in the first round of the losers bracket. All playoff matches will be best-of-five.
The two playoff finalists will earn spots in the League of Legends World Championship, scheduled to be played in China at a date to be announced. The third-place team will advance to the Worlds play-in event.
Week 3 continues Saturday with four matches:
–100 Thieves vs. Counter Logic Gaming
–Team SoloMid vs. Evil Geniuses
–Team Liquid vs. Dignitas
–Golden Guardians vs. Immortals
League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split standings
1. Cloud9, 5-0
2. FlyQuest, 4-1
3. Evil Geniuses, 3-1
T4. Counter Logic Gaming, 3-2
T4. Team Liquid, 3-2
6. Team SoloMid, 2-2
T7. Golden Guardians, 1-3
T7. 100 Thieves, 1-3
T9. Dignitas, 0-4
T9. Immortals, 0-4
–Field Level Media