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Win streaks fuel top teams in LCS Summer Split

Field Level Media
14 Jun 2021, 13:40 GMT+10

Cloud9's fourth straight win kept them alone in first place on Sunday in the League of Legends League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split.

Cloud9 (17-7) defeated Dignitas (14-10) in 25 minutes while playing on red. The victory kept them ahead of pursuers 100 Thieves and TSM.

100 Thieves (16-8) ran its winning streak to five with a 33-minute victory on red over Evil Geniuses (12-12), and TSM (16-8) kept pace with a 29-minute win on red over Counter Logic Gaming (6-18).

There were two other matches on Sunday.

The last-place Golden Guardians (5-19), playing on blue, needed only 26 minutes to defeat FlyQuest (9-15), and Team Liquid (15-9), playing on red, battled with Immortals (10-14) for 37 minutes before coming up with the win.

Ten teams in the top North American LoL league 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.

Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami of Australia led Cloud9 with a kill-death-assist ratio of 6-0-3, and Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett of the U.S. was at 2-3-1 for Dignitas.

Ian Victor "FBI" Huang of Australia led 100 Thieves' victory with a K-D-A of 5-0-4, while Daniele "Jiizuke" di Mauro of Italy and Jeong "Impact" Eon-Young of South Korea each had one kill to lead Evil Geniuses.

Tristan "Power of Evil" Schrage of Germany paced TSM's win at 9-0-6, while Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen of Denmark was at 2-4-0 for Counter Logic Gaming.

Trevor "Stixxay" Hayes of the U.S. posted a K-D-A of 5-0-3 to lead Golden Guardians' victory, while Brandon "Josedeodo" Joel Villegas of Argentina was at 2-2-1 for FlyQuest.

Thomas "Jenkins" Tran of the U.S. finished at 5-0-2 in Team Liquid's win, while David "Insanity" Challe finished at 3-2-2 for Immortals.

Week 3 of the Summer Split begins Friday with five matches:

--Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses

--FlyQuest vs. Team Liquid

--Immortals vs. TSM

--Dignitas vs. Golden Guardians

--100 Thieves vs. Counter Logic Gaming

League Championship Series Sumer Split standings (including records carried over from the Spring Split):

T1. Cloud9, 17-7

T2. 100 Thieves, 16-8

T2. TSM, 16-8

4. Team Liquid, 15-9

5. Dignitas, 14-10

6. Evil Geniuses, 12-12

7. Immortals, 10-14

8. FlyQuest, 9-15

9. Counter Logic Gaming, 6-18

10. Golden Guardians, 5-19

--Field Level Media

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