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Cloud9 alone in first in LCS Summer Split

Field Level Media
13 Jun 2021, 13:55 GMT+10

Cloud9 won their third straight match and vaulted into first place by themselves on Saturday in the League of Legends League Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split.

Cloud9 (16-7) needed 43 minutes to defeat Counter Logic Gaming (6-17) on blue. Meanwhile TSM (15-8), who shared the lead going into Saturday's action, fell to FlyQuest (9-14) in 26 minutes, also on blue. TSM is now tied for second with 100 Thieves (15-8), who defeated last place Golden Guardians (4-19) in 29 minutes on blue.

In the day's other matches, Evil Geniuses (12-11) battled it out before defeating Team Liquid (14-9) in 52 minutes on red, and Dignitas (14-9) took care of Immortals (10-13) in 28 minutes on red.

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.

Calvin "K1ng" Truong of Australia led Cloud9 with a kill-death-assist ratio of 6-1-7, while Jason "Wild Turtle" Tran of Canada paced Counter Logic Gaming at 6-2-2.

Christian "Palafox" Palafox of the U.S. led FlyQuest with a K-D-A of 5-2-5, and Mingyi "Spica" Lu of China carried TSM at 4-2-3.

Ian Victor "FBI" Huang of Australia led a trio of big scorers for 100 Thieves at 6-1-10, while three players had one kill and one assist apiece for Golden Guardians.

Kyle "Danny" Sakamaki of the U.S. had a big day for Evil Geniuses, putting up a K-D-A of 8-2-9, and Lucas "Santorin" Tao Kilmer Larsen of Denmark paced Team Liquid at 5-4-11.

Toan "Neo" Tran of Vietnam led Dignitas at 8-2-6, while David "Insanity" Challe of the U.S. finished at 2-4-3 for Immortals.

Week 3 of the Summer Split continues Sunday with five matches:

--Golden Guardians vs. FlyQuest

--Immortals vs. Team Liquid

--Counter Logic Gaming vs. TSM

--Dignitas vs. Cloud9

--Evil Geniuses vs. 100 Thieves

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

T1. Cloud9, 16-7

T2. 100 Thieves, 15-8

T2. TSM, 15-8

T4. Dignitas, 14-9

T4. Team Liquid, 14-9

6. Evil Geniuses, 12-11

7. Immortals, 10-13

8. FlyQuest, 9-14

9. Counter Logic Gaming, 6-17

10. Golden Guardians, 4-19

--Field Level Media

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