2019 LCS Summer Split Preview And Storylines
Posted 29th May 2019 By: Derpina    265 Views
Esports News – After the Mid-Season Invitational, the League of Legends competitive scene goes back to its regional tournament series. The 2019 LoL Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split is set to come back this June. A total of 10 top LoL teams in North America will compete for the title and the chance to be part of the World Championship.
The 2019 season of the LCS Summer Split is the second year of North America’s regional tournament. 100 Thieves, Cloud9, Clutch Gaming, CLG, Echo Fox, FlyQuest, Golden Guardians, Optic Gaming, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid will participate in the tournament from June 1 to August 4. This follows the double round-robin BO1 format in the qualifiers before heading to the playoffs and semifinals. Overall, the teams have to play in the tournament for 18 regular season games each. The top 6 LoL teams from the regular season advances to the playoffs, and the top 2 in the lineup receive a bye to the semifinals.
Team Liquid recently won the 2019 LCS Spring Split by defeating Team SoloMid 3-2 in the grand finals. The winning team also dominated the regular season. Liquid’s story is something we need to follow to see what we can expect at the Summer Split. Here’s a preview of all the storylines you need to keep an eye on in the tournament:
Can Liquid defend their domestic ranking?
Team Liquid’s success at their previous tournaments, most notably the 2019 LCS Spring Split, is enough proof that the team has a bright future ahead of them. However, the team finished the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational with a mixed win-loss record. Although they currently hold one of the top LoL records in North America, Liquid still need to level up their game to win their fourth consecutive LCS crown and be invited to the World Championship.
Will Team SoloMid get back in shape?
Team SoloMid had its fair share of highs and lows this competitive season, but many believe that they are slowly getting back in shape. The biggest competitive advantage Team SoloMid currently holds against other teams is their raw laning power. They need to rely on Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg and Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen if they want to keep their balance.
What can 100 Thieves bring to the table?
100 Thieves has this tournament pattern where they always perform well and go beyond expectations. Their new organization and tournament roster in Spring 2018 has allowed the team to reach greater heights, but we have yet to see the new team’s potential this 2019. We still need to see if they can keep up with their pattern.