NA Teams Vying For LCS 2019 Summer Split Playoff Spots
Posted 24th July 2019 By: Derpina    188 Views
Esports News – The North American League of Legends competitive scene is busy with the LCS 2019 Summer Split. The region is currently on its 7th week of competitive play, with 2 weeks remaining. Everything is at stake for the LoL teams, and no one can afford to lose a single game if they wish to qualify for the playoffs and the League of Legends World Championship this year.
Let’s take a look at the results of last week’s games.
Team Liquid (11W-3L)
Team Liquid has proven time and time again that they’re one of the best LoL teams in the world. They’re the best team North America has to offer. Last week, Liquid used their go-to strategies to defeat their opponents. Although these are tactics known to both pros and fans of the game, no team can predict their next move.
Liquid’s impressive objective control and team fighting strategies persist. It is now up to the remaining teams to challenge them in BO5 matches at the playoffs.
Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming (9W-5L)
Two teams are tied for second place, Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming. Although Cloud 9 made grievous errors last week, they’re fairly consistent in most of their heavy matches. The team’s five-man unit surprisingly works well. Counter Logic Gaming, meanwhile, is considered as the most flexible and aggressive team in the tournament. The team has the best 1-3-1 out of all ten NA contenders.
Team SoloMid, OpTic Gaming (8W-4L)
Team SoloMid and Optic Gaming hold the fourth place position. Even though both teams share the same wins and losses, they enter next stage with inconsistent momentum. Optic started the Summer Split with a good amount of synergy, but began slumping halfway through the tournament. Regardless, it’s too early to tell if Optic has more to offer as they recently ended week 7 with a 2-0 victory.
Team SoloMid, meanwhile, is expected to enter week 8 with their newfound dynamic. Their incredible Spring Split performance made up for Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen’s poor performances last week.
Golden Guardians, Clutch Gaming, 100 Thieves (6W-8L)
Coming in number six are Golden Guardians, Clutch Gaming, and 100 Thieves. These three teams fight for the last playoff spot. Among the three, 100 Thieves have the competitive advantage. The team is more capable of claiming the last spot than Golden Guardians and Clutch Gaming.
Despite 100 Thieves’ 6 wins and 8 losses, the team shows aggression and cohesion when competing against powerhouse and underperforming teams. Their current roster featuring Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider, Ryu “Ryu” Sang-wook, and Bae “Bang” Jun-sik is a big threat to the two teams.