Cloud9 Hopes to Extend Their Reign of Perfection During LCS Week 5

  • By Tj Cooperwood

As the Summer Split came to an end this past Sunday, only one team emerged as the undisputed master of the field and that is Cloud9. While we will have to wait until this coming Saturday to see if Cloud9 can extend its reign of dominance, we can definitely tell you that the others are eager to knock them down off of their perch. The only question is: Who can?

The ten teams competing in the LCS Summer Split are using a double-round robin format using a one and done format. After August 9th, the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs which is double elimination and will begin on August 13th and run through the 6th of September.

Moving into Week 5 we have Cloud9 with an 8-0 record, at second Team Liquid with a 6-2 tally, Team SoloMid at 6-2 and Evil Geniuses at 5-3 specifically. All these teams won on this past Sunday with Cloud9 and TeamSoloMid on Blue and Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses on Red.

The top entrants into the playoffs will get bye waivers during the first and second round. Teams in positions three through six will compete during the first round and the losers bracket will be helmed by the seventh and eighth-placed teams during round two. Playoffs are the standard best of five to determine the winner.

Playoff finalists, of course, will earn a berth in the League of Legends World Championship to be held in China this year. The third-place team will go on to the Worlds play-in event, Bloomberg reports.

During Cloud9’s match with Dignitas last week the former showed absolutely no mercy to the latter. Dignitas had the special distinction of being the one team to have picked up a win. That momentum was smashed into pieces with Cloud9’s 21 kills to Dignitas’ 10 that secured a win for Cloud9 in less than thirty-three minutes at 0-8. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen of Cloud9 particularly impressed with his 9/2/6 kill-death-assist ratio. Compared to Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen’s 3/5/5, it’s not hard to see how Cloud9 ran away with the show.

In the next matchup of last week, Liquid took out FlyQuest 5-3 in a forty-five minute show in what was the day’s highlight match according to many. Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong for Liquid posted a 5/6/4 kill-death-assist ratio to lead his team’s performance while Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in bolstered him with no less than 11 assists. Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage recorded a 6/6/7 KDA ratio for FlyQuest.

TSM took out CounterLogic in 47 minutes of playtime and barely avoiding a tie. Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg came with a 9/2/6 KDA and Eugene “Pobelter” Park 7/4/5 KDA wasn’t enough to stop the building momentum for CounterLogic. Last, EG beat the Immortals in 50 minutes at 1-7 with Bae “Bang” Jun-sik posting 4/1/6 KDA and Colin “Kumo” Zhao had a KDA of 4/1/5. Kieran “Allorim” Logue’s 4/3/6 performance for the Immortals, while impressive, wasn’t enough to stop what looked like the inevitable.
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