NA LCS 2016 Summer Split: Day 2, Week 1 Recap
Today marked Day 2, Week 1 of the 2016 North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) Summer Split.
From Immortals proving their continued dominance, to Team EnVyUs continuing their strong entrance into the NA LCS, here is how Day 2, Week 1 went down.
(1-0) Immortals 2-1 Cloud9 (0-1)
Immortals took a very close game one over Cloud9, winning the team kills 19-17 and taking a 9,000 gold lead. Jason “WildTurtle” Tran led the team with his utility play and Ashe ultimates, going 4/4/10.
Game two began Cloud9’s attempt at a comeback, as a hectic affair with 49 total kills saw the series count even up at 1-1. Eon-Young “Impact” Jeong dominated the top lane for Cloud9 with a 7/1/24 performance on Maokai.
Game three was likely the closest of the series, as the back-and-forth match included an Elder Dragon steal by Cloud9 jungler William “Meteos” Hartman. In the end, the 12,000 gold lead for Immortals was too much for Cloud9 to overcome.
(1-0) Echo Fox 2-0 Phoenix1 (0-1)
Game one of this series was a slow affair, but Echo Fox kept control and took the game, winning the team kills 10-2 and gaining a 5,000 gold lead. A deathless 4/0/4 Sivir performance from Yuri “KEITH” Jew ensured the foxes their first victory of the Summer Split.
Game two saw Echo Fox win even bigger the second time around. Jeong-hun “kfo” Park led the team with an impressive 10/2/1 performance on Fiora. Fox took the win in 42 minutes, sticking to their characteristically slow and steady style.
(1-0) Apex Gaming 2-0 NRG eSports (0-2)
NRG’s poor start to the split continued, as Apex ran away with a 20,000 gold lead to finish the series. Once again, Xpecial earned the game MVP with a 0/1/22 performance on Braum and Apollo went 7/0/5 on Caitlyn. Apex defied expectations, sweeping NRG.
(2-0) Team EnVyUs 2-0 Team Liquid (0-1)
Woo Young "Seraph" Shin was a force to be reckoned with in game one, going 5/1/8 on Maokai and earning the game MVP award. It was a tight game, heavily focused initially on ganks in the mid lane, but the top laner led Team EnVyUs to victory.
Game two was another strong EnVyUs win, as the team only picked up more steam after the first game win. A strong 4/0/8 performance from Se-young “Procxin” Kim, while not good enough to earn the game MVP, led EnVyUs to a 16-8 kill lead and a 13,000 gold lead to win the series.
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