Today marked the end of the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) Summer Split.
After months of play from Team SoloMid coming close to the undefeated regular season, only to have it ruined by Phoenix1, to fan-favorite Echo Fox being relegated to the Challenger Series; here is your recap of the NA LCS Summer Split Grand Final between TSM and Cloud9:
Team SoloMid 3-1 Cloud9
Game 1: The first game of the series was a rout in favor of C9. From first blood going over to Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen (6/2/11 as Cassiopeia), to Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong (4/0/11) absolutely dominating every battle he took part in, C9 saw little opposition in steamrolling TSM.
Game 2: Take the previous game’s narrative and switch the teams, then you have the synopsis of the second game. TSM stomped on C9 in a relentless fashion, with Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng (8/0/6 as Jhin) outputting 28k damage to Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg (4/0/8 as Cassiopeia) convincingly winning the mid-lane matchup.
Game 3: The third game was closer, but TSM was still able to edge out the victory. The push to win came from Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen (2/1/11 a Rek’Sai) giving TSM superior vision by warding throughout the map while keeping C9 from taking a grip on the vision game. Overall, TSM turned it up and took the series lead.
Game 4: The fourth and final game went in favor of TSM due to superior teamfighting and rotating. Throughout the game, Svenskeren (0/2/13 as Gragas) gave his lanes strong ganks, which led to Doublelift (8/2/9 as Lucian) making top-tier plays to take the NA LCS Summer Split Finals.
With this victory, TSM has earned a top-seed going into the World Championships, and will be accompanied by second-seeded Counter Logic Gaming.
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