LCS concluded its first day of Summer Split Week 4.
We’re finally back from a riot-detailed break to start our final week of the first round-robin, and here’s a brief rundown of what happened that day.
LCS Week One Recaps – Day One, Two, Three
LCS Week Two Recaps – Day One, Two
LCS Week Three Recaps – Day One, Two
100 Thieves vs Flyquest
The broadcast skipped the pick/ban for the first game of the day and jumped straight to the game.
100T started the game trying to activate on the bot lane, but a fine counter gank from Jose gave FLY first blood. Using his bot side pressure, FLY also got the opening Mountain Drake and the first Herald. But despite FLY dominating the opening objectives, 100T had a lead of 500 gold in the tenth minute. The game slowed down as the plates fell, with many trades and gold not holding up, but FLY managed to get their second drake. The first objective for 100T came when they got the second Herald, they were to trade the third Drake and give FLY an starting soul point for it, they still had a 1k lead. 100T then tried to go on the offensive by taking the first turret, and they did, but Philippe had a great TP and killed two more.
100T was very well farmed, but FLY almost tied the gold off the fourth Drake and after a pick on Huhi, he got his Ocean Soul. In the 23rd minute we saw a fight in the forest of FLY. Unfortunately for the 100T, they could not get their first kill of the game and after the Johnson triple, FLY got a starting Baron. 100T then engaged and hit mid-lane, but FLY had a 3k lead at this point, so he got four kills and pushed for the end. The thieves tried to defend themselves, but they could not stop themselves.
- Teams: 100T – FLY
- Time: 26:53
- Kills: 1 – 13
- Turret: 3 – 7
- Gold: 42.8k – 49.8k
- Dragons: 0 – 4
- Barons: 0 – 1
Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses started the game with a level-1 attack, but didn’t gain much after Rivers’ good counter-attack. Despite this early attack, there wasn’t much business in the lane, so we didn’t see an early first blood, but EG got a sixth-minute drake. But he had to give the first herald as Digg’s bot lane turned upside down. First Blood came in the eleventh minute after an unexpected single kill from Gamsu on Impact. Diggs were mostly focused on top as they impacted, EG replied with their second Drake but Diggs still had a lead of 900 gold. Digg obtained his first turret and extended his lead to 2k after diving the Impact for the second time, this time on the bot lane. About 25 minutes in, EG still hadn’t gotten his first kill and hadn’t even tackled Drake, giving Digg a chance to tie the Drake count. Gold was tied at around 30, but there had been almost no fighting since Dig Dove Impact.
EG went to the Baron when he could not counter Digg’s soul point and managed to secure the objective. But after taking it they lost a 3-for-2 fight so they couldn’t increase their advantage too much. Digg then tried to TP on the offensive, but this time they lost the fight 3-for-2 and EG got a 2.5k lead just before the Battle of Spirit. Eiji doesn’t care for Spirit, however, as they look to fight and Ace Dig, who was looking for revenge, behind the triple kill from Impact. After the ace, he ended the game.
- Teams: DIG – Easy
- Time: 36:57
- Kills: 9 – 12
- Turret: 3 – 7
- Gold: 61.5k – 69.7k
- Dragons: 3 – 2
- Barons: 0 – 1
TSM vs Cloud9
C9 started the game, losing Flash on their support in the first minute. Despite this, Zwain forced two totals with a level-1 from Chime. Still, the first blood came from a middle gank in Spica, in three minutes. C9 then tried to dive on the top lane, and even though S0ul wasted a lot of time, C9 got the first drake. While C9 also got the first herald, they delivered two kills on the bot lane and were behind almost 1k gold. But after getting the first turret top and Jensen solo kill it turned it into a 1k lead for himself. At 15 minutes, when C9 got the second Herald, C9 was ahead of 3k gold despite the kills being tied 5-5. TSM tried to tackle Drake in the 22nd minute, but were behind by 6.5k so they lost the fight and accepted Mountain Soul.
C9 continued their active gameplay as they picked TSM’s middle and support and took on an uncontested Baron, increasing their lead to over 9k. TSM worked on C9 after killing Jensen, but even in 5v4, they were far behind as Fudge got a triple-kill. The same happened a minute later, another C9 3-for-0 trade, this one leading to an Elder and 15k Gold. The lead was too far for TSM and they lost the game after an extended fight in their base.
- Teams: TSM – C9
- Time: 30:58
- Kills: 9 – 20
- Turret: 1 – 9
- Gold: 49.6k – 67k
- Dragons: 0 – 5
- Barons: 0 – 1
Immortal Vs Counter Logic Gaming
CLG came out with an aggressive draft and managed to execute it early as a Level-2 gank gave first blood to Luger. He then got another kill in 2v2, while Contractz got another kill with a top gank, giving CLG an initial 1.5 gold lead. Still, the Immortals responded to CLG’s herald take by diving into the bot lane and killing two of themselves. Even though CLG also got the first Drake, Poom’s swirl left Luger vulnerable as IMT struck another kill on him to nearly tie the gold. After a couple of back-and-forth kills on the bot lane, IMT got another double kill and a TP from Revenge to receive their first Drake. Even with CLG getting another Herald, IMT looked much more coordinated as they were this split, picked two more CLG members and increased their own gold lead to 2k.
CLG’s Wombo-Combo didn’t look very coordinated during the third Drake fight as they engaged but failed to kill anyone. IMT continued to extend its lead by diving CLG on its top tier-2 turret. After securing two kills, he secured a 26-minute Baron, second Drake left, and extended his lead to over 3k. But they overstepped and lost 4 members in a mid-lane engage, ruining most of their Baron buffs. At about 33 minutes, IMT thought they had caught Poom, but after CLG got their first well-executed engagement, the fight turned around, eventually ending the game because of it.
- Teams: IMT – CLG
- Time: 33:00
- Kills: 14 – 12
- Turret: 5 – 8
- Gold: 60.5k – 61.3k
- Dragons: 3 – 2
- Barons: 1 – 0
Team Liquid vs Golden Guardians
The last game of the day started off fast with Santorin’s Level Two gank receiving First Blood for TL. He then got a counter-gang on the top lane, but GG overtook him and got his first kill on the Pridestalkr. TL Jungler was active so quickly, making two more kills in a row on the middle and bot lane and two more on the ganks, taking his lead to 1.2k. Then a disaster ensued in the first Herald battle where TL found the objective and lost four additional kills without any. Even though GG got the first drake shortly thereafter, a 4.5k lead in 9 minutes made it like an early end to the game. At 15 minutes, there was a 7k gold lead, but GG tried to fight TL by picking up Santorin and getting a second Herald.
GG was looking for a pick but Pridestalkr died, leaving TL a Baron with a lead of 12k gold in 20 minutes. GG then found an engage in the mid lane but with the gold margin, they lost the fight 3-for-1, losing two interceptors. Baron laid siege to GG base even without TL, receiving all the interceptors and Nexus turrets, but he overstepped and delivered three shutdowns, delaying the end. While the gold lead fell by less than 10k, it was still enough for TL to get another uncontested Baron. But his brute force attempt was unsuccessful as GG got 0 defense for another 3. But three open barriers were too many, as another push from TL ended the game.
- Teams: TL – GG
- Time: 31:08
- Kills: 21 – 12
- Turret: 11 – 2
- Gold: 66.1k – 55.5k
- Dragons: 1 – 3
- Barons: 2 – 0
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