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3 teams set to battle for last LCS Summer Split playoff spot

Field Level Media
14 Aug 2022, 15:40 GMT+10

Golden Guardians, Immortals and Dignitas all lost on Saturday, leaving them to fight for the final playoff berth in the League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split when round-robin action concludes Sunday.

The top seven playoff teams are settled, but the eighth and final postseason berth will come down to the last day.

Team Liquid (12-5) handled Golden Guardians (4-13) on Saturday, FlyQuest (9-8) defeated Immortals (4-13), and first-place Evil Geniuses (14-3) dumped Dignitas (3-14).

The Sunday matches have Golden Guardians facing Dignitas while Immortals oppose Counter Logic Gaming (10-7).

In other Saturday action, Cloud9 (10-7) downed TSM (6-11), and second-place 100 Thieves (13-4) defeated Counter Logic Gaming.

The 10 teams competing in the top North American Dota 2 league are battling for spots in the double-elimination playoffs. The top two teams get byes into the semifinals. The third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place teams start the playoffs in the upper-bracket quarterfinals, and the seventh- and eighth-place teams begin in the lower-bracket opening round.

Team Liquid topped Golden Guardians in 31 minutes on red behind a 5/0/10 kills-deaths-assists ratio from Denmark's Soren "Bjergsen" Bjerg. The United States' Trevor "Stixxay" Hayes wound up at 4/2/1 for Golden Guardians.

FlyQuest prevailed in 28 minutes on blue behind a 6/2/1 performance from Canada's Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen. No Immortals player had more than one kill.

Evil Geniuses got a 31-minute win on blue thanks to a 5/0/9 effort from Kyle "Danny" Sakamaki of the United States. Ersin "Blue" Gorin of Belgium finished at 2/2/2 for Dignitas.

Cloud9 notched a 28-minute victory on blue, led by Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen of Denmark (11/0/9). The United States' Colin "Solo" Earnest produced a 3/3/2 line for TSM.

100 Thieves rolled in 28 minutes on blue, with Turkey's Can "Closer" Celik winding up at 4/2/6. Another Turkish player, Fatih "Luger" Guven, guided Counter Logic Gaming at 3/2/1.

If teams are tied after Sunday's action, tiebreaker matches will be held.

The Summer Split concludes Sunday with five matches:

--Immortals vs. Counter Logic Gaming

--Evil Geniuses vs. Cloud9

--Team Liquid vs. 100 Thieves

--Golden Guardians vs. Dignitas

--TSM vs. FlyQuest

LCS 2022 Summer Standings:

1. Evil Geniuses, 14-3

2. 100 Thieves, 13-4

3. Team Liquid, 12-5

T4. Cloud9, 10-7

T4. Counter Logic Gaming, 10-7

6. FlyQuest, 9-8

7. TSM, 6-11

T8. Golden Guardians, 4-13

T8. Immortals, 4-13

10. Dignitas, 3-14

--Field Level Media

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