LCS – Team Liquid Took Down Team Solo Mid To Lock In Second Place In LCS 2020 Summer Split

LCS – Team Liquid Took Down Team Solo Mid To Lock In Second Place In LCS 2020 Summer Split
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Team Liquid defeated TSM in a close 35-minute game. With the League of Legends team’s win, Cloud9 have secured second place in the 2020 LCS Summer Split and a first-round playoff bye.

Both teams played safe throughout the early game with no decisive lead for either roster by the 10-minute mark. Liquid took the first two towers of the game shortly after, however, gaining a near 1,000-gold lead with a successfully placed Rift Herald in top lane. TSM quickly responded by taking a tower of their own, evening out the gold disparity once more.

The rest of the game followed a similar fashion with teams trading kills in teamfights and objectives across the map. It wasn’t until the 30-minute mark when Liquid pulled ahead by sneaking a Baron. With empowered minions, Liquid sieged mid and bot lane and rotated to drake pit to prevent TSM from taking Ocean Soul. TSM gave their fans a glimmer of hope by securing their fourth dragon, but it cost the lives of all five members. Liquid took advantage of the team wipe to close out the game.

With Liquid’s victory, the potential tie for second place between Cloud9 and TSM has been broken. Cloud9 defeated CLG earlier in the day, and had TSM defeated Liquid in this match, the teams would have been tied for second at 13-6 records. TSM’s defeat ensures Cloud9 have an uncontested hold over second place at the end of the regular season.

TSM still have a chance of appearing in a tie-breaker match, however. If FlyQuest defeat Immortals later, they will lock in third. But if Immortals can take down FlyQuest, then TSM will sit in third and there will be a three-way tie between CLG, Dignitas, and Immortals for eighth place.

Luckily for Liquid fans, though, the perennial LCS champions are sitting comfortably at the top of the standings. Liquid secured first in the Summer Split with yesterday’s victory over Immortals. Team Liquid was joined by popular caster Jatt as Head Coach in the offseason.

Jatt has spent almost 10 years in the League world. He was originally a pro player but he moved on to become a QA Analyst for Riot Games. Later on, he became one of the most well-known shoutcasters in North America and also worked with Riot again as a game designer. He’s one of the most experienced—and most respected—members of the global League community.

Jatt had plenty of praise for the team’s current roster. The lineup is stacked with talent and new starting AD carry Tactical is young and filled with potential. The 32-year-old said that the fiery bottom lane can “infuse a lot of new energy into a very experienced, very motivated environment.”