2018 NA LCS Summer Split
Los Angeles
Team Liquid shrugged off the "Forever Fourth" memes and claimed the NA LCS title for the first time in franchise history. The Summer Split is where things should really heat up, though, as teams are fighting for a trip to the World Championships this fall. Will Liquid repeat as champions? Or will the likes of 100 Thieves, Echo Fox, or Team SoloMid unseat Liquid to earn that ticket to worlds?

Event Dates:
June 16, 2018 through August 19, 2018

Teams In Competition
Event Scores
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Recaps Of This Event

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Puts the team on his back
June 24, 2018
Goldeglue put up a 3/2/2 KDA in Cloud9's loss against the Golden Guardians on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Goldenglue's Swain was almost the reason that Cloud9 pulled out a victory in this game. During the mid game, he was just straight deleting people off the map, including Deftly in an effort to halt Golden's funnel strategy. This was well and good, but Cloud9 was unable to really build on that, mainly plainly a prevent defense rather than going on the offensive at any point. As such, Deftly had enough time to farm his way into the late game before shutting Cloud9 down in 48 minutes.
Falls short in loss to Golden Guardians
June 24, 2018
Svenskeren managed a paltry 1/5/4 KDA in Cloud9's loss to Golden Guardians on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Playing on Evelynn, Svenskeren had very little impact on this game. While he managed to do some scouting for Goldenglue in the mid game, he simply died far too often to actually contribute to the game in a discernable manner. Cloud9 looked able to counter the funnel strategy from Golden Guardians early on, but before long, they simply fell apart in the late game fights once Deftly grew into a late game beast.
Struggles against funnel
June 24, 2018
Licorice went just 1/1/3 during Cloud9's loss to Golden Guardians on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Licorice might have gotten the first blood for his team in this one, but was largely invisible after that. His Shen simply didn't bring as much to the table as his team needed. This was especially true with Golden Guardians going for the volatile funnel strategy. Still, Cloud9 had a window into a victory during the mid and late game, but they simply didn't have enough to combat the sheer might of everything that Golden brought to the table.
Keeps his team alive in mid game
June 24, 2018
Mickey went 4/1/9 during Golden Guardians' win over Cloud9 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
With Golden Guardians going for the flashy funnel strategy, Mickey was in the bottom lane on Yasuo. He might have been taken down for first blood, but that ended up being his only death of the entire game. From there, he was the main reason that they were able to stick around long enough for Golden Guardians to eventually get the win. Cloud9 countered the funnel pretty well and things were looking a bit grim for Golden Guardians. Mickey was putting in work during the mid and late game teamfights that gave Golden Guardians a chance, though. With those wins in hand, Deftly had enough time to come online and truly wreak havoc in the ultra late game as they came away with the 48-minute win.
Plays his part well
June 24, 2018
Contractz finished Golden Guardians win over Cloud9 on Saturday with a 1/1/11 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Contractz didn't get to do his normal thing in this jungle this time around, playing on Braum as a part of the funnel strategy his team executed here. Even though he was on a more subdued champion than he's certainly used to, he did what he needed to get Deftly farmed and ready to go. Only tallying one death, he managed to keep Golden Guardians on the right track, even during the tumultuous mid game where they fell behind by quite a bit. Once Deftly had enough time to gain his ground, Golden Guardians stormed their way to a 48-minute win.
Receives a funnel in win
June 24, 2018
Deftly tallied a 7/2/4 KDA during Golden Guardians win over Cloud9 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
As the recipient of the newfound funnel strategy, Deftly was living right for most of this game. On Kai'Sa, he was roaming all over the map to receive the fruits of his team's labor in an effort to get beefy in a hurry. While that didn't exactly pan out the way he would have liked at first, Golden Guardians kept on grinding and eventually, he grew into a formidable threat that tore through Cloud9 in the ultra late game. He will certainly want to wipe a few moments from his brain -- such as getting deleted by Goldenglue in the mid lane -- but this was largely a successful outing in one of the more inventive gameplans that has come to light so far this split.
Dies early and often
June 24, 2018
Keane went 2/4/5 in FlyQuest's loss to 100 Thieves on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
While Keane didn't die as much as Flame did in this game, he was right behind him with four deaths of his own. Playing on Swain, he tallied two of them in the early portions of the game as 100 Thieves was winning just about every engagement from the start. He somewhat salvaged himself with his two kills and five assists, but with FlyQuest having no semblance of control over their destiny in this one, Keane's contributions fell on deaf ears.
Makes sole highlight play for FlyQuest
June 24, 2018
Santorin made the most of things during FlyQuest's rough loss to 100 Thieves, tallying a 2/3/4 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Despite the loss, Santorin managed to make the lone highlight-worthy play for FlyQuest in this game. As the team was getting picked apart with ease, he managed to get a flashy kill in the bottom lane during a 1-vs-1 outplay against Cody Sun. The kill didn't manage to do anything more than making him feel fancy with Camille, but it at least looked cool. It'll certainly be back to the drawing board here for FlyQuest who are now 0-3 on the season and in danger of slipping far behind early this Summer.
Canon fodder in loss
June 24, 2018
Flame went just 1/6/3 during FlyQuest's loss to 100 Thieves on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Having to go up against Ssumday's Aatrox with an Ornn of his own, Flame had a rough go of things in this game. He basically had no impact whatsoever and just died over and over. Ssumday had all the focus from his team, which left Flame in a state where he was powerless to stop Ssumday from doing much of anything at all. As such, he tallied just a single kill and FlyQuest were brushed aside.
Elusive mid lane play
June 24, 2018
Ryu managed a 3/3/13 KDA when 100 Thieves took down FlyQuest on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
On Lissandra for this contest, Ryu kept himself alive often while raking up some solid plays for this team. Early on, FlyQuest tried to make the mid lane a focus with ganks, but he eluded them each time and allowed Ssumday the chance to keep farming his way into a monster. Then once teamfights broke out, Ryu was there to lend a helping hand as 100 Thieves did whatever they wanted in this win.