Team Liquid’s undefeated LCS run continues. Cloud9 moves into second place and 100 Thieves now sit third riding a three-game winning streak at Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split.
The closing day of the 2019 LCS spring split’s third week began with Echo Fox upsetting FlyQuest, as both teams are now part of a four-way tie for third place. Cloud9 completed its first 2-0 week of the split with a win over Clutch Gaming and moves into second place, sitting behind the still undefeated Team Liquid. The reigning North American champions defeated OpTic Gaming as the perfect run looks like a genuine possibility.
In what turned out to be the battle for the bottom of the standings, the Golden Guardians completed a perfect weekend with the second win of the split, taking down TSM as the six-time champions now sit dead last. At the final match of the week, 100 Thieves extended their winning streak to three games after a disappointing 0-3 start. It came at Counter Logic Gaming‘s expense as the two-time champions are now joined by FlyQuest, Echo Fox and 100 Thieves in third place.
Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split – FLY vs FOX
Echo Fox’s jungler Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae has never had a 0-2 weekend in his LCS career. As Echo Fox had already lost the day before, it could only mean that the team would defeat FlyQuest. First blood went to FLY as Rush was picked off while roaming down the river. Support Juan “JayJ” Guibert (Ornn) secured the kill while Echo Fox made it a one for one trade by taking down mid laner Eugene “Pobelter” Park (Lissandra). With a kill on Colin “Solo” Earnest (Jayce), FlyQuest used the priority to take the Rift Herald as well, later turning the advantage into the first turret, also in the top lane.
FlyQuest took control of the map by split pushing while also relying on good pickoffs by jungler Lucas “Santorin” Larsen (Nocturne). As FLY tried to execute the Baron, Kim “Fenix” Jae-hun (Swain) stopped the attempt with a good play into the backline, shutting down AD carry Jason “WildTurtle” Tran (Lucian). Apollo “Apollo” Price (Ezreal) added a second kill onto Santorin as Fox turned things around to secure the Baron.
Working off the poke from Apollo and Solo, Echo Fox had a great powerplay, setting the siege on FlyQuest’s base. With a good pickoff on Pobelter inside the base, Fox created the man advantage it needed and went for the Nexus, closing out the first game of the day.
Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split – CG vs C9
Cloud9 had a favorable trade in the bottom lane and looked set for the first blood by taking Clutch’s support Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme (Alistar) low on health. Jungler Nam “Lira” Tae-yoo (Lee Sin) showed up in time to save his teammates as CG turned the fight around, picking up the first blood on C9’s support Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam (Shen). C9 however dominated the bottom side of the map after that, securing three elemental drakes while also taking down the turret. As CG turned its attention to contest Cloud9’s control, the Rift Herald was completely ignored by the two teams and went back into the Void at the 20 minute mark.
C9 went for the swap and scored a clean ace on the top side of the map, setting up for an early Baron. Powered by two Mountain drakes, the 2018 World Championship semifinalists left Clutch’s top lane inhibitor exposed. After adding a second Infernal drake as well, AD carry Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi (Ezreal) dished out an obscene amount of damage as his team marched down the mid lane. With a clean ace, Cloud9 went for the Nexus to end the game, moving into second place in the standings.
Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split – TL vs OG
OpTic opened the score with a late first blood following a three versus three trade around the bottom side of the map. Support Terry “Big” Chuong (Braum) took down Liquid’s support Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in (Alistar). TL on the other hand won the race for the first turret as OPT’s bottom lane tower went down first, with Liquid’s top lane outer turret going down just seconds later.
After a close early game, TL took control of the game with two good teamfights, setting up for Baron 25 minutes into the match. The powerplay left OpTic with the mid lane inhibitor already open and the bottom lane inhibitor exposed. Liquid backed off to pressure the bottom lane, which OpTic tried to use as an opportunity to pick up a fight. It didn’t work out in the end as TL had more than enough damage to turn things around, securing four kills and going for the Nexus to end the game.
Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split – TSM vs GGS
TSM got on the score with a three-men dive in the top lane as Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik (Urgot) finished off the team’s former top laner Kevin “Hauntzer” Yarnell (Sion). As the Golden Guardians drafted a composition having the late-game in mind, TSM accelerated early on, building a solid lead with four turrets before adding the Baron buff at the 30 minute mark.
The powerplay left the mid lane inhibitor exposed as the Golden Guardians tried to chase Broken Blade. Despite being down seven towers to two, GGS found an opening as TSM went back to base and sneaked into the Baron pit to secure the objective 35 minutes into the game. As the buff eased off some of the pressure coming from TSM’s side, the Golden Guardians also tried to add the Elder dragon. TSM showed up in time to contest, which turned into a long teamfight.
It seemed at first that TSM had the upper hand, with AD carry Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen (Sivir) shutting down Matthew “deftly” Chen (Ezreal). As the fight dragged on, GGS mid laner Henrik “Froggen” Hansen (Karthus) went back to the base in order to finish off his build and rejoined the fight with a good Teleport. Zven found himself completely out of position and Froggen scored a triple kill as GGS aced TSM to finally secure the Elder dragon.
Golden Guardians destroyed TSM’s mid lane inhibitor and headed straight towards the Baron pit, securing the third buff of the game. Following one final fight inside TSM’s base, GGS scored another ace and finally closed out the game, moving out of last place while sinking their opponents.
Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split – 100 vs CLG
The game got off to a fast start as a fight broke out less than a minute in. CLG’s jungler Raymond “Wiggily” Griffin (Xin Zhao) found himself right in the middle of the 100 Thieves players and support Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black (Braum) picked up the kill. The teams then proceeded to mirror the map, with 100 Thieves trying to get top laner Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho (Aatrox) ahead while Counter Logic Gaming gave priority to the bottom side. It worked out much better for the Thieves, as last spring runner-ups grabbed the Rift Herald and destroyed the turret at the 11 minute mark, taking full gold from the plates.
Following two good picks onto Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage (Viktor) and Vincent “Biofrost” Wang (Thresh), 100 Thieves set up for Baron. With the help of two Mountain buffs, the team went for a classic 1-3-1 split push, leaving CLG’s base down to the inhibitor turrets on Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split.
CLG looked for a response and had seemingly found its fight with a perfect flank in the top lane, closing in on 100 Thieves from two sides. A great stopwatch play by Thieves jungler Andy “AnDa” Hoang (Camille) bought his team enough time to get back in position and turn the fight around. In the end, 100 Thieves aced Counter Logic Gaming and secured a second Baron buff.
Playing it safe, the Thieves opened two inhibitors in the mid and the top lane, then fell back to secure the Elder dragon. Powered by three boosted Mountain buffs, 100 Thieves opened the last inhibitor and forced the way into CLG’s base. After 40 minutes of play, the Thieves finally took down the Nexus for a third straight win, ending CLG’s streak and moving into the fight for third place on Day 6 2019 LCS Spring Split.