Week 2 of the NA LCS 2017 Summer Split is behind us. There were some surprising and rather unexpected results on the third day of the week. This is where we bring you a closer look into the action that took place in the Rift. Make sure you check our Day 1&2 recap of the Week 2 as well. Here’s Esportsranks’ NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2 final day recap.
NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2 – Day 3
FOX vs. C9 – 0:2
A sweeping 2:0 series victory didn’t go without trouble for C9. For more than half an hour, FOX had a serious team gold advantage and control of the first match. C9 was getting more kills, but failed to maintain meaningful map presence. The game lasted for more than an hour, with a total of 5 Baron Nashors slain. Finally, after a few critical teamfights by the end went their way, C9 pushed for the exhausting win.
The second game was a much shorter ordeal. Despite a rocky start again, C9 picked up the speed starting from around 20th minute. They wiped out FOX’s roster and swarmed the Nexus for a quick 23-minute match and series victory.
DIG vs. TL – 1:2
A combination of Team Liquid being in “desperation mode”, as well as Team Dignitas underestimating their opponents, led to a quite surprising outcome. The first match was a rather routine job for DIG. TL had no answer for DIG’s midgame pressure and macro-plays, resulting in a quick, 33 minute finish for DIG.
The second and third matches were quite the opposite story. TL snowballed very early into both games. Piglet pushed the pace in teamfights. DIG were unable to adjust and adapt accordingly. Still, it looked as if DIG was on a verge of a turnaround 35-36 minutes into both games. However, TL patiently and cautiously stalked their prey. Openings came very soon in both instances, which TL quickly capitalised on for the complete turnaround and first series victory in the NA LCS 2017 Summer Split.
CLG vs. TSM – 1:2
The first match was a rather balanced and close tug-of-war that saw TSM prevailing in the late game. The second game was a convincing show of dominance orchestrated by CLG. In masterful fashion, they outplayed and outpaced TSM in all aspects of the game, continuously forcing TSM to react.
Then, the third game saw TSM of old back into their seats. A complete 28-7 kills trashing was largely thanks to Svenskeren’s and Bjergsen’s stellar performances, with the former going on a 13 count killing spree and latter accruing 10 kills in the end. It was over in less than 30 minutes. Ladies and gentlemen, TSM is back!
P1 vs. FLY – 0:2
With a 4th loss in a row, P1 is now in serious trouble. Coming in from a third place victory in the Spring Split, P1 is now showing a disappointing lack of form and preparation for the NA LCS 2017 Summer Split. It’s very likely they are already out of playoff contention. Meanwhile, FlyQuest, with a streak of 3 losses of their own prior to this match, has now stabilised enough. They still have enough time to recover and possibly reach the playoffs.
Match wise, the series was a rather unremarkable showing from both teams. Game 1 was a bit closer. P1 even won the first teamfight. However, FLY slowly snowballed into the midgame, relying on macro-plays and map presence rather than picking fights. Match No. 2 was a one-sided demolition of P1. It started rather slowly, but quickly picked up the speed when FlyQuest started destroying towers and picking on the scattered, confused, and demoralised P1 players.
NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2 Team of the week: Team EnVyUs!