- June 12, 2017
Week 2 of NA LCS 2017 Summer Split is in full motion and it’s got its fair share of upsets. We have witnessed a shift in team standings and, at least for the moment, it looks like the perceived underdogs have taken charge. Here’s Esportsranks’ quick recap of the action so far in the NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2.
NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2 – Day 1 (June 9)
P1 vs. C9 – 0:2
P1 continues to show a disturbing lack of form this season. They looked completely unrecognizable in the first game, with 0 player and tower kills. They showed some semblance of parity in the second game, but it was far from enough to turn the series around. Truth be told, this was the first series where C9 looked like the top team they are. Still, P1 needs to significantly ramp up their game if they want to reach the playoff phase.
IMT vs. NV – 0:2
Team Envy performed superbly against IMT in this series. The 1-trick pony (NV LirA best jungler NA) team has now grown and showed maturity and synergy. Completely shutting down IMT in both games very early on, they are now at the top-half of the bracket with none other but IMT.
NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2 – Day 2 (June 10)
DIG vs. TSM – 2:1
Another upset, another loss for TSM. They are now on just 1 win and 2 losses already. The series went the distance, with all 3 matches being relatively close well into the midgame. However, just the fact that the DIG roster was able to hold its ground against the team such as TSM, and win in the process, shows how much more improved and well prepared they’ve come to this split. TSM still has ample time to recover and qualify for the playoffs. However, they need to start winning immediately, or they’ll fall too far behind the current top teams.
FOX vs. CLG – 1:2
With ridiculously aggressive and convincing wins in NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2, CLG was a clear favorite in this series. But they were dealt a reality-slap in the face when FOX entered the scene against them.
First game was a relatively easy win for CLG, with Dardoch and Darshan in the main roles again. Second match saw a monstrous spectacle directed by FOX Froggen and Keith. Third game was a nerve wracking rubber match where CLG were at the team gold deficit up until around the 24 minute mark. That’s when they turned the game around completely and sealed the series win.
IMT vs. FLY – 2:1
A surprising loss against Envy just less than 24 hours before was a wakeup call for Immortals. The first game was a dynamic, 47 minute long chess match with both teams going back and forth until around the half-hour point, when IMT took the win. The second game saw an unconvincing performance from IMT, which FLY capitalised on soon after they wiped out IMT in a teamfight around the 23 minute mark. FlyQuest proceeded to exert serious pressure in the third game as well. However, IMT finally turned things around after almost half an hour, and took home the series win.
NV vs TL – 2:1
After beating TSM earlier that day, it was a bit surprising seeing Envy struggle against the obviously weaker Team Liquid, especially in the second match. After a routine win in the first game, NV got completely demolished in the second, with only 4 kills to TL’s 18. However, it was obvious from the very beginning of the second match that we wouldn’t be seeing more upsets and surprises. NV took the lead very early on, and patiently pushed for the inevitable win.
Stay tuned for more as we bring you the news from the final day of the NA LCS 2017 Summer Split Week 2!