The LCS 2022 Summer regular season is ending on a high note: the second super week of the season is here with three games for each team. After this immense competition, eight teams will be participating in the playoffs. Considering five of them have already secured playoffs, it will be a battle to get a better entry.
Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves look smooth with their 12-3 score, and will probably get the top two places. However, although CLG, Team Liquid and Cloud9 secured playoffs, their job is far from done. They will have to keep FlyQuest down and fight to finish higher between themselves.
LCS Week 7 recap
100 Thieves’ improving form continued against Golden Guardians in the first match of the week. Closer’s 11-2-8 Wukong led the team to victory in 32 minutes. Evil Geniuses easily crushed TSM in the game that they were the clear favourites with Maple’s resistance not being enough as EG won it 18-4.
Team Liquid put Bwipo on Olaf duty once again and he delivered: 8-1-2 secured the victory for TL against FlyQuest. Just like TL, CLG found a crucial win against a close opponent, Cloud9, which gave them the advantage in the playoffs race, thanks to old C9 player Contractz’s performance. Finally, Dignitas defeated Immortals which didn’t help their position in the table but got them somewhat closer to the playoffs.
CLG’s win streak added up to five after a strong victory against FlyQuest. toucouille’s 12-3-9 Zoe wasn’t enough as Luger’s Twitch led CLG to the late backdoor win. Cloud9 was handed the 0-2 week by the leader 100 Thieves which didn’t help their chances of entering playoffs in a favourable position.
Team Liquid walked up to their biggest challenge of the season and walked away with a victory: Bwipo was 6-2-10 on Sett, Santorin was 7-1-11 on Trundle and Bjergsen was 5-1-4 on Azir while they defeated Evil Geniuses 20-6 in 25 minutes. This marked TL’s comeback as a championship contender. At the bottom of the table, Immortals defeated GG to stay in the playoffs race, and TSM crushed Dignitas, kicking their opponent while they were on the ground.
The super week will be unique: all ten teams have a chance to enter the playoffs in a better place and they will work incredibly hard to do just that. Make sure to watch the live streams on Luckbox to keep track of the race. Sign up now to claim your 100% bonus before moving on to placing your bets.
LCS Week 8 schedule
Let’s take a look at the schedule:
Friday, August 12
Team Liquid (1.17) vs Dignitas (4.50) - 23:30 CEST
Saturday, August 13
Evil Geniuses (1.20) vs Golden Guardians (4.20) - 00:30 CEST
FlyQuest (3.10) vs 100 Thieves (1.32) - 01:30 CEST
TSM (2.90) vs CLG (1.35) - 02:30 CEST
Immortals (4.20) vs Cloud9 (1.20) - 03:30 CEST
Considering they have already made the playoffs and have a significant advantage over the rest of the teams, let’s start with 100 and EG. Facing GG, DIG and C9, EG is looking at a comfortable week while 100 Thieves goes through FLY, CLG and TL. Although 100 has been performing better than EG recently, the difference in rivals might put EG in the first place.
CLG will face TSM, 100 and IMT while TL faces DIG, GG and 100. Both fixtures seem alike, and unless TSM, IMT, DIG and GG pull something unbelievable against their rivals which is unlikely, they should take the third and fourth place. For fifth place, Cloud9 has a clear advantage over FlyQuest. Their schedule is the same, but FLY lost four in a row, while Cloud9’s improving form was hurt last week and that was all.
For the seventh and eighth place, there will be a fierce war. Out of the four teams, only Dignitas and Golden Guardians have the possibility of finding a victory, because they will face each other on Sunday night. Considering the current situation, TSM and Golden Guardians will probably make it to the playoffs through the lower bracket, unless something incredible happens.