The North American League of Legends competition LCS continues with an interesting dynamic between the teams. Ahead of week three, three teams are tied for third place, while every single team has at least one win and one loss each. Let's take a look at what happened in the second week and how CLG, EG and TL managed to stay on top.
100 Thieves follows the top three at 3-2, but Cloud9, FlyQuest, TSM and Golden Guardians are right behind at 2-3. The bottom teams are also 1-4, which means they can get back into the race for the playoffs as eight teams will be competing. Everyone has a chance and they will show us in week three if they can use it properly.
LCS Week 2 recap
After a disappointing first week, Cloud9 started with a morale boost against Dignitas. Thanks to Blaber's Wukong, Cloud9 achieved the challenging win in 33 minutes. 100 Thieves then outclassed Golden Guardians in 39 minutes, with Closer's 7-1-6 Lee Sin being the star of the game.
TSM is back: they easily defeated Team Liquid in 29 minutes. Huni played particularly well with his signature Gnar. Evil Geniuses battled Immortals to continue their good form and defeated them in 40 minutes with 20-6. Inspired was 6-0-8 on the best jungler in the current meta, Wukong.
To finish the day, FlyQuest defeated CLG in 40 minutes. It was a tough one, but FLY finally inflicted CLG's first defeat of the season. Starting the next day, TSM disappointed its fans. The team somehow got defeated by GG after beating TL so confidently. Olleh played Dr. Mundo on the bot lane with Stixxay's Senna, and TSM was definitely not prepared for that.
Team Liquid turned the week around against FlyQuest with a solid performance. Despite FLY being so close to a win, TL was confident and secured the win by playing for the objectives around the map. Following this, Cloud9 declared that they are in the race for the championship. C9 secured the 2-0 week with a 14-3 win over 100 Thieves, thanks to Jensen's monster Yone performance.
After a hopeful start, EG conceded the first blow of the season from CLG. Luger's 6-2-9 Kai'Sa proved stronger than jojopyun's 5-2-7 Corki, reminding us of the days when Luger played in the Turkish Championship League. Dignitas defeated Immortals 11-0 to end the week with their first win.
LCS seems interesting because of the level of competition right now, those three Worlds spots have many contenders. There are some good matches coming up in the third week to follow up the second week, and you can visit Luckbox to watch those games. Sign up now and grab your 100% bonus before placing your bets.
LCS Week 3 schedule and betting odds
Check out the LCS schedule in European time below:
Saturday, July 2
TSM (2.90) vs Evil Geniuses (1.35) - 23:30 CEST
Sunday, July 3
FlyQuest (1.78) vs Dignitas (1.95) - 00:30 CEST
100 Thieves (2.05) vs Team Liquid (1.68) - 01:30 CEST
Golden Guardians (1.62) vs Immortals (2.15) - 02:30 CEST
CLG (2.50) vs Cloud9 (1.45) - 03:30 CEST
Dignitas (2.20) vs TSM (1.60) - 22:30 CEST
Evil Geniuses (1.25) vs Golden Guardians (3.60) - 23:30 CEST
Cloud9 have a great chance to continue their good form after week two. First they will face another 4-1 team to boost their morale and then their rival will be FlyQuest, a weaker team. CLG also has to face Team Liquid, so they will have to work harder than usual this week. If they somehow manage to go 2-0, it's no longer a joke: CLG will officially be a championship contender.
On the other hand, Team Liquid and 100 Thieves will face each other on Sunday. It will be an important game and both teams are in form. The only team happy with this week's schedule is probably Evil Geniuses: they will face an unstable TSM and Golden Guardians. They should secure an easy 2-0 considering how strong they have looked in the last two weeks.