2018 NA LCS Spring Split
Los Angeles
With North America entering uncharted territory with the first season of the newly franchised league, who will be the first to strike blood? Will TSM make it four straight with yet another title to hang on the mantle? Will the fresh meat of 100 Thieves, Golden Guardians, Clutch Gaming, or OpTic Gaming make their mark early on their NA LCS tenure? Or will the stalwarts of CLG, Cloud9, and Team Liquid rise to prominence once more?

Event Dates:
January 20, 2018 through March 18, 2018

Teams In Competition
Event Scores
Final Placements
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Recaps Of This Event

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Struggles to stay relevant
February 19, 2018
Biofrost ended with a 1/4/9 KDA in CLG's Sunday loss to 100 Thieves.
ANALYSIS
Biofrost's Taric, much like his lane partner, did a decent job in this game but didn't come off as overly impactful. His performance in fights was solid, and he landed some good stuns and Cosmic Radiances, but struggled to match the power of aphromoo's Tempered Fates, especially when the latter provided such easy counterplay to his own ultimate. He ended with solid kill participation, but it's difficult to discern how much of this he truly earned, given the area-of-effect nature of his defensive skills.
Outright overshadowed
February 19, 2018
Stixxay went 4/3/6 against 100 Thieves on Sunday as CLG took a loss.
ANALYSIS
Stixxay's Ezreal wasn't bad this game but was hardly noticeable next to the larger marksman threats of his fellow Corki and the enemy Tristana. He did a decent job of staying slippery, but 100 Thieves had a lot of backline pressure in their comp, and he also had a hard time landing Mystic Shots on anyone other than tanks. As a result, he wasn't too much of a factor this game, though at least partially due to factors outside his control.
Barely outcarried
February 19, 2018
huhi went 5/3/7 in CLG's Sunday loss to 100 Thieves.
ANALYSIS
huhi's Corki in this game was probably the greatest contributor to his team's successes, starting out with a first blood in a multi-man roam towards the top lane. He managed to outfarm Ryu's Ryze as the game went on, and quickly scaled into a huge damage threat. However, with 100 Thieves' superior backline pressure and clever picks, huhi was in more danger than enemy AD carry Cody Sun on Tristana, and thus died more often and couldn't put out damage as consistently. As a result, CLG were narrowly beaten out in teamfights and lost the game.
Hit or miss, literally
February 19, 2018
Reignover ended 2/3/11 as CLG fell to 100 Thieves on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Reignover's engages on Sejuani in this game were often an indicator of his team's success. They found kills when he landed them and failed to when he didn't. On the whole, however, his ultimates weren't as consistent as aphromoo's Tempered Fates, and didn't have the same kind of followup from his teammates either. Ultimately, CLG were out teamfought, and lost after being aced at Baron.
Lead doesn't translate
February 19, 2018
Darshan ended CLG's Sunday loss to 100 Thieves with a 2/2/6 KDA.
ANALYSIS
As Gnar against the Sion of Ssumday, Darshan was able to find the CS lead that was to be expected of him early on. Unfortunately, he received little opportunity to split-push as the game went on, as the match was decided largely by teamfights. In most of these, he performed decently, but there were a couple of missteps that proved somewhat costly. Ultimately, he couldn't make his lead count for as much as Ssumday's superior engagements and tankiness.
Mistakes mar slick Bard performance
February 19, 2018
aphromoo went 4/6/8 in 100 Thieves' victory over CLG on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
aphromoo pulled out his pocket Bard for this game, and it was easy to see why. Throughout the game, aphromoo consistently demonstrated his mastery of the champion, particularly of the Tempered Fate ultimate. At various times, he used the ability to counter Taric's Cosmic Radiance, to assist in tower dives, to chase down fleeing enemies, and to assist in engagements. Unfortunately, aphromoo's positioning and map awareness were not as great as his skill usage, as he was caught out time and again to end with a game-high six deaths in an otherwise impressive showing.
Borders on perfection
February 19, 2018
Cody Sun ended 100 Thieves' Sunday win over CLG with a 6/1/9 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Cody Sun played a nearly immaculate game on Tristana Sunday, which was crucial to his team's victory in such a close contest. He did have a bit of a mishap during an early gank, using his ultimate to nearly save Stixxay's Ezreal and then unnecessarily blowing his Flash in an attempt to secure the kill, but this didn't prove costly. After that, his play was a thing of beauty, as he put out huge DPS in fights while staying relatively safe, and dodging out of abilities successfully when things occasionally got dangerous. His only death came in the last fight of the game, and it didn't cost his team anything at all. Meanwhile, he maintained 100 percent kill participation to end with a 6/1/9 KDA and the most farm in the game at 578.
Smart and supportive
February 19, 2018
Ryu had a 1/1/11 KDA at the end of 100 Thieves' Sunday win over CLG.
ANALYSIS
Ryu's Ryze kept up in farm initially with huhi's Corki, but started to fall behind later on. Regardless, Ryu played this game's fights very intelligently, pulling off impressive ultimates and putting out plenty of damage always from a safe position. As a result, he kept himself to only a single death, and while he only found one kill, his 11 assists made him a valuable second fiddle to Cody Sun's Tristana.
Solid all game long
February 19, 2018
Meteos went 3/2/7 over Counter Logic Gaming on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Meteos went with the meta-popular tank Jax this game and performed admirably on it. A gank in the bot lane granted his team its first two kills and first turret, and he continued to be strong into teamfights. He did a good job of tanking up as much as he could and pressuring the CLG backline, all while only taking two deaths. He even stole the Baron at the end of the game for good measure, though it's likely his team may still have found an ace and ended the game anyway.
Comes through when it counts
February 19, 2018
Ssumday's KDA read 1/4/8 at the end of 100 Thieves' Sunday win over CLG.
ANALYSIS
On Sion up against Darshan's Gnar, Ssumday predictably fell behind in CS during the laning phase, and only more so after he was ganked for first blood. However, he did still did his job valiantly in this game. In teamfights, he consistently landed his area-of-effect crowd control onto multiple targets, and though he took a handful of deaths, it was only so his carries didn't have to. In the final teamfight, his four-man Decimating Smash helped secure the win for 100 Thieves.