2018 NA LCS Summer Split
Los Angeles
Team Liquid shrugged off the "Forever Fourth" memes and claimed the NA LCS title for the first time in franchise history. The Summer Split is where things should really heat up, though, as teams are fighting for a trip to the World Championships this fall. Will Liquid repeat as champions? Or will the likes of 100 Thieves, Echo Fox, or Team SoloMid unseat Liquid to earn that ticket to worlds?

Event Dates:
June 16, 2018 through August 19, 2018

Teams In Competition
Event Scores
Final Placements
  • There are no final placements posted yet for this event.
Recaps Of This Event

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Completely lackluster
June 18, 2018
Arrow ended with a 1/2/1 KDA in OpTic's Sunday loss to Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
Arrow's Xayah failed to accomplish much of anything in this game, falling behind in CS before ending with the lowest kill participation in the game. He also wasn't able to stop Cloud9's map pressure at all despite the waveclear of both himself and PowerOfEvil's Ziggs.
Waveclear isn't enough
June 18, 2018
1/1/3 was PowerOfEvil's KDA at the end of OpTic's loss to Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
On Ziggs, PoE managed to keep the CS close against Goldenglue's Orianna despite early focus with multiple Nocturne ultimates. He also kept the deaths to one, in which his team managed to trade a kill back. However, despite being on Ziggs, even PoE's considerable waveclear was insufficient to stop Cloud9's relentless map pressure. He dealt out good damage in the final fights, but not enough to make a difference.
One real mistake ends game
June 18, 2018
Akaadian went 3/1/1 as OpTic Gaming fell to Cloud9 on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Akaadian's Xin Zhao did a fantastic job in the early game, securing first blood as part of a double kill in a top lane skirmish, and going on to secure a third kill and an assist. Unfortunately, his champion couldn't do all that much to prevent Cloud9 from taking over the map through pressure, and his one death gave Cloud9 the Baron they used to finally break the OpTic base.
Consistent damage from the carry
June 18, 2018
Keith ended 2/1/3 as Cloud9 took down OpTic.
ANALYSIS
Bringing out the Lucian, Keith found success from the early stages of the game, breaking out to a quick CS lead over Arrow's Xayah. As the game drew on, Keith's rotations were a crucial part of his team's macro advantage, since he was by far the best at pushing towers. Towards the end, Keith's main purpose was to dole out safe plenty of damage while staying relatively safe thanks to his strong frontline. His only death was just as the game was ending, and he probably could've avoided it if he cared to try.
Ultimate proves crucial
June 18, 2018
Svenskeren ended Cloud9's win over OpTic Gaming with a 1/1/5 KDA on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Svenskeren's Nocturne was active as soon as he hit level 6, despite not securing a kill with his first Paranoia. Instead, he managed to burn both of the enemy mid laner's Summoner Spells, returning with the next ultimate to find the kill. Toward the end of the game, Svenskeren's ultimates were particularly impactful, specifically the one that initiated the pick onto Akaadian, securing the Baron for Cloud9.
Outpressures OpTic
June 18, 2018
Licorice went 0/2/6 in Cloud9's win over OpTic on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
In a game with a close kill score and matched objectives early on, it was Cloud9's vastly superior map pressure and macro that won them the game. Licorice on Shen with his global ultimate, was arguably the largest contributor to that, at least in comparison to his opponent. He was able to nearly hit the Flame horizon of a 100 CS advantage by the end of this game, and also hit some crucial taunts to secure picks for Cloud9.
Comes out on top
June 18, 2018
4/2/5 was Fenix's KDA at the end of Echo Fox's Sunday victory over CG.
ANALYSIS
Despite being in a losing matchup as Ryze into Syndra, Fenix managed to control the wave in the mid lane and come out significantly ahead in CS. Neither of the two had plenty of early impact around the map, but once fights did start up, Fenix was a huge part of his team's damage, positioning himself in the frontline to help carry teamfights for Echo Fox.
Continues to flex into off roles
June 18, 2018
Huni's scoreline read 4/4/7 by the end of Echo Fox's win over Clutch Gaming on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
For the second game in a row, Huni refused to take to the top lane, this time flexing into the jungle as Taliyah. Huni displayed not only a mechanical understanding of the champion this game but also solid jungle instincts, resulting in a strong early game. As the game drew on, Huni took some deaths in the close teamfights, but ultimately his early game helped his team with their iron-clad objective control, which granted them a huge lead.
Shows off his Rengar top
June 18, 2018
3/4/6 was Dardoch's KDA as Echo Fox triumphed over Clutch Gaming on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
In the second Echo Fox role swap in as many games, Dardoch ended up top lane, and elected to go with one of his pocket picks in Rengar. He quickly and consistently demonstrated his prowess on the champion despite eventually giving up first blood, starting by securing a highly favorable trade at level 1. His mechanics were never in question even as he fell behind, as he used bushes effectively and came incredibly close to winning a 1-vs-3 fight.
Does his best to save his team
June 18, 2018
Hakuho went 1/3/9 as CG lost to Echo Fox on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Hakuho's Rakan was part of the reason Clutch maintained a slight kill lead early on, but he mostly came alive in teamfights. In the fights Clutch were able to win, it was often due at least in part to Hakuho landing knockups onto multiple members at once, even before using his ultimate. In the game's last fight, he was able to land a four-man charm in order to keep Echo Fox occupied, repelling them from the CG base.