Week two NALCS, let’s see what’s good.
Matchup one was TSM and Clutch. Clutch looked good, early but could not put it away thanks to TSM having better objective control. However eventually Clutch got some team fight wins and a couple barons and rolled to the win.
Optic gaming and Echo Fox fought next. It was a close one for 37 minutes. Then a team fight went in the way of Optic to steal the match away from Echo Fox.
100 Thieves took on Flyquest to see who would earn their first win of the summer split. 100 Thieves looked strong in this one winning easily, racking up 20 kills as a team.
CLG and Liquid dueled next. This was a close matchup as well, very back and forth. At least at first. Doublelift and company took over at 22 minutes with an ace into baron and it was all over after that as Liquid raises over CLG.
Cloud 9 and Golden Guardians closed out day one. Golden Guardians ran a funnel composition into c9’s standard composition. The match was even for a while, but Golden Guardians stood tall doubling c9 in kills and winning the match that went the longest of the summer spilt 2018.
Day 2 started with rivals Liquid and TSM. Ollah and his Morgana started off hot gaining a 3-0 led to Liquid. Then Grig came back with a pair of kills for TSM. However Grig was beaten on taking an infernal drake. Afterward an ace at just under 30 minutes took Liquid over the top as they complete a 2-0 weekend.
C9 and 100 Thieves were up next. Licorice played Fiora and looked to own the top lane. However 100 owned everywhere else on the rift. Cody Sun used a strong Kai’sa to lead the way in this victory with an 8/0/2 stat line.
Golden Guardians and Echo Fox hosted the next party. This was a fairly even match though out the early phases. Yet a late game surge gave this one over to Echo Fox thanks to multi kills by Dardoch and Altec that led to nexus and gg.
Clutch and CLG might have actually had the closest match of the season. While it wasn’t much to watch as it didn’t really have highlight plays, GLG takes the win.
Final match of the week was Optic and Flyquest. This was the wild match of the week. Optic was staring down the Flyquest base and victory. Yet a successful defense turned into a baron plus an elder drake to help power up Flyquest. They then stormed into Optic’s base and took all structures to claim their first victory of summer 2018.
Wow it’s very neck and neck to start the season. Should be awesome to watch what goes down in the coming weeks.