G2 are already waiting in the finals for either FC Schalke 04 or Fnatic, and those two teams will square off in Athens on Saturday for the right to face the defending European champion on Sunday.
The two best League of Legends teams in Korea throughout the year have been Griffin and SK Telecom T1. They now meet for the championship.
Team Liquid will have a chance to make history on Sunday afternoon. No team has won four straight LCS titles, and Liquid is looking to become the first team in North America to accomplish the feat.
C9 have finished in second place in both splits this year, and they will be assured of a spot at the World Championships if they win on Saturday and Team Liquid wins on Sunday.
The playoffs are here, and six teams are vying to win the LCS Summer Split and clinch an automatic spot at the World Championships.
Four teams are fighting for two playoff spots heading into this weekend. Golden Guardians and Optic Gaming are the favorites for those spots at 8-8, but 100 Thieves and Clutch Gaming are there to capitalize if one of those teams stumble this week.
Team Liquid have already clinched a spot in the Summer Split playoffs, and the winners of the last three LCS titles are looking to make it four in a row in a few weeks.
We’ve seen the three best teams in North America separate themselves from the rest of the pack once more. Just like we saw in the Spring Split, Team Liquid, Cloud9, and Team SoloMid are ahead of the field.
The story of the LCS Summer Split is Counter Logic Gaming. This team won just 7 games in the Spring Split and missed the playoffs, but they are well on their way this time around after beating TSM for the first time since 2016.
China has won the previous two Rift Rivals titles, and teams from China have won two of the last three major international championships.
Astralis have won just one tournament in 2019, and that makes them vulnerable coming into ESL One Cologne.
There is a six-way tie atop the LCS standings coming into the fourth week of the Summer Split. That will change after this week's matches.
To say it’s been a surprising start to the NA LCS Summer Split is an understatement. Let's see if it continues in Week 3.
G2 became the first European team to win a major international event since League of Legends was first developing its Esports scene back in 2011, and that has them riding high coming into the Summer Split.