NA LCS Summer Split Week 9 Day 2 Predictions

Well I decided to take two gambles last week and only one turned out to be right. IMT vs TSM was a great matchup and TSM managed to end it in two matches. I was worried about Phoenix1 after their disappointing game one loss, but they managed to grab the last two after that. Overall a very good day. Here’s the standings going in.

1. Team SoloMid (16-1)

2. Immortals (15-2)

3. Cloud9 (10-6)

4. Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming (9-7)

6. Team EnVy (7-10)

7. Apex (6-10)

8. Phoenix1 (5-12)

9. NRG Esports (4-12)

10. Echo Fox (1-15)

TSM has clinched the number one spot and Phoenix1 has put EnVy’s back against the wall. Now they’re only one win ahead of Apex who are still in the hunt to make the postseason. Looking at things I’m pretty sure P1 is eliminated, but even if they aren’t they have IMT today and that’s a highly unlikely win. Yes, they took out TSM. No, I don’t believe that was a fluke, but pulling off two major upsets this split is not something I’d bet in favor of. If they can do it, however, more power to them. Predicted winners are represented in bold. (Overall: 55-18)

  • CLG vs NRG
  • Apex vs Liquid
  • C9 vs Echo
  • Phoenix1 vs IMT

Things kick off tonight at 5 p.m. CDT and can be watched here.

Feel free at all times to share your thoughts in the comments below. If you think I’m a bumbling idiot then say so, but at least provide why. More importantly if you have any readability issues or know of a better way to structure things feel free to drop a comment as well.