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Evil Geniuses knock out TSM in LCS Summer Split playoffs

Jul 21, 2019; Miami Beach, FL, USA; A general view of gaming controllers on display during the Call of Duty League Finals e-sports event at Miami Beach Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Evil Geniuses pulled out a 3-2 win over TSM on Friday in the lower-bracket quarterfinals of the League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split playoffs.

Evil Geniuses move on to oppose Team Liquid in the lower-bracket semifinals on Sunday. TSM are out of the event following the defeat.

The $200,000 double-elimination event culminates the season for the top North American League of Legends circuit. The top three finishers will earn berths in the $2.25 million League of Legends World Championships, scheduled for Sept. 29-Nov. 5 in San Francisco, Atlanta, New York and Mexico City.

The LCS winning side will pocket $100,000 and the runner-up will get $50,000. All LCS Summer Split matches are best-of-five, including the grand final on Sept. 11.

TSM opened the Friday match with a 46-minute win on red, but Evil Geniuses charged in front thanks to a 36-minute victory on blue and a 34-minute triumph on red.

TSM leveled the match with a 29-minute win on red before Evil Geniuses wrapped up the series with a 43-minute victory on blue.

Poland’s Kacper “Inspired” Sloma paced Evil Geniuses with a 22/7/35 kill-death-assist ratio. Taiwan’s Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang wound up at 17/14/24 for TSM.

The LCS Summer Split playoff schedule for the rest of the week:
–Saturday, upper-bracket final: Cloud9 vs. 100 Thieves
–Sunday, lower-bracket semifinals: Team Liquid vs. Evil Geniuses

League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split prize pool
1st: TBD — $100,000, Worlds
2nd: TBD — $50,000, Worlds
3rd: TBD — $30,000, Worlds
4th: TBD — $20,000
5th-6th: Counter Logic Gaming, TSM — no money
7th-8th: FlyQuest, Golden Guardians — no money
9th: Immortals — no money
10th: Dignitas — no money

–Field Level Media