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Geniuses stay atop standings, Liquid up to second in Summer Split

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Jan 25, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Fans watch as amateurs compete in the lower level of The Armory during the Call of Duty League Launch Weekend. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Evil Geniuses won their third straight match and Team Liquid moved into second place all by themselves in the first day of Week 4 action of the LCS 2022 Summer Split event on Saturday.

The first-place Geniuses (7-1) defeated Dignitas (2-6), while Liquid (6-2) knocked off the Golden Guardians (3-5).

Failing to keep up were 100 Thieves (5-3), who fell from a tie for second into a three-way knot for third by losing to FlyQuest (5-3).

In the day’s other matches, Cloud9 (4-4) defeated TSM (2-6), and Counter Logic Gaming (5-3) dispatched the last-place Immortals (1-7).

Ten teams are competing in the League Championship Series. The group stage has a double round-robin format, with matches played as a best-of-one. The top eight teams will qualify for the championship event.

Playing on red, the Geniuses needed 37 minutes to defeat Dignitas. Leading their win was Jeong “Impact” Eon-young of South Korea, who posted a kills/deaths/assists ratio of 6-5-4. Noh “Gamsu” Yeong-jin, also of South Korea, finished with a KDA of 4/2/2 for Dignitas.

Team Liquid played on blue in its 31-minute win over the Guardians. Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg of Denmark posted a KDA of 7/2/11 for Liquid, while Nicholas Antonio “Ablazeolive” Abbott of Canada finished at 5/6/5.

FlyQuest took part on red in beating the Thieves in 27 minutes. Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen of Canada registered a ratio of 6/0/6 for FlyQuest, and the Thieves as a team had only one kill.

Cloud9 also played on red in defeating TSM in 31 minutes. Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami of Australia led the win with an 8/0/8, while Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang of Taiwan finished at 3/7/3 for TSM.

In 33 minutes, CLG turned back the Immortals. Fatih “Luger” Guven of Turkey finished with a ratio of 6/4/5 for the winners, who were playing on red. Lawrence “Lost” Sze Yuy Hui of New Zealand posted a 4/4/5 for the Immortals.

Week 4 action concludes Sunday with five matches:
FlyQuest vs. TSM
Counter Logic Gaming vs. 100 Thieves
Evil Geniuses vs. Team Liquid
Cloud9 vs. Immortals
Dignitas vs. Evil Geniuses
Golden Guardians vs. Dignitas

LCS 2022 Summer Standings:
1. Evil Geniuses, 7-1
2. Team Liquid, 6-2
T3. 100 Thieves, 5-3
T3. Counter Logic Gaming, 5-3
T3. FlyQuest, 5-3
6. Cloud9, 4-4
7. Golden Guardians, 3-5
T8. Dignitas, 2-6
T8. TSM, 2-6
10. Immortals, 1-7

–Field Level Media