Sat, 08 Aug 2020

OMG, JD Gaming keep rolling at LPL Summer Split

Field Level Media
03 Jul 2020, 02:40 GMT+10

Oh My God and JD Gaming both posted their third consecutive wins on Thursday in China's League of Legends Pro League Summer Slit in Shanghai.

OMG (3-4) earned a 2-1 victory against struggling Rogue Warriors (0-6) and JD Gaming (4-2) rallied to defeat Team WE (5-3) by the same score.

Zhi-Hao "H4cker" Yang was the MVP of the opening map for OMG, but Rogue Warriors forced the decider with an MVP effort by Jae-cheol "Holder" Bae. OMG closed it out behind MVP Chen "Curse" Chen.

After MVP Yun-Feng "Missing" Lou spotted Team WE an early lead, JD Gaming responded with back-to-back MVP performances by Jin-hyeok "Kanavi" Seo.

The 17-team, 10-week LPL season runs through Aug. 9. Following a single round robin of best-of-three matches, the top eight sides will advance to the Summer Split playoffs.

All matches in the single-elimination postseason bracket will be best of five, with dates yet to be announced. The top two teams will get double byes into the semifinals, and the third- and fourth-place teams will get byes in the quarterfinals. The fifth- through eighth-place teams will compete in the opening round. The tiebreaker order for playoff positioning is game differential followed by head-to-head result.

The playoff winner will earn a spot in the League of Legends World Championship, scheduled to be played in China at a date to be announced. The champion will claim more than $280,000 of the nearly $600,000 prize pool.

Week 5 continues Friday with undefeated Top Esports (6-0) facing LNG Esports (2-5) and Vici Gaming (2-3) taking on eStar Gaming (2-4).

LPL Summer Split standings through Thursday (record, map differential):

1. Top Esports, 6-0, 10

2. Victory Five, 5-2, 6

3. Invictus Gaming, 5-2, 4

4. Team WE, 5-3, 5

5. Suning, 5-3, 3

6. FunPlus Phoenix, 4-2, 4

7. JD Gaming, 4-2, 3

8. LGD Gaming, 4-2, 1

9. Royal Never Give Up, 4-3, 1

10. Oh My God, 3-4, -1

11. Vici Gaming, 2-3, -3

12. eStar Gaming, 2-4, -1

13. EDward Gaming, 2-4, -2

14. Bilibili Gaming, 2-4, -4

15. LNG Esports, 2-5, -6

16. Dominus Esports, 1-7, -10

17. Rogue Warriors, 0-6, -10

--Field Level Media

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