The finale of the NA LCS 2018 Summer Split is here and there are just two matches left as the playoffs head to Oakland to cap off the season.
The weekend will start out with a third place match between TSM and 100 Thieves that will mostly be useful for allocating championship points. In this match, 100 Thieves are either going to guarantee themselves a prime spot in the regional qualifier, or simply negate its results entirely — should Team Liquid win the finals, then 100 Thieves are in already.
Speaking of Team Liquid, they’ll be competing in Sunday’s finals against Cloud9. This is the first time in a little over a year that Cloud9 has made it to the finals, while Liquid will enter the series as defending champions. Throughout the last few weeks of the Summer Split and the playoffs, Team Liquid have looked like far and away the league’s most dominant team. However, during the regular season, Cloud9 won both of these teams’ two matches together. While Team Liquid are the likely favorites heading into the series, there’s really no telling which way this might go, especially when the winner earns a place as North America’s number one seed at the 2018 World Championships.
Both series will be best of fives and will be broadcast live from Oakland’s Oracle Arena. The matches will watchable on Riot’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Saturday, Aug. 8
- TSM vs 100 Thieves, 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 9
- Cloud9 vs Team Liquid, 5 p.m. ET