LCS Summer Finals 2019 Preview
The LCS Summer Finals 2019 are heading to Detroit, with the classic matchup of Cloud9 and Team Liquid awaiting fans.
After a very positive season for both teams, Team Liquid are looking for their fourth consecutive LCS victory, after winning Spring 2019, Summer 2018, and Spring 2018 while Cloud9 are out for revenge, with their last final being a 3-0 loss against Liquid at those Summer 2018 finals.
Nitrogen Sports Blog discusses the LCS Finals series match happening on August 26.
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
When: Monday, August 26, 2019
Betting lines for LCS Summer Finals 2019: Cloud9 (+203) vs. Team Liquid (-272)
Cloud9 started off the Summer split with moderate success, finding five victories out of their first eight games. They really started to pick up when they won their game over Team Liquid, with Sneaky and Svenskeren looking particularly revitalised.
Interestingly, Cloud9 have won both their games against Liquid this split, and have looked much more confident against them than in previous years, where they were always their kryptonite. They will look to keep it going at the LCS Summer Finals 2019.
They put in a solid performance at the semi-finals and convincingly won over CLG. The key players will once again be Nisqy, who has the second-highest KDA on his team with 5.76, and Sneaky, who has had the most diverse champion pool out of any AD carry this season, with 8 different champions played in the position, an impressive feat considering his 70% win rate.
The first few weeks of the Summer split were shaky for Team Liquid, who had dominated the Spring half of the season. After that, they went on an incredible streak, winning 10/12 games. Their only two losses? To Cloud9, their Summer finals opponent.
Historically, Liquid have always done well against Cloud9, but have lost every game against them this split. Liquid’s roster is solid, with them being one of the only teams to not sub-in an academy player for any game this split.
Their veteran Doublelift has looked as incredible as ever, with a KDA of 5.76, and one of the highest CS per minute at 9.1. But the real star has been former Cloud9 player Jensen, who has put up the best numbers of his career this split.
With an insane mid-lane KDA of 5.1 and one of the highest kill participation ratios, he will be key in Liquid’s game plan to defeat C9 next weekend.
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