EDward Gaming posted a 2-1 victory over Suning on Wednesday to move into share of fourth place in China’s League of Legends Pro League Summer Split.
Ye-chan “Scout” Lee and Jie “Hope” Wang each recorded an MVP performance for EDward Gaming (2-1), who won their second straight contest to pull even with Victory Five (2-1) in the standings.
Shuo-Chien “SwordArt” Hu notched an MVP performance for Suning (2-3), who have dropped three in a row to fall into 11th place.
Also on Wednesday, Invictus Gaming (2-1) swept Rogue Warriors to move into a tie with Royal Never Give Up (2-1) for sixth place in the standings.
Zhen-Ning “Ning” Gao provided an MVP performance in both maps for Invictus Gaming.
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 3 continues Thursday with eStar Gaming facing LNG Esports and FunPlus Phoenix taking on Team WE.
LPL Summer Split standings through Wednesday (record, map differential):
1. Top Esports, 3-0, +5
2. LGD Gaming, 3-0, +4
3. Team WE, 3-1, +4
T4. EDward Gaming, 2-1, +2
T4. Victory Five, 2-1, +2
T6. Invictus Gaming, 2-1, +2
T6. Royal Never Give Up, 2-1, +2
8. LNG Esports, 2-1, +1
9. FunPlus Phoenix, 1-1, +1
10. JD Gaming, 1-1, 0
11. Suning, 2-3, -2
12. eStar Gaming, 1-2, 0
13. Vici Gaming, 1-2, -2
14. Bilibili Gaming, 1-2, -3
15. Rogue Warriors, 0-2, -4
16. Dominus Esports, 0-3, -6
17. Oh My God, 0-4, -6
—Field Level Media