LCS Weekend Recap – Lots of Winners

It was a wild weekend in the motor city as the LCS came to town. Little Caesar’s Arena was packed with League of Legends players, fans, and cosplayers all weekend long. Fans were treated to a spectacle, both in production and in competition. In addition to awesome graphics and effects, both series over the weekend went the distance.

Detroit, Michigan – August 24: — during the 2019 League of Legends LCS Summer Finals at Little Caesars Arena on August 24, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

Yes, ‘Silver Scrapes’ was in full effect this weekend. First, on Saturday, Counter Logic Gaming engineered a reverse sweep over Clutch Gaming. After falling behind in the series 0-2, CLG put on a clinic and managed to take the final 3 games and secure 3rd place in the LCS Summer Split.

Then on Sunday, with most people picking Team Liquid to sweep or win 3-1, we were given an incredible show. Liquid looked dominant in the first game, but it was Cloud9 who took full control over the 2nd and 3rd match. Game 4 looked like it would be the end for Liquid, until two major team fights brought them back and helped them even up the series. Game 5 was all Liquid from start to finish, as they made it look easy and powered to a series win. The victory marks their 4th consecutive split victory, having won every split since franchising began last year.

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“You know this is the team that deserves to hold that trophy high.” #TLWIN #LetsGoLiquid pic.twitter.com/52aCx7PM9Y

Looking Forward

Despite the loss however, Cloud9 is still qualified for the World Championships. While the loss stings, the team is already shifting their focus onto training for Worlds.. CLG and Clutch are also shifting their focus, as both teams still have a chance to qualify for Worlds at the regional gauntlet tournament. That tournament gets underway Friday, September 6th.

The Home Town

Of all the winners over the weekend, Detroit has to be one of the biggest. The crowds turned out in force on Saturday and especially on Sunday. A loud pro-C9 audience dominated the audio throughout Sunday’s match. However, when it was over, the crowd got loud to celebrate Team Liquid’s victory.

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The line to get in today… Detroit turning out in force! #LCS pic.twitter.com/gCe3iPUEXs

Throughout the weekend, the Detroit Sports Commission was on hand, gauging fan interest and what value esports could bring to Detroit. They no doubt left impressed with the number of young people engaging with esports. Kudos to you Detroit, you’ve ensured you’ll be known as an esports town going forward.


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LCS 2019 Finals Press Conference with Team Liquid (Sunday, August 25, 2019)

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LCS 2019 Finals Press Conference with Counter Logic Gaming (Saturday, August 24, 2019)

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LCS 2019 Finals Press Conference with Cloud9 (Sunday, August 25, 2019)

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Kali Scales Kali got into gaming from a young age when her mom bought her a GameBoy with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. She’s been a lifelong gamer, particularly fond of the Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Star Wars franchises. Her interests extend outside gaming; she loves comics and is particularly passionate about movies. As a member of the LGBTQ+ family, she feels strongly about working with charitable causes and has hosted numerous charity streams. She serves as the Head of Content for the CheckpointXP brand, but also as a producer for the CheckpointXP Radio Show. She occasionally appears as a guest on CheckpointAFK.

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