Sun, 09 Aug 2020

JD Gaming win fourth straight LPL Summer Split

Field Level Media
05 Jul 2020, 01:19 GMT+10

JD Gaming surged into third place with their fourth straight win Saturday in China's League of Legends Pro League Summer Split in Shanghai.

JD Gaming (5-2, plus-5 differential) swept Invictus Gaming (5-3, 2) with MVP performances by jungler Jin-hyeok "Kanavi" Seo and bot laner Dong-wook "LokeN" Lee.

In the day's other match, EDward Gaming (3-4, 0) swept winless Rogue Warriors (0-7, -12) behind the MVP efforts of jungler Li-Jie "Jiejie" Zhao and bot laner Jie "Hope" Wang.

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 concludes Sunday with eStar Gaming (2-5, -2) facing second-place Victory Five (5-2, 6) and Royal Never Give Up (4-3, 1) taking on FunPlus Phoenix (4-2, 4).

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

1. Top Esports, 7-0, 12

2. Victory Five, 5-2, 6

3. JD Gaming, 5-2, 5

4. Team WE, 5-3, 5

5. Suning, 5-3, 3

6. Invictus Gaming, 5-3, 2

7. FunPlus Phoenix, 4-2, 4

8. LGD Gaming, 4-2, 1

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

10. Vici Gaming, 3-3, -2

11. EDward Gaming, 3-4, 0

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

13. Bilibili Gaming, 2-4, -4

14. eStar Gaming, 2-5, -2

15. LNG Esports, 2-6, -8

16. Dominus Esports, 1-7, -10

17. Rogue Warriors, 0-7, -12

--Field Level Media

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