LCS Week 5 Day 1 Summer Split 2022 Recap

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LCS Week 5 Day 1 Summer Split 2022 Recap

LCS Summer Split second round robin kicked off today, and here is a recap of the day one if you’ve missed the games.

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Previous Weekly Recaps

LCS Week One Recaps – Day One, Two, Three

LCS Week Two Recaps – Day One, Two

LCS Week Three Recaps – Day One, Two

LCS Week Four Recaps – Day One, Two

Evil Geniuses vs Counter Logic Gaming


We saw our first aggressive trading at the top lane as Dhokla got his opponent's flash. However, Impact managed to answer with a solo kill at minute 6, getting the first blood. CLG jungle/support traded for this kill, which meant EG got an uncontested first drake. EG also got the first Herald after lane-swapping their bot duo to mid: And with nearly 20 cs leads at both top and mid, EG had nearly 1k gold lead at 10. With another dive and the first tower at the top lane, EG pushed their lead to 2k when plates fell at 14. Mid-game was dominated by EG as they found picks, shut down CLG picks and got soul point while pushing their lead to 7k before the 20th minute. CLG then tried to find a kill on Jojo at the top lane, but EG punished them with two TPs, getting four kills back. And they got an early Baron from it.

With their Baron and 12.5k gold lead, EG had an easy time to got their fourth drake and secured Ocean Soul. CLG contested the objective but they were not organized and lost three players for it. EG ended the game after a long siege as they chased around their opponent for more kills.

  • Teams: EG – CLG
  • Time: 25:16
  • Kills: 22 – 3
  • Turrets: 9 – 0
  • Gold: 50.9k – 35k
  • Dragons: 4 – 0
  • Barons: 1 – 0

Team Liquid vs Immortals


IMT started the game out with a bot side invade, even though it did not lead to an early fight it gave Kenvi a good early game advantage. And also with a pushing bot lane, IMT got the first drake on spawn. IMT also got the first Herald as TL chose not to contest and pressure bot side instead. Despite some ganks there were no serious trades or kills at minute 12, but we saw IMT get their second drake. The first blood came from a four-man top dive from IMT and they got the first turret just after, pushing to a 1.5k lead out of nowhere. TL finally fought for the third drake and they got rewarded with two kills plus the objective. And after getting the mid turret, got ahead 500 gold. The game slowed down a lot around 20 minutes because of a long technical pause caused by a mouse issue.

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TL continued to extend their lead to 1.5k when we came back and they also took their first drake of the game. The next drake fight started out great for IMT, but TL managed to turn it around after PoE went too aggressive and they got four kills back, delaying IMT's soul once more. We then saw multiple fights around Baron, all going to TL’s way thanks to Bwipo’s Gankplank. TL eventually got the Baron after a quadra kill from Bwipo and stretched their lead to 7k. IMT tried to answer by teleporting bot to kill Bwipo, but this left their base wide open for TL to end the game.

  • Teams: TL – IMT
  • Time: 34:41
  • Kills: 17 – 8
  • Turrets: 7 – 2
  • Gold: 66.4k – 57.1k
  • Dragons: 2 – 3
  • Barons: 1 – 0

TSM vs 100 Thieves


100T started the game with a top side five-man stack and they managed to get S0ul’s flash early on in the game. There was no punishment though as there were no ganks to be seen but 100T got an early first drake. First blood came in the fight for the first Herald as 100T picked up two kills. TSM killed the Herald but couldn’t pick up the eye itself and they were put behind 1.5k for it. But after a pick on Closer, TSM picked up a drake of their own. Around 16 minutes, 100T pushed their lead to over 4k after the first turret at top and a solo dive from FBI at bot. With the pressure they got their second drake and TSM answered with the second Herald. TSM delayed the soul point for 100T by getting the fourth drake, but after losing two kills in the ensuing chase 100T secured themselves a Baron and a 6k gold lead.

100T started to siege bot and mid while TSM elected to split push top. But after a while, they just chose to defend their base and engage a 5v5. With their gold lead, it was an easy fight for 100T to win and they just ended the game.

  • Teams: TSM – 100T
  • Time: 26:59
  • Kills: 2 – 11
  • Turrets: 3 – 8
  • Gold: 41.8k – 51.5k
  • Dragons: 2 – 2
  • Barons: 0 – 1

Dignitas vs Cloud9


Dignitas decided to start their Academy ADC Spawn, replacing Neo, for this week of LCS games.

The first blood of the game came in the bot lane for Dignitas as Spawn picked up his first LCS kill in his first five minutes of gameplay. C9 still had enough bot pressure to get the first drake of the game, but Dig managed to kill Blaber just after for a 700 gold lead. Dig also got the first Rift Herald and second drake as they had the mid push. C9 got their first kill when Dig invaded too aggressively for enemy blue which put C9 500 gold ahead. C9 kept their lead as they traded second Herald for Dig’s second drake. Dig got their soul point around 22 minutes after a great pick on Berserker. Going into the soul fight C9 had a 2k gold lead mostly due to cs advantages. Dig got the Infernal Soul, but C9 got the Baron after taking two kills in the fight.

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C9 pushed their lead to over 6k using the Baron and Fudge split push. But Dig decided to engage on the rest of the team with a teleport play. They got four kills but there were no objectives to punish C9 with. In the Elder fight Dig once again started the fight but this time it was a 5v5, which C9 won with a clean ace and they ended the game.

  • Teams: DIG – C9
  • Time: 35:10
  • Kills: 8 – 10
  • Turrets: 3 – 10
  • Gold: 59.2k – 66.8k
  • Dragons: 4 – 1
  • Barons: 0 – 1

Golden Guardians vs FlyQuest

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FLY top side had a very aggressive start to the last game of the day, as they dove the enemy Kayle at level 2, but Licorice managed to outplay and get the first blood in the 1-for-1 trade. Jose visited top once again a couple of minutes later and got another kill but GG traded the kill for the first drake. Thanks to repeat top ganks FLY secured an early gold lead and the first Herald. Despite a 1.5k gold lead for FLY when the plates fell, GG had picked up the first two drakes. FLY also killed the second Herald but GG prevented them from taking the eye. However, they stuck around too long to fight and got aced in a 4-for-5 trade for FLY. At around 24 minutes, FLY found two picks on the enemy top lane and jungler which led them to an easy Baron and a 6.5k gold lead, even though they had to give up soul point to GG.

FLY had a very effective Baron buff period with a strong siege comp. After the three minutes of the buff, they escalated their lead to over 10k and took both nexus towers of GG. Even though GG was on soul point, FLY did not wait for the drake spawn and continued their siege. After winning the fight after a GG engage, FLY just ended the game.

  • Teams: GG – FLY
  • Time: 29:29
  • Kills: 16 – 6
  • Turrets: 11 – 1
  • Gold: 58.8k – 46.3k
  • Dragons: 1 – 3
  • Barons: 1 – 0

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LCS Week 5 Day 1 Summer Split 2022 Recap
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Rohat is a writer mainly focused on the League of Legends esports scene, and an LCS hopeful.