Team WE posted a 2-1 victory over Royal Never Give Up on Tuesday to move into a share of second place in China’s League of Legends Pro League Summer Split in Shanghai.
Jio-Hao “Jiumeng” Zhao and Zhi-Peng “beishang” Jiang each recorded an MVP performance to pace Team WE (5-2), who won their second straight contest to pull even with Victory Five (5-2).
Cheng-Wei “Cryin” Yuan had an MVP effort for Royal Never Give Up (4-3), who fell into a tie for seventh place with Suning (4-3).
Also on Tuesday, Chun-Lan “FoFo” Chu and Shu-Kai “Wings” Wang each notched an MVP performance to pace Bilibili Gaming (2-4) to a 2-0 victory over LNG Esports (2-5).
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 continues Wednesday as Dominus Esports (1-6) meet Invictus Gaming (4-2) and Suning clash with LGD Gaming (4-1).
LPL Summer Split standings through Monday (record, map differential):
1. Top Esports, 6-0, +10
T2. Team WE, 5-2, +6
T2. Victory Five, 5-2, +6
4. LGD Gaming, 4-1, +3
5. FunPlus Phoenix, 4-2, +4
6. Invictus Gaming, 4-2, +3
T7. Royal Never Give Up, 4-3, +1
T8. Suning, 4-3, +1
9. JD Gaming, 3-2, +2
10. Vici Gaming, 2-3, -3
11. eStar Gaming, 2-4, -1
12. EDward Gaming, 2-4, -2
13. Oh My God, 2-4, -2
14. Bilibili Gaming, 2-4, -4
15. LNG Esports, 2-5, -6
16. Dominus Esports, 1-6, -9
17. Rogue Warriors, 0-5, -9
–Field Level Media