Team Liquid climbed into sole possession of first place in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split thanks to a 27-minute win over Dignitas on Friday.
Liquid, playing on blue, improved to 12-3 by handling Dignitas (4-11). Cloud9 (11-3), who were idle Friday, lost their share of the top spot.
In the day's other match, Team SoloMid moved to 10-5 by winning on red against Evil Geniuses (7-8).
The 10 teams in the North American-based LCS Summer Split are playing a double round robin of best-of-one matches through Aug. 9. The top eight teams will advance to the double-elimination playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 13-Sept. 6.
The first- and second-place teams will receive byes into the second round of the winners bracket. The third- through sixth-place teams will open in the first round of the winners bracket, and the seventh- and eighth-place teams will begin in the first round of the losers bracket. All playoff matches will be best-of-five.
The two playoff finalists will earn spots in the League of Legends World Championship, scheduled to be played in China at a date to be announced. The third-place team will advance to the Worlds play-in event.
Liquid were led Friday by Denmark's Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen, who posted a 6/0/6 kill/death/assist ratio. Canada's Johnson "Johnsun" Nguyen (1/2/0) logged the lone kill for Dignitas.
The United States' Yiliang Peter "Doublelift" Peng did the heavy lifting for Team SoloMid, producing a 7/2/1 K/D/A ratio. Greyson Gregory "Goldenglue" Gilmer ended up at 3/1/3 for Evil Geniuses.
Four matches are scheduled for Saturday:
--100 Thieves vs. FlyQuest
--Golden Guardians vs. Cloud9
--Team Liquid vs. Counter Logic Gaming
--Dignitas vs. Immortals
League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split standings:
T1. Cloud9, 11-3
T1. Team Liquid, 11-3
3. Team SoloMid, 9-5
4. FlyQuest, 8-6
T5. Evil Geniuses, 7-7
T5. Golden Guardians, 7-7
T7. 100 Thieves, 5-9
T7. Counter Logic Gaming, 5-9
9. Dignitas, 4-10
10. Immortals, 3-11
--Field Level Media