2022 LCS Summer Week 1 Day 3 wrap-up
2022 LCS Summer split Week 1 Day 3

2022 LCS Summer Week 1 Day 3 wrap-up

CLG, TL and EG continue to impress early on in the season

Week 1 of the 2022 League of Legends Championship Series summer split is behind us, with many memorable moments, clips and results from the final day of action. Here are all of the best things to take away from Week 1 Day 3 of the 2022 LCS summer split.

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Player of the Day: TL Bjergsen

When a super team is firing on all cylinders, especially early on in the season, some superstar players are forced to take a break from the spotlight. Sometimes, the greatest player in the history of the LCS has to let his teammates shine. But on Day 3 of the opening weekend in the 2022 LCS summer split, Team Liquid Honda mid laner Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg finally had a pop-off game worthy of player of the day status. Against his arch-rival, Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen, Bjergsen locked in LeBlanc and posted a 10/0/4 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) on the pick as TL easily moved past C9 to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Oh, by the way: Bjergsen went deathless in the first three games of the season.

Most memorable moment: CLG on top

Day 1 of the 2022 LCS summer split gave fans something that hasn’t happened in three years with TL pulling off a perfect game against Immortals. But on Sunday, Counter Logic Gaming did something that they haven’t been done in five, and that is pulling off a perfect 3-0 record to start a season. Although CLG hasn’t really been battle-tested, fans that have tuned into CLG games so far this season have been rewarded with off-meta picks and CLG victories, both have been a rarity in the LCS in recent history.

Best Quote: Suffering from success

Usually, pro players typically complain that the meta is boring since they have to play the same champions over and over again. But for CLG’s support player Philippe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere, it doesn’t matter if he is playing a new champion on stage for the first time, if a champion is boring, it’s boring. To be fair to Poome, he did look bored playing Sona as CLG rolled past Golden Guardians.

Best Clip: FlyQuest’s dog days of summer

Summer has just begun, but FlyQuest are already in mid-summer form; just not on the Rift. The LCS broadcast is letting teams have dedicated air time to hype up their brand and gameplay before they go up on stage, and FlyQuest didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. Instead of showing off cool gameplay, FlyQuest showed off their team’s cool dogs. Much better.

What’s next

That is it for the first week of the 2022 LCS summer split. The action returns on Saturday, June 25 with two days of five-game slates. Notable matchups include a battle of undefeated teams between CLG and EG and C9 taking on 100 Thieves. Games will be broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube on Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m ET and 3:30 p.m ET on Sunday.

 

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ASU alum with a B.A in Sports Journalism, Warren is one of the premier TFT Journalists in the scene and is a decent TFT player as well who has peaked Challenger and has had multiple accounts in Master+ over all sets. Warren also specializes in other esports content including League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Bros, and more.