We start the week off over in the USA with the LCS. As the league heads into its fourth week, a rather odd situation has arisen with six teams sitting in join-first place with four wins and two losses each. We stay in America for our second and third picks of the week, with the Overwatch League’s Vancouver Titans leading the charge in Stage 3. Lastly, we check in with the final week of regular play in the SMITE Pro League.
LCS 2019 Summer Week Four
This week we head to America for our League of Legends action as we check in on the LCS. It’s been a good year for the LCS in 2019, with Team Liquid having a monster showing at MSI having taken down World Champions Invictus Gaming 3-1 before falling to LEC representative G2 Esports in the final.
That’s in the past, however, as we head into the fourth week of the LCS Summer, the LCS is in a rather unusual six-way tie with Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Golden Guardians, OpTic Gaming, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid all holding a 4-2 record. Clutch Gaming is currently behind them with 3-3 record, whilst 100 Thieves, Echo Fox and FlyQuest round out the table with 1-5 records. The fourth week should see a number of changes in LCS standings as a number of the top sides face off, with Team Liquid, Team SoloMid, and Cloud9 especially looking to keep their form going heading into Rift Rivals.
Stream: Riot Games – Location: St. Louis, USA – Date: 22/6 -23/6 – Sponsors: Acer, State Farm, Jersey Mike’s – Organiser: Riot Games – Prize pool: $200,000 (£150,000)
2019 Overwatch League Stage Three – Week One
Season 2, Stage 3 of the Overwatch League is now well underway. Right now the San Francisco Shock and new side Vancouver Titans lead the pack to take the crown off the London Spitfire. As far as Stage 3 standings go, Vancouver is already well in the lead with a 4-0 record, followed by New York Excelsior with 3-0 and Shanghai Dragon at 4-0, it’s probably too early to look into the standing, but Vancouver are certainly looking sharp.
Alongside the Season 1 teams, Atlanta Reign, Paris Eternal, Toronto Defiant, Washington Justice, Chengdu Hunters, Guangzhou Charge, Hangzhou Spark, and the previously mentioned Vancouver Titans, will all be looking to gain points and take down Season 1 champions London Spitfire.
SMITE Pro League 2019 Week Eleven
SMITE Pro League 2019 heads into its final regular week of the season. Dignitas, Team RivaL and Pittsburgh Knights currently hold the top three spots, with Dignitas and Team RivaL looking to secure top two. eUnited will be looking to catch third place as Week 12 sees them have a doubleheader of matches. The remaining sides are comprised of 2018 champions Splyce, Renegades, SK Gaming, Spacestation Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, and Trifecta.
After this final week of action, attention will turn to the 2019 All-Star Invitational and Mid-Season Invitational events, with the top six sides qualifying for the latter. The season all plays into the SMITE World Championship – taking place later this year.
Stream: SmiteGame – Location: Hi-Rez Studio, USA – Date: 17/6 – 24/6 – Sponsors: N/A – Organiser: Hi-Rez Studios – Prize pool: TBD
That’s a wrap on this week’s picks, be sure to check back next week for another edition of the What’s on this week.