Cloud 9 ended the ninth week with a 25-3 record, notching the highest win total in LCS history. Cloud 9 jungler Meteos set a record, finishing with a 12.7 Kill/Death/Assist (KDA) ratio, the only person to have a double digit KDA finish. Cloud 9 only suffered one loss in the five games played in week nine, losing only to Vulcun TechBargains.
Vulcun TechBargains finished 20-8 and took second place with an undefeated 5-0 record in week nine. Mid-laner Mancloud set another record for the LCS with 167 total kills in the season, the highest amount of kills so far. Both Cloud 9 and Vulcun TechBargains will move onto the North American Regional and get a first-round bye.
TSM Snapdragon pulled away from Team Curse, Team Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming for a third-place finish. Team Curse ended the split at 13-15 and secured fourth place through tie-breakers against Team Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming. Team Curse went 4-1 in the super week and only lost a game to TSM Snapdragon.
Team Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming both went 2-3 in week nine and had to settle tie-breakers with an extra game. Team Dignitas beat Counter Logic Gaming both in the scheduled game and in the tie-breaker game, putting them in fifth place while Counter Logic Gaming took sixth.
Team Coast and Velocity eSports both went 0-5 for in week nine, falling to seventh and eighth place. Velocity eSports in particular set a record for the least amount of wins with five. Despite losing most of their games, Velocity eSports played some entertaining matches. Both Team Coast and Velocity eSports will now face relegation, having to now fight for their LCS spot with three amateur teams.
The North American Regional will pit Cloud 9, Vulcun TechBargains, TSM Snapdragon, Team Curse, Team Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming against each other. The top three teams will earn spots to represent North America at the World Championship. The North American Regional will be held during Pax Prime in Seattle, Wash. The first match will start on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. PST.’