We’re down to the finals at the Summer Playoffs for the League of Legends Championship Series. The titles in both the North American and European Union brackets will be decided this Sunday; Team SoloMid are heavy –450 favorites for their match against Cloud9 in Toronto, while G2 Esports are –225 against Splyce in Krakow.
Team SoloMid have now reached the NA finals eight out of eight times, winning three championships thus far. However, they did drop back-to-back titles to Cloud9 in 2013 (Summer) and 2014 (Spring). Then TSM got their revenge on Cloud9 in the next two finals. This summer’s team tore through the Group Stage with a record of 17-1; Cloud9 were third at 12-6.
The EU final pits the top two teams from the regular season, with G2 (10-8) taking first and Splyce (9-6-3) taking second. G2 are the reigning champs from this year’s Spring Split, marking their first major title since launching in 2014. Splyce are new on the scene, formed from the ashes of Team Dignitas EU, which was sold to Follow eSports last October. They finished the Spring Split at 5-13 and had to win their way out of relegation to reclaim their LCS spot.