They won the Summer Split of the 2015 North American League of Legends Championship Series. Then they won the 2016 Spring Split. But Counter Logic Gaming find themselves seventh out of 10 teams in this year’s Summer standings. They’ll try to re-discover their form Friday night (8 PM ET) when they face second-place Immortals. It won’t be easy; at press time, CLG are +250 underdogs, with Immortals favored heavily at –400.
The defending champs enter Week 4 of the Summer Split with just two wins in six attempts. CLG split their two matches in Week 3, beating the weak Echo Fox team 2-0, then losing 2-1 to surprisingly strong Team EnVyUs. Immortals have only one loss in their six matches; they’re coming off a pair of 2-0 victories over Envy and Fox.
The last time these two teams met was during the Spring Split. CLG finished second on the regular-season table at 13-5, but they also handed Immortals (17-1) their only loss, beating them in Week 7. It’s possible CLG are undervalued going into Week 4, having just recently returned to the “split-push” style that served them so well this spring.