North America and Europe meet on the Rift to decide once again who’s the better side.
The rivalry between both regions makes for a great show that fans can enjoy for a limited time.
On day one the six teams fought for the first points of the tournament. The action started with Fnatic facing the unpredictable Echo Fox. The European team jumped into the game without Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. Despite its new roster, Fnatic won the first game against an Echo Fox side that looked lost and erratic.
Game two was dominated by Team Liquid. The Spring champion took down Splyce in a match that favoured the Europeans in the early game. After losing the first turret, it looked like Splyce could take the win. However, the mid game was a completely different story. Team Liquid found spaces and advantages that eventually gave them the victory.
The new and allegedly improved 100 Thieves lost its first international match against G2 Esports. With a composition that raised some questions, 100 Thieves found kills and some small advantages that in the end didn’t add up to anything. G2 got the win, but they made some costly mistakes along the way that could have cost them the win.
With an outstanding performance from mid-laner Tanner “Damonte” Damonte and jungler Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett, Echo Fox won game four. The foxes showed why they’re a team to watch by defeating a struggling Splyce. Although, the second victory for North America wasn’t as clean as expected.
Day two will start with the Mid-Season Invitational rematch between Team Liquid and Fnatic.
Back in Berlin, the boys in black won the tie-breaker for the last spot at the semi-finals. Since then, Team Liquid has recovered some of their confidence. Fnatic has also improved its performance and made changes to the roster.
The competition will continue until July 7 when the best region will raise the cup at the NA LCS studio in California.