Team SoloMid fought through a 2-0 sweep of Team EnVyUs to kick off Week 3, Day 3 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split on Sunday in Los Angeles.
In Game 1, Team EnVyUs (3-3, 7-8 match record) drafted a teamfighting composition that was heavy on magic damage and struggled to get off the ground. Team SoloMid top laner Kevin "Hauntzer" Yarnell had an easy choice of itemization, stacking magic resist and becoming unkillable early on as Gragas. EnVy forced fights throughout the first half of the game but lost every trade without securing a kill against TSM's superior frontline due to a lack of true tanks on EnVy's side. TSM was methodical in pushing its advantage as it took objectives all over the Rift, running up a gold lead that buried NV in a hole it couldn't dig out of. EnVy's first and only kill came in the closing moments of Game 1 as TSM pushed to a Game 1 win in 27 minutes to go up 1-0 in the series.
For the second game in a row, Lee Sin slipped through the draft phase and Team SoloMid (4-2, 9-5 match record) scooped him up for often maligned jungler Dennis "Svenskeren" Johnsen. Svenskeren was active early and often on the Blind Monk, ganking mid lane to get first blood and then stealing away jungle camps. Team EnVy's fought back during the mid game by winning skirmishes to take control, but Team SoloMid didn't panic and kept the gold close as it fought back late. After chasing NV off of a Baron attempt 31 minutes in, TSM took the buff for itself and took back control of the game with its powerful pick composition able to teamfight well in the late game. EnVy struggled to coordinate its defense as it lost turrets and inhibitors to TSM, which took a final 4-for-0 teamfight in EnVy's base before finishing off the Nexus and securing the series win in 40 minutes.