LGD Gaming moved back into the upper half of the standings on Sunday as Week 6 play came to an end in China's League of Legends Pro League Summer Split.
LGD (5-3, plus-1 differential) defeated Oh My God (3-6, -3) in a 2-1 match. Han-Wei "xiye" Su and Zhen-Ying "Langx" Xie took MVP honors for LGD, while Chen "Curse" Chen was the MVP for OMG in their first-map win.
Now, in seventh place, LGD had fallen out of the top eight with a 2-1 loss to JD Gaming on Thursday.
In the day's other action, Wei "GALA" Chen earned the MVP title of both maps in the sweep by Royal Never Give Up (5-4, 2) over EDward Gaming (3-6, -4).
Week 7 begins Monday with undefeated Top Esports challenging second-place Victory Five. Suning also will meet Bilibili Gaming.
The 17-team LPL season runs through Aug. 9. Following a single round robin of best-of-three matches, the top eight sides will advance to the Summer Split playoffs.
All matches in the single-elimination postseason bracket will be best-of-five. Dates are to be determined.
The top two teams receive double byes into the semifinals, and the third- and fourth-place teams will get byes in the quarterfinals. The fifth- through eighth-place teams will compete in the opening round. The tiebreaker order for playoff positioning is game differential followed by head-to-head result.
The playoff winner will earn a spot in the League of Legends World Championship, scheduled to be played later this year at a date and site to be announced. The champion will claim more than $280,000 of the nearly $600,000 prize pool.
LPL Summer Split standings through Sunday (record, map differential):
1. Top Esports, 8-0, 14
2. Victory Five, 7-2, 10
3. JD Gaming, 7-2, 8
4. Invictus Gaming, 7-3, 4
5. Team WE, 6-3, 6
6. Suning, 6-3, 4
7. LGD Gaming, 5-3, 1
8. Vici Gaming, 5-3, 0
T9. FunPlus Phoenix, 5-4, 2
T9. Royal Never Give Up, 5-4, 2
11. Bilibili Gaming, 3-5, -4
12. Oh My God, 3-6, -3
13. EDward Gaming, 3-6, -4
14. LNG Esports, 2-7, -10
15. eStar Gaming, 2-8, -6
16. Rogue Warriors, 1-8, -12
17. Dominus Esports, 1-9, -12
--Field Level Media