2022 LCS Summer Week 1 Day 2 Wrap-Up
CLG 2022 LCS Summer split

2022 LCS Summer Week 1 Day 2 Wrap-Up

CLG goes off-meta, EG and TL perform as expected

Week 1 Day 2 of the 2022 League of Legend Championship Series summer split has come and gone with five games being played today. Interesting plays and picks were made once again, as teams had their second chances at establishing early ground in the standings. Here are the best moments from Week 1 Day 2 of the 2022 LCS summer split.

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Player of the Day: EG Inspired

The marquee matchup on Day 2 of Week 1 of the 2022 LCS summer split pitted the reigning LCS champions Evil Geniuses against the 2021 LCS champions, 100 Thieves. The game delivered many hype moments, but the game-ending fight between the two teams saw EG jungler Kacper “Inspired” Słoma show off his mastery of not only Viego but Kai’Sa too which prompted caster David “Phreak” Turley to claim that Inspired should possibly look at the bot lane position since “he plays Kai’Sa better than [Ian Victor “FBI” Huang.]”

Most memorable moment: CLG’s wild draft

Counter Logic Gaming turned heads on Day 1 of the 2022 LCS Summer split with their Yone top and the Seraphine bot lane combo, rolling right past Dignitas in their first game of the split. On Day 2, CLG was up against TSM, their oldest rivals; with their off-meta success yesterday, CLG stuck with Seraphine on bot lane, also putting veteran jungler Juan “Contractz” Garcia on Nidalee. CLG going against the meta worked out for them again as they breezed past TSM to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2017.

Best Quote: Summit looks back

After a single split with Cloud9, in which he delivered them another MVP trophy, Park “Summit” Woo-tae and the team have parted ways. On the day Summit and FunPlus Phoenix announced his signing, C9 lost their second straight game to start the season. The results so far for C9 are unexpected, leading Summit to ask the question that’s on everyone’s mind; “what happened, C9?”

Best Clip: Bwipo welcomes all challengers

Team Liquid Honda had an incredible start to their summer split, picking up their second straight win today; this should come as no surprise given their top-tier performance in the spring split. In the post-game interview after their game against Dignitas, TL top laner Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau talked about how the team didn’t really embrace their identity in the spring split, and that now that the team has, they can’t be beaten. Bwipo then issued a public challenge to the other teams, saying “I don’t think there’s a single team in the LCS good enough to contest us at that.”

What’s Next

The opening weekend of the 2022 LCS summer split concludes with Day 3 on Sunday, with Team Liquid Honda going up against C9 and FlyQuest taking on EG. The action starts at 3:30 p.m. ET live on Twitch and YouTube.

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