Although winless against G2, EG advance over ORDER at MSI 2022
EG MSI 2022

Although winless against G2, EG advance over ORDER at MSI 2022

EG dismantled ORDER in the battle for the second seed.

Evil Geniuses came into the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational with huge expectations. After the eight games they played in the group stage against G2 Esports and ORDER, EG, unfortunately, did the bare minimum. After going 0-4 against G2 but 4-0 against ORDER in group play, EG confirmed their spot in the Rumble stage at MSI 2022.

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Entering the second half of the quadruple round-robin between the three-team group, EG sat at 2-2, with two wins against ORDER but two losses against G2. ORDER entered the second half with an 0-4 record.

After EG dropped their first match of the day Saturday against G2 in a nail-biter, EG unleashed against ORDER to clinch a Rumble stage spot. EG ended the game in 23 minutes with 24 kills. Multiple members had perfect stat lines with Kacper “Inspired” Słoma posting a 10/0/5 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) on Graves and Jeong “Impact” Eon-young going 0/0/7 on Ornn.

The team went on to complete the series sweep against ORDER. But at the same time, they managed to lose their final game against G2 to finish 4-4. Although they didn’t struggle at all against ORDER, the team only managed to be really competitive in two of the four G2 games, and neither ended in a win.

“We definitely looked back on our games and thought we could have won a lot more,” EG’s bot laner Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki said. “I think there are a lot of takeaways, and I think I definitely learned a lot.”

EG now get a week off to prepare for the Rumble stage, which kicks off on Friday.

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