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Evil Geniuses are set to meet Cloud 9 in the semifinal of the LCS Lock-In Tournament after two dominant individual series. Evil Geniuses defeated Golden Guardians in a 2-0 sweep on Sunday. The second game of the day was much the same as Cloud 9 also swept CLG.

Evil Geniuses stomp Golden Guardians

Evil Geniuses had a dominant series against Golden Guardians in the first series of the day. Evil Geniuses have been one of the strongest teams in the Lock In tournament so far, topping Group B with a 4-0 record. On the other hand, Golden Guardians, who chose to run their Academy team, were the 4th seed in Group A.

The first game between Evil Geniuses and Golden Guardians was even until the 10-minute mark. A 4v3 fight at Evil Geniuses’ tier one tower put the geniuses in the lead. From then on they slowly found more pickoffs with the help of Joseph “jojopyun” Joon Pyun’s Twisted Fate. The game snowballed from a 2000 gold lead by Evil Geniuses to a 15000 by the 30-minute mark, and the game ended two minutes later.

The second game between the two teams was more of the same. Evil Geniuses were in control from the get-go as Jeong “Impact” Eon-young scored a solo kill on Zheng “Tony Top” Fen’s Camille. Despite signs of life during a 17-minute dragon fight, the Golden Guardians were defeated 10 minutes later.

After the series, jojopyun said, “I don’t think we’re gonna drop a game,” as the team has been synergizing very well.

Cloud 9 eliminate CLG in LCS Lock In tournament

The second series of the day was more competitive than the first

The first game between Cloud 9 and CLG was the Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaya show. He dominated the top lane on his Sion with a 2/0/7 KDA. His lane opponent, Thomas “Jenkins” Tran ended game with a 1/9/1 scoreline. Cloud 9 broke the game open on the topside with constant ganks from Robert “Blaber” Huang. CLG was able to respond on the other side of the map. However, it was for naught as the game was over in 31 minutes.

CLG were able to bring it back in the second game as Jenkins came back with a strong performance. Philippe “Poome” Lavoie-Giguere and Fatih “Luger” Güven were able to defeat Cloud9’s bot lane with an early 2v2 kill. They beat Cloud 9 in 36 minutes.

The final game between these two teams featured a Malzahar pick for Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami and a dominant Akshan performance by Darshan. The game was in Cloud9’s hands from the 10-minute mark forwards. With a scaling Jinx Thresh bot lane against an Ezreal Caitlyn, Cloud 9 snowballed the game to a 29 minute finish.