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PSG Talon clawed their way out of a must-win situation against the fastPay Wildcats heading into the last game of the first-round robin at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational. By winning, they avoided an 0-3 start that would make it incredibly difficult to reach the Rumble stage.

PSG Talon entered the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational with huge expectations. After making it to the semifinals of last year’s event, PSG Talon put the Pacific Championship Series back on the map. When they drew into Group B, people automatically slotted PSG into the Rumble stage at MSI 2022. However, after a rough start to the first two days of competition, PSG Talon found themselves in a terrible spot. The team was staring down the Wildcats, who had just fallen to RED Canids, who had just defeated PSG.

Both teams’ drafts were fairly standard, meta-wise as everyone decided to keep their tricks up their sleeves. In the process, PSG finally woke up from their slump, dismantling IW in one of the most one-sided games at MSI 2022.

The two new PSG players, Lee “Juhan” Ju-han and Park “Bay” Jun-byeong had fantastic games, going 9/2/6 on Lee Sin and 2/1/14 on Ahri, respectively. PSG’s support player “Kaiwing” ‘s Renata Glasc was impressive going 1/1/16 with a 89% kill participation. The match only lasted 23 minutes as PSG picked up their first win at MSI 2022.

Heading into the second half of the double round robin, thanks to PSG’s win, the second and final Group B seed in the Rumble stage is incredibly close. All three of the teams not named RNG now sit at a 1-2 record. That makes the next three games for each of these teams critical.

The entire second half of the double round-robin will take place on Friday. Every team in Group B plays against each other one more time to see who will move on at MSI 2022.