After going undefeated for 24 straight games, G2 Esports finally saw their streak broken. But it wasn’t at the hands of a likely suspect — it was Pacific Championship Series representatives PSG Talon who took down the number one team at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational.
G2 were 4-0 in the MSI 2022 rumble stage heading into their final match of the first of two round-robins. They took down Royal Never Give Up and T1 along the way. But when going up against PSG, a team who just lost to Evil Geniuses a day before, G2 finally met their match.
PSG managed to out draft G2 to gain an initial advantage. Rasmus “caPs” Winther blind picked Leblanc only to be met with one of the biggest counters in the game, Lissandra. On top of that, Ling “Kaiwing” Kai Wing trusted in Rell once again. That faith rewarded Rell and Kaiwing with the champion’s first win at MSI 2022. Lissandra also picked up her first win at MSI 2022 in her third try.
Park “Bay” Jun-byeong on Lissandra proved to be the catalyst in the match, as he went 0/0/9. However, more importantly, he made sure caPs, who up to this point has been the player of the tournament, was a non-factor. PSG’s bot lane was also stellar, going 6/1/11. The game wasn’t particularly close, either, with the game ending at the 28-minute mark and PSG up 11-3 in kills.
PSG picked up a critical win, bringing them to a 2-3 record in the rumble stage. They were a full game behind EG for the fourth and final seed, but their massive upset win against G2 gave them the same exact record heading into the final five games.
G pulled off a 12-0 run in the 2022 LEC Playoffs to capture the 2022 LEC spring title. They then went 8-0 in their group to start MSI 2022. Entering the rumble stage, the team was still undefeated after their first four games. Those wins included matches against tournament favorites T1 and RNG. Now, every team at MSI has dropped at least one game.
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