Last weekend, Evil Geniuses were able to defeat the four-time LCS Champions, Team Liquid. However, they did fall short in winning both their matchups by losing against TSM on Monday, ending the weekend with a record of 4-6. Definitely a week of improvement for the evil masterminds who are growing stronger with every play, here’s a dive into last weekend’s games.
Team Liquid (4-6)
Coming into this match-up, no one was really sure what would happen. Team Liquid were definitely the favorite for some people regardless of their recent losses. But the geniuses came out swinging, grabbing a cloud drake and securing three mountain drakes to get the Mountain Soul.
Player of the Match: Bang
Bang was essential to the Geniuses this match, finishing the game with a scoreline of 7/0/2. This put him one kill short of being apart of all 10 kills. Bang’s Ezreal pick was able to put out so much damage without being threatened by Team Liquid during team fights. He was also able to develop a decent lead early on his lane opponents because of his early kills.
Team SoloMid (6-4)
Originally, the prediction for this match was based on the mid lane. Meaning that it was really dependent on how the jungler’s played around the two mid laners, Bjergsen and Jiizuke. However, during the game, the focus was everywhere except mid lane. TSM started by securing the rift herald which gave their team more pressure top lane. EG responded to this by securing the first and second drake by giving up the first two rift heralds.
Player of the Match: Kobbe
This was a tough decision between Kobbe and Dardoch, but ultimately Kobbe was able to put out more pressure and carry his team to victory based on the team’s performance in the early game. Kobbe’s Tristana was unstoppable and finished the game 5/0/2 which was one kill short of being apart of all of TSM’s kills. Because of this, Kobbe has rightfully earned the player of the match from his outstanding performance on Tristana.
Next week, EG will be battling out with two other teams of their same record to try and earn their spot in the top half of the teams. From their recent games, 100 Thieves looks like the tougher team to beat as they just defeated Golden Guardians last weekend and had a pretty decent game against TSM despite their loss. However, both teams should not be taken lightly as they both have a lot of skill and can play the map very well.
100 Thieves (4-6)
Coming off of a 1-1 weekend, 100 Thieves is definitely getting better with the help of their coach and general manager. In recent weeks, they had a problem where their head coach, Zikz, was sick and was unable to coach the team during their week of scrims, which affected their gameplay during LCS. However, they’ve been looking a lot stronger since Zikz has been back in action.
Player to Watch: Meteos
With one of the longest LCS career’s, Meteos is always one of the most entertaining players to watch. He is currently one of the best jungler’s in the LCS currently, and almost always leads his team in a winning direction with his shot calling. Meteos will always been a player to keep eyes on when he is playing.
Prediction: #EGWIN – Coming off a strong win from Team Liquid and a well-played loss from TSM, EG are looking the best they have so far this split. Jiizuke is becoming more and more reserved in his gameplay, meaning he isn’t going for a lot of his aggressive plays that have put the team at a disadvantage. Their bot lane has also looked a lot better and has seemed to be on more of the same page as the rest of the team when it comes to what to do around the map.
Golden Guardians (4-6)
Golden Guardians has not had the best time recently, finishing last weekend with two loses. Although they played two decent teams, it just looks like they weren’t able to accomplish their win condition. However, they still are able to play well depending on the type of draft they end up with.
Player to Watch: Svenskeren
Svenskeren was the Honda Summer Split MVP for a reason, and he keeps showing it more and more every weekend. He has been able to develop early game leads for his team and trading objectives when necessary. Although the record of EG isn’t too great, Svenskeren is still one of the best junglers in the league if not the best.
Prediction: #EGWIN – Based on the power of Svenskeren and Jiizuke in the early game, this should be an easy game for EG. The only way they could really lose to Golden Guardians, besides making game losing mistakes, is losing early to the Golden Guardians’ jungler, Closer. However, Svenskeren should be able to conquer the jungle in this match and complete the master plan of stealing a win.
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