Evil Geniuses Stomps ORDER To The Bottom Of Group On MSI 2022 Day 3
Roam is the name of the game for Evil Geniuses!
League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022 began with a match between two of the Group C teams. Evil Geniuses took down ORDER in 24:25 minutes in a very dominant fashion and announced loud and clear that it would make it out of the group alongside G2 Esports.
Going into today’s matchups, Oceania’s ORDER was basically facing a do-or-die situation because Group C is a three-team group and the Oceanic roster is up against the North American and European titans. The first two days of MSI 2022 were rough for ORDER which dropped games to both G2 Esports (G2) and Evil Geniuses (EG).
The draft phase was very spicy with ORDER locking in Nathan "Puma" Puma’s signature Vayne and the team also surprisingly ran it back with Nautilus as its support after a disappointing game on Nautilus, played by Ian "Corporal" Pearse on Day 2 against EG.
The North American squad also locked in a few interesting picks like the Alistar for Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme and Jeong "Impact" Eon-young for Impact. The Oceanic team finally locked in a skirmish-heavy comp, which was its specialty in the League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO).
Just a couple of minutes into the match, it was paused due to a technical difficulty, a peripheral issue, on the side of ORDER.
Jojopyun shines in the early game
Brandon "BioPanther" Alexander recalled after Joseph Joon "jojopyun" Pyun was missing on the map and as he anticipated, Kacper "Inspired" Słoma on the Jarvan IV along with the Sylas was waiting outside the bush. However, after BioPanther teleported back into his lane, the EG duo canceled its recall and killed him.
Very shortly, jojopyun had another cross-map play as he facilitated a fight on the bottom lane. At 8 minutes in-game, jojopyun had collected all the three kills on his team and already had a bounty on him. ORDER took down a greedy EG at 9.30 and found itself picking kills and collecting some bounties. After killing Shane "Kevy" Allen in his own jungle, EG had secured six kills, and notably, jojopyun had a 100% kill participation.
ORDER collects objectives
After killing jojopyun under its bot tier two tower, ORDER secured Mountain Dragon, the second dragon under its belt and it had also slain the Rift Herald, which was summoned on the top lane. Ronald "Kisee" Vo, who was on the Twisted Fate, could not find timely rotations, but he was ahead of jojopyun in terms of creep score (CS). After a poorly fought skirmish, ORDER lost complete control of the map and fell apart like dominoes. Meanwhile, Kyle "Danny" Sakamaki’s Ezreal also started dishing out heavy damage after the cheeky kills he had collected.
EG secures Baron Nashor
At 21 minutes, EG pressed on its advantages and secured the Baron buff and pushed into the base of ORDER, and dismantled it. Evil Geniuses had an 11K gold lead on its opponents with all the damage dealers on EG becoming untouchable. With the buffed-up minions, Evil Geniuses marched back into the base from the bottom side and destroyed the Nexus at 24:25 minutes.
Jojopyun had a strong showing on Sylas and he was all around the map. The mid-game was the phase where ORDER completely fell apart. Unfortunately, the Oceanic team had hoped to scale into the late game with champions like Urgot and Vayne but was silenced by Evil Geniuses, who styled on Summoner’s Rift.