MSI 2022 Day 5 Recap: Textbook Results As G2 & EG Advance To Rumble Stage
ORDER from the League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO) was eliminated failing to pick up a single win
Day 5 of the Mid-Season Invitational kicked off with the Group C matches featuring G2 Esports, Evil Geniuses, and ORDER. Living up to the expectations of the fans, G2 and Evil Geniuses made it out of Group C and on to the Rumble Stage.
According to common consensus, the results of MSI 2022 Day 5 matches were very obvious with G2 Esports dominating the group and ORDER being the underdogs. It was evident that EG, in the middle of the pack, would make it out of the group.
Since this group was a three-team group, all the teams faced each other four times in the group stage of MSI 2022 in a quadruple round-robin setup. Walking into Day 5 of the MSI 2022, the fans, players, and the broadcast team were all gearing up for a very long schedule with as many as nine matches, including the replays from Group B, lined up today on 14th May.
At the start of the day, the following were the score lines of each of these teams:
G2 Esports (G2) - 4 wins 0 losses (wins against both EG and ORD)
Evil Geniuses (EG) - 2 wins 2 losses (wins only against ORD)
ORDER (ORD) - 0 wins 4 losses (lost to both EG and G2)
Notably, the seeds from Group C that made it to the Rumble Stage were locked in after the conclusion of the first and second matches of Day 5.
The following are the teams that secured wins today:
G2 Esports silences Evil Geniuses with a 4-0 record
G2 Esports and Evil Geniuses went head-to-head twice today – Game 1 and Game 4 – and both times G2 extinguished the flames of the North American squad. G2 had already defeated EG twice before Day 5, which meant that G2 defeated Evil Geniuses four times in total. G2 Esports notably also locked its spot in the Rumble stage off its first win of the day.
In the first match of the day, G2 Esports won against EG off of a Yasuo-Diana wombo combo that shut down Kyle "Danny" Sakamaki completely and aced Evil Geniuses. After this flashy play, G2 broke into the base and ended the game in just over 39 minutes. This match was still very close for EG since it relied on a hyper carry like Jinx who had highlight plays throughout the match and dished out tons of damage in team fights.
The second time for Match 4 of Day 5, Evil Geniuses switched up its draft by picking Lillia jungle for Kacper "Inspired" Słoma and Tryndamere in the mid-lane for Joseph Joon "jojopyun" Pyun. Jankos got first blood again on Wukong and helped his bot-lane duo Victor "Flakked" Lirola Tortosa and Raphaël "Targamas" Crabbé push the lane under Evil Geniuses’ tower. In the early game, the kills were in favor of G2 but EG was ahead in terms of creep score (CS) and dragons. At 14.20 minutes, Jeong "Impact" Eon-young styled on Sergen "Broken Blade" Çelik with a solo kill on Gangplank. Fans witnessed an insane 3v1 outplay by Rasmus "caPs" Borregaard Winther in the bottom lane where he killed Gangplank while on 40 HP.
At 29.30 minutes, G2 sneaked the Baron under the noses of EG members and broke into the base of the North American squad. EG picked up a few important kills and managed to stay even in terms of gold. However, after scrappy fights and with most members of the team still respawning, EG lost the game in under 35 minutes.
Evil Geniuses stomps ORDER back to the down under
Evil Geniuses and ORDER went head-to-head in Games 2 and 5 of Day 5 of MSI 2022 Groups.
The early game of Game 2 was a bloodbath with EG styling on ORDER and with Inspired running amok in Shane "Kevy" Allen’s jungle and stealing away all the camps. Ronald "Kisee" Vo on Lissandra was having a hard time laning against jojopyun’s LeBlanc, who is a natural counter and it showed evidently. At one point, ORDER’s jungler was getting solo killed by Vulcan and the Oceanic team completely fell apart. At 15 minutes, EG had a gold lead of 10K and it snowballed its advantages. The North American squad overwhelmed the ORDER lineup and ended the game in 24 minutes with a score of 24 - 5 kills on board.
In the second match, Inspired played Kevy’s signature Evelynn pick and showed up big-time. Meanwhile, jojopyun picked up the first blood kill in the mid-lane by slaying his opponent Kisee on Akali. Minutes into the match, EG picked up kills all over the map. At 10 minutes, Evil Geniuses was ahead up 3K gold with three kills stacked on jojopyun’s Irelia, who was dueling and winning against ORDER’s solo laners. The Rift Herald was summoned on the top lane by EG, and Impact knocked down the inner tower, while his team also stacked up dragons on the side. At 22 minutes, EG broke open the base of ORDER with Baron buff and ended the game in just over 23 minutes.
G2 Esports on a 20 game win streak
Taking into account G2’s wins in LEC and the ones it just picked up at MSI 2022, the European squad is on a 20-game win streak. Matches 3 and 6 of the day were pretty much a repeat of G2’s dominance over ORDER. In Game 3, ORDER fought back by picking up a few kills but it was no match to the gold lead that the European lineup had raked up. At 17 minutes, ORDER’s base was infiltrated. A few minutes later, Kevy made a hero play on Graves as he stole Baron Nashor from G2. However, the gold and objective leads were too much for the LCO seed to even out, and the game was over in 26 minutes.
The last game of the day was once again between G2 and ORDER and the Oceanic team looked to reverse its fortune. But G2 once again came out ahead as the team took down its opponents in 24 minutes. Though ORDER stacked up dragons early on, G2 was all over the map and picked up kills and towers. After securing the Baron buff, G2 Esports was ahead by 10K gold once again and capitalized on the lead. The entire squad of G2 had bounties on top of them and marched into the base of ORDER and took down the nexus one last time in the group stage.