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PSG Talon Has G2’s Number Once Again, Upsets The Squad Twice At MSI 2022

PSG Talon is making bold statements at MSI 2022!

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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PSG Talon defeated G2 Esports for the second time at the Rumble Stage of MSI 2022.
It seemed like G2 Esports had not shaken off its first losses at MSI yet as it once again got picked off by the PCS representatives.

On Day 4 of the Rumble Stage of the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022, PSG Talon and G2 Esports went head-to-head for the second time in this stage. To everyone’s surprise, PSG Talon defeated G2 Esports and ended its winning streak on 22nd May. Heading into this match, G2 Esports was looking forward to reversing history and getting back to winning ways.

Unfortunately, it looked like G2 Esports was still feeling the pressure from yesterday as it let PSG Talon defeat it once again. Impeccable team fighting propelled PSG Talon to upset G2, and keep its MSI 2022 hopes alive and running.

PSG Talon found value in the picks of Lee Sin and Rell for Lee "Juhan" Ju-han and Ling "Kaiwing" Kai Wing. On the other side of the map, the Kalista pick for Victor "Flakked" Lirola Tortosa did not work out very well at all.

First blood goes over to PSG Talon

After threatening a gank on the bot lane, PSG claimed the first dragon of the game. Soon after, PSG turned to the Rift Herald and collected it whilst also killing Jankos. The Pacific Championship Series (PCS) representative was feeling comfortable with its momentum. Its bottom lane capitalized on the advantages and made Raphaël "Targamas" Crabbé blow his Flash in respect. Meanwhile, the Herald was spawned in the bottom lane, meaning more gold funneled into Wong "Unified" Chun Kit’s pockets.

G2 Esports collects drake

After realizing that PSG members were spread out and Su "Hanabi" Chia-Hsiang ’s teleport was on cooldown, G2 turned to the Mountain Dragon, secured it, and equalized the dragon tally. However, the first tower fell on G2’s bottom lane, which was already weak from the Herald play. At 14 minutes, Tristana was the wealthiest person on Summoner’s Rift.

PSG Talon crushes G2

After collecting Rift Herald once again, PSG Talon killed multiple members of the European squad and laid waste to two mid-lane towers. This stellar team fight stemmed from Kennen’s ultimate and Park "Bay" Jun-byeong’s Syndra crowd control. With a 4K gold lead, PSG took down the third dragon of the game. Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski looked to set up ganks throughout the game, but it was cleverly averted by PSG, thanks to its vision control. After picking off Sergen "Broken Blade" Çelik on the side lane, PSG broke down G2’s Inhibitor tower without effectively trading kills or objectives.

Mid-lane fiesta

At around 25 minutes, G2 Esports looked like it was alive and back in the match after G2 Esports turned around a team fight and killed three of PSG’s carries. However, G2 turned to Baron and secured the buff but lost three kills in return. At 27 minutes, PSG got the Infernal Dragon soul and only Rasmus "caPs" Borregaard Winther was alive. Soon after this, G2’s first inhibitor fell down and had a 4K gold deficit. As Broken Blade and caPs pushed the bottom lane, PSG played cross-map and pushed the top lane.

At 32 minutes, PSG Talon secured the Baron Nashor, killed four members of G2 Esports, and finished the game in under 34 minutes.


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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant