[Watch] Faker Deceives caPs With Insane Flash Play At MSI 2022 Semis
The second semifinal of the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022 between Korea’s T1 and Europe’s G2 Esports might have been a quick series but it delivered in terms of hype and flashy plays on the Summoner’s Rift. T1 absolutely demolished G2 Esports and got its revenge for the 2019 Worlds upset. The most discussed topic during this tournament was the head-to-head record between Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok and Rasmus "caPs" Borregaard Winther. In this important series, T1’s Faker silenced caPs fully and did not let him roam or make plays like he usually did at the tournament. With caPs falling behind and the other laners also struggling, G2 Esports had very few windows of opportunities to make a comeback. In the end, G2’s roster crumbled under pressure and let T1 have its way with them.
“Faker, Faker, playmaker,” is a phrase that most League of Legends fans have heard. One of the plays made by Faker that set the stage and the audience on fire was his effective use of the summoner spell Flash against caPs. This could go down as one of the best plays of MSI 2022.
Faker flash play on Akali
Flash is a summoner spell that can bring so much value to the player using it correctly. It can help players get out of ganks and even get over walls and terrains on the Rift. It is a blink-type spell that activates instantly upon cast, teleporting the champion a short distance in the direction of their cursor.
On top of that Akali is a champion who can slip in and out of fights and duels and end up outplaying the opponents. Akali’s W - Twilight Shroud, E - Shuriken Flip, and R - Perfect Execution – all present the player with an opportunity to escape predicaments.
At around 4 minutes in-game, a duel broke out between Faker’s Akali and caPs’ Zoe and it clearly seemed like caPs was going to win it. Zoe hit her sleep bubble and Akali was shrouded but was still hit by Zoe’s Q. At this point, Faker decided to flash, but instead of flashing over the terrain, he flashed back into the pixel bush, to everyone’s surprise. caPs was totally unaware of this flash play and realized what had happened a bit too late. By this time, Faker walked all the way to G2’s tower and executed himself, and denied caPs a kill.
This is a play players can pull off in Solo Queue games too since it is highly unpredictable but of great value. Just remember to clear vision around bushes before deciding to flash like Faker.