G2 vs Evil Geniuses
The second game day of the Rumble stage of this year's first international LoL tournament will be on Saturday, May 21. G2 and Evil Geniuses will meet on the first matchday of the Mid-Season Invitational 2022.
The Mid-Season Invitational 2022 is a LAN tournament in the cybersports discipline of League of Legends, featuring the winners of the spring splits of 11 separate Riot leagues, with LCL not sending a representative this spring due to the cancellation of the LCL Spring Split. It was also announced on April 21 that the LPL representative would compete online from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all teams will compete at 35ms to level the playing field. The tournament prize money is $250,000.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
G2: Other important points
We've already seen G2 take on Evil Geniuses four times in this tournament, all four times in the group stage. Only the third game was close and tense, with the Evil Geniuses dominating but ultimately failing to finish the job. It is a new stage, important points, and I do not doubt that G2 will get them in this encounter.
While the Chinese sit online, G2 Esports intend to return the "power" to their devices. For a second, the Spanish organization in LoL has a glorious history. They have only reached the finals twice in the Mid-Season Invitational series tournaments, winning in 2019 and walking away as vice-champions in 2017.
The 2021 G2 Esports team had a frankly weak year for themselves. They didn't qualify for any international tournaments, not even making it to the finals in the LEC, either in spring or summer. The team needed a change, so three replacements were made during the winter transfer window. BrokenBlade from the Schalke Bundesliga team came to the top, Flakked moved from the MAD Lions, and the starting position was taken by Targamas, who moved from Karmine Corp.
The new roster helped, and G2 Esports regained the LEC crown this spring, securing a spot in this Mid-Season Invitational 2022. This tournament is certainly the right time to make a strong statement, especially since the Chinese will not be in the arena and may not be as scary online as they are on the stage.
Evil Geniuses: A game with few chances
It is hard to imagine the Evil Geniuses boys among the participants in the decisive phase of the playoffs, but with PSG Talon and Saigon Buffalo, the team will fight for the last place in the knock-out games. EG made it out of the group by beating ORDER from Australia, but they stand no chance for the Ocean representatives. They do not have such opponents in the Rumble stage, so every game is very important for the Americans.
The Evil Geniuses team appeared in League of Legends in 2013. The organization played 2 splits in the EU LCS before moving to North America in 2014. After experiencing difficulties in North America, Evil Geniuses announced their departure from League of Legends and sold their place in the league to team Winterfox. EG returned to the NA LCS in 2019, acquiring the Echo Fox franchise seat, bringing the brand back after a 5-year break.
Back in the big LoL, the Evil Geniuses were only happy with the 2020 Spring Split bronze, and all of 2021 can just be forgotten... But! In the off-season, the EG organization strengthened the roster. Inspired Forest came from Rogue right after the World Cup, and Jojopyun, an EG Academy pupil, strengthened the mid position. Vulcan came from Cloud9.
The replacements brought immediate results. Evil Geniuses won the LCS Spring Split, defeating 100 Thieves 3-0 in the final. For the first time since 2013, EG will be represented in an international LoL tournament, and the North Americans have a good chance of showing their worth.
Expert Betting Tips
The European team G2 will win this match with a handicap (-8.5) kills; the odds on it are 1.80.
Total kills will be Under 28.5 for 1.83.
In terms of time, all games between G2 and Evil Geniuses in the group stage lasted over 30 minutes, so we should expect a duration over 32 minutes here as well. The odds on that are 1.83.
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