Evil Geniuses complete a Cinderella run and become the sixth LCS Champions after a 3-0 sweep against reigning champions in 100 Thieves. They become the sixth LCS Champions following the shows of TSM, Cloud9, Counter Logic Gaming, Team Liquid, and 100 Thieves.
EG defied all odds going on a 10 game win-streak in the lower bracket after losing 3-2 to TL in the upper bracket. They then went to go 3-1 in the Lower Bracket versus FlyQuest before upsetting title favorites in Cloud9 and Team Liquid 3-0.
Evil Geniuses Roster
- Jeong “Impact” Eon-young
- Kasper “Inspired” Sloma
- Joseph “jojopyun” Joon Pyun
- Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki
- Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme
The team entered the 2022 LCS Spring Split as early favorites building around young stars Joseph “jojopyun” Joon Pyun and Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki. They also brought in 2021 LEC Summer Split MVP Kacper “Inspired” Sloma and LCS All-Pro Support Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme while retaining former World Champion Jeong “Impact” Eon-young.
The team came second place in the LCS Lock In Tournament and a fourth-place finish in the Regular Split before their dominant run in playoffs.
While the game holds a record for being one of the fastest LCS Grand Finals in history, it did not come without a scrap. 100 Thieves had very dominant drafts in Games 2 and 3 off the back of jungler Can “Closer” Çelik playing aggressive junglers such as Graves and Viego. However, EG pulled off the victories through several different lanes and through teamfighting.
With the win over 100T, EG will represent North America at MSI. They will enter Group C in the Group Stage in Busan. they will go up against LEC titans G2 Esports and the LCO representatives ORDER. Evil Geniuses are the second seed of the only three-team group. The first two seeds of the group stage will advance to the playoffs stage. EG’s chances are pretty high considering their possible dominance against the Oceania representatives, ORDER.