Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest took to the Rift within the second playoff collection.

The LCS playoffs are formally in full swing! TSM and Golden Guardians battled it out to advance within the Winner’s Bracket yesterday, whereas at present, the LCS All-Pro group outcomes had been launched and Evil Geniuses (“EG”) and FlyQuest (“FLY”) fought in their very own greatest-of-5. Here’s the whole lot that went down on this matchup!

Game One

With a lot on the road, each groups got here out swinging in recreation one. Swain and Hecarim made their debuts this recreation, which gave the impression to be very robust picks. This was very true for PowerOfEvil’s Swain, because it was the benefactor of a gank and First Blood by Santorin. Things acquired even higher for him at a six-minute dragon battle, the place he secured two extra kills, whereas no different FLY member died.

It seemed tough for EG now, however they shortly kicked it up a notch. A bunch of them picked off WildTurtle on his option to the underside lane, whereas Huni solo killed Solo together with his Hecarim within the prime lane. A couple of minutes later, Huni even took the First Tower bonus by himself, although FLY grabbed a second dragon shortly beforehand. From right here, it was very shut. The groups traded aims throughout the map and located picks of their very own. They even picked up a giant shutdown on PowerOfEvil.

But then the whole lot fell aside for EG. At 28 minutes, a group battle erupted close to the dragon pit, the place FLY was on the lookout for their Soul. Here, PowerOfEvil solo zoned out 4 EG members, whereas FLY targeted fireplace on one. After that, FLY ruthlessly chased down EG and killed all of them for an Ace. As a end result, they secured Moutain Soul and Baron too. It solely took yet one more dominant 5-for-zero group battle from FLY to push by way of bot lane and decide up their first win within the collection.

Quick Stats:

Time: 32:41
Kills: 17-5
Turrets: eight-Four
Gold: 59.7k-52.2k
Dragons: Four-1
Barons: 1-zero

Game Two

A pre-game screen showing the Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest LCS rosters with their game drafts and champion images to the sides

The second match of the collection was a crushing defeat for EG. although they misplaced the primary recreation too, they a minimum of seemed aggressive, however FLY ran on clinic on them right here. It all started with a stage one invade, the place PowerOfEvil was given First Blood once more. Exactly like the sport earlier than, too, he obtained two kills at a six minute dragon battle and began off three/zero.

Then FLY turned up the tempo. At 12 minutes, a group battle exploded within the backside facet of the map, the place FLY collapsed and snagged 5 kills for one. The subsequent battle round dragon was, to EG’s credit score, pretty shut at two-for-two kills, however FLY nonetheless secured the Ocean Dragon. Two minutes later, at 17 minutes, one more battle started. this time within the prime facet of the map. EG began it off by getting one fast kill, however Solo’s Mordekaiser confirmed his power by brute-forcing two kills in his favor.

To be honest, the sport wasn’t completely out of EG’s hand but. But it quickly can be. At 21 minutes, each groups met on the Cloud Dragon. With blood of their eyes, one other group battle blew up, the place Solo as soon as once more was large. He obliterated a number of members of EG and helped his group kill 4 EG champions with out shedding a single member. After that, it was simple to take the Baron. Once outfitted with the Baron buff, FLY mercilessly pushed their lead, killing EG’s champions a number of instances every as they pushed in direction of their Nexus and crumbled it.

Quick Stats:

Time: 24:26
Kills: 5-23
Turrets: 1-eight
Gold: 36.8k-50.8k
Dragons: 1-2
Barons: zero-1

Game Three

A pre-game screen showing the Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest LCS rosters with their game drafts and champion images to the sides

Finally, with their backs up in opposition to the wall, EG stepped as much as the plate. In reality, that they had a really robust early recreation. It began with the highest lane, the place a 2v2 there resulted in Huni securing First Blood onto Santorin. From there, EG took an Infernal Dragon and a Rift Herald, however after they tried to make use of the Herald prime, it hit minions as a substitute and by no means charged. FLY then collapsed on the play to choose up a swift kill.

EG stored their lead with a decide onto IgNar, although did drop a few aims to FLY. The mid recreation was a stalemate, with each groups setting themselves up at two dragons a chunk. At round 30 minutes, it became a tense dance round Baron although. FLY stored making an attempt to hurry it however EG responded appropriately and denied it. This triggered the sport to stall out for fairly some time.

The forwards and backwards continued for a couple of minutes, till a mid lane battle broke out at 37 minutes. Here, WildTurtle made a horrible positioning mistake, getting caught by an Orianna Shockwave together with his Flash up. To make issues worse, after he acquired hit by a Senna W, he lastly used his Flash, however solely introduced the inevitable root into PowerOfEvil. With each predominant carries rooted, EG immediately jumped on the prime alternative arrange earlier than them. It was a slaughter. EG reduce down 4 FLY members within the blink of a watch and proceeded to push straight into the FLY base and take their first Nexus of the collection.

Quick Stats:

Time: 38:02
Kills: 9-5
Turrets: 7-three
Gold: 61.5k-58.3k
Dragons: 2-three
Barons: zero-zero

Game Four

A pre-game screen showing the Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest LCS rosters with their game drafts and champion images to the sides

Game 4 was a tense forwards and backwards, however in the long run, EG pulled off one other win. Fans might really feel the stress within the early recreation right here, as each groups tried to make performs however not overextend an excessive amount of. As a end result, there have been just a few aims taken. First Blood got here out at a late 15 minutes, when EG three-manned Solo within the prime lane and acquired Goldenglue a kill. A minute later, Huni and Goldenglue labored collectively once more to get one other kill onto Solo.

With this lead, EG felt like they had been in cost. Their stress was immense and FLY might really feel it. The relative stalemate continued till 29 minutes. This was a significant turning level, as FLY arrange a play onto Goldenglue within the facet lane. They killed him shortly, however EG collapsed. This labored of their favor although, because it meant extra kills. FLY ended up with a 4-for-zero group battle victory with a Baron in addition.

From right here, widespread data would say FLY was within the lead, however that wasn’t true. In reality, they tried to contest the EG Ocean Soul take, however through the ensuing battle on the pit, they solely went one-for-one. Critically, EG acquired the Soul although.

Disaster really struck for FLY at 37 minutes. Here, EG picked off IgNar, which led to primarily a free Elder Dragon AND Baron Nashor. This double uber buff was manner an excessive amount of for FLY to deal with, and EG picked aside their opponent’s base. They demolished all three Inhibitors pretty simply earlier than pushing additional, grabbing just a few further kills and smashing their second Nexus. The stage was set for a possible reverse sweep recreation 5. Cue up Silver Scrapes.

Quick Stats:

Time: 41:02
Kills: 6-10
Turrets: Four-11
Gold: 66.4k-74.6k
Dragons: 1-5
Barons: 1-1

Game Five

A pre-game screen showing the Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest LCS rosters with their game drafts and champion images to the sides

This was the sport to resolve the complete collection. Its additionally the place FlyQuest returned to their type from the primary two video games. They had nice early aggressiveness, with IgNar pulling off a superb gank mid at solely 5 minutes. Here, PowerOfEvil was gifted First Blood once more. Santorin continued his rampage, getting a kill for WildTurtle within the bot lane and even killing the enemy prime laner, Huni, all by himself. All the whereas, Santorin gathered a number of dragons and Heralds to push the lead ever additional.

The mid recreation was nonetheless below FLY management, as they introduced their dragon rely to 3, however EG fought again. Goldenglue first solo killed Solo, then EG all made a play on the underside facet of the map to kill two from FLY. But it wasn’t sufficient. At 25 minutes, EG desperately tried to take the fourth dragon away from FLY, however Santorin got here up clutch and stole it away! With their new harm buff, FLY immediately killed two EG members and turned for Baron, securing it with little difficulty.

Now it was time for FLY to make their ending transfer. They despatched Solo mid to push there whereas the primary 4-man unit went backside. EG was pushed to the sting, and confronted with little choices, tried to kill the singled-out Mordekaiser. Funnily sufficient, Solo merely introduced Goldenglue to the Death Realm for a 1v1, which he convincingly gained. Now down a member, EG was powerless to cease FLY from rampaging by way of their base and crushing their closing Nexus to win the collection.

Quick Stats:

Time: 29:35
Kills: 10-5
Turrets: 9-three
Gold: 54.0k-48.8k
Dragons: Four-zero
Barons: 1-zero

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