Evil Geniuses qualified for the LCS Lock In semifinals with a solid victory over the Golden Guardians and will face Team Liquid on Saturday, Jan 30
EG took on the Golden Guardians in the quarterfinals after impressing in the LCS Lock In group stage, where they won a dominant victory.
In just two games, the revamped Evil Geniuses lineup managed to run over the young talents of the Golden Guardians, albeit after a rocky game EG will move to the semi-finals where they have the chance to compete for the organization since coming back to the League of Legends.
At 37 minutes, the first game of the series was quite long, but the game had the feeling of a victory for the EG all the way through. Evil Geniuses, with Renekton in the top lane and Nidalee in the jungle, went for a powerful early-game composition. For a strong early game, the aggressive draft set EG up.
Evil Geniuses managed to get the Mountain Soul despite a few hiccups, and from that point on, there was nothing that Golden Guardian could do. Mid-laner Golden Guardians Nicholas “Ablazeolive” Abbott tried his best to turn the game around on Orianna but to no avail.
There was nothing the Golden Guardians could do in game two. EG have had the momentum and have taken full advantage of it. Again, in the jungle, Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen selected a carrying champion and it paid off for Evil Geniuses. The team took down the Golden Guardians in just 27 minutes, killing 18 to six.
Impact continues dominance after joining Evil Geniuses
While Svenskeren had a blast in the jungle, Jeong “Impact” Eon-young, top laner of Evil Geniuses, was the player of the series. Since joining EG for the 2021 season, the veteran has been on fire and is likely the best top laner in the LCS right now.
During the LCS Lock In, impact has shown dominance on both Renekton and Gragas, with those champions being among the strongest in the present meta. If Impact keeps up its recent form, when the spring season comes, it will be difficult for other top laners to match it.
EG will be ready for the semifinals with this win, where they will face off against Team Liquid. In the LCS Lock In, EG and Liquid have so far looked the strongest, so it should be an intense showdown.
To make the roster even more competitive, EG has swapped out players from both its top and bottom lanes for the 2021 season. EG want to finally be a contender for LCS trophies after a shaky season in 2020, and this roster might be able to do that.
-Top – Jeong “Impact” Eon-young
-Jungle – Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen
-Mid – Daniele “Jiizuke” Mauro
-Bot – Matthew “Deftly” Chen
-Support – Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun
Have Evil Geniuses made it to the 2020 Worlds?
Due to a lackluster performance in the 2020 LCS Summer Split, EG didn’t participate in the 2020 World Championship. The team was not consistent enough, which resulted in a shared fifth-place spot in the playoffs, even when Evil Geniuses had some great games.