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Inspired punches through C9 defenses to secure EG a top spot in LCS Summer Split 2022

Evil Geniuses head to the LCS Championship in sole possession of an undisputed first place finish, well past the nine other teams that follow them in the standings.

With Inspired at the helm, EG had little to no trouble getting through a solid Cloud9 draft, bringing the defending LCS champions one step closer to another championship reign.

While Zeri was taken out of play early in the draft phase, Yuumi was left open at C9. This allowed them to bring back a powerful combination that had been around for several weeks, Twitch and Yuumi, and place it in the hands of Berserker and Zven, becoming a major threat the second they entered the lane.

This immense C9 bot lane pressure in the early game was complemented by a strong focus from Blaber on the bot side river. Luckily for EG, this allowed them to secure the first side of Blood, quickly racking up kills until what had become a solid golden lead through the C9 bot lane.

A coordinated mid-game teamfight allowed EG to take full advantage of C9’s lack of vision on the map. A Flash plus Charm combination from Jojopyun on an unsuspecting Jensen placed another kill in the young mid laner’s arsenal. This turned him into a large mobile threat capable of easily chowing through even C9 tanks.

Although C9 seemed to have grabbed EG’s bot side Jungle Impact to initiate a team fight, Inspired dashed through the wall as Vi and jumped straight into Berserker. This immediately took C9’s ADC out of the fight and allowed the rest of EG to pick up the scraps. He also clarified to C9 that this would be the strategy that would win EG the game if this happened again.

A breakthrough C9 Inhibitor teamfight had the potential to turn the tide, if not for a one-on-three Inspired match that sent three fully healthy C9 members back to base. At 44 minutes, a takedown on Fudge gave EG unchallenged Baron and easy access to C9’s already battered base, descending to Impact to destroy the Nexus and secure victory against a freshly re-emerged enemy team.

Inspired finished this match as player of the match, scoring a 10/1/8 KDA as Vi, the first time he played the champion of this division. Just when C9 could get back in the game, Vi’s expert control allowed Inspired to hold EG’s lead and propel them to victory – a game that continued the conversation about a possible Split Prize MVP. to jungle it.

This dominating victory guarantees that EG will finish the LCS Summer Split 2022 in first place. They now look to the LCS Championship, where they have the potential to win a back-to-back title for themselves in the best year for the organization as a professional. League of Legends.