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Cloud 9 and Evil Geniuses are still undefeated

Lock In Tournament Showcases LCS Top Teams

News 18-01-2022 02:00
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The LCS Spring Season has kicked off | © Riot Games

The first tournament of the LCS 2022 program started on Friday. In the first three days of the LCS 2022 Lock In, Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses are on top of their groups with a 3:0 record.

The LCS is back - and while the summer season is yet some weeks away, the 2022 Lock In serves to give fans a quick showcase of the best NA teams in their current form. The event began on January 14th and will feature four days of groups before the top 8 teams are seeded into playoffs. The finalists will play on January 30th with a $150K prize on the lane before the teams reconvene for the Spring season in the following week.

Group A: Cloud9 is Still on Top

After three days of games, Cloud9 is firmly at the top of their group with a 3-0 score, followed by 100 Thieves with two wins and one loss. While 100T had two very impressive victories, they dropped a game to a surprisingly clean FlyQuest on he third day. The green team, having already played all four of its games, is at 2-2, with the same number of losses but one win more than TSM. Last in the rankings for now is Golden Guardians, who had their moments but looked quite disjointed in teamfights. GG can snatch the fourth place if they defeat TSM in their last game, but so far it's hard to be optimistic about the team.

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Group B: Evil Geniuses are the Team to Watch

Evil Geniuses looked like one of the stronger teams in the group - yet for now, they are undefeated, even taking a close victory over our initial favorites Team Liquid after showing superior teamfight execution in their teamfight. That said, we would not count TL out either, especially as the team played with a substitute AD Carry for the EG game. In the rest of their games so far, both teams looked impressive. The two teams are followed by Dignitas at 1-1 and Counter Logic Gaming at 1-2. Both teams had their moments and CLG's bot lane in particular shows a lot of promise, but they looked a class behind the two leaders. Immortals, meanwhile, had their moments in several games but ended up falling short in all three. Perhaps the team will look stronger with more game - but with a 0-3 score and a match against Team Liquid next, it looks like Immortals are not going to the playoffs.

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Here are the standings after Day 3 | © Riot Games

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The LCS 2022 Lock In returns next Saturday, January 22nd, for the last day of the group stage and the quarterfinals. For more LoL news, make sure to follow us on Facebook!