Golden Guardians Removes TSM from LCS Lock In 2022, advances to Knockout Stage
The Golden Guardians overcame TSM in the final match of Group A of the 2022 LCS Qualifiers In the event that ensured they would progress to the Qualifiers while TSM was already eliminated from the tournament.
The battle for the final spot of Group A started off seemingly in favor of TSM at first, but GG was able to control the game mid-to-late thanks to Ry0ma and Stixxay’s strong performances against the performances of their opponents. veteran. experience in front of a young TSM squad.
The initial game was relatively even between the two teams until the two started vying for control of the Rift Herald after 17 minutes. TSM traded the Rift Herald for two kills, when the bot laner of GG, Stixxay continued to try to expand late game. And these efforts paid off as the game moved into the mid game, where things continued to go GG’s way.
GG showed a better understanding of mid-game macro decisions, which became evident around 20 minutes. Within minutes, GG was able to take the mid lane priority after a kill. mid laner and their third dragon in the game before finally taking Baron after killing three members of TSM.
This eventually resulted in both Stixxay and Ry0ma being able to besiege the bot and mid lane turrets to the point where TSM was no longer able to withstand GG’s pressure. TSM lost the match in the 27th minute.
Both Jinx and Corki continue to dominate the meta and are integral parts of the Golden Guardians’ ability to sustain mid- and late-game. While TSM tried hard to snowball their early lead after they got the Rift Herald, GG’s macro play was just too much for them. While both teams finished with a score of 1-3, GG won the head-to-head thanks to a win over TSM.
For TSM, this will end their time in the LCS Lock In Tournament, as Academy players will be eager to take what they learned in the LCS Lock In and apply it to the LCS Academy season Spring.
As for GG, they will enter the LCS Lock In Knockout Qualifier, where they will be seeded with Evil Geniuses, the top seed of Group B.
The best trio GG vs. EG will take place on January 23rd. The winner will advance to the LCS Lock In Semifinals.
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