Evil Geniuses upset T1 at MSI 2022’s fourth day of the rumble stage and have broken reality.
There used to be three immutable laws to the universe: death, taxes, and North American teams crashing and burning at international events.
But EG beat T1 convincingly off a well-rounded team effort, and an insane performance from AD carry Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki on teamfight o’clock.
— LCS (@LCSOfficial) May 23, 2022
Inevitably, jojopyun ascended to godhood.
just beat the goat ama
— Jojopyun (@jojopyunlol) May 23, 2022
And we are all mindblown
HOLY SHIT pic.twitter.com/9pEUeqfAX2
— Laure Valée (@LaureBuliiV) May 23, 2022
As we adapt to a timeline where Evil Geniuses, Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain prompts us to adapt to a different type of reality. Indeed, formerly unbeaten T1 have lost enough games to cause concern.
— Medic (@MedicCasts) May 23, 2022
Meanwhile, washed up ex-semipro streamer Christian “IWillDominate” Rivera’s tier list has evolved to reflect T1’s status after… whatever we witnessed at MSI.
MSI Rumble Stage Day 4 Updated World Power Rankings :
— Christian Rivera (@IWDominate) May 23, 2022
And jungler-turned-coach-turned-jungler Maurice “Amazingx” Stückenschneider has reached the most logical conclusion one could reach in the current circumstances.
EG is gonna win MSI, calling it now
— Maurice Stückenschneider (@Amazingx) May 23, 2022
Somehow, a long time coming
Nevertheless, Evil Geniuses upset T1 at MSI on May 23, and it was no fluke: they were the better team on the day.
Obviously a lot of the focus is on T1 as they're throwing a huge lead once again
But huge props to Inspired. He's had a great tournament and he's smurfing it again.
— Andy Day (@Vedius) May 23, 2022
Leave it to Lost Sanity Liandry Salesman Nick “LS” De Cesare to highlight what went wrong for T1 in his unique way (he’s been on it for a while):
Knowing how to draft isn't important guys, T1 just loses most drafts and relies on sheer player skill to carry almost always. pic.twitter.com/jWif0ogusI
— LS (@LSXYZ9) May 23, 2022
And leave it to former journalist and coach turned academy producer Kelsey Moser to rejoice as things have become significantly more interesting in the Top 4, as it turns into a top 5:
EG beating T1 super cool in the context of the tournament they've had so far -- especially off many counting them out following the PSG back to back wins vs G2
Always fun to see the Pool 2 seeds scale and get some wins
— Kelsey Moser (莫凯西) (@karonmoser) May 23, 2022
Now, how will the CEO of Based, Joe Marsh, react to this one?
New T1 Logo? pic.twitter.com/KlHYapu8Nc
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) May 23, 2022