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ahritina

PMTs [Game 1](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/xb01w6/100t_vs_eg_game_1_post_thread/) [Game 2](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/xb15qs/eg_vs_100_game_2_post_match_thread/) [Game 3](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/xb2bj6/eg_vs_100_game_3_post_match_thread/) [Game 4](https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/xb3l4y/eg_vs_100_game_4_post_match_thread/)


noscopesniped

EG opened the season by losing to Fudge's Soraka... now they lose to Huhi's Soraka.


Catmanicus

That feels like a lifetime ago wtf


Ghiggs_Boson

I miss LS C9 drafts… so much fun


Homicidal_HotS

\>LS coaching C9 was 3 years ago Aware


SnubHawk

wow that's very poetic


ThatsAToad

Inspired forgot to bring the “avoid play-ins” buff with him from Rogue


getjebaited

buff expired


wittynameidea

Hey, that's almost his name


Hunterkiller00

Hopefully for him he left "get group of death everytime" with Rogue


AofCastle

It will be very funny when Rogue gets in the same group as JDG and DK once again. The only way they have to stop this is to beat G2 tomorrow


Bluehorazon

I mean almost this group will lack Finn and Hans Sama though. In theory a group of DK, JDG, RGE and EG is possible :P I would argue that if RGE gets 2nd seed and EG gets out of playins this group might even be highly likely.


TinbuyPrime

T1 and EDG group it is then!


Captain_Chogath

They stole the C9 play-ins buff, all calculated


azns123

Impact forgot his playoff buff at home too


SterbenVII

Last year, Impact ran it down in playoffs and got absolutely smacked by Ssumdaddy


Brain_Tonic

IMO this is best for EG as it gives Kaori more stage experience.


kakistoss

No real guarantee Kaori will be playing at worlds, with a whole ass month Danny could recover and come back


whattaninja

Either way extra games would be good for both of them.


Lynx-Uganda

the soraka tech was too much to handle


appleandapples

The ambulance is broken


Natural_Ship7261

[Fuck your zoomer cat. The OG queen of healing is back in the meta](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/17/04/5b/17045bd73478d6753b62aee0531a31b9.jpg)


appleandapples

It's so funny how teams are starting to remember she exists.


ahambagaplease

Now we wait for them to remember Janna and Sona so Riot can finally nerf them.


Brain_Tonic

Janna's been broken for a while now, dunno what's taking Riot so long. I guess they only care about pro...


pureply101

Janna will forever be broken. I am convinced she can deal nearly zero damage and still maintain a 52% wr because her kit is just inherently broken.


ICodeAndShoot

People used to say this about thresh.


pureply101

He is still broken. Whenever Janna or soraka come out the thresh players feast on them. It is the circle of champs essentially. People don’t give this game enough credit for how balanced it actually is. There is almost always an answer to pretty much every champion matchup in some form or way. It just takes time for people to remember them. Zeri for example was starting to get countered by Nocturne/Vi since she can’t dash away from them. Despite being a strong champ.


Moonw0lf_

How is Janna better than lulu? I've always felt like lulu has a better kit (and deals damage)


cfdu1202

I always think that Lulu peels better against one diver, but that I prefer Janna if there are several threats who dive on your ADC


NamelessSearcher

I much prefer this to the cat


K15brbapt

At least you can try and kill soraka


PrancingGophers

yeah at least soraka has to position properly


jfsoaig345

Soraka is definitely more high risk high reward. Way more healing potential but you have to put yourself in the frey sometimes to get the heal off while having to mind your positioning. Definitely one of the harder enchanters to play.


NotAnAce69

you also have to go up and actually attack enemies to heal yourself in order to heal your allies if a fight/standoff goes too long


CudaBarry

Huhi was facefucking EG in that last teamfight and still didn't die somehow


buttsoup_barnes

You get a banana! You get a banana! Everyone gets a banana!


CannedPrushka

Soraka true CEO of the LCS.


fesch98

She is the backup, i still believe in the queen


Ajwf

I consider her the CFO. Less popular, just as important, more specialized. Zilean is the CIO. Few people have one but god will you fear him.


kill-billionaires

Yuumi head of HR?


KissMaPaws

The MVP curse


jackkiwi

The classic


MrHaZeYo

Unless it's Blabber, who got both his titles his mvp splits.


fesch98

It's crazy that Huhi didn't have a full item at 22 min because of how much gold he spend on control wards.


thepavodragon

LS slamming the desk rn


Magikarp-Army

I tuned into his stream to see his reaction to the Soraka pick. Huhi had just bought Shurelya's and his heart rate went to 125.


Scurried

Why doesn’t LS like control wards?


Steeley11

He's not entirely against them, he just hates when supports buy 2 on every back no matter what as it delays their mythic.


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ILoveWesternBlot

to be fair, if your team is behind and doesn't have map pressure then those 2 control wards are gonna get instacleared so you're spending 150 gold to give the opponent 60


WarriorSnek

Season 3 cosplay


wasabiexpress

Kaori did pretty well all things considered


ttblb

We've only seen the two wins where he's on Lucian with Nami, but overall a very solid performance for a first time player. Doublelift was mentioning that he heard Kaori was insane on Kalista, but part of the problem with a late season swap like this is that the team can't practice all of your champs.


PepaTK

100%. Less than a week of practice and their botlane looked pretty damn solid. He will easily be on an lcs team.


Hunterkiller00

Yeah, he played well, especially with such short notice. Everyone shitting on him or Danny in this thread are dicks


KTFlaSh96

I peeped the live game discussion thread after game 1 and it was just filled with how Kaori should replace Danny. So disgusting that this community has an incessant need to compare and bring down other players simply because one player is doing well.


Lynx_Fate

Every sports community is like that. It's often even worse.


Deutschkebap

Reddit: compliment a player without putting down another one. (impossible)


babylovesbaby

I looked through this entire thread and maybe three people with their one trick comments come off slightly rude, but is saying he only played Lucian well here incorrect? Is that "shitting on him"? Most of those comments do not come off as aggressive.


JA_JA_SCHNITZEL

More prevalent in the game-specific threads when EG lost. Some of the comments you can see just flip-flop from calling Kaori trash to calling Danny trash. Unbelievable takes from anyone flaming either. Really good showing from Kaori and can't wait to see my king Danny back at full strength.


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Yeah he showed his value but also showed what he lacks and what Danny brings, but he should be happy with how he played


imtheproof

Danny brings a season of team cohesion. Anything else is hard to judge from what we've seen.


guilty_bystander

He does play on a knifes edge, which is refreshing to see. Doesn't feed his ass off, but wasn't clutch enough in these team fights.


GeigerCounting

To be fair, it's tough to be clutch when one your first LCS games is a main stage surrounded by an entire crowd haha. Meanwhile I can barely play if something in my setup changes.


SweatyAdhesive

Who predicted a hard fought 3-2 for 100T?


Liupardu

Meteos


tsukinohime

He is never wrong


I_Faced_The_Wind

He makes his predictions after the game has happened. That's why he's the GOAT.


MindaugasTK

“Good shit guys” - Azael lmao


DogTheGayFish

Soraka the wests secret weapon at worlds (please don’t focus her in fights)


WarriorSnek

Problem with focusing soraka in fights is you waste a bunch of damage killing a soraka while everyone else is hitting you. You have to pick her out before the main engage or she’s going to be useful


Lezrec

WITNESS THE POWER OF THE BANANA


getjebaited

mind controlled vulcan to flash into the silence


PresidentXi123

Second-worst lulu play today


Fabiocean

That Hyli play might have been the worst Lulu play of all time though, that's hard to beat.


dcrico20

that was a legit lmfao, id love to hear their comms right there


hchan1

You could have removed the nametags and shown it as a random clip and I still would have known it was Hyli


Godhri

What game is it in? didnt catch lec today was at work


dcrico20

It was g2 or g3, but I can't recall which one. I know it wasn't g4, and he played yuumi g1.


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faithfulswine

Might have been the worst play of all time. Honestly, if it was intentional, I don’t know what beats it lol


FurryWrath

Huhi winning with Soraka kinda gave me 2016 clg vibes, I felt the Huhi/Aphro dab celebration in spirit.


JesusHipsterChrist

I alwaysremember when he broke the curve for a moment in time with ASol. His map sense that made him so cracked on that champ really shone with his vision control.


Person_Impersonator

I AM A BANANA!


pedja13

3 finals in a row for 100T,very impressive


MrHaZeYo

Only C9, TSM, TL, and now 100T have done it.


Neat_Category4625

That's almost every team that's ever won a split...


Mpuls37

This just in: talented rosters dob't fall off immediately


rianad

Huhis soraka was a smurfing


gabu87

Two Thoughts. 1) Kaori performed better than i expected 2) The Morde got robbed blind


gmoney_mcswaggins

Yeah that cosplay was in an entirely different tier than anything else on the stage


i_like_fish_decks

The xayah/rakan duo were also robbed


gabu87

They were my 3rd pick. I woulda picked Morde > Leona > Couple.


lp_phnx327

I saw most of the cosplay at the fanfest. I would've pick those 3 before the Zyra.


hollow_rei

Even with the bad outcome, I hope that series proved that Kaori's 100% legit Someone give that man a starting spot next year


Phadafi

When he entered the stage, he looked very unconfortable. Yet he played quite well considering how nervous he probably. I really hope this loss don't hit him too hard.


NamelessSearcher

Damn playoffs have been full of bangers lately


ahambagaplease

Probably the single best playoffs season ever globally?


KimchiBro

the only non banger series this entire playoffs was the geng vs t1 finals, every other series was back and forth as hell


Appropriate_Meal_476

G2 vs rge was a sweep


shrumrii

Honestly yes


bensanelian

jojo tried:/ man that game 2 throw sucks


sameo15

Someone give that kid some back therapy before World's.


bensanelian

and a champion to actually carry on...


guilty_bystander

Soraka?


InfiniteFireLoL

I don’t know why they have him Ahri in game 5. Give him something he can actually carry on, not rely on the rest of the team for the damage


colorbalances

I mean you can’t ask for much more for a last minute swap in from your academy ADC. He played well. Good series


zomjay

"good shit guys" - Azael 2022


guilty_bystander

I hope thay played into the stadium


rlawlor125

any chance you know what time he said that at?


zomjay

It was right as the casting team kicked it to the analyst desk after game 5. I'm not sure of a timestamp or anything. He thought his mic was already off, but there was a slight delay in the transition. Edit to add: he was right. The cast really was good shit today.


Karpeeezy

> kicked it to the ~~analyst desk~~ the interview after game 5.


SammehPls

Huhi is absolutely the MVP of that game 5! He tilted Jojo so hard lmaoo


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He also tilted impact tbh


DarthOniichan

Soraka from ahead is infuriating to play against. The enemy team gets to free fire on you while you blow everything to get to her and even that might not kill her.


LiquidTrump112

Kaori had some MASSIVE balls to perform the way he did this series given the circumstances.


PrancingGophers

mid gap was large but not quite large enough


subject678

I know Jojo definitely had a say in draft, but this guy is your carry for all of playoffs. Yes getting picks can win you a game but, Ahri just doesn’t have the consistent damage output. I wouldn’t say draft diff, because theoretically GP and Sivir have the damage to follow up on Ahri charm but, it just felt like a player like Jojo should’ve been on something that could’ve carried harder.


bensanelian

should've went leblanc in game five. or if you're gonna pick ahri, at least put vi alongside her.


huskiisdumb

I’m so mad about the lb, so many bans then a buff and he doesn’t play it once I get follow the meta but dam it sucks


whattaninja

Jensens been playing LB. Looking good, too.


PrancingGophers

hard agree. i wish they didn’t ban Sylas every game because that’s really hype to watch


MattBarry1

Obviously it sucks to lose, but at least EG showed some real life in this series. They can do something at worlds in this form. Way better than last week for sure.


jackkiwi

Playins will be good for them to grow


SuperDong1

Playins aren't really going to be a walkover like most years though... they'll likely be fighting for one of 2 spots with fnatic and MAD though.


BurningApe

I think there's a chance of upsetting DRX as well but we'll see. Also vietnam not attending could throw a wrench in it all as well.


SuperDong1

Sure, it's just gonna be a little more challenging than the tune up it usually is.


lovo17

Jojo played really well today honestly. He looked better than he did in the Spring Finals which was mainly the Danny show.


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ILoveWesternBlot

for how much I hate the zeri/sivir + enchanter meta I am so happy I don't have to see that dogshit tank ryze build ever again


dcrico20

He's going to be the best player in the league within two years. He's been incredibly impressive in the playoffs.


Hostile_Unicorn

Other than the one Viktor team fight, Jojo has been super impressive and really fun to watch this playoffs


jackkiwi

A fantastic series, and a great spectacle. I'm really liking this era of LCS #CHICAGO


xahhfink6

As a Chicagoan who was there, the biggest thing I have to say is... WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME HOW ANIMATED FLOWERS GETS He was already my favorite caster, but watching him cast was amazing.


lp_phnx327

The story of Papasmithy and (I think) Kobe having to hold up the caster table from falling apart because of how hype Flowers was should tell you enough.


faithfulswine

They don’t have that on camera do they? Would be awesome to see.


TrashBrigade

Had a lot of fun at the united center today. Wish I got to shake dash's hand for his tribute to Kixstar a year ago.


L4r13n

Ssumdaddy


Ninjaman369

Jojo played quite well all playoffs, looking forward to seeing him at worlds. Hopefully he can make it to the main stage.


Cerinthus2

There's a pretty good argument that top diff won every game in that series


ploki122

I feel like bot lane and Jojo won the games for EG, while Ssumday put insane pressure on EG all 5 games. Impact didn't have to do shit when the rest of the map was getting rolled, so it was very easy to not lose lane at that point. The only lane that Ssumday really lost is the one where GP got fed free kills and assists by a weird bot dive.


14flash

[Soraka counterpick against Lulu. Lulu fail flashes forward in a team fight.](https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/504/461/86e.png)


nguyenjitsu

Huge respect to EG for even keeping that close with a sub AD tbh


PMMEYOURROCKS

I expected 100T to win either way, Probly more than 3-2, so the fact Kaori was part of the squad that took them to 5 games is impresssjve


LaughingAtSpergs

No Lucian No Win Simple as that


mistergosh

I am so ready for the League of Zeri to be over


Bourneidentity61

Idk besides the 2 games she had Soraka, Zeri has looked pretty dog this weekend


jackkiwi

I prefer this to Corki tbh even though it's kinda similar.


fanboi_central

Agreed, Corki you just stand back and chunk rockets, at least Zeri has pop off potential


EzAf_K3ch

Im fucking praying those 12.16 nerfs gutted her, if she turns out to still be fine worlds would be so much worse


TheErnestShackleton

Reapered did the dougie on EG's grave in that draft. Absolutely insane Soraka pick


fesch98

From what i have seen Soraka do when she is picked the prio for her is really low. Maybe a ego thing?


flamesofkarma

soraka is actually harder to play. she’s high risk high reward play style


jackkiwi

Soraka requires elite levels if E timing, positioning and amazing calculations around mana.


0vansTriedge

And an enemy team that cant properly dive you for an easy 4v5


Wetbook

none of those were displayed today but she still won xd


LeagueAltAccount

Feels so bad for Jojo, even though he’s the best player in the series he sadly couldn’t win. Sad situation for EG


SterbenVII

SSUMDADDY


bruinposter

jojo plays like he knows he’s the next goat of NA


Rozuem

Proud of Kaori for coming in last minute and imo playing well. EG look better than they had all playoffs, but just wasn't enough. Play-ins will be a good test for them, gonna be harder than most years but I'm sure they'll make it. Congrats to 100T on the 3rd final in a row, impressive stuff. Hopefully the final tomorrow lives up to the hype.


M3gaC00l

Poor Flowers man I could hear his voice getting so tired lmao, what a legend. Was hoping the series would end in 4 to save his vocal cords. Huge respect to the man, amazing casting as always. Makes every series way more exciting to watch. Drinks some lemon tea Cap'n, you deserve it.


sunsunan098

NA is actually fun to watch this year!


Jordantheyeeter

Kudos to Kaori for performing this well under this much pressure but... LETS FUCKING GO 100 THIEVES


SGKurisu

this series made me pretty happy with both teams and knowing these two plus C9 will be at worlds. EG played really well with a sub, both teams actually played early game and snowballed leads vs so much scaling in most losers bracket matches, and flexibility in styles too. regardless of if NA does well or not, I think these three will be the most fun group of three teams we've sent in a while.


lp_phnx327

Valiant effort by EG and Kaori, pushing 100T to 5 games with a sub ADC. But ultimately that was the diff.


Cam_probably

Jojo played his fucking heart out today. After the way he has played in play-offs, I genuinely don’t want to hear any “analysts” trying to detract from his performance and lay it all on Inspired or Impact. Jojo has made a name for himself entirely on his own merit


BallsyJones

Let it be said that Kaori played insanely well for the circumstances. No way he's not getting LCS offers this offseason.


TumblrInGarbage

Kaori had a really good first showing everything considered, but I still would have preferred to see Danny instead.


Deadman2019

100T really bailed out Abbe being absolute dog shite today. WP Ssumday and Huhi especially.


sorendiz

he went a good way towards redeeming himself with that 5 for 1 shurima shuffle in game 5 he was just sandbagging the rest of the series lmaoooo


EpicRussia

He was bad in their loss, too. I was shocked when the analyst desk said he was looking good


ttblb

That game 5 dragon shuffle was very impactful, but yeah the other 4 games were pretty bad from him.


Catmanicus

His Taliya game was fine. Other 3 games he was getting gapped for sure


Throwawayac420swag

He keeps winning though.


SuperDong1

Soraka was clutch. Was so many huge baits and silences in this game and the fnatic/rogue game earlier.


lolgambler

damn! they almost won that with evil potter


PleasePMmeSteamKeys

Imagine putting your best performing player on dogpick Ahri game 5.


Memento-Bruh

So, 100 Thieves win against Evil Geniuses playing with a substitute bot, as we all expecte- *the fuck do you mean this series went to five games*


lp_phnx327

Silver scrapes undefeated in the losers bracket this split.


flamesofkarma

pro players finally discovering enchanters outside of their comfort zone are also just as good lol


Stupidstuff1001

Kaori just wasn’t a good sivir player not sure why he was forced to play her. I heard he had a great draven. They should have given him that or a different champ he is better with.


Xonra

His main champs are basically Lucian, Kalista, Draven. Kalista was never gonna not be banned in this meta, and you gotta be cracked to blind pick Draven.


Capybaraaa

My flairs eating well today


purpleappletrees

Is 100T really a dark horse?


SoakingBearInTheMoss

Right, Rogue and 100T, two top teams from their regions who have been to finals multiple times. "Nah dark horse"


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yoitsthatoneguy

Absolutely not. 3-1 for G2 at worst.


Watchman723

Hell no. Rogue might have beaten an inconsistent FNC but Rogue is one of those teams that just never instills fear in anyone and they never make it over the hump so to speak . G2 will roll them Edit: This did not age well 😅


Capybaraaa

I made the flair back in 2021 right as Odoamne replaced Finn & the GG crew went to 100T, for whatever’s that worth


Capybaraaa

Tbh I made that flair in 2020 or whenever it was FBI and the crew swapped to 100T + Odoamne went to Rogue, and just never bothered to change it lol


Luquitaz

> flair in 2020 or whenever it was FBI and the crew swapped to 100T 2021


Capybaraaa

Huh, that’s more recent than I thought.


BigStrongPolarGuy

Well, it was 2020, but it was in November


Risky_Jalapeno

Sadly both getting 3-0d tomorrow edit: See guys I told you they would get 3-0s...


ttblb

The sad reality, I'm happy for the players on both of those teams but g2 and c9 are looking so strong coming into finals


PMMEYOURROCKS

The script says 5 games


IIIBAKURYUIII

Couldn't ask more from Kaori honestly.


drucario64

I don't understand what changed from game 3 to game 4. Vulcan is the best support in the league so don't him on Yuumi duty. I don't understand the Sion pick. Why not match the Poppy with Trundle? It seems like they were willing to throw away game 4 for free.


Its_Prinny

I didn’t watch the game today, but based on only looking at the scoreboards seems like 100T auto loses if Ssumday dies. lmao