G2 end first day of MSI 2022 Rumble stage with a win against RNG cover image

G2 end first day of MSI 2022 Rumble stage with a win against RNG

G2 extend their winning streak to 22 games after defeating both T1 and RNG

After ending T1's unbeaten record, G2 turned heads again at MSI 2022 Rumble stage with an upset victory against Royal Never Give Up. The LPL Spring champions came into the series with a 6-0 record in the group stage and were looking to continue the tournament undefeated. However, G2 stopped them right in their tracks and now stand as the only undefeated team at MSI 2022.

Moreover, they extend their winning streak to 22 games, breaking Fnatic's 2015 record of 21 games. This means that G2 now hold the longest winning streak for a European team in professional League of Legends. With their 2-0 win, G2 currently sit at the top of the Rumble stage standings.

A mix of veterans and rookies running the show

G2 entered the 2022 season with new faces joining Rasmus '"Caps" Winther and Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski. While they looked inconsistent in the regular spring season, G2 have looked completely dominant since their first clean sweep against Vitality in the playoffs.

Even though G2 were undefeated in the MSI group stage, many still favoured T1 and RNG to come out on top today. However, G2 kicked things off with a win against T1 and took the momentum to their game against RNG. Moreover, they showed their team fighting prowess and understanding of the meta in both games. Both Caps and Victor "Flakked" Lirola ran the show against RNG with Zoe and Kai' Sa. With Caps' accurate Zoe bubbles and Flakked's damage and positioning, G2 made it impossible for RNG to win the team fights.

While the team still has a long way to go in the Rumble stage, wins against the two other tournament favourites will serve as a huge confidence boost and increase their chances of advancing to the semi-finals.

G2 Jankos relishing the feeling of MSI Rumble stage

Jankos at MSI 2022. Image Credit: Riot Games
Jankos at MSI 2022. Image Credit: Riot Games

With group stage games having no major significance, Jankos is happy to be in the Rumble where the competition is tougher.

I think the pressure you get from playing in front of a big audience and every game actually being relevant is different. Today is so much more rewarding, so much happier than winning the 8 games in the group stage.

Jankos in post-game interview

G2 continue their MSI 2022 Rumble stage run tomorrow at 1a.m PT with an opener against Evil Geniuses.