Sunday’s LCS Lock In grand finals are set. Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses – both red-hot – will take to the rift to determine the champion.

The finalists of LCS Lock In have been decided. Two red hot teams – Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses – are set to face off in the finals.

TL come in after taking down Dignitas in the semifinals 3-1, while Evil Geniuses haven’t lost a game all tournament. Sunday’s match is sure to be a banger.

Bwipo leads TL to Lock In finals berth over DIG

While Team Liquid were the favourites on paper, you couldn’t underestimate Dignitas coming into this matchup. They’d 2-0d the defending LCS champions 100 Thieves to even reach this spot. While Dignitas managed to snag a game win, this series revolved around top lane, where GabriĆ«l “Bwipo” Rau shone.

Bwipo stomped Aaron “FakeGod” Lee in lane all series, and translated it to huge fight power across the rift. It was actually a relatively quiet series from TL’s other stars, but that allowed Bwipo to shine even brighter. He had huge impact on four different champions – Graves, Gwen, Aatrox, and Pantheon – to lead TL to the finals of Lock In.

Evil Geniuses flatten Cloud9

The next series saw Evil Geniuses take on Cloud9. EG hadn’t dropped a map all tournament, while C9 exploited CLG’s weak topside to progress to the semis. In the end, Evil Geniuses continued their march to the finals.

No one player led the way for Evil Geniuses; rather, they showed versatility and beat C9 as a team. For the first two games, it was over practically before it began. EG stomped C9, snowballing and never giving an inch.

Game 3 looked better for Cloud9, as Darshan “Darshan” Upadhyaya’s Akshan got ahead early and kept them in it. Poor decisions and teamfighting were their downfall, though, and EG closed out the series. It was a dominant showing, and if they keep this up, we’re in for a clash of titans in the Lock In finals.

“LCS is going to be so interesting this year. G3 draft was unique strategy we haven’t seen in S11 scrims,” said Evil Geniuses Head Coach Peter Dun on Twitter.

“Proud the guys managed to problem solve it. Don’t be cringe and flame C9, their full roster is coming, and even with this group their macro is better than half LCS.”


The LCS Lock In finals take place tomorrow, January 30th, at 3:30 PM EST/6:30 PM PST. Stay tuned to Esports.gg for the latest League of Legends news and updates.

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