Worlds 2022 Group Stage: Day 8 Recap

Worlds 2022 Group Stage is over with Group D finished, and we have our eight final teams decided.


100 Thieves vs CTBC Flying Oyster

It was a do-or-die game for the last North American representatives in the first game, and they had a very good start in the bot lane, getting the first blood and blowing multiple summoners which allowed them to take the first two drakes. 100T was also able to secure the first Herald as Ssumday had control over the top lane and CFO struggled to find any play in the early game. They tried to push bot lane for a tier two, but 100T answered with their own top lane push and still came out ahead. Huhi’s Amumu was the biggest difference maker in the early-mid game as he found angle after angle to get his team a man advantage and let them secure the Soul point. 100T had a stumble in the mid lane at some point, but they recovered with a great fight at the fourth drake as they got a clean ace which gave them the Ocean Soul and let them take one Nexus tower. Still, 100T couldn’t get through the base even with a Baron and the game looked like it was going to be decided at the Elder Drake. But once again, Huhi found another great engage even before CFO had a chance to contest the objective and an ace gave 100T their first win at Worlds 2022.

  • Teams: 100T 1 – 0 CFO
  • Time: 31:36
  • Kills: 20 – 4
  • Turrets: 10 – 3
  • Gold: 61.6k – 50.9k
  • Dragons: 4 – 0
  • Barons: 1 – 0

CTBC Flying Oyster vs Gen.G

We had a very interesting start to the game with GEN splitting the map with a late invade at the bot side, and with both junglers ganking that side lane at level three. And CFO came ahead as they got the first blood in top lane while GEN gank failed. But, GEN reganked bot lane just a minute later and managed to get two kills. Another successful 3v3 in the bot lane then gave GEN a 1k early game lead which they turned into a first drake and the first Herald. Once the map opened up and the fights and the kills started to become much more one-sided for GEN and helped the Korean 1st seed continue their dominance over objectives. They easily secured the Soul point and the Baron after two teamfights and pushed their gold lead to over 10k. With this much behind, CFO had no chance to hold against the final push and with a final ace, GEN finished this game in a dominant fashion.

  •  Teams: CFO 0 – 1 GEN
  • Time: 26:07
  • Kills: 7 – 21
  • Turrets: 2 – 7
  • Gold: 41.6k – 55.8k
  • Dragons: 0 – 3
  • Barons: 0 – 1

Royal Never Give Up vs 100 Thieves

With their backs against the wall, NA’s last hope returned to their tried and true strategy that served them well in the LCS Summer, Senna/Seraphine bot lane as a counter to the still 100% win rate Sivir/Yuumi. And as both teams were content on farming and scaling, we had a very slow early game, even going as far as RNG not contesting the first Herald. But they did contest the drake when 100T tried to go for that objective as well, and the first skirmish was heavily RNG favored as they traded three kills for 100T’s one, who also got the drake after the respawns. 100T had a good team comp for 5v5s, but RNG did a great job at avoiding those big fights and just trading objectives and playing through side lanes, which gave them a small gold lead in the mid game. But 100T then found the fight they were looking for with an RNG engage they turned around in the mid lane and secured the Soul point thanks to it. When the drake spawned, 100T chose to go for the Baron instead twice in a row. Unfortunately for them, RNG came ahead in the ensuing fight both times thanks to the Xiaohu’s Akali. After the final ace, RNG was able to end the game and eliminate 100T from the contention. 

  • Teams: RNG 1 – 0 100T
  • Time: 39:17
  • Kills: 16 – 10
  • Turrets: 8 – 5
  • Gold: 72.3k – 70.2k
  • Dragons: 2 – 3
  • Barons: 0 – 1

Gen.G vs 100 Thieves

With 100T with no chance to move forward out of groups, the only ramification for this game was the seeding for GEN and they were the team that had the good start with a 2v2 first blood for Ruler in bot lane. At 10 minutes GEN ADC was 40 cs and two levels ahead of his counterpart and this pressure allowed his team to dominate all early objectives and take the first tower at 11 minutes. And from this moment on, GEN never took their foot off the gas. When they took a very early Baron at 21 minutes, they were nearly 15k gold ahead and were only one kill away from a perfect game. With their Baron, GEN just pushed for the end and 100T had no chance of holding them back.

  • Teams: GEN 1 – 0 100T
  • Time: 25:08
  • Kills: 13 – 2
  • Turrets: 10 – 0
  • Gold: 54.8k – 36k
  • Dragons: 3 – 0
  • Barons: 1 – 0

CTBC Flying Oyster vs Royal Never Give Up


Royal Never Give Up vs Gen.G


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