Evil Geniuses win LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs: Final placements & recap

Evil Geniuses LCS team with LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs trophyRiot Games

NA is living evil. The LCS has crowned a new champion in Spring 2022 with Evil Geniuses taking home their first title, sweeping both Team Liquid and 100 Thieves in Houston in a monumental victory. They will now represent the region at MSI 2022 in May. 

If there was one word used to sum up the LCS 2022 Spring Split, it would be chaotic. Now, if there was a word to sum off the playoffs though, it’d be evil.

Evil Geniuses have made history by becoming the fourth organization in four splits to win an LCS title in the 2022 Spring Playoffs.

They demolished the competition on the way there — after being knocked into the lower bracket by Team Liquid early on, they knocked through FlyQuest (3-1) and Cloud9 (3-0) easily to make it to the main event in Houston.

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Rematched with Liquid in the lower bracket final, it was sophomore AD carry Kyle ‘Danny’ Sakamaki who stole the show in their 3-0 drubbing of the favorites. Then, with reigning champions 100 Thieves in their sights, solo laners Jeong ‘Impact’ Eon-yeong and Joseph ‘jojopyun’ Joon-pyun stole the show with yet another decisive 3-0 sweep to win the org’s first title.

Evil Geniuses will now go off to Busan to represent NA at MSI 2022, where they’ll face Europe’s G2 Esports and Oceania’s ORDER in Group C. As for the rest of the LCS, all eyes look towards Summer and NA’s three slots at Worlds.

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You can catch up on the LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs as it happened below, including the full run of results.

LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs: stream

The LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs was streamed, as usual, on the official LCS Twitch channel. We have embedded it below for your convenience.

Miss the games? Catch up on the official LoL Esports VODs channel.

LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs: schedule & results

Round 1: April 2 to April 10

Date Game PT ET GMT
April 2 Cloud9 0-3 100 Thieves 1:30PM 4:30PM 8:30PM
April 3 Liquid 3-2 Evil Geniuses 12:30PM 3:30PM 7:30PM
April 9 Golden Guardians 0-3 Cloud9 1:30PM 4:30PM 8:30PM
April 10 FlyQuest 1-3 Evil Geniuses 12:30PM 3:30PM 7:30PM

Round 2: April 16 to April 17

Date Game PT ET GMT
April 16 Liquid 2-3 100 Thieves 1:30PM 4:30PM 8:30PM
April 17 Cloud9 0-3 Evil Geniuses 12:30PM 3:30PM 7:30PM

Round 3: April 23

Date Game PT ET GMT
April 23 Evil Geniuses 3-0 Liquid 12:00PM 3:00PM 7:00PM

Round 4: April 24

Date Game PT ET GMT
April 24 Evil Geniuses 3-0 100 Thieves 12:00PM 3:00PM 7:00PM

LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs: final placements

Placement Team Prize Money
1 Evil Geniuses $100,000
2 100 Thieves $50,000
3 Team Liquid $30,000
4 Cloud9 $20,000
5-6 FlyQuest $0
Golden Guardians

LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs: teams

Six teams took part in the LCS 2022 Spring Playoffs. Team Liquid, after their visa issues early on, lined up with CoreJJ all playoffs.

Cloud9 did make a roster shift however, bringing in Isles for the second half of playoffs in an attempt to save their campaign. You can find the full rosters for all the LCS squads below.

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Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
100 Thieves Ssumday / Tenacity Closer Abbedagge FBI Huhi
Cloud9 Summit Blaber Fudge Berserker Winsome / Isles
Evil Geniuses Impact Inspired Jojopyun Danny Vulcan
FlyQuest Kumo Josedeodo Toucouille Johnsun Aphromoo
Golden Guardians Licorice Pridestalkr Ablazeolive Lost Olleh
Team Liquid Bwipo Santorin Bjergsen Hans Sama / Yeon CoreJJ / Eyla