The Golden Guardians snatched victory from Immortals’ hands after one decisive teamfight helped them snowball a comeback to end the first half of the 2022 LCS Spring Split 5-4. The team now sits tied for a top-four spot.
Immortals and Golden Guardians, both 4-4 heading into today, have been pleasant surprises to start the first half of the 2022 LCS Spring Split. This Super Week meeting even meant one would end the first round-robin with a positive record.
The first minutes of the game began with a battle for pressure, with both teams dodging near-death experiences in the first 10 minutes. For IMT, support Destiny was dropped to one HP in a trade at the 4-minute mark while Ablazeolive fell behind after a poor trade with PowerofEvil’s Orianna. However, these close calls ultimately led to a battle for tempo, which Golden Guardians had won with a 1k gold lead over IMT at ten minutes, alongside two dragons.
Immortals were able to defeat Baron Nashor early and looked to be claiming control of the game, until Golden Guardians bagged the second Baron at 29 minutes to swing the gold—and map control—back in their direction again.
This led to one final fight in mid as Golden Guardians killed IMT’s carries to push through to the Nexus and polish off an impressive comeback. The result leaves them on a 5-4 record. With this comeback victory, Golden Guardians have moved into a three-way tie in the 2022 LCS Spring Split with FlyQuest and 100 Thieves.
Golden Guardians will look to extend their recent success into the second half of the round-robin in week five against heavy-hitters Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses.