2022 League of Legends Worlds Groups day eight recap
Worlds groups day eight was the final day of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship Group Stage. Since every other group had finished and had their final seeding, Group D was the last one to figure things out. At the top of the group, Royal Never Give Up stood undefeated with three wins and zero losses. Behind them in order were Gen.G, CTBC Flying Oysters, and finally 100 Thieves.
The final hope for North America, 100 Thieves, had one job: to win. To make it to the quarterfinals, they had to win every game that they played today to at least guarantee a tiebreaker for second place, their ticket to the quarterfinals.
The first-place team, Royal Never Give Up, also just had to win on the day. If they wanted to keep first place, they could not let Gen.G take a game off them, or else they could force a tiebreaker for first place with them. Who will take first place in the final group? Can North America make it out of groups?
2022 Worlds Groups day eight results:
- 100 Thieves > CTBC Flying Oysters
- CTBC Flying Oysters < Gen.G
- Royal Never Give Up > 100 Thieves
- 100 Thieves < Gen.G
- Royal Never Give Up > CTBC Flying Oysters
- Royal Never Give Up < Gen.G
- Gen.G > Royal Never Give Up
2022 Worlds Groups day eight: Gen.G takes first in Group D
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After every game was played, Gen.G finished Group D in first place, taking it from Royal Never Give Up. The first seed from Korea had not looked as dominant at Worlds as they had during the 2022 LCK Summer Split, but today they showed up to play. They did not lose a single game to anyone in their group and looked dominating in their wins.
Royal Never Give Up, the team that started the day on the top of the group, dropped two games, and almost a third game to 100 Thieves. They played well, but not well enough to lock up first place. Since they finished second place, they have to be picked into one of the first-seeded teams from the other three groups, meaning they will likely have a more formidable opponent than they would if they had finished in the same place that they started.
100 Thieves, the last hope for North America, almost had a chance to make it out of the group stage today. After winning their first game, they played Royal Never Give Up extremely closely. Their game was ultimately decided after a fight for the Baron, where 100 Thieves got aced. After that, Royal Never Give Up stepped on the gas and never gave them a chance to get back in the game. Changes are likely coming for this roster going into next year, but none have been announced, so all we can do is speculate what they might be.
The team that finished above them, CTBC Flying Oysters, had the worst day of the group. They did not manage to win a single game at all, finishing their run at the tournament with a record of one win and five losses. The team made up of veterans from the PCS was close in some games, but could not finish the job in the end. They should be able to bounce back from everything that has happened, however, and be able to perform at the peak of their abilities next year once the 2023 season starts.
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Worlds Groups day eight is over, what’s next?
Since Worlds Groups day eight was the day that the last group finished up their round robin, it means that next up for the 2022 League of Legends World Championship is the Quarterfinals. The schedule has not been posted yet for the games, but if you’d like to see the complete bracket for the stage, you can find it at lolesports.com.