At the beginning of the 2020 Summer Split, many LCS fans believed that Cloud9 would remain the best League of Legends team in North America. Although they still look very strong, Evil Geniuses have knocked them down a peg by handing them their second loss of the season.
Evil Geniuses haven’t been the most consistent team when it comes to results this split. As a result, they opted for a drastic roster switch that moved Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon and recently acquired mid laner Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer into the starting lineup.
— Evil Geniuses (@EvilGeniuses) July 18, 2020
It was the newcomers that made all the difference for EG. Goldenglue had a great early game on Zoe, landing well-placed bubbles and dealing a ton of damage that helped his team set up multiple successful skirmishes.
Huni, on the other hand, had a decent early game but made the biggest impact later in the match. He finished with the highest damage dealt in the game with over 26,000, while Goldenglue had the second-highest amount with just over 21,000 damage.
This loss shouldn’t worry Cloud9 fans too much, but they should stay a bit wary. Their team composition wasn’t anything too special, and they were simply outplayed in multiple teamfights. Hopefully for Cloud9 fans, this is just a bump in the road for C9 in their quest for back-to-back LCS championships.
On the other side of Summoner’s Rift, Evil Geniuses fans must be excited to see how far their team can go with this new lineup. Huni and Goldenglue looked great, but they still have to prove that this wasn’t just a lucky performance.
Goldenglue said in a post-game interview that this roster is “the best team he’s ever played on,” and that he almost became a coach before he was offered a spot on EG. The 23-year-old was only signed for one week but after that weekend, he was signed until the end of the split.
Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer has been signed by Evil Geniuses, according to Riot’s Global Contract Database in mid-July. His contract was set to expire on July 22 in the database, but was extended following the win against Cloud9.
Previously the starting mid laner for Golden Guardians, Goldenglue said his bittersweet departure from the team on July 3 was due to GG’s signing of mid laner Tanner Damonte. Since then, Goldenglue had been teamless and said he was seeking another opportunity in the LCS as either a player or coach.