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Esports: 100 Thieves & Evil Geniuses top groups at LCS Lock In 2022

League of Legends sides 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses took the two top spots in the group stage of this year's LCS Lock In with victories in their final assignments on Friday.

In the LEC Spring, meanwhile, Team Vitality can be backed at 8/11 to beat G2 Esports, who are 1/1 to win.

Evil Geniuses go on winning run

While 100 Thieves finished top of Group A with a 3-1 win-loss record, Evil Geniuses went unbeaten with a 4-0 record in Group B.

The Thieves secured their spot with a win in their final match over Cloud9, who also had a 3-1 record.

Cloud9 put up a fight but the Thieves came together and were boosted by a top performance from jungler Can "Closer" Çelik, who finished with five kills, eight assists and no deaths.

They wrapped up the win in 30 minutes while Evil Geniuses took four minutes less to defeat Dignitas in their last group fixture, overpowering the front line of their opponents and also seeing a strong performance from their jungler Kacper "Inspired" Sloma.

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All or nothing in knockout stages

The Lock In 2022 now moves to the playoff phase with eight teams having progressed to the quarter-finals.

Group A winners 100 Thieves will face Dignitas, who placed fourth in Group B, while Evil Geniuses have been rewarded for their group performance with a tie against Group A's fourth-placed outfit Golden Guardians.

The other knockout ties pit Team Liquid against FlyQuest and Cloud9 against Counter Logic Gaming.

Following their win in their final group match, Evil Geniuses wrote on their Twitter page: "We are undefeated in the group stage of Lock In!"

The 100 Thieves Esports account, meanwhile, simply wrote: "First Seed: Locked In."

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