Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro’s Ryze bailed Evil Geniuses out of what looked like an unwinnable clash against Dignitas in their LCS Week 8 match.
The mid-game melee started with Colin “Kumo” Zhao going down early, leaving just Jiizuke and Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam to face off against four members of Dignitas.
Undeterred, Jiizuke started by sniping Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen in the backline, then taking out Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black at the jungle wall.
He was eventually pinned down by Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham’s Body Slam and Henrik “Froggen” Hansen’s Qiyana ult but was quickly saved by Zeyzal’s Devour.
Zeyzal relocated Jiizuke to safety and the two of them then finished off both Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham and Henrik “Froggen” Hansen in quick succession.
With the turnaround ace, Evil Geniuses overtook Dignitas in the late-game phase, winning the game to earn their ninth win of the season.
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