Karl Tears Aside OG at ESL One Stockholm Main 2022: Group Stage
In among the finest particular person performances within the ESL One Stockholm Main 2022 to date, Karl “Karl” Matthew Baldovino almost single-handedly tore aside OG as he led T1 to a scintillating 2-0 victory and secured the highest spot in Group A. On the time of writing, T1 is the one undefeated workforce in Group A and are trying like prime contenders to complete atop Group A and make its manner into the higher brackets within the playoffs.
OG, then again, nonetheless have an excellent likelihood to safe an higher bracket end as they’re even on factors with BetBoom Staff, BOOM Esports, and Tundra Esports.
OG stutters in Sport 1 of ESL One Stockholm Main 2022: Group Stage
Karl received his palms on his signature Lina in Sport 1, using its strengths to the fullest to get off to a good begin. Nevertheless, OG received off to a greater begin within the early sport on the again of a robust laning section and have been trying set to take management of the map, with a near-7K internet value lead, simply 15-minutes into the sport.
Nevertheless, a sneaky Roshan take, courtesy of Kenny “Xepher” Deo’s Shadow Shaman gave T1 a manner again into the sport. The workforce managed to even out the sport with some robust ganks and skirmishes on OG’s cores. Karl’s itemization additionally proved very important as he double-dipped on Armor objects with an Assault Cuirass and a Shiva’s Guard, which proved to be extraordinarily efficient in opposition to OG’s heavy bodily harm giving T1 the sting within the late-game and secured the win for the workforce.
Karl’s grasp class on Puck
T1 determined to provide Karl his Puck in Sport 2 which proved to be a game-winning choice. The Filipino mid lane star performed out of his thoughts within the second sport, securing a godlike spree simply 12 minutes into the sport and fully shut down his opposing midlaner within the course of.
OG merely had no solutions for Karl’s aggression. He was shutting down Bozhidar “bzm” Bogdanov within the midlane at one second, after which moved by the jungle to gank the enemy safelane after which instantly teleported to gank Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf. All of this inside 60 seconds.
Though T1 did make a couple of missteps enjoying a bit too overtly aggressive for their very own good, the outcome was by no means actually doubtful due to Karl’s phenomenal efficiency. They closed out the sport in 35 minutes with Karl ending with 19 Kills and 9 Assists.
With that efficiency, T1 has definitely silenced any doubters and are trying like one of many strongest groups within the event. The workforce’s subsequent sport is in opposition to beastcoast who’ve blown cold and warm by the event. A 2-0 win right here would put T1 in an especially good place heading into the later phases of the group stage.