Wild Rift Icons 2022 Play-Ins Day One Recap

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The Wild Rift Icons Global Championship 2022 kicked off today with day 1 of the Wild Rift Icons 2022 Play-Ins. The Icons Global Championship 2022 features 24 of the world’s best Wild Rift teams from 8 regions. Furthermore, this tournament is Wild Rift esports’ crowning event for the year and serves as Wild Rift’s global championship.

 

Play-Ins Format

The Wild Rift Icons 2022 Play-Ins features 16 of the 24 teams attending the Icons Global Championship. These 16 teams are divided into four groups of four. Here, the teams are competing in a double-elimination bracket where each match is a best-of-three. The top two teams of each group will be advancing to the tournament’s group stage. With that said, let’s go over to the day 1 recap of the Wild Rift Icons 2022 Play-Ins.

 

Game Recaps

The Wild Rift Icons 2022 Play-Ins’ day 1 featured four matches featuring teams in group B and group C. Let’s start by talking about the first series, the match between China’s JDG Gaming and Mexico’s STMN Esports.

 

JDG Gaming versus STMN Esports

Game 1

Kickstarting day 1 of the Wild Rift Icons 2022 Play-Ins is JDG Gaming going up against STMN Esports. JDG Gaming entered this match as the favorites, as China is considered one of the powerhouse regions of Wild Rift. They quickly got off to a strong start, securing four kills within the first five minutes of the game. STMN showed signs of life when they stole the Rift Herald from JDG. Unfortunately, JDG’s baron laner Wu “Lemon” Xinglei’s Renekton early domination helped get JDG a huge lead. Shortly after securing the baron buff, JDG was too ahead for STMN to handle. Afterwards, JDG used their baron buff to brute force their way into STMN’s base and secure the first win.

 

Game 2

JDG secured another early lead against STMN in the second game of their match. Similarly to the first game, JDG focused on getting their baron laner Lemon an early lead. This strategy worked well for them, as they secured five kills within the first five minutes of the game. JDG continued to push the tempo with their early lead, even picking fights against STMN in their jungle. JDG scored an ace against STMN at the eight minute mark, extending their lead to around eight-thousand gold. From there, JDG used their control of the map to eventually secure two dragons and the baron buff. By then, JDG were unstoppable as they shortly closed out the game afterwards to win the match 2 to 0.

 

Rex Regum Qeon versus Unsold Stuff Gaming

Game 1

The Philippines’ Rex Regum Qeon faced Japan’s Unsold Stuff Gaming in the second match of the day. RRQ capitalized on an explosive dragon lane fight to net three kills and an early lead. Afterwards, USG bounced back and earned their first two kills after ganking RRQ in the baron lane. Both teams continued to trade kills, but RRQ maintained their gold lead. They widened their lead after they scored three kills near the baron-side river. Moreover, RRQ secured more objectives by taking a middle turret and a dragon. RRQ continued putting pressure on USG by forcing and winning multiple skirmishes. Finally, RRQ aced USG in their dragon lane then moved on to take the first match.

 

Game 2

The second game between RRQ and USG started out relatively even. However, the game would quickly shift towards RRQ’s favor after a fight broke out near the dragon. RRQ scored four kills against USG and took the dragon, earning a three-thousand gold lead. Less than a minute later, RRQ then took the Rift Herald. Despite this, USG punished RRQ’s aggressiveness in multiple skirmishes to take the kill lead. USG looked like they were taking back control of the game, even managing to steal the second Rift Herald. Shortly after the steal happened though, RRQ bit back and aced USG to take back the lead. RRQ looked like they’d close out game two to sweep USG, but USG held on after a messy fight in their base. Another messy fight broke out near the third dragon, with both teams trading kills again. However, RRQ took down enough members of USG to close out game two. 

 

Rix.GG versus T1

Game 1

In the penultimate match of the day, European team Rix.GG went up against the South Korean team, T1. Both teams were even in terms of kills throughout most of the early to mid game. However, T1’s superior objective control netted them a two-thousand gold lead twelve minutes into the game. Rix managed to even out the gold difference after securing two of T1’s turrets. Eventually, Rix’s strong teamfighting won them consecutive fights to get them the lead. However, during a fight for the elder dragon, T1 aced Rix after a really messy teamfight that left only T1’s baron laner and jungler alive. This was enough for T1 to turn the tables against Rix and pull out the victory in game one.

 

Game 2

The second game between Rix and T1 started out with Rix taking the early lead. Their skirmish-heavy style put a lot of pressure on T1, as Rix constantly looked for fights to push their advantage. However, T1 took back control of the game through better dragon control. Three members of Rix died during a contest for the second dragon, turning the tides towards T1’s favor. Afterwards, a fight near T1’s bottom jungle ended in disaster for Rix. T1’s baron laner Park “JJong” Kyeong-min scored a quadra-kill as T1 aced Rix then took the elder dragon. Finally, T1 scored another ace on Rix near the baron to seal their comeback victory against Rix.

 

J Team versus Keyd Stars

Game 1

The final match of the Wild Rift Icons Play-Ins day one was between J Team and Keyd Stars. The Taiwanese team took the early lead; netting two kills and eventually an infernal drake. However, the Brazilian squad responded by securing the Rift Herald. Despite this, JT prevented VK from securing an advantage by stopping the herald push. They also managed to score two kills to widen their lead. JT increased their lead even further by destroying turrets to put more pressure onto VK. Next, JT used their map control to keep securing more objectives, taking multiple dragons to improve their scaling. Eventually, a teamfight in the mid lane ended in JT’s favor. Their mid-laner, Pan “pan” Shaohuang scored the tournament’s first pentakill and JT closed out the game shortly after.

 

Game 2

JT came out aggressively in the opening minutes of game two. They organized a tower dive in the top lane to secure first blood for their team. However, VK responded with a well timed rotation to answer back by taking two kills. Afterwards, JT secured the Rift Herald and won a fight against VK to take back control of the game. Once again, JT’s focus on taking down turrets created more map pressure in their favor. They used this additional map pressure to force skirmishes and pick apart VK even more. With full control of the map, JT secured more kills and more objectives and kept growing in strength. Eventually, this translated into a baron buff for JT. They used this to close out the game, ending the final match with another 2-0 sweep.

Day One Standings

Here are the final standings at the end of the Icons 2022 Play-Ins Day One matches:

Group B

Wild Rift Icons Play-Ins Day 1 Group B standings

Group C

Wild Rift Icons Play-Ins Day 1 Group C standings


This wraps up our recap of the Wild Rift Icons 2022 Play-Ins Day 1 games. We’ll continue covering the rest of the Wild Rift Icons 2022 action in succeeding articles.

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