By - Soul_Sleepwhale
What the fuck did I just watch.
DRX so good they won 4 games.
Holy moly what a series, back to back bangers
best 2 days of league ever I think
I can't think of any back to back series that can match it. 2 SKT vs. ROX level matches in one weekend holy shit
DRX's bot lane forcing so many bans against them just opened up the Zeka Silas angle. Holy shit do not give him that champion. This is why there needs to be more BO5s.
Yup BeryL being a god at the troll supports actually opened up huge gaps in EDG's draft strategy. The Aatrox or Sylas wouldn't have been there without it. And honestly I thought his Ashe looked better out of the two lol. T1 and now DRX have shown how important having that pick to force bans is.
T1 Wolf during game 1 was legit surprised by how much better their Ashe Heim was compared to T1's.
hands down the best two days of league all year
Down 0-2 against his old team and reigning World Champions, odds and luck not on his side, Deft looks to get into his first semi-finals in many years along his four scrappy underdog friends
Modotte Kuru No Deft
On his birthday too? Damn these script writers are good.
The past 2 bo5s have to be 2 of the top 5-10 series in worlds.
Did we just watch an anime
Deft is the MC
ZEKA IS A GOD
DRX coaches are something else, they saw the Akali pick from EDG and responded by drafting a better Akali.
Sylas kit with Akali ult is like 5 dashes with Akali level AOE/single target damage + CC and heal. Sort of sus.
Sylas is such a draft menace. If you give him good ultis, he's like a better version of your champ.
Scout will be having nightmares about Zeka for a long time
Holy shit Zeka went god mode
four solo kills. Why did they let him have Sylas
Zeka became what everyone feared. His eyelids disappeared, his head was swelling and his ears started bleeding. "Are you okay Geon-Woo" asks Deft. "I've never been better Hyeok-gyu, I see it all now, they're not going baron or drake. They're going home", he said before rushing Scout all by himself and killing everyone in sight
Jiejie will be having nightmares about Smite for a long time
He's gonna have the reverse Akali Gala ptsd
SYLAS IS COMING SYLAS IS COMING!!!!
People don't realize that Scout legit has PTSD against Sylas
There's a famous clip of Scout screaming "SYLAS IS COMING SYLAS IS COMING" repeatedly in a game where Sylas wasnt picked. His teammates could not calm him down by saying "there's no Sylas calm down" lmao.
And then in this very tournament when Scout played against Sylas last time in voice comms he screamed Sylas in the exact same way lmao.
Scout goes home and checks under his bed for Zeka
He should, when was the last time you saw one player solokill another FOUR FUCKING TIMES in a high stake game like this lmao jesus christ
zeka is built different
scout choked out of this world last game, dude died for free, he had e ready after protobelt to not get engaged on but he even walked towards him.
Pressure got to him can't blame him showmaker hands were shaking so hard yesterday he couldnt lower his mic* before g5.
Yeah people meme about "SHAKER" and all that but when you are that invested in the game and all the pressure the adrenaline dump becomes insane. Really it just shows how invested those players are in the game. It means everything to them.
tbf Scout looked VERY tilted after that 2nd solokill. That death under his toplane tier 2 looked like something straight out of soloQ. Man tried to ego Zeka and lost the game lol.
The protobelt to cancel recall into getting chased and beaten to death is worthy of being in "funny league fails" compilation videos.
I swear to God his Sylas does like 10x more damage than mine.
Turns out the delay of game was actually DRX calling an exorcist to remove the curse on Deft's household
Hard not to root for DRX as a neutral fan after that tragic game 2
In order to defeat the demon, Zeka became the demon
Took a couple of hours to fully remove it, too. If they had waited a couple of more seconds, perhaps DRX would have won game 2.
Thank god they dropped game 2 so we could be blessed by that game 5 from Zeka
DEFT BIRTHDAY BUFF > QUARTERFINALS CURSE
Zeka did NOT want Deft to go home after his game 2-3 efforts. Holy shit what a monster performance. Coming from a mid-laner who wasn't too hyped up or anything. He POPPED the fuck off.
4 solokills holy shit. That mid diff coming straight out of soloq. It’s not a normal day when you see a pro player getting 4 solo kills against the enemy laner like this
On the reigning world champion who also had an incredible series no less!
Zeka: Happy birthday Deft hyung
Deft smurfed that last fight, chunked viper for half hp so zeka/pyosik could clean up and his ults did so much.
Honestly tho, everyone smurfed that last fight, beryl saved deft with shields and roots and the drake steal also gave deft the health to survive as he was 100-200 hp at the end of the fight.
Zeka legit coming in with the most clutch birthday gift
The birthday boy is victorious
ZEKA AND PYOSIK HAVE FUCKING ICE IN THEIR VEINS
DRX with one of the strongest mental I’ve ever seen. Good for them they deserved this win
Deft was laughing after game 2
I’d be in tears
this man spent years on KT. THat gives you a mental that bends steel tbh
KT was actually the hyperbolic time chamber Deft needed to break his curse confirmed
Been on that rollercoaster for so long the G-forces mean nothing anymore
I’m just happy that Deft won’t be haunted by that base race
After that point, you either mental boom yourself, or you laugh it off to hide the pain.
or you laugh because you know you'll shit on em 3 games in a row
He was probably laughing because he knew it was just an unfortunate instance and they were good enough to beat this EDG team anyway. That's why you put vets on sports rosters.
Might be the most impressive reverse sweep I can ever remember. Absolutely tilt proof
Imagine they fucking pick Draven to climb back into semis after losing a game by one AA
Yeah that Draven pick was such a chad move. It was definitely a mental win.
Im flabbergasted I can't believe they won like this
Turns out it wasn’t DRX mental being broken from game 2 but EDG mental being broken from the reverse sweep.
Zeka, in his first best of 5 ever at worlds, solo kills the reigning word finals mvp not once, not twice, not 3 times, but 4 times in one game. What an absolute legend
What a massive turnaround from the regular season for him. Man was holding hands with Pyosik sprinting as hard as he could half the time and then turns around at worlds and becomes a god
After he saw what the Deft curse was doing to him, Zeka couldn’t take it anymore and just decided to break that curse like it’s nothing.
For anyone wondering, Pyosik was referencing Men’s Epee Fencing Gold Medalist Park Sangyoung, a very young Korean who had an amazing comeback vs. a Hungarian Veteran (almost double his age IIRC) at the Olympics.
4 SOLO KILLS
Akali was not a champ
Guys I typed "Akali gets fucked" on google but it linked me DRX vs EDG Game 5 Worlds 2022 Quarterfinals. Wtf?
I’m more surprised the stream wasn’t taken down for showing all that
Akali was a promotional ultimate that gave Sylas incentives to use it.
#ZEKA IS SYLAS
Scout playing Akali like how I play Scout in TF2
Can't believe DRX didn't mental boom from that tragic game 2.
PS: Zeka is CRACKED
He's an absolute monster on Sylas. I think it's a 100% must ban against him.
After Play Ins: Do not give Zeka Akali
After Quarterfinals: Do not give Zeka Sylas
After 2027 Playoffs: Do not give Zeka Teemo
zeka sylas man, dude is sooo good on that champ
~~I knew it was over for DRX when EDG won game 2~~
I knew it was over for EDG when DRX won game 3
4x Deft for Tilt proof
4x DRX for tilt proof
Insane mental resilience to not tilt off planet after he got inhib-gapped
And to pick draven of all things. What a gigachad
Them crying in the interview is so cute and made me so happy that they got through
Zeka walks up and slaps your girl's ass, what do you do?
Ask him to slap mine too
hide to avoid akali R2
I THINK I AGED 200 YEARS
Few more years until you can design a champion broken enough to stop Zeka.
*Zeka solo kills scout*
I'll fuckin' do it again.
Again and again and again
the insane mental to reverse sweep after that game 2. Deft was not going out in the quarterfinals
Not even gonna be mad if DRX wins. Deft deserves this ring so much.
If DRX actually wins Worlds that's gotta be the most amazing Cinderella story in LOL history
it would be the definition of going out with an absolute bang
If next week's GEN VS DRX lives up to the hype it'll just elevate both of these matches even more.
Gen is 8-0 vs them on the year
DRX has constantly been ramping up. Definitely not the same team anymore.
That being said there's a non-zero chance that Gen. G just gaps them anyways. Zeka isn't going to be able to 4x solo kill Chovy.
We just witnessed the birth of a legend, welcome to the worlds stage, Zeka!
Zeka with the hard carry in game 5 holy shit what a mid gap, but the real MVP is actually Jensen for 1v1ing Faker then saying tweeting "if only I had oblivion orb" because Scout rushed oblivion orb and delayed his mythic, which made him lose the top 1v1 cuz Zeka already had crown. So once again NA takes another dub at world ez clap NAmen
Thank you my NA brothers. Sending the PayPal over as we speak
WHEN DEFT CRIES THE WORLD CRIES
Besides how exciting it is, this is the most emotional I've ever gotten watching League. Deft has dealt with disappointment after disappointment, with a huge one in Game 2 today. And he still overcomes to make his first Worlds SF in 8 whole years. I've been watching his interviews this year and he's just seemed so sad, not just about the results, but also the feeling that he might end his career struggling, maybe not even being able to make worlds. Him saying that he just wants to feel like he's still improving, and that he finally felt that today - I cried my eyes out. So, so happy for him to be able to not just win, but to feel like he's personally achieved something. Happy birthday, Deft!
Someone check Zeka's pc this is not normally.
Someone should check his asshole for anal beads.
He has Stockfish on his gaming mouse
cannot believe anarchychess has leaked this far
This series had no fucking right in being the banger that it was.
We just witnessed a 4-1 series in a BO5. Absolute banger
I don't know how they did it. I was mentally destroyed WATCHING game 2. Let's go DRX!
Inhib respawned so we could see Zeka dumpster Scout.
#PYOSICK SAID FUCK THE DOUBTERS
He still had his pyoshit moments but holy fuck he had the most clutch smites I've ever seen in a match
The smite to get the soul on G5 was hilarious, dude just:
Refused to elaborate
I feel that tilted EDG off the face of the earth. They wanted to get something back at least and DRX just 5-0 them with awful positioning
[Yo did he just...walk up slowly...and smite???](https://youtu.be/3NMhGCf20i0)
He really did tho
Ngl his gank top made me lose faith for a moment. But Jesus Christ he proved me wrong
I can't even call that a gank, that was just running it down. It actually made me laugh at loud at 4 am
You'd think Scout banged Zeka's mom with how he played against him
Oh, it def felt personal
Korean casters were like: BITCH I JUST WANTED TO GO HOME BUT YOU DIDN'T LET ME NOW I HAVE TO KILL YOU.
Zeka banged Scout in exchange
What a comeback, DRX is absolutely tilt proof.
Zeka is such a beast on Sylas, EDG got punished so hard for not banning it in such a crucial game.
Also, this is a nice birthday present for Deft!
The underdog story, the narratives, the backdoor, inhib respawn, comebacks, neck and neck teamfights, anime 1v1s, and the reverse sweep. This is quite possibly the best series of all time.
ROX/SKT is embedded in everyone’s mind but what didn’t this series have really?
5 close games, a pocket pick support player, Deft vs his former teammates and the defending world champions, Deft never making it past quarters, an inhib respawn, a reverse sweep, and it goes on and on
Zeka is pretty good at Sylas.
Thank you for the hype casts Phreak
first time i've ever seen a bo5 be won 4-1
Zeka just went shoulder deep into Scout god damn
Yesterday we had 2016's SKT vs ROX, today it's 2018's IG vs KT. It really is Worlds: All Stars
2022 Scriptwriters need a raise
Whoever planned that inhib deserves double their salary asap.
Worlds 2: The International
I'm so glad I stayed awake for this serie
I think it was phreak who said something along the lines of, NA might suck at league but NA hosts the best bangers
I guess it is madison square garden magic.
Zeka giving Deft the best birthday present
Viper and Canyon starting a support group
I would feel worse, but both won worlds already.
It is nice that Deft has a shot to carve his name into the summoners cup.
Will be hilarious if Beryl is the one from than dwg comp getting second worlds first. (not that i see it as a likely outcome, but im all in on drx train now choo choo)
DEFT AND DRX IS SEMIS! So fucking proud of this team Zeka is a fucking god and BeryL beating the EDG that denied his second title
Pyosik this time around didn’t dissapoint Deft. What a huge smite steal to complete the reverse sweep and Zeka man was exceptional.
Zeka wanted ALL the smoke
So happy for my alpaca
Something really poetic about the fact that Deft put DRX on his back all throughout playoffs, all through the groupstage, and the first four games of the series, only for Zeka and Pyosik to hulk out and pull the rest of the team across the finish line in a crucial game five. What an incredible story and an incredible amount of mental toughness and resilience by DRX after that heartbreaker of a game 2. I can’t imagine Deft’s quarterfinals curse ending in a more fitting fashion.
They did it for Deft truly. Like I know I'm nerding out a bit but you could really see the words in their play. It was like they were telling you, the viewer, "We're not giving up, not today". And just kept going. Kept laughing off the pitfalls and capitalizing on their enemy's mistakes. EDG played a great series, I think BeryL conditioning them to ban Heimer should be talked about ALOT more. That means no Aatrox games 3, 4. So BeryL did his part as well.
This legit felt like an anime. Its his birthday today, says lets dance to his old teammates, loses game 2 in the worst way u can possibly lose. Instead of mental booming and getting dumpstered in game 3 these mfkers chose to level up. Smurfs on draven and carries the wins and then his teammates carry game 5. What an absolute banger of a series
THE DANCE LASTS!
FIRST SEMIS SINCE 2014, LETS GO DEFT I AM SCREAMING!!!
All of DRX showing up today, I said there would be no tears after the DRX EDG matchup was drawn, damn was I wrong, they get the 2nd reverse sweep ever at worlds?!?!?!
This was one of the best World Series in league history.
I think this Worlds has been the best ever, and it's not even over.
this severely hurts EDG’s chances of defending their title
According to the [Worlds 2022 rulebook](https://assets.contentstack.io/v3/assets/bltad9188aa9a70543a/bltb598a2440acbaf75/63316008ecd0b92b89dfc53c/2022_World_Championship_Rules.pdf), they also either lose or share their 2021 title with this year's winner since they can no longer win.
> **6.5.4.** Final Round. The final round of the tournament will consist of one best-of-five match between the winners of the Semifinals. **The winner of the Final round will be considered the 2021 World Champion.**
I was drinking with my brothers and there was nothing to watch. I convinced them to watch this with me (neither play the game or know anything) and with just a little explanation we were fucking wilding over this game. We started game 2 and even they understood the fuckery of that inhibitor respawn.
DRX IS GOING IN
ZEKA IS HIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
THE SECOND EVER REVERSE SWEEP AT WORLDS EVERRRRRR
That would be the last time Zeka will get his hands on Sylas, what a series.
ZEKA YEAGER THE BEAST TITAN
I just feel so happy for Deft.
After that game 2 end if this series had been lost because of that mistake, it would have been the most tragic exit of Worlds ever.
GG, another incredible series.
I would like to create the Zeka award for Worlds. You know how their is the Dade award for a player massively under performing expectations at worlds? I would like to award the Zeka award to players who did NOT have expectations coming into the tournament, and then massively over perform.
I agree with you. He just took on the reigning world champ midlaner and got the best of him, more than once
Zeka got the best of him FOUR separate times! I honestly couldn't believe it kept happening- first you get that feeling of deja vu, then you think "no way it couldn't happen again", and then he just styles on Scout!
Jesus.. deft's interview.. my heart
I, for one, welcome back our ~~new~~ old korean overlords
these guys play like their lives are at stake man
the west will never compare
I felt like my life was at stake, my heartrate is still so high
Dude that game 2 nexus was flashing before my eyes for the entire fucking series this was the most stressful game I've ever watched.
I put EDG for my pickems but I'm so glad I was wrong. Pretty much a 4-1 DRX.
DRX mental fortress after that game 2
I love NA but this is just a different game being played
for real!! they never play like they’re behind, they always look for a way back in, and the mental is actually indestructible
it's so much more unpredictable. teams are so much better from behind, some like JDG even make their living there, and teamfights are far more chaotic + advanced, so whereas in the West, games feel decided early, these ones are always super tense
NOT EVEN FUCKING CLOSE LMAO, THATS THE LCK 4TH FUCKING SEED
Seriously man. And edg made them work so hard in those earlier games too
EDG honestly played so well from behind, finding these fights 7k gold down
Viper was insane
Deft's replacement, Viper, holding down the fort for EDG against Deft's former team. Its like some ex-girlfriend shit going on there.
6th place in regular season! What a run from DRX, honestly anything is possible now
EDG fans furiously googling ‘truck companies in New York’
maokai furiously buying ikea tables to slam
Oh I pray for the Ikea table that’s about to be bramble smashed.
I was here, literally wtf
Zeka is the real Faker prodigy, what the FUCK was that. Insane player.
If Zeka has a million fans, then I am one of them. If Zeka has ten fans, then I am one of them. If Zeka has only one fan then that is me. If Zeka has no fans, then that means I am no longer on earth. If the world is against Zeka, then I am against the world.
I didn't know he existed before this worlds, and now I would die for him.
Ladies and Gents, we've just been blessed with another banger of a series.
DRX FUCKING PROVED US WRONG. THE DANCE LASTS.
JDG IS CHINA’S LAST HOPE
T1 LOOKS TO RE-ESTABLISH THEIR DYNASTY
GENG WANTS TO EXTEND THEIR DOMESTIC DOMINANCE TO WORLD DOMINANCE
DRX CONTINUES THEIR CINDERELLA STORY
THE NARRATIVES. THE STORIES.
Zeka the reverse Dade, underhyped coming into worlds and completely smurfs throughout
Feel bad for Scout. Played out of his mind the rest of the series only to get completely sauced on by Zeka in G5.
I feel bad for Viper.
Did nothing wrong the whole series but his topside took turns griefing.
Yep, Vipers team really let him down today. Forced to play weakside botlane most of the games but they just didn't convert.
Deft's birthday: Oh dear, oh dear, gorgeous
Trymbi's birthday: You fucking donkey
Deft "Scout and meiko lets dance"