Some League of Legends players earn an association with certain champions, whether it’s because they’re willing to play it in any meta (Froggen’s Anivia), they picked it as a complete surprise once (Huni’s Lucian) or because they had a breakout performance on it (Inori’s Rengar).
For PowerOfEvil, that champion is undoubtedly Orianna. With Unicorns of Love, Origen and Misfits, he’s made plays on the team-fighting mage. His only Pentakill in competitive play came back in 2015 with Smite Orianna (yes, really). It’s his most-played champion in his career (just a few games in front of Syndra), and it was no surprise he locked it in Thursday for Game 2 of Misfits’ EU LCS series vs. ROCCAT.
Up 1-0 in the series after a dominating Game 1, Misfits entered the second game as pretty large favorites. But ROCCAT took an early lead and looked to send the series to a third and final game.
That’s when PowerOfEvil’s Orianna came through, stealing a crucial Baron and turning the game on its head.
This isn’t even the first time PoE has stolen Baron with a well-timed Orianna shockwave. He did it back in 2015 with Unicorns of Love against SK Gaming:
Misfits followed this up with yet another Baron steal a few minutes later, as KaKAO jumped into the pit as Kha’Zix to steal away the objective. It was already too late for ROCCAT, however: Misfits’ third backdoor attempt of the game finally worked, winning the game and the series and keeping its undefeated record intact.
Misfits’ next series will see them square off against two-time defending EU champions G2 Esports Saturday.