G2 Esports clinched their 12th LEC championship title with a 3-1 victory over long-time rivals Fnatic in the Grand Finals of the 2023 LEC Summer Split.
G2 Esports once again asserted their dominance in the LEC, clinching their 12th championship title with a commanding victory over Fnatic. This win not only adds to G2’s illustrious legacy but also grants them the coveted top seed for the upcoming Worlds 2023, marking the fifth time they will enter the international tournament as the LEC’s number-one team.
G2 dominated the LEC Season Finals against the European titan led by, proving their superiority in an overwhelmingly one-sided series. Their average victory time clocked in at a breathtaking 24 minutes, and in their triumphant games, they amassed an astounding 77 total kills, averaging over a kill per minute. One of the standout features of G2’s performance was the remarkable synergy between BrokenBlade and Yike on the topside.
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This duo consistently controlled the map throughout the series, serving as an imposing frontline force. It was in games one, three, and four, when they combined K’sante with Rell, that they unleashed havoc upon Fnatic, engaging in relentless skirmishes and delivering follow-up damage. Yike’s impressive performance led to a series-wide KDA of 8.1 and a remarkable kill participation of 73.8 percent.
Fnatic vs G2 Esports – Match Recap:
Game one of the LEC Final kicked off with an explosion of early-game aggression from both sides. G2 Esports displayed superior map control, with standout performances from their top laner, Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik. BrokenBlade weathered Fnatic’s early laning pressure and turned the tide with expertly timed follow-ups to his teammates’ engages. His contributions were a primary factor in G2’s 1-0 series lead.
In the second game Fnatic’s balanced composition featured comfort picks for their players, but G2’s BrokenBlade and support, Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle, had other plans. BrokenBlade’s Olaf and Mikyx’s pocket Lissandra stifled Fnatic’s every move, securing a 2-0 series lead for the team.
Fnatic clawed their way back into the series in game three. G2 Esports’ mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther was a one-man army against Fnatic, but it wasn’t enough. Despite Caps’ heroics, Fnatic secured their first win in the series, narrowing the score to 2-1 in G2’s favor.
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Game four saw Caps on the Dark Sovereign. The star mid-laner stole the show from G2’s AD carry, Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, finishing with a commanding 10/0/7 scoreline. Caps’ stellar performance led G2 to victory in the fourth game, clinching the series 3-1 and securing their 12th LEC championship.
G2 enters Worlds 2023 in style
With this triumphant championship victory, G2 secures the top seed for Worlds 2023. They will bypass the play-in stage and proceed directly to the newly-introduced “Swiss Stage” of Worlds. However, unlike previous seasons, claiming the top seed does not guarantee avoidance of matchups with other major region champions. The Swiss Stage will randomly draw teams with similar records in the first-round matchups.
MAD Lions, securing the third-place finish, and Fnatic, as the runners-up, also earned spots in the Worlds Swiss Stage. The sole LEC team starting in the tournament’s initial phase will be Team BDS, finishing in fourth place. They will engage in a crucial showdown against Golden Guardians in the Worlds Qualifying Series on October 9. The victor of this high-stakes best-of-five will fill the final slot in the Worlds play-in stage, commencing on October 10.
In conclusion, G2 Esports’ latest LEC triumph solidifies their status as one of Europe’s most dominant teams, and their top seed position at Worlds 2023 sets the stage for what promises to be an electrifying international competition. League of Legends fans around the world eagerly anticipate G2’s quest for glory on the global stage.
Caps secure his tenth LEC Title:
Rasmus “Caps” Winther’s journey to greatness reached a monumental milestone in the LEC Season Finals. Caps solidified his status as the greatest of all time (GOAT) in the European League of Legends by securing his tenth domestic title. His exceptional performance throughout the series, especially in the crucial fourth game, left no room for doubt—Caps is the absolute best player Europe has ever produced.
Few players in the history of the LEC have been able to replicate the highs and consistency achieved by Caps. The only accolade eluding Caps is a world championship title, a pursuit that G2 will undoubtedly intensify in the upcoming World Championship. Despite a challenging MSI 2023, G2 Esports remains determined to make its mark on the international stage, and Caps’ legacy as the LEC’s greatest of all time continues to grow with each triumph.
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