G2 Esports crowned champions of LEC Winter Split 2023

G2 Esports’ supremacy in today’s top esports continues, and this time, they managed to lift the LEC Winter Split... Eduardo | 27. February 2023

G2 Esports’ supremacy in today’s top esports continues, and this time, they managed to lift the LEC Winter Split 2023 champions trophy. G2’s victory in League of Legends comes from the organization’s recent victories at IEM Katowice 2023 (CS:GO) and Six Invitational 2023 (Rainbow Six Siege).

G2 Esports didn’t need to do much, nor did they need a miracle to take the win over MAD Lions in the final and ended up taking a comfortable 3-0 victory.

G2 crushes MAD Lions and is the champion of the LEC Winter Split

The Samurai went all out in the grand final match against MAD Lions and crushed them in every possible way. In doing so, the team won its tenth LEC championship title.

MAD Lions couldn’t do much against this inspired G2 Esports. The lions could not stand up to their rivals even with Javier “Elyoya” Prades, who played the whole tournament at a very high level. Remember that MAD Lions reached this final match for the first time since the Summer Split 2021. Despite this, these two teams had not met in a final match.

In season 10, MAD Lions won against G2 Esports, considered the best team in history. In the following season, the Spaniards managed to climb to the top, as G2 collapsed after the failed signing of Martin “Rekkles” Larsson.

G2 Esports vs. MAD Lions – Grand Final Recap

There is no doubt that G2 Esports was superior to MAD Lions from the start of the grand final. However, the Samurai knew that their success depended on nullifying Elyoya, as the Spaniard carried the entire team throughout the tournament.

Rasmus “Caps” Winther had a masterful performance in this grand finale, which gave a lecture on how to play with Cassiopeia aggressively. The Danish player was in his element. No one could stop him; the Summoner’s Rift looked like Caps’ backyard. With that, G2 started with a resounding victory in the final.

In the second match, G2 Esports changed the formula for success and shifted all their efforts to the bot lane. Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság and Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov pressed the bot lane from the start of the second match. On the other hand, Sweden’s Martin “Yike” Sundelin took advantage of this bot lane battle to get as much advantage as possible and, with an early dive, gave the Samurai the upper hand.

Elyoya tried to wake up MAD Lions

The third game was starred by Elyoya, who tried his best to wake up his team and force the following map. The MAD Lions Jungler did not want to accept the reality, as G2 was superior to his team. However, he was very close to victory in this third game, as he was the one who showed the most stable performance of the team during the entire Grand Final. On the other hand, Elyoya’s power was overshadowed by the low level shown by Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer, who was not up to the match, and it looked like the lions were playing with one less player.

Elyoya’s efforts were in vain, and G2 Esports managed to deliver the final blow to take the 3-0 victory, the championship trophy, the prize money, and, most importantly, the qualification for the MSI and the LEC Finals.

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