G2 Esports claim their fourth consecutive title in what has probably been the most spectacular split in the history of the LEC. With a 3-0 result against Fnatic, they yet again prove everyone why they are “the best team Europe has ever produced”.
In the final match of the LEC Summer Split 2020, we witnessed a second Best of Five series between G2 Esports and Fnatic. The first one, after a thrilling game five, fell in favour of Fnatic, who were therefore able to celebrate their first win against G2 after a 875-days losing streak. Unfortunately for the British team, they could not continue their performance in the battle for the title.
Europe’s biggest rivalry
Judging by what both of the teams brought to the Summoner’s Rift in the first two matches, fans could have hoped for a gripping BO5 – possibly settled in 5 games. Fnatic managed to put up a fight in the longest match of the Summer Split, while G2 scored a phenomenal comeback that granted them a 2-0 lead. Even though each of the three games was filled with experimental (or a sort of return-to-the-roots) picks and seasoned with a lot of fantastic individual performances, the third map was truly a time to shine for the G2 squad. Fnatic simply could not bring themselves to a highly-anticipated master level and were taken down in a final for a second time this year.
What is worth noting about this weekend is the form of each of the G2 players. Especially Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski – the two-in-a-row MVP from LEC Summer 2019 and Spring 2020 – showed why he is truly the best jungler in Europe. Along with the G2’s midlaner – Rasmus “Caps” Winther – the jungle-mid duo wreaked absolute havoc across the whole Rift. The Danish player was eventually awarded the KIA Most Valuable Player of the Split, carrying his team through both the regular season and play-offs in an outstanding manner.
A road to Worlds
With this title in their pocket, G2 Esports secure a first seed from Europe coming into Worlds 2020. This way, they will avoid the teams which finished first in other major leagues – Korean LCK, Chinese LPL and North American LCS. This includes DAMWON Gaming, Top Esports and the winner of FlyQuest vs TSM face-off. That means they will have an easier beginning in the group stage, as the top-rated teams will become a threat in the later stages of the tournament. The Summoner’s Cup is still missing on the shelf of G2 Esports – will they be able to bring it home this year? Let us know what you think!