G2 Esports became champion of the 2022 LEC Spring Split after sweeping Rogue with a perfectly designed game plan in the finals. Their phenomenal lower bracket run, which started after being slapped by Fnatic in the first round of the playoff stage, ended with G2 reaching the trophy for the tenth time in the organization’s history. Now, Europe has a new king that will represent them in the upcoming international tournament where only champion teams can take place, the MSI 2022.
Rogue, on the other hand, left behind a remarkable season that could give this newly restructured team self-confidence in the future. Ahead of the 2022 LEC Spring, no one expected them to finish the regular season in first place and advance to the grand finals because they lost the team’s two key players, Inspired and Hans Sama. Malrang and Comp filled the shoes better than thought, while Rogue turned into a championship candidate. However, their fairy tale ended by G2, who have two great veteran players on their starting roster, Caps, and Jankos. Rogue felt the lack of leader players that could manage stress throughout the series.
G2’s flawless lower bracket run
G2 Esports have only been defeated once in three lower bracket series. After eliminating Vitality and Misfits Gaming without resistance, G2 faced Fnatic for the second time in the playoffs and showed that they learned lessons from the previous disastrous series. Fnatic, on the flip side, were mentally broken after the semifinal series against Rogue slipped away from them. G2 got revenge on their arch-rival and walked away with a final ticket.
Throughout the final series, G2 Esports built their game plan on Caps’ effectiveness. Top laners fought on their own, and no one from either team cared there. Ahri left her mark on the first and last game of the series, and Caps found individual scores that allowed G2 to rotate the map. Rogue should have cared more about Caps’ champion pool in the pick ban screen because they were able to match in other lanes.
G2 Esports, on the other hand, kept control of neutral objectives while simultaneously piercing their opponent’s weaknesses. They were also better than Rogue in terms of the macro game, communication, decision making, and initiating team fights. G2 put the MSI 2022 ticket in their pocket after destroying enemy nexus at the end of a 38-minute fierce battle.
G2 will participate in the MSI 2022, which will be held between 10 and 29 May. If 2018-2019 Caps and Jankos are really back, G2 may do great things at MSI, just like they did three years ago.