After losing to MAD Lions once in the upper bracket semi final, G2 Esports came prepared to not let it happen again in the lower bracket final rematch. The “samurai”, while still not playing their best game, trampled the “lions” in a rather one-sided four-game series, showing some of the draft depth of the reigning champions.
It took G2 less than an hour to go to a 2-0 lead. Game 1 saw Rasmus “Caps” Winther last pick Vayne to fully take over the game after a double kill in the first few minutes. The Vayne show ended with 14 kills to Caps’ name — more than all kills on MAD Lions combined.
The highlights moved top in game 2 as Martin “Wunder” Hansen took the stage with his Cho’gath, another off-meta last pick that MAD didn’t know how to deal with. From solo kills on Andrei “Orome” Popa to critical pick-offs during teamfights, Wunder carried G2 to a win in the 26th minute, securing eight of the 16 kills for his team.
MAD struck back in Game 3 in what was yet another quick game, reminding fans what Zhiqiang “Shad0w” Zhao and Matyas “Carzzy” Orsag can do when it top form. Unfortunately for all who rooted for the underdogs, the reverse sweep was not meant to be. G2 first-picked Kalista in game 4 and set her bottom to bully MAD’s bot lane. The “lions” attempted a mad counter play by switching lanes and initiating a chaotic brawl in the top lane, which evened the kill score, but G2 were still the better team on the rift, winning the series at minute 32.
G2 now move to play rivals Fnatic for the title today at 17:00 CEST. If G2 win, they will tie Fnatic for most titles in the LEC with seven. On the other hand, if Fnatic take the title, they will get even with T1 for most domestic titles in a major region with eight.
MAD will finish the season third with 50 championship points to their name and high hopes for Summer.