LoL G2 Esports guaranteed a spot in the 2021 LEC Spring Split playoffs after a dominant win over long standing rival Fnatic.
After losing the first match of the LEC season to Fnatic, G2 had to step up and show that they were still the big brother. Based on the sheer momentum of previous weeks, the G2 entered the match in a much better place, but this 2021 LEC Spring Split rivalry is in a world of its own. This time around, it was G2 that dictated the game and gave a world class performance.
2021 LEC Spring Split started aggressively with G2 early game lead
The match started aggressively for LoL G2 Esports, who managed to obtain two kills in the first few minutes. This immediately put Fnatic under pressure, unlike the last match where Fnatic was the one to dictate an aggressive early game.
The early game lead quickly began to ruin Fnatic’s plans, as both the bot and the top lane needed a strong start to stay competitive in the final stages of the game.
With the Fnatic top laner Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau on the unorthodox Yone pick, it was important for him not to fall too far behind, but G2 knew this and tried to punish those early mistakes. The same was true of Fnatic’s bot lane, where Elias “Upset” Lipp did not manage to get the lane dominance needed on his Kalista.
As the teams reached the mid game, it was evident that Fnatic had to pull off some of the big plays to get back into the match. Fnatic had a good composition to score picks, but LoL G2 Esports did not make enough mistakes for Fnatic to turn the gold difference around 4,000 gold ahead, G2 was comfortable commanding a tempo, which is always a dangerous prospect for opponents.
Even though Fnatic had taken up fights that could set up a comeback, it’s never enough to throw LoL G2 Esports off balance. Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski got to a point on Olaf where he was close to being unkillable and able to run down any Fnatic carry.
All this was while G2’s Rasmus “Caps” Winther and Martin “Rekkles” Larsson were able to sit safely in the backline and dish out damage. After only 27 minutes, G2 managed to close the game and secure a spot in the playoffs.
With this win, G2 will remain at the top of the 2021 LEC spring split with Rogue right beside them. Both teams are sitting on an 11-2 record, making their match even more exciting next week. G2 will enter a six game winning streak, but Rogue will be looking to end it.
For Fnatic, the week ends with a record of 7-6 in the middle of the standings. Fnatic is still in the playoff spot, but the teams are starting to catch up from behind.
Have G2 ever won the LoL Worlds?
G2 has never won the World Championship despite having taken part in the event a total of five times. G2’s best result was in the 2019 World Championship, where the team went all the way to the finals. Unfortunately, G2 has been swept away by FunPlus Phoenix.