Where were you when the G2 Esports era ended in Europe?
After one of the most exciting five-game series in LEC history, Fnatic has finally fought back past failures by knocking G2 out of the playoffs while excluding them from 2021. League of Legends World Championship.
This series could have been the most important clash between these two perpetual rivals. Since the two teams failed to reach the LEC 2021 spring finals, it seems that Fnatic and G2, which have always been the shining example of success in Europe, have started to fall behind as the new generation of talent of the region rises above them. . The winner of this match would secure a place in the league’s future.
Fnatic dominated the early stages of their matches throughout the five games, finding great picks from some really aggressive plays from both Bwipo and Hylissang as they scoured the map. These early game advantages would carry over into the later stages of their games, but issues would arise when their aggression returned to bite them in games one and three.
Even still, this list was determined to avoid the results of the past, and they were counting on their future to propel them into the World Championship. In Game 5, Adam, the team’s rookie top laner, was placed on his carded choice of Darius as the surprise champion who ended up destroying veteran G2 Wunder within the opening 10 minutes of the deciding match. Pair that with the relentless pace that Bwipo and Hylissang forced into, and G2 just didn’t have the juice to keep up with them.
With the win, Fnatic’s AD carry Upset finally reached a world championship after a long five-year career, and Bwipo’s risky switch to the jungle paid off for an organization hungry for success for so long. Adam will also make his Worlds debut in his rookie season as one of the team’s most important players.
For G2 Esports, however, the loss represents the end of the team’s reign in the region. They’ve been one of the best teams in Europe for so long, but now they’ve missed the Worlds for the first time. Now they have to look ahead as their long offseason begins today. If this roster or coaching staff undergoes any changes over the next few months, we can still look with emotion at one of the best runs for any Western team in the history of League of Legends.
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