It’s still too early in the season but things are shaping up to be similar to previous splits. G2 Esports remains on top with a 4-0 record, using strats not seen elsewhere in any major region. As for the rest of the league, they’re all relegated to fighting for #2 and below.
Fnatic bounced back from a shaky Week 1
Fnatic played light years beyond their Week 1 showing this time around. After they lost to Origen in their opening match, they almost lost to a rookie-laden Misfits squad. Thankfully, Martin “Rekkles” Larsson is back to his usual form, racking up a 14-0-14 KDA for the week. Also, newcomer Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek is getting more comfortable in the jungle position. He also had a death-less week, earning a 5-0-19 KDA for himself. Fnatic play best when they’re in the driver’s seat, which is mostly the case against mid-tier and low-tier teams. If they build up enough momentum, they might have a chance of breaking G2’s unbeaten streak.
Origen and Rogue’s 1-1 split
Tied with Fnatic’s 3-1 record, Origen managed to maintain their position in the rankings. Erlend “Nukeduck” Holm played a fantastic game on Tristana. Origen flexed the Syndra pick to bot for Elias “Upset” Lipp and it worked beautifully against Rogue’s MF-Leona bot lane.
Fortunately for Rogue, they managed to earn a win in Day 2 against the winless Team Vitality. Armed with a 5v5 comp, Rogue simply out-muscled Vitality out of every objective. Star ADC Steven “Hans sama” Liv bounced back from the beating he got from Upset in the previous game. His Senna finished with 4-0-5 KDA against Vitality.
The G2 train is full steam ahead
Wrapping up the week, G2 Esports is undoubtedly still a top 3 team in the world. They are simply head and shoulders above their competition. Their Week 2 games showed that you need more than just cheese strats to beat them, you have to actually beat them with fundamentals. Martin “Wunder” Hansen made both Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet and Barney “Alphari” Morris look like amateurs with Soraka. Moreover, Luka “PERKZ” Perković and Rasmus “Caps” Winther’s trollish roleswap seemed to not be so trollish after all. Caps boasts a 20.67 KDA over the past four games and he’s doing it against traditional AD carry players.
G2’s game against Vitality was probably over before it even started, as Lucas “Saken” Fayard isn’t even supposed to be playing against PERKZ. As for their other game, Origen held on quite well for the majority of the game. However, it was only a matter of time before Senna and Leblanc one-shots Origen’s tankless comp. With the win, G2 remains the only undefeated team in LEC.
Next week, G2 will face Rogue and Fnatic. Will any of these teams put a dent on G2’s rampage? Stay tuned to find out.