Has anyone expected this? G2 Esports before the great final of the League of Legends European Championship 2020 Spring was considered an underdog, while ultimately Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski and the company absolutely destroyed Fnatic and triumphed in the LEC. This is the third win in the European finals in a row for this squad and the seventh for Carlos “ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago’s team.
The final started better for G2 Esports, which not only opened the scoreboard but also won the first fight in the lower alley. Good play on the part of Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau allowed his squad to get two kills and win the Herald and gold for the first tower for Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. After several minutes, Fnatic had a financial advantage, but G2 was catching more and more opponents, until they finally won teamfight in the middle and defeated the first of the Mountain Dragons.
From that moment, defenders of the title had no problem maintaining control on the map and shortly after Baron’s appearance, they defeated him without problems. Fnatic was still trying to defend the first game, initiating the fight on the bottom, but this once again was lost, and opponents dozens of seconds later destroyed the blue Nexus.
In match two, first blood went to the King of First Blood for the second time, who successfully attacked the lower lane. In addition, G2 also managed to eliminate Bwipo a few minutes later, but Fnatic responded with a Herald and the first tower on top. The fight on the bottom lane, however, went according to the Samurai, who had five kills and two thousand gold advantage after a quarter of an hour.
The first major fight around the Air Dragon was also won by the title defenders, who only increased the difference in finances. Literally a minute after the appearance of Nashor, Jankos and the company grabbed the monster and won another teamfight. The game from this moment looked similar to the first clash, because G2 simply entered the rival base, eliminated opponents and took the second to last step to reach for the third LEC trophy in a row.
The third game began phenomenally for Martin “Wunder” Hansen, who twice eliminated the opposing toplaner. Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek tried to save his team at all costs and successfully attacked the bottom alley several times. The first major battle also went along the lines of Orange-Black, but the first tower went to the G2. Eliminating Rasmus “Caps” Winther allowed the Rekkles’ team to defeat the third dragon, which brought them a step away from the Fire Soul.
When Fnatic seemed to be controlling the game, the G2 scorer eliminated the opposing midlaner, then his formation killed the Fnatic’s support, so the scales of victory tipped over to the defenders of the title. Bwipo and company decided to hand over another Infernal and take Baron, but G2 managed to buy time for Caps, who helped his colleagues win the fight.
The next teamfight was again won by the Samurai who took Nashor and the middle inhibitor as well as three kills. The final skirmish at the top was also successful for G2 Esports, which a moment later destroyed the last Nexus in this LEC split.
This win secured G2 a sizeable prize of € 80,000 and a spot in the Mid-Season Invitational 2020, which future is still in limbo due to the global situation currently.