Multiple European Teams Locked In A Playoff Spot In The Summer Split Following G2 Esports’s Win

Multiple European Teams Locked In A Playoff Spot In The Summer Split Following G2 Esports’s Win
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G2 Esports took down Excel Esports in a 28-minute game, securing Fnatic’s and Schalke 04’s playoff spots in the League European Championship Summer Split.

There were three Player of the Game candidates in Wunder, Jankos, and Caps, but in the end the top laner Wunder won the award with 44 percent of the vote. His Jax was impressive throughout the entire match, ending the game with a 4/3/5 scoreline.

Heading into the match, both Fnatic and S04 were rooting for the G2 squad since a G2 win would lock them both in for the LEC Summer Split playoffs.

The match began with a couple of early kills in favor of G2, but Excel replied with the first dragon. At around the 10-minute mark, Excel secured three crucial kills which allowed them to neutralize the gold lead from G2.

G2 pressed the gas pedal after giving away a couple of kills, securing all outer turrets and the second Rift Herald. With the Rift Herald under their belt, they were able to push Excel and reach a 4,000 gold lead by 20 minutes.

The game exploded afterwards with G2 securing the first and only Baron of the game. They destroyed Excel in the next teamfight and finished the game, earning Fnatic and S04 spots in the playoffs.

G2 had a poor start of the split, but turned it around in the past couple of weeks. Excel, on the other hand, have ended the Summer Split in seventh, even after recent dominating performances. They recently took down Origen in a very dominant fashion.

This League of Legends match began with small leads for Excel in all lanes. The early game was in their favor and they had two early dragons and one Rift Herald by the 15th minute. These early plays allowed them to build a small 1,000 gold lead. And while they seemed on track to increase their lead, Origen replied swiftly, shutting them down after a bottom lane fight.

Origen came back into the game and secured a 3,000 gold lead by the 23rd minute. They picked up three Mountain Dragons in a row, building an easy path to victory with the Dragon Soul.

Excel knew they were in a do-or-die situation and kept forcing favorable fights to allow them to take down the last drake for the Mountain Dragon Soul. A crucial smite by Caedrel gave his team the almighty buff and they immediately looked to punish Origen’s passiveness.

Even though Origen seemed to be on a clear path to victory earlier in the match, the game became much harder for them without the Dragon Soul since their composition was inferior to Excel’s.