G2 Esports vs. MAD Lions – The showdown evolves into a new classic in LEC. Whoever wins the series not only advances to the semi-finals, but also qualifies for the World Championships.
Berlin (dpa) – The MAD Lions beat G2 Esports in the LEC Europa League qualifiers and are now in the semi-finals. A place in the World Cup is also guaranteed.
“It feels really good to go into the world. We didn’t really expect that after a difficult start to the season,” German Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser of MAD said in a post-match interview. “But I think we are back in shape now.”
Due to the regular season performance, G2 Esports was the showdown favourite. In the first match of the top five series, the LEC multiplayer champion played live and won the match without any major issues.
Black Sovereignty MAD vs. G2
In the second match, the momentum was on MAD’s side: the defending champion found better answers to G2’s moves and faired the series. The third match was up for a long time. After several good team fights, MAD was about to finish the game – although the first attempt was unsuccessful, the G2 base fell a few minutes later.
This means a match point for MAD. G2 was simply not defeated, but the defending champion played the match with confidence and won 3-1. With the series win, MAD qualified to be the second of three European teams at LoL Worlds.
In the semi-finals, Team MAD now meets Rogue and thus ensures an early repeat of the Finals from the spring season. Because of the defeat, G2 slips to the bottom bracket and is not only fighting to stay in the LEC qualifiers, but also for the remaining place in the world.