EU LCS: G2 smash H2K, Misfits upset Fnatic

LoL Michael “Zechs_” Radford

Misfits gave the League community another upset following SKT's defeat yesterday, but G2 were in no mood for handing H2K another one.

Most people anticipated a close series between G2 esports and H2K, and game one was exactly that. The teams traded objectives throughout, including a baron a-piece, with kills coming few and far between. G2 held the lead going into the mid game and a baron kill for H2K was not enough to close the gap. In fact, G2 followed up the baron kill with a three-for-nought team fight. The next baron went G2’s way, uncontested, and that was enough for them to finish off game one.

H2K opted for a late game scaling competition in game two, but in a few short minutes they gave up several kills giving G2 a huge advantage. With a 5k gold lead, G2 started the baron as soon as it spawned but were forced away after conceding a kill. G2 continued to push the tempo, however, and went back to the baron minutes later after grabbing three kills in the middle lane. Again, that was enough for G2 to push down the middle lane and put themselves 2-0 up.

Game three was more of the same. G2 dominated their opponents almost from start to finish. Perkz put in a star performance on Cassiopeia, ending the game on an impressive 12/1/4. G2 ended the final game in under 30 minutes, and ended the match with the most one-sided game of the series. The 3-0 victory in no way flattered G2, who brushed H2K asside with relative ease.

G2 may have been favourites in the win, but yesterday, on the day of the underdogs, Misfits were not as willing to cave in as H2K were today. Instead, they started their series against Fnatic with a surprise victory and took an early advantage in game two with a 3k gold lead approaching the 20 minute mark. Fnatic were hanging on by a thread when they stopped Misfits taking a baron but a three for one team fight soon after cemented Misfits’ lead and secured the baron itself. Another team fight followed, which went hugely in favour of Misfits, and suddenly the underdogs were on match point.

But like SKT earlier in the day, Fnatic wouldn’t go down without a fight. They forced a fourth game by winning the third in convincing fashion. Just like SKT, however, that was as good as it would get. Misfits dominated game four and claimed their place in the summer split final.

Michael “Zechs_” Radford

Michael "Zechs" Radford is an esports veteran and has been writing about professional gaming for longer than he cares to remember. He currently lives in Leeds and is hoping his upcoming offspring will be talented enough to play esports professionally rather than just write about other people doing it.


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