G2 Secure First: EU LCS Grand Finals Recap
The action at the grand finals in the European League Championship Series (EU LCS) for the League of Legends 2016 Summer Split just concluded. First-seeded G2 (10-8-0) played against second-seeded Splyce (9-6-3).
Here is a quick recap of what happened in the last series of the EU LCS Summer Split.
To kick off the series, G2 decided to surprise everyone when Luka “Perkz” Perković picked AP Ekko Mid. Holding himself well in lane, he prevented the enemy mid laner from snowballing ahead, allowing his side lanes to push for an early game advantage.
G2 top laner Dae-Han “Expect” Ki and AD carry Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen used their early advantage to out-scale their opponents and take game one for G2.
This game began with Splyce’s jungler Jonas “Trashy” Anderson being a pest, invading G2’s jungle. Despite G2 consistently trying to bring the game back into their favor, Splyce pushed their engage comp straight into G2, systematically shutting them down.
Trashy pushed his annoying attitude into late game, cutting off carries from fights and stealing G2’s baron to seal the game away.
G2 showed that they came to play in game three. Perkz on Vladimir mixed with Zven on Sivir allowed the team to destroy Splyce’s back line before most fights even began. Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez with the Tahm Kench pick prevented Splyce from getting kills the entire game.
Splyce couldn’t gain their footing this game. They tried to be aggressive and risky to get back into the game but G2 shut down every option Splyce had. G2 makes the series 2-1.
Game four ended with G2 dismantling Splyce in every lane and moment. Any opportunity that Splyce had was immediately shut down and countered, making them fall further and further behind as the game progressed.
Perkz showed up as Vladimir ending the game 13/2/6 and destroying the back line of Splyce team fight after team fight.
G2 wins the series 3-1, securing first place of the split and a spot to compete on the Worlds Stage for EU. Also, thanks to G2's victory, H2k-Gaming earned the second EU spot for Worlds 2016 due to their amount of championship series points.
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