Rogue have knocked G2 Esports from the LEC Playoffs in a semi-final 3-1 win. Rogue will now face MAD Lions on Sunday in a debut LEC Playoff finals for both teams. It’s a big moment for Rogue as G2 has won the last four finals matches.
END OF AN ERA@ROGUE eliminate @G2esports and advance to the #LEC Spring Final! pic.twitter.com/MfFzySyq1s
— LEC (@LEC) April 10, 2021
A New Era for League of Legends European Championship
Throughout the EU’s post season history, Fnatic and G2 have made the playoff finals often. Fans in the region have grown accustomed to seeing these top two teams in the post season closer, with G2 coming out on top most recently.
Rogue’s victory takes to the squad to it’s first-ever LEC Playoffs final. A win from them will mean where they represent Europe at the Mid-Season Invitational. It’s a nice change of pace to see new teams playing at a high level.
Rogue take down G2 in LEC Playoffs
G2 started the series with a win in game one. The team’s Senna, Gragas and Seraphine composition withstood Rogue’s early game pressure and eventually paid off in the late game team fights. Rogue tied the series in game two with Kacper “Inspired” Sloma’s Nidalee showing G2 no mercy with 11 kill involvements.
After winning game two, Rogue continued to roll and took game three with a dominant performance. They closed out game three with a 12,000 gold lead with Inspired and two other Rogue players having triple the kills of G2’s entire team.
Rogue found itself in the same position it was in during the 2020 playoffs once the squad went up 2-1, but history would not repeat itself. G2 could not pull off the reverse sweep. Rogue closed out game four in under 29 minutes.
Rekkles without a trophy in five Splits
When Martins “Rekkles” Larsson’s left Fnatic to join G2 he planned to win regional and international trophies. The accomplished bot lane grew tired of being in G2’s shadows. Since he couldn’t beat them, he decided to join them.
Although Rekkles has had a great individual Split, the team itself has not played well in the playoffs even though the squad finished first during the regular season. For now, Rekkles will have to take solace in his Spring Split MVP award while waiting for another opportunity to win a title in Summer.
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