G2 Esports: Can they Dominate Worlds 2019?
G2 Esports has already made their mark in the history books of League of Legends. After dominating both LEC splits this year and winning the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, they have earned their place alongside some of the greatest European players ever. But their journey is not over yet, as they now face the grandest stage of all—the World Championship.
The World Championship is where legends are born. It’s a tournament that tests teams’ mettle and pushes players to their limits. G2 Esports now has the chance to prove that the hype surrounding them is justified and that they can rise to the occasion.
Fans and analysts have praised Europe’s top seed, and with good reason. G2 has consistently performed at an international level since their impressive showing at MSI 2019. They have proved their dominance in Europe throughout the year. However, even the greatest teams can falter under the pressure of Worlds. Will G2 crumble under the weight of their region’s expectations, or will this tournament bring about a new era of European dominance?
A jungler jumpstart
When we look at G2’s star-studded roster, it’s clear that each player plays a crucial role in the team’s success. However, one player stands out for his endless contributions—Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski. Jankos’ play will determine how far G2 can go in this tournament. His aggressive playstyle sets the tone for the team and limits the enemy jungler’s effectiveness. If Jankos performs well, G2 follows suit, but if he struggles, G2 will face significant challenges. Jankos is the engine that drives this team.
Last summer, Jankos led all LEC junglers with an incredible 73 kills and had the highest damage per minute to champions in his role. If he can replicate this performance at Worlds, G2 will be a force to be reckoned with.
The Baba Yaga of EU
Last year, Caps struggled at Worlds with Fnatic, but this year he’s back with a vengeance. Caps’ flexibility and creativity have flourished on G2. He has become more patient and calculated, resulting in fewer deaths. However, Caps still needs to find consistency to compete against the incredible talent he will face at Worlds. There are new superstar mid laners like Griffin’s Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon and veteran players like Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang and Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok who will challenge his skills.
Peace of mind
While G2 is considered the favorite to win the tournament, they know that many great teams have collapsed under similar circumstances. However, G2 has a strong advantage—a resilient mentality. They have faced adversity before and have always remained calm and focused on their gameplan. This untiltable mindset sets them apart from other teams and gives them an edge in high-pressure situations.
G2 needs to maintain this strong mentality as they face opponents at Worlds. They should focus on the task ahead, block out the pressure and expectations, and play their best. Their goal is clear: bring home the trophy.