G2 today announces that its League of Legends team will unfortunately not be participating at IEM Gyeonggi, which is due to take place from December 16th-18th. Upon the conclusion of the World Championship, G2’s management and the team sat down to discuss the plans for the future. With the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split just around the corner, it was decided that attending an event this soon would be detrimental to the growth process that the League of Legends section is undergoing.
We would like to apologise to the fans who were eager to watch our team in action one more time before the end of the year. While we understand that the international experience could be beneficial to the players, we believe that, since our focus is on preparing for the upcoming Spring Split, the team would not be able to perform at a level that would reflect their potential or the benefits that will result from the structural improvements that are in place.
Over the coming weeks, we will lift the lid on the improved infrastructure that will support our League of Legends roster in 2017. After reaching an agreement for the team’s renewal, the path we have set out for ourselves is clear: we want to defend our EU LCS titles and make our mark at an international level.