After the conclusion of 2017, G2 Esports and the whole of the European LCS had massive roster changes, with a predominant portion of talent exiting the region. With our star mid-laner Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković as our only returning member and also the focal point of a new roster, Martin ‘Wunder’ Hansen, Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski, Petter ‘Hjarnan’ Freyschuss, and Bae-in ‘Wadid’ Kim rounded out our roster for the Spring of 2018. With high hopes and invigorated ambition, our eyes were set on our 5th consecutive LCS title.
Despite a rough start to the season, a resurgence after week 3 where growing pains were sorted out and the team began to meld resulted in a 2nd place finish in the season right behind Fnatic. With a bye for the quarterfinals, we confidently defeated Splyce 3 – 1 in the semifinals securing a spot in the grand final at the Royal Arena in Denmark against Fnatic. A grueling finals against Fnatic, even with an early game lead in each individual game, we came out on the losing side against the European powerhouse, placing 2nd in EU LCS Spring Split. Amid being unable to defend our title, the team developed exponentially, from a lack of communication to cohesive team play, we are committed to regaining our throne in the upcoming Summer Split.
Benefits of finishing second includes an invite to Rift Rivals, which will take place on July 3rd to 5th in Los Angeles. Alongside Fnatic and Splyce, we will be taking on NA LCS’ Team Liquid, 100 Thieves, and Echo Fox. Be sure to catch the action as we prove EU > NA!
Scroll down to check out some of the images we’ve snapped in Copenhagen!