From the start of the 2019 competitive season, we have dominated Europe, and now G2 Esports has crowned LEC success by conquering the world at MSI. You can show your support and love for G2 and Europe by getting our new limited edition MSI Champions T-shirt here.
As the Kings of Europe, we ended the regular season with a 13-5 record, including a massive nine-game winning streak to start the season. Our team earned 11 ‘Player of the game’ titles, capped by Caps earning the first LEC Season MVP title. Our 3-0 sweep of the LEC finals against Origen ended in the perfect showcase for our season, an 18:31 minute win, making our finals run the fastest ever in Europe.
Not long after our LEC win, the record-breaking roster of Perkz, Caps, Jankos, Wunder and Mikyx, backed by G2 Head Coach GrabbZ, our substitute player promisq, Head Analyst Duffman and Team Manager Mitch Voorspoels headed to Korea to bootcamp. The team’s preparation was intensive as they knew many challenges faced them going against the best in the world. Both physically and mentally the team knew they had to be on top of their game. After a short trip to Vietnam, G2 Esports took on the world.
Groups day one could not have started better for us with a convincing victory against South Korean champions SK Telecom T1. While later that day we fell against IG, our strong run through groups continued including an amazing top lane Pyke game by Wunder. We ended the group stage with a 5-5 record to move on to the knockout stage. In the knockout stage, we faced Korean powerhouse SKT, in a back and forth best of five we triumphed 3-2. In the finals we faced NA champion Team Liquid. Just like in spring finals we took the win and ended the series 3-0 in record breaking time to become the MSI 2019 Champions.
This year has been fantastic for not just our teams, but also for G2 Esports as a business. We’ve achieved so much in just five months, starting with our $17.3M funding round in January. Our content team has been on a roll producing top-notch entertainment, like this MSI hype video and a look at the massive party we threw to celebrate our second anniversary in Berlin and amazing new office. We refreshed our merchandise game with a fresh new look Spring Collection in addition to the MSI 2019 jersey. Keep an eye out for our next steps including a baller new public esports facility in Berlin.
Congratulations to the team on this momentous victory. Thank you to the G2ARMY for all of your support this season, we could not have come so far without your undying loyalty. Now, G2 Esports sets our sights on making history by taking the World Championship title later this year. See you in the Summer Split!