G2 Esports continued its reign of dominance in EU LCS play, sweeping Misfits 3-0 Sunday in Paris. It’s G2’s unprecedented fourth straight EU LCS title — even Fnatic never won more than three in a row.
The feat’s made all the more impressive when you remember this is only G2’s fourth EU LCS split. The team hasn’t known anything but lifting the trophy at the end of an EU season, and Sunday was no different.
The Legacy continues:@G2esports are the 2017 #EULCS Summer Champions! #G2WIN pic.twitter.com/7fEnFE6Nkt— lolesports (@lolesports) September 3, 2017
G2 entered the day as the favorite, but there was reason for potential trepidation against the upstart Misfits. Both teams had disappointing regular seasons, finishing behind Fnatic in group play, but Misfits was looking strong after 3-0 and 3-1 playoff victories over Unicorns of Love and Fnatic, respectively.
But G2, coming off a 3-0 semifinal victory against H2K, held its own. This will sound familiar to those who have watched the team’s other titles: G2 was led by the standout play of its bot lane. Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen posted 10 kills, 19 assists and zero deaths in the three-game series, while Alfonso "mithy" Aguirre Rodríguez earned Player of the Series honors with an astonishing 33 assists (helping out in 83 percent of his team’s kills).
Both G2 and Misfits had already clinched their spots at this year’s Worlds, but with the result, G2 will now be Europe’s No. 1 seed. Misfits will be the No. 2 team, and Fnatic, H2K, UOL and Splyce will compete for the third and final spot next week in the Regional Finals.