Marta J. February 1, 2020
This weekend’s 2020 LEC Spring Split match of the week featured a clash between the two top performers in the league, with Origen challenging G2 Esports. Though the dueling 3-0 records would normally suggest this to be a competitive game, G2 had little trouble taking the victory.
Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski drafted Soraka top once again, and Luka “Perkz” Perković secured LeBlanc for quick bursts. Origen struggled to push back against that dual threat and attempted to push back with their team fight potential.
G2 took the early game advantage vs. Origen in 2020 LEC Spring Split
Early game pressure was clearly on G2’s side, though OG responded to it fairly well. Laners kept trading damage, but couldn't quite secure kills. First blood finally happened when teams rotated to take the Rift Herald where Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle hooked Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw. Origen tried to re-engage, which resulted in the first teamfight of the game. G2 took two kills and rotated to secure the first Dragon of the game.
The mid game started with Erlend “Nukeduck” Holmfirst’s first death of the season, which was followed by Elias “Upset” Lipp being dealt the same blow. Though OG was starting to find an answer to their aggressiveness, G2 was always a step ahead.
Origen had no chance against Perkz' LeBlanc
Capitalizing on every opportunity they were given, G2 had full control of the whole map in the late game. The gap between the top European team and second-best became clearer and clearer as the game progressed. Over-confidence and continuous overextending from G2’s players resulted in OG almost evening up the score with a Baron kill. However, those signs of life came too late.
Perkz’ LeBlanc out of control by that point, jumping in and out from the backlines. G2 locked up the game to retain its crown as the undisputed best in the LEC.
The team is now undefeated two weeks into the 2020 LEC, and is the first team to defeat Origen in 2020.