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G2 beats Rogue in five games, secures LEC finals Fnatic rematch

G2 Esports beat Rogue in an intense five-game series to secure the last spot in the 2020 LEC Summer Split final.

This will be the fourth final in a row for G2, with a chance to win its fourth trophy in a row as well. Rogue places third in the split, which is the organization’s best LEC performance to date. 

Rogue started out strong in the first game as jungler Kacper “Inspired” Słoma got far ahead on Hecarim. The pick seemed to take G2 by surprise, which forced them to play slower and more controlled. Emil “Larssen” Larsson in the mid lane also managed to get a lead on Akali, a champion that fans are not used to seeing him play. This early game aggression paid off for Rogue, which granted them a lead in the series.

G2 was seemingly not afraid of the Hecarim and Akali combo, as they gave it to Rogue once again in game two. Just like in the first game, Inspired and Larssen found kills early on and started the snowball. Rasmus “Caps” Winther had to dodge a number of ganks, but the Danish mid laner still performed well on his famous Syndra. G2 didn’t give Rogue a chance to snowball the game and tied up the series to 1-1. 

G2 carried that momentum to game three, where Caps popped off completely. He managed to pick up some early kills after fights in the bottom lane, then snowballed to eight kills on Zoe before the 20-minute mark. With a fully stacked Mejai's Soulstealer, he and the rest of G2 put Rogue on match point.  

It was all or nothing for Rogue in game four. Once again, it was up to Larssen's Akali to take an early lead, assisted by Inspired's Lilia from the jungle. Steven “Hans Sama” Liv and Oskar “Vander” Bogdan also woke up in the bot lane, which was crucial for Rogue as they ran over G2. Hans Sama managed to get six kills in the first 15 minutes, which is a new LEC record.

It was time to play Silver Scrapes as the two teams entered game five. G2 had to show its mental strength to avoid missing its first LEC final in years, and so they did. Rogue was brave enough to pull out Draven in the team's most important game of the split, but it didn’t have the desired impact. Instead, Luka “Perkz” Perković and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle got an early kill in the bot lane while Martin “Wunder” Hansen dominated in the top lane. 

Slowly but surely, G2 extended its lead. A crazy team fight turned everything on its head and it looked like Rogue could make a miraculous comeback, but G2 kept their heads cool and put Rogue away. 

G2 will battle Fnatic for the LEC Summer Split trophy

The summer LEC final will be another rematch between G2 and Fnatic. The two teams met in the upper bracket final, which ended in an epic five-game series that set a new LEC viewership record

It’s possible that the rematch will be just as epic, but G2 will have to bring their best game to compete with Fnatic. 

The final will be played on Sunday, September 6.