The fourth week of the 2021 LEC Spring Split will conclude with a big match between two of the top teams in the league.
When Rogue and G2 Esports meet on Summoner’s Rift for the first time in 2021, it’s with high expectations from fans and experts all over the world. It’s the clash between the defending LEC champions and what looks to be the biggest contenders to the throne right now. Rogue performed well last year, but 2021 seems to be a stronger year for the organization. G2 is looking solid as always, but is not without its flaws.
Rogue will enter the match with the best momentum after ending last week on a win against Astralis. Even though Schalke 04 ended Rogue’s winning streak the day before, Rogue seems to be back on track and ready to take on the kings of Europe. Rogue will start week four at the top of the standings with a 6-1 record but will meet MAD Lions before running into G2 on Saturday. The match against MAD Lions won’t be an easy win for Rogue, but all focus should be on beating G2.
On Summoner’s Rift, it looks like Rogue has found the right way to approach the current meta while also experimenting with different team compositions. Rogue has a very stable foundation with some experienced players, while the individual skill in each position is very high. Rogue looks like a well-oiled machine so far, which is exactly what they need to challenge a team like G2 now and in the playoffs.
On the side of G2, the defending LEC champions are performing well with the new bot laner Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. Everyone knows what Rekkles is capable of when playing at his peak, but his integration with the team has been faster than expected. Rekkles has already had several carry performances with G2 and is looking like the rock in the bot lane that G2 was looking for.
While Rekkles is living up to the expectations, G2 is still suffering from some shaky games. The team has lost two out of its last three games, to Schalke 04 and Fnatic respectively. Those losses aren’t the end of the world but are proving that G2 has cracks in the armor. Beating Rogue would get the team back on track, even though G2 will likely need to play better than the past few weeks.
If G2 hits the right form, then players like mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther and Rekkles will likely be able to run over Rogue.
Despite having a worse record than Rogue, G2 is entering the match as slight favorites according to the bookmakers. On a lineup with this much individual skill and a proven track record, G2 will likely enter every match in the LEC as favorites.
With that said, Rogue has proven themselves strong this year and can without a doubt stand up to the level of play G2 is showcasing. The match could go both ways and the odds also reflect that.