After weeks of highly entertaining action, wee saw two western team make their way to the grand finale. Yet after brutal domination, G2 proclaimed the title of MSI 2019 champions.
The day before the final we say some surprising results from the semifinal stage. Bothe favourites of the competition, China’s Invictus Gaming and Korea’s SK Telecom T1 were decimated by NA’s Team Liquid and EU’s G2 Esports respectively. Meanwhile the grand finale was one of the quickest best of five series in the history of the international competition. In the first ever even clash of the western teams in the final of the international tournament. G2 took no time to completely decimate Team Liquid at the MSI 2019.
G2 taking nothing for granted
In all of the three games played, Team Liquid managed to get the first blood. This encouraged the NA side to take on fights early on, yet it’s plan completely failed. Liquid committed so many unforced errors to turn the tie for G2 Esports.
In the first game, G2 baited CoreJJ to use his flash quickly when he was sitting at level 1. G2 didn’t let this opportunity slip and kept pressurizing the bot lane from the first minute. This led the to snowball to victory. This was the basic theme of rest of the two games, which lead to the triumph of G2. We should tell you that the third game lasted for just 18 minutes.
WE DID IT.
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) May 19, 2019
This ruthless style of G2 enabled them to win almost every game they played in the competition. The strength of the roster lies in their capabilities to play any champion against any team in any lane. The top pick lane of Pyke was crucial to the success of the team against the 3x world champions SK Telecom.
Caps your MVP
Each player of the G2 roster played his role to perfection in the tournament. But it was Caps who claimed the title of the MVP of the tournament. He surely deserve it after he proved that he can take on the likes of Faker in the mid lane.
He also completely shut down Liquid’s Nicolaj Jensen in the mid lane. He also didn’t hesitate to rotate to the top and bot lanes multiple times. He made some impressive plays in the final including a double kill with Irelia in a one-vs-two situation. In the game two, he got 10 kills to his names, after inserting picking Sylas in the mid lane. He executed the abilities of the champion to perfection which was clinical for the win of G2.
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) May 21, 2019
Caps was a huge factor in G2’s success on Sylas in game two, finishing the match with 10 kills. His ability to create plays with the various stolen ultimates was a great tool for G2 to keep the pressure on Liquid in the later stages of the match.