After so much waiting, the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) began with its first day in this 2023 season. We were able to see the performance of new teams such as KOI and Team Heretics, in addition to the expected return of Rekkles. In addition, we were also able to see the level of different teams that made changes compared to their lineup from last year, including G2 Esports. The samurai team has been one of the two squads that finished the week completely undefeated.
G2 Esports triumphs on the first day of the LEC
Let’s remember that G2 Esports had a regular 2022 season. Although they came out champions in the first split and got their pass to the Mid Season Invitational, they had a participation that was not relevant at all. Already in the second split they did not repeat the championship again, since they were defeated by Rogue in the grand final and their participation in Worlds 2022 was also irrelevant.
After all this, the samurai team prepared different changes. To begin with, they said goodbye to Jankos, iconic jungler for the team that won several European championships and even an MSI. Later, they also announced the change of their bot lane, so Flakked would return to the Super League, while Targamas would sign for Excel Esports. To replace them, Yike would arrive in the jungle, a rookie who is giving a lot to talk about, while in the botlane we would have the signing of Hans Sama and the return of Mikyx.
During these three days of intense competition, G2 Esports faced Excel Esports, Fnatic and Astralis, managing to emerge victorious in all three matches. This allowed him to be at the top of the LEC table tying only with Team Vitality. In second place and tied is also KOI, a team from Ibai Llanos, and MAD Lions with only one loss.
In the next round, the last game of G2 Esports will be against Team Vitality, so if both teams arrive undefeated on Monday, January 30, the first in the table will be defined in this match.
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