G2 Esports vs Excel Esports Preview and Predictions: LEC 2023 Summer Finals

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G2 Esports vs Excel Esports Preview and Predictions: LEC 2023 Summer Finals

Read all in our G2 Esports vs Excel Esports Preview! Excel celebrates their first ever finals run in nearly 6 years by going up against the toughest team in the LEC for the Summer trophy.


The LEC thus far has been a memorable saga for the biggest pro-teams in EMEA, with each the top ten having their chance to enjoy the spotlight throughout the season. And soon, the roster that's waited the longest will get to play in their very first split final against who is arguably the most powerful org in EMEA. If you're betting on the LEC, this G2 Esports vs Excel Esports preview is for you.

G2 Esports

G2's flawless regroup mechanics have allowed them to outmaneuver opponents even in the hardest of deficits. The Winter champs have ended deep runs in the past, and now it's down to one last Summer team before they can earn the rights to a second silver shield this season.

In terms of playmaking, Caps and Hans Sama have never looked better. In fact, both have pretty much mastered the art of playing it safe while also asserting dominance through unpredictable and flashy engagements. The only flaw that can be seen at this point is how they take too long to adapt and strategize before eventually succeeding in the execution. That said, their gameplay prowess on the Rift has barely slipped in the Summer Split, so their current opponents would need to be unshakable for an upset.

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Berlin, Germany – July 24 — during the 2023 League of Legends EMEA Championship Series Summer Split Playoffs at the LEC Studio on July 24 in Berlin Germany (Photo by Michal Konkol/Riot Games)

G2 Esports Roster

  • Toplaner: Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik
  • Jungler: Martin “Yike” Sundelin
  • Midlaner: Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard
  • Botlaner: Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
  • Support: Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle

Excel Esports

As far as player trades go, taking in Lee “Peach” Min-gyu to bolster XL's jungle control and assigning Abbedagge to the midlane permanently were prime moves that helped solidify the team's placement in the very last match of Summer. Sorely underestimated, the British organization enjoyed a groundbreaking winstreak in the start of Groups, and have since refined their playstyle to match those that have long held the top spots. Nevertheless, they'll have to kick things up a notch further if they hope to dethrone 2023's frontrunner.

Excel Esports Roster

  • Toplaner: Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu
  • Jungler: Lee “Peach” Min-gyu
  • Midlaner: Felix “Abbedagge” Braun
  • Botlaner: Patrik “Patrik” Jírů
  • Support: Dino “LIMIT” Tot
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Berlin, Germany – July 24 — during the 2023 League of Legends EMEA Championship Series Summer Split Playoffs at the LEC Studio on July 24 in Berlin Germany (Photo by Michal Konkol/Riot Games)

Excel Esports vs G2 Esports Predictions

In their previous bout against the Kings, Odoamne and co. put up a good fight and made the most out of every advantage that they got, whether it be on gold leads or unique takedowns. Ultimately, the series ended 3-2 in favor of G2 despite the miniscule differences in both teams' macro, but it's likely that their next bout will end differently based on XL's performance in their last match against Fnatic.

How to watch G2 Esports vs Excel Esports

Keep an eye on the LEC’s Twitch and YouTube channels. The next phase of the Summer Split is set to conclude on July 30 – 16:00 PT // 19:00 ET // 18:00 CEST

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Paul Goño
Paul started writing for ESTNN in 2022, the same year he beat his first Souls game. An avid fan of RPGs, his all-time favorites include Baldur's Gate 3, Assassin’s Creed and Kingdom Hearts 2. Besides being a professional nerd, he still struggles to get over the broken PS2 memory card that stored years of his save files.