G2 Esports vs Gen.G Preview and Predictions: MSI 2023 Bracket Stage

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G2 Esports vs Gen.G Preview and Predictions: MSI 2023 Bracket Stage

The Kings of Europe wage war against the Korea's #1 team Gen.G for the first series win in the MSI 2023 Bracket Stage. LEC vs. LCK. G2 Esports vs Gen.G

G2's entrance into this year's MSI was filled with doubts about the team's current form. Luckily, they were able to climb the play-ins bracket and never lost a series, but their biggest challenge is about to greet them on the international stage. The formidable powerhouse Gen.G has touched down in London after winning two back-to-back splits in the LCK. Can the most storied European roster stop Gen.G's meteoric rise?  If you're betting on the mid-season invitationals, this G2 Esports vs Gen.G preview and predictions guide is for you!

G2 Esports vs Gen.G Preview

G2 Esports

G2 Esports have long been the poster boys of the LEC. Knowing the team's knack for forcing their opponents to blunder on the Rift, we've seen them amiably weather the storm during their MSI 2023 play-in run. In their previous match, they crushed PSG in a 2-0 bo3 despite their opponent having the objective lead. If their macro continues to prioritize lone enemy ADCs instead of opting for the larger teamfights, they'll be in the right mindset to cripple their opponent's advantages.

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G2 Esports Roster

  • Sergen “Brokenblade” Çelik
  • Martin “Yike” Sundelin
  • Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther
  • Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
  • Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle

Player To Watch

Hans Sama performs his job well, his kill count acting as the team's barometer for how aggressive the rest of G2 Esports is allowed to be.


Gen.G has been a complete juggernaut of a contender since the season started. Often stealing split-winning wins from T1 themselves, they count on Payz's mid-game power spikes and fully capitalize on Doran's well-positioned set-ups. Factor in Chovy and Peanut focusing on the enemy's star player throughout the game, and you've got yourself an incredibly tenacious line-up. The rest of the team acts like an iron fortress that surrounds their rookie ADC, so any team who dreams of beating Gen.G will have to either use brute force or find another way in.

Gen.G Roster

  • Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon
  • Han “Peanut” Wang-ho
  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
  • Kim “Peyz” Su-hwan
  • Yoo “Delight” Hwan-joong

G2 Esports vs Gen.G Esports Preview Credit: ONE Esports

Player To Watch

If 5head plays are up your alley, Gen.G's strategic genius Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon find cracks in their enemy's formation as Gragas.

Gen.G vs G2 Esports Predictions

Despite what's on everybody's minds, Gen.G's proficiency on the Rift doesn't completely succeed any weapon in G2's arsenal. There's still BrokenBlade Olaf and Hans Sama's Draven to consider (if they don't get banned outright). Yike will definitely play a pivotal role in controlling the map for a possible G2 win either way. However if macroplay becomes the main factor, Gen.G will win. And if their recent match histories are any indication, G2 Esports team will have a stupidly difficult time recreating their 2020 win against Gen.G. 3-2 in favor of Doran and co..

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How to watch G2 Esports vs Gen.G

Keep an eye on the Riot Games Twitch or YouTube channels. The first Bracket Stage series is set to begin on May 9 at 15:00 ET/14:00 CST/05:00 PT.

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G2 Esports vs Gen.G Preview and Predictions: MSI 2023 Bracket Stage
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.