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| Author Paul Goño
G2 Esports vs KOI Esports Preview: 2023 LEC Spring Groups
The Kings of Europe are hungry for revenge as they enter their bo3 match-up against one of the rising stars in the LEC, KOI.
The reigning champions from the Winter split are the current poster boys of the LEC. With excellent form and precise macroplay, the German team wants another silver shield. On the other hand, KOI stands as a thorn in G2's side for recently winning against the LEC giant in an upset that rocked the Regular stage. Will Szygenda and co. be able to replicate their results and win a bo3 series? If you're betting on the LEC, this G2 Esports vs KOI preview guide is for you!
G2 Esports vs KOI Preview
Known for their great tactics and unbeatable aggression, Larssen and co. have stood above the rest since the LEC began. Just last year, the Berlin-based powerhouse ran a 24-0 win streak that started in the 2022 LEC Spring Split and continued throughout mid-season invitationals. And based on their results in the Spring split so far, keeping the current roster was the best choice they could've made.
Relying on their iconic botlane duo, G2 continues to force missteps from their opponents until they can clear teamfights with overwhelming efficiency. But even though their form looks the cleanest out of all of the LEC's top 10, they've suffered losses against less impressive teams this split, leading fans to question if they're slipping. Nevertheless, the team is poised for another shot at Worlds this year, and it'll take insane amounts of leadership and raw talent to pull them off of their pedestal.
BB had enough of it pic.twitter.com/FLswjt2goG
— G2 League of Legends (@G2League) March 28, 2023
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's Draven has sundered the hopes of the greatest top-laners in the LEC.
The Spanish team's Regular stage numbers have been average so far, but their victories have been significant. Toppling better teams like SK Gaming and not to mention G2 has placed KOI just above MAD Lions in the final Regular stage standings. Their previous game pitted them against Team Vitality, resulting in an extremely one-sided match.
Though their recent matches have given them more room to improve, KOI's insane win potential is nothing to scoff at. And despite them having moments where they overextend, they always go for the better trade, have intelligent coordination and keep their composure — characteristics of a winning LEC team. All bets are off for KOI vs. G2 Esports!
- Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen
- Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong
- Emil “Larssen” Larsson
- Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos
- Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus
Player To Watch
Comp is one of the smartest bot laners in the LEC and knows when to harass or play conservatively.
G2 Esports vs KOI Predictions
The stats show that G2 Esports will most likely come out on top this time. Lightning never strikes the same place twice, and the odds lean heavily against the titan slayers in a prolonged fight.
How to watch G2 Esports vs KOI
Keep an eye on the LEC’s Twitch or YouTube channels. The opening match is set to begin on April 8 at 19:00 ET/18:00 CST/16:00 PT.
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