G2 Esports vs Rogue provides a last chance for Rogue to salvage their catastrophic Week 1.
The last day of Week 1 of the 2024 LEC Winter Season is here! The first two days gave us a taste of what to expect from this year in the highest level of EMEA Play. There’s only 3 teams left with a perfect scoreline: SK Gaming, Fnatic and G2 Esports, who are a step above the competition so far. On the other end of the spectrum, Karmine Corp, Team Vitality and Rogue haven’t been able to find success yet – and Rogue must face the historically best team in Europe to break their losing streak.
G2 Esports vs Rogue Preview
G2 Esports was the only team in the LEC that didn’t change any members before the start of the 2024 competitive season – and for good reason. They won 3 out of the 4 possible titles last year: the 2023 Winter Playoffs, the 2023 Summer Playoffs, as well as the 2023 LEC Season Finals. They also adapted to the meta of Season 14, playing champions like Gwen and AD LeBlanc to take full advantage of the new items. The only champion they doubled down on was Hans’ Aphelios, so that could be a point of contention for the upcoming match.
G2 Esports Roster
- Sergen “BrokenBlade” Celik
- Martin “Yike” Sundelin
- Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther
- Steven “Hans sama” Liv
- Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle
Rogue hasn’t been doing so hot lately. Even though they swapped two players compared to last year, bringing in Markoon and Zoelys in place of Malrang and Advienne, they weren’t able to get a single win. Against SK Gaming, they tried to scale until lategame, but ISMA was too much to handle, and Team Heretics managed to whittle down their defenses as well. Their solo laners are struggling, with Markoon and Comp trying to hold down fort, but so far, without much success.
- Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen
- Mark “Markoon” van Woensel
- Emil “Larssen” Larsson
- Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos
- Théo “Zoelys” Le Scornec
G2 Esports vs Rogue Predictions
This match should be an easy win for G2 Esports, much to the dismay of the Rogue players and fans. Rogue is just too slow for the current tempo of the meta – even though the matches are all around 30 minutes, they tend to be bloody, or at least scrappy.
G2 Esports has a great early game and multiple playstyles, with members that are all capable of carrying. Rogue might be able to change their playstyle, focusing on Markoon in the early game rather than Larssen, but I don’t believe they will be able to during Week 1 – hopefully, they can bounce back in Week 2.
Where to Watch G2 Esports vs Rogue
The Kings of Europe and the (potentially) weakest squad of the LEC currently will clash on January 15th 18:00 CET. Watch the action on lolesports.com, as well as the official LoLEsports YouTube channel and the LEC Twitch channel!