NRG vs G2 Esports Recap Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 8

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NRG vs G2 Esports Recap Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 8

NRG vs G2 Esports Recap Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 8.

That time again for an NA vs EU showdown, as the top seed from each region faces off for a spot at the main stage of Worlds. For NRG, they've had a much easier path to this stage, while G2 has had probably one of the hardest runs. The winner will secure a spot at the main event, while the loser goes to the last chance 2-2 spot.


NRG vs G2 Esports Recap Game 1

NRG vs G2 Esports Recap Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 8

A big first blood for G2, as Yike gangs into the mid lane to secure a kill onto Palafox. For NRG, however, they were able to get a kill on the bot side as G2 were caught overstaying. Big team fight in the mid lane, and while G2 had the player advantage, the ultimate from FBI from the bot side turned the fight as NRG took the kill, two turret plates, and a Rift Herald. 11 minutes on the clock, and NRG had found a 2k lead at the early stages. NRG were able to keep up the pressure, and despite G2 claiming another kill they were able to keep up the pressure and punished G2. With 17 minutes now on the clock, NRG had a 5k lead, and with a huge 5vs5 in the top side, NRG picked up an ace as G2 looked dead and buried in Game 1.

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With Baron up, NRG needed to begin to prepare for it, and secure it safely. NRG decided to secure the safe Drake, as they claimed that objective on spawn, setting up Soul Drake. Baron was started by NRG, but they pulled away to fight G2, as they took down three members and it's a clean claim for NRG as G2 walked away with just two members alive. Baron was secured by NRG, as G2 respawned don't other Rift, they threatened to fight but instead, both sides pulled away. NRG also claimed the Hex Soul Drake as that spawned on the Rift.

A fight kicks off at the G2 bot lane, and while it's traded 1-for-1, NRG claimed the inhibitor. NRG found a chance to engage with G2 inside their own base, with Caps caught out. That was enough for NRG to turn the fight into a game win as NRG started this series off with a bang.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: NRG vs G2
  • Time: 30:59
  • Kills: 21-3
  • Turrets: 8-1
  • Gold: 60.2k – 48.1k
  • Dragons: 4-0
  • Barons: 1-0

G2 Esports vs NRG Recap Game 2

NRG vs G2 Esports Recap Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 8

G2 had it all to do in Game 2 having been dominated in Game 1. It was NRG once again claiming the first blood, in what was a much slower start to the game. G2 did return to claim a kill in the bot lane, getting a big punishment onto FBI. Despite NRG having the better of the kills once again, G2 had the gold lead due to better objective plays. It's a huge Drake fight, as G2 looked to stop NRG from claiming Soul Point so early, but NRG once again had the better of G2, moving them onto Soul Point at just 19 minutes. G2 made a big play on the top side, but once again NRG reacted fast, countered the play and secured yet another major team fight win. NRG were able to turn that into a Baron, but with Caps respawning G2 were able to stop it.

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With Hex Soul now up, G2 had to stop NRG on this game-changing objective. The Soul Drake is secured for NRG, while G2 won the team fight 2-for-1. A mistake from Mikyx, however, killed any attempt that G2 had to take Baron, and it was NRG that claimed the objective. Despite a great engagement from G2 as they defended their base, NRG were just too strong as the game was set and matched in that moment. The win sends NRG to the Quarter-Finals, while G2 have just one more shot at making it.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: G2 vs NRG
  • Time: 28:26
  • Kills: 7-20
  • Turrets: 2-9
  • Gold: 46.2k – 57.8k
  • Dragons: 0-4
  • Barons: 0-1

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NRG vs G2 Esports Recap Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 8
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.