Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 2 Recap – A Day of Epic Clashes

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Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 2 Recap – A Day of Epic Clashes

After a less than 1% chance draw, day 2 of the main event pit most of the Worlds teams against their fellow regions in a civil war

Day 2 of the Main Event for Worlds saw multiple teams from the same region fight in a feisty contest for early supremacy. No one expected an inter-regional draw, but today's matches ended up being a great showcase of how these teams operate at a completely different level of play.

If you want to bet on League of Legends or love the game, this Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 2 recap is for you!

Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage

Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 2 Recap

NRG vs Team Liquid

The first in a series of inter-regional revenge matches, Team Liquid took on the NA #1 seed in a season final rematch that started the day. The match was an huge spectacle, with APA running with one of his more comfortable picks to counter Palafox in lane. But despite having some flex picks picks of their own and a primarily defensive macroplay, NRG safely scaled before they ended the day with an extremely dominant victory over their LCS rivals and a massive 12k gold lead.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: NRG – Team Liquid
  • Time: 31:38
  • Kills: 22 – 4
  • Turrets: 9 – 3
  • Gold: 60.5k – 48.2k
  • Dragons: 2 – 2
  • Barons: 1 – 0

C9 vs LNG

An uphill battle on all fronts, Cloud9 struggled to find any footholds against their opponents in the LPL, who punished their adversaries for every minor mistake in their macroplay. Eventually, LNG was able to scale whilst playing defensively, which culminated in a high-reward all-mid team clash that decided the match. LNG outscaled and outmaneuvered C9 despite the latter's teamfight potential, which showcased the Chinese region's power level this season.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: C9 vs LNG
  • Time: 32:11
  • Kills:  6 – 14
  • Turrets: 4 – 10
  • Gold: 55.5k – 62.7k
  • Dragons: 1 – 4
  • Barons: 1 – 1

MAD Lions vs Team BDS

Next up on the inter-regional docket was an LEC showdown between MAD and BDS, two teams who – despite their splits being cut short by G2 – often make deep runs in their domestic tournaments. Abandoning his fan-favorite pocket pick, Adam as well as his teammates chose to run a stock standard brawl comp against MAD, whose Jungler had his eyes set on a Bel'Veth domination victory. After all was said and done, Team BDS had no way to hinder Elyoya's scaling while keeping an eye on important objectives at the same time.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: MAD Lions vs Team BDS
  • Time: 31:45
  • Kills:  18 – 8
  • Turrets: 10 – 2
  • Gold: 65.3k – 54.7k
  • Dragons: 4 – 1
  • Barons: 1 – 1

Fnatic vs GAM

In a slow-burn match, GAM and Fnatic entered the rift with a standard Worlds comp, with the VCS contenders running a risky Kai'Sa botlane. Skirmishes around bot jungle had both teams scrambling to maintain control. On top of that, Levi's Sejuani threatened to take over the jungle entirely. Luckily for the LEC team, Humanoid wrested the early advantage seamlessly with his mid-Azir before leading his team in a game-ending team fight.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: Fnatic vs GAM
  • Time: 42:12
  • Kills:  16 – 9
  • Turrets: 10 – 4
  • Gold: 80.8k – 68.3k
  • Dragons: 5 – 1
  • Barons: 1 – 2

Gen.G vs T1

In an action-packed battle for supremacy, T1 took on their LCK rivals Gen.G in an intense back-and-forth that ended in GG's win. The game was entirely going Faker's way before desperate times led to Chovy and co. getting enough time for a reset. The SK #1 seed took this opportunity to punch back even harder and take the fight all the way to T1's nexus.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: Gen.G vs T1
  • Time: 29:38
  • Kills:  24 – 6
  • Turrets: 9 – 4
  • Gold: 58.4k – 59.0k
  • Dragons: 4 – 1
  • Barons: 1 – 0

G2 Esports vs Weibo Gaming

G2 vs WDG started slow but had an explosive midgame that saw both sides take heavy casualties. After WBG took first blood in a top lane gank, G2 answered in kind with kills of their own in ADC side. From then on, the boys from EMEA gave skirmish after skirmish until Weibo had multiple drakes under their belt. With multiple misplays, the path to victory was clear for WBG, but G2 still had more to give. After slipping up and letting Baron go uncontested, Caps and the boys could only pool whatever advantages they had to go in for a final hail mary, and they pulled it off!

Quick Stats

  • Teams: G2 Esports vs Weibo Gaming
  • Time: 38:22
  • Kills:  26 – 23
  • Turrets: 9 – 7
  • Gold: 75.5k – 75.1k
  • Dragons: 1 – 4
  • Barons: 1 – 2


The MSI 2023 rematch we've all been waiting for. JDG absolutely did not disappoint as they held nothing back in their bo1 against BLG. In a ruthless domination match, Ruler and co. claimed a big early game lead before claiming each and every Drake in the game. BLG could only find the rare kill, but they were few and too far between. Eventually, the first Baron gave #1 Seed enough lane pressure to push all the way to their second victory.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: JDG vs BLG
  • Time: 24:35
  • Kills:  19 – 7
  • Turrets: 10 – 1
  • Gold: 52.1k – 39.9k
  • Dragons: 4 – 0
  • Barons: 1 – 0

KT vs Dplus KIA

After DK's ADC was punished in the first minutes of the game, the team decided to play it safe until the time came to fight for dragons. Being behind on kills and and map control, DK was able to claim 2 drakes of their own, with hopes of getting Mountain Soul and flipping the script. Unfortunately, KT saw the road to their nexus and bode their time. After getting Nashor uncontested, they picked off Canyon and Kellin and finished the match.

Quick Stats

  • Teams: KT vs Dplus KIA
  • Time: 31:57
  • Kills: 4 – 16
  • Turrets: 4 – 9
  • Gold: 51.3k – 61.9k
  • Dragons: 3 – 1
  • Barons: 0 – 1

How to watch Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage

Keep an eye on the Riot Games & LoL Esports Twitch or YouTube channels. The Main Event of Worlds 2023 continues on October 20 at 01:00 ET/00:00 CST/22:00 PT.

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Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage Day 2 Recap – A Day of Epic Clashes
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.