G2 take down Origen to win 2019 LEC Spring Split finals

G2 Esports have been crowned the winners of the LEC Spring Split finals after a dominating 3-0 series against Origen. The best-of-five series took place live from Rotterdam and saw a whole host of interesting champion picks and plays.

The first match saw G2 picked up the Sona and Taric bot lane combo which has become heavily popularised due to its chain cc and strong invulnerability going into the late game. Luka “Perkz” Perković and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle put up a strong performance on the champions and dominated the Origen bot lane of Patrik “Patrik” Jírů and Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez. Elsewhere, Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski took control of the jungle on his Olaf pick with an ending game KDA of 2/0/9.

Heading into game two it was Origen’s turn to play the Sona and Taric bot lane, however, G2 had the ultimate counter ready with a funnel comp which saw Jankos switching to botlane Morgana. It then took G2 only 25 minutes to completely dismantle Origen and take them to match point.

The last game of the series saw G2 secure a win with the shortest game in LEC history at 18 minutes and 31 seconds. The impressive win was led by Perkz who opted to take Neeko in the bot lane and ended the game with a 9/0/3 KDA.

Perkz made the switch from Mid to ADC at the start of the season in shocking role swap, however, it was Caps moving from rival team Fnatic that made the move even more controversial.

G2 Founder, Carlos “Ocelote” Rodríguez Santiago shared his praise of Perkz and told the Rotterdam crowd:

“The level of maturity you have to have to give up the role you grew in, a role that many consider you as the best western player of. Then, not only to give it to anybody but the best competitor in the role, and then go to the bot lane and take that ego hit. It deserves such a level of respect. It’s clear to see that he values the success of the team over his own ego.”

G2 now heads to the Mid Season Invitational where they will go head-to-head with the best teams from every region. So far, the likes of Team Liquid, SK Telecom T1 and 1907 Fenerbahce have all qualified. The play-in stage for MSI kicks off on May 1st live from Ho Chi Minh City.