G2 Esports Punches Its Ticket Into LEC 2024 Winter Finals

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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On 11th February, G2 Esports faced Team BDS in the upper bracket finals and won the series with a 3-0 score.
While BDS slipped down to the lower bracket of the LEC 2024 Winter Playoffs, G2 Esports is sitting comfortably in the grand finale of the first split.

The LEC 2024 Winter Season is the first split of the League of Legends EMEA [Europe, Middle East, and Africa] Championship (LEC) and this is the second iteration of the Winter Split. While ten teams began their LEC 2024 season, only the top eight advanced to the Winter playoffs, which kicked off on 3rd February.

After a successful upper bracket run, G2 Esports, one of the strongest teams in the LEC ecosystem, has punched its ticket to the LEC 2024 Winter grand finals. On 11th February, it defeated Team BDS in a best-of-five (BO5) series to qualify for the finale.

G2 Esports Defeats Team BDS In Just Three Games

G2 Esports has had an incredible start to the LEC 2024 season. In the regular stage of the LEC 2024 Winter, G2 won seven games, only losing two in total. It dropped games only to Vitality and Rogue.

It qualified for the Winter playoffs as the top-seeded team. In the first round, G2 Esports faced GiantX and won the BO3 series with a straight 2-0 scoreline.

Following this was the 'el classico' of EMEA League of Legends: a series between Fnatic and G2 Esports. This series went the full length, spanning three games but G2 won it with a 2-1 score.

Up next was G2 Esports' time to shine in the upper bracket finals against Team BDS which also won the two upper bracket series against Team Heretics and Team Vitality.

Fans expected the series to be a bit closer than the clean sweep it was. This is because Team BDS has been quite exceptional in the opening split of the competitive year. It was the second highest placed team in the regular season of Winter, only after G2 Esports. It also went 7-2 in the regular season.

However, the series was very one-sided as G2 Esports closed it out in just three games. It won two games on the blue side and one on the red side of the map.

As usual, mid-laner Rasmus "Caps" Borregaard Winther and the rest of G2's solo laners put up an outstanding performance. It was a show of dominance over their lane opponents.

Notably, Caps was also awarded the MVP (most valuable player) of the series. In a post-game interview, on the question of whether they was any pressure playing against BDS, Caps said, "Definitely BDS was looking strong. I think they've had a very good split so far... But we kind of had a good idea of how to play against them."

Despite the loss against G2, Team BDS will have one more chance at making it to the finale for a rematch if it wins its games in the lower bracket.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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