G2 Esports Wins LEC 2023 Season Finals, Claims its 12th LEC Trophy

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>G2 Esports lifts its 12th LEC Trophy</p></div>
G2 Esports lifts its 12th LEC Trophy


G2 Esports and Fnatic faced each other yet again in an LEC final.
G2 Esports lifted the LEC 2023 Season Finals trophy, etching its name in the annals of LoL Esports history.

The League of Legends EMEA [Europe, Middle East & Africa] Championship 2023 Season Finals is the culmination of the 2023 LEC season which was filled with ups and downs for many teams. This is the first season finals after the league's format was changed at the start of the year.

Every LEC fan knows how hype the G2 Esports vs Fnatic match up is in Playoffs and once again, this year, fans got to witness the iconic rivalry between the two organizations.

But it did not take much time to crown the LEC 2023 Champions as G2 took a decisive victory over Fnatic with a 3-1 scoreline in the best-of-five (BO5) grand final. After this victory, G2 Esports has become one of the greatest European League of Legends teams, etching its name in the history of LoL Esports.

G2 Esports Defeats Fnatic in LEC 2023 Season Finals

The LEC 2023 Season Finals was heavily one-sided as G2 Esports clean swept Fnatic with a 3-1 score. Following this victory, G2 Esports will represent EMEA as the region's number one seed as it buckles up for Worlds 2023. Notably, this will be the fifth time G2 Esports heads into Worlds as LEC's number one seed.

G2 also secured a prize money of $70,000 USD while Fnatic, the region's second seed took home $42,000.

In game one, G2 Esports gained momentum as it pulled together some exciting combos and outplays. G2 Esports had the upper hand while fighting around objectives and a stunning four-man Magnet Storm by Martin "Yike" Sundelin's Rell helped the team secure an ace and win the first game of the series.

G2 Esports was in complete control in Game 2 as well with a strong showing in the early and mid-game phases. It shut down Fnatic members one by one and as a result, G2 Esports could snowball its advantage in the late game.

Fnatic bounced back in Game 3 as Oh “Noah” Hyeon-taek’s Kai’Sa popped off and gained a significant advantage over Steven "Hans Sama" Liv’s Sivir and Rasmus “Caps” Winter’s Yone. Thanks to these kills, Fnatic won the game and lived to fight another game.

It was the Rell - K'Sante combo that worked wonders for G2 Esports once again in Game 4. This game was the quickest win in the grand final series as G2 Esports closed out the match in 23 minutes. Caps also had a perfect KDA of 10/0/7 in the series.

With this victory, G2 Esports has won 12 LEC titles and they are as follows:

  • 2016 Spring

  • 2016 Summer

  • 2017 Spring

  • 2017 Summer

  • 2019 Spring

  • 2019 Summer

  • 2020 Spring

  • 2020 Summer

  • 2022 Summer

  • 2023 Winter

  • 2023 Summer

  • LEC 2023 Season Finals

Meanwhile, G2's star player and mid-laner Caps also broke a new record in the EMEA region, further cementing his legacy and prowess. With this LEC 2023 Season Finals trophy and title, Caps has earned his tenth domestic title, making him one of the best League of Legends players in the world.

With Worlds 2023 just around the corner, fans are extremely excited to see the same level of domination by G2 Esports on the international stage. G2 Esports will be EMEA's number one seed with Fnatic and MAD Lions being the second and third seeds, respectively.

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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.