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League of Legends – EU LCS Final – Team Origen vs. G2 eSports

League of Legends - EU LCS Final - Team Origen vs. G2 eSportsEntering into the final games of the EU LCS Spring Split playoffs we


League of Legends – EU LCS Final – Team Origen vs. G2 eSports

Entering into the final games of the EU LCS Spring Split playoffs we notice something different, a final without Fnatic. Team Origen take on G2 eSports in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam Sunday 17th April. Both teams have had two very different regular splits which caused surprise outcomes. Origen Origen was the team most expected to finish in the top two of the table during the regular split after showcasing their impressive abilities at the 2015 World Championships. Although going into this split as one of the favourites, Origen was unable to continue their form into 2016. Origen’s rough start to the split had them fighting for a middle of the table position. It was their good end to the split, winning their last four games which put them comfortably in 5th position. Origen continued their end of split form into the playoffs where they comfortably beat Unicorns of Love 3-0 in the quarter-finals. The team’s next challenge was to face H2K in the semi-finals; with both teams’ favourites going into the split, most expected these two teams to face off in the final. After a contested best of 5 series Origen’s experience shone through as they booked their place into the final defeating H2k 3-2. G2 eSports G2 joined the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split as mid-table challengers and came out the other side losing only three games, finishing in first place. Their roster has a mix of experienced players and rookies, much like Origen did in the Summer Split when they went onto finish in 2nd place. G2 had the lowest average game time of any other team in Europe during the regular split finishing games in an average time of 32.9 minutes. Demonstrating they are a team who can push their advantages and when ahead look to close games out quickly. Finishing in first seed G2 entered the playoffs in the semi-final, where they took down the previous five time EU LCS champions Fnatic 3-1. Their decisive decision making and ability to capitalise on enemy mistakes led them to victory. G2 early aggressive invade style is what could be a deciding factor as they head into the finals of the spring split. The Match Based on previous results of the regular split you would put G2 as favourites; having already defeated Origen twice in the regular split. G2 will look to continue with their aggressive play style to halt the resurgent Origen who is currently performing better than they have all season. G2 must aim to make trades across the map and punish Origen early in the areas which will stop them from gaining any advantage across the map. Tracking Kim “Trick” Gangyun’s invasive style will get the match rolling one way or another. He will be tracking Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider’s movements across the map and looking to make plays around his opposition. Trick was involved in 76% of the 278 kills G2 mounted during the regular split and has continued his impressive performance in the playoffs. Trick is likely to funnel early gold into himself and Luka “PerkZ” Perković, not by providing much pressure in lane but more into the jungle and the surrounding area of the mid-lane. By doing this PerkZ is freely able to push the lane and roam without much of a loss.  This play style led to Trick having control in his own and the enemies’ jungle as well as a 4.4 CSPM, only falling behind slightly on Spirit from Fnatic. Origen will focus on funnelling gold into Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, applying pressure and supplying vision around their bot-lane duo so that Zven is able to freely farm and have a safe lane. Origen’s lane are comfortable in both a 2v2 and a 2v1 match up. Zven averages a 9.9 CSPM which is more than any other player in the EU LCS. The bot-lane match up will be an interesting deciding factor in the game, as G2 do not funnel gold into their bot-lane like Origen but they always manage to stay relevant. Will Origen start with Enrique “xPeke” Cedeno Martinez or Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage? In game four of the semi-finals, Origen switched their mid-laners and brought in the veteran to try and give them a new dynamic. xPeke is likely to play a control or  supportive mage, whereas PoE will play a champ which is able to play more aggressive and put out more damage, xPeke currently is 100% undefeated this split and will look to continue this run if he play but depending on how much pressure G2 put on the midlane I believe that we will be seeing PoE start and switch to Xpeke if they are looking to control mid-lane with a Orianna, Anivia or Lulu pick. As good as Origen’s turnaround in the play-offs has been I do not think they have improved enough to cause an upset against G2. If G2 get the games rolling I expect it to be a short final with them winning 3-0/3-1. If Origen does get a lead and ends up taking it to game five this could put a lot of pressure on some of the rookies. G2’s ability to trade objectives and not fall too far behind is what will be the key factor in their games and will lead them to win their first EU LCS title. All stats taken from here


League of Legends – EU LCS Final – Team Origen vs. G2 eSports

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