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Misfits vs G2 Esports: 2017 Summer EU LCS Final preview, prediction & live stream

Misfits challenge G2 Esports for the crown on September 3! Can they claim the EU LCS throne as their own?


Who could’ve predicted Misfits going all the way to the EU LCS final? Certainly not us. That said, the rabbits deserve it. With strong solo laners and smart jungling from Maxlore, this team is already a force to be reckoned with. But it’s IgNar’s well-timed roams that truly unlock its potential.

Despite reaching the final, G2 aren’t as sharp as they used to be. The showings from Trick and Expect still raise a lot of questions, and PerkZ doesn’t feel nearly as comfortable in the mid lane. Even so, this is a lineup with a legacy, and it’s going to do everything to protect it.

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Top Lane Matchup

If there’s one top laner that’s made a statement in the playoffs, it’s MSF Alphari. With a 3.4 KDA and 8.3 CS per minute, he’s a mechanical monster that can take a single opening and turn it into a game-winning lead. 

And while G2 Expect is capable of matching him in the laning phase, he has trouble controlling his aggression. Holding a 3.5 KDA and 8.6 CS per minute, Expect is prone to falling prey to jungle ganks—and that puts him at a massive disadvantage.

Verdict: MSF Alphari outmuscles Expect in the top lane.

Jungle Matchup

In similar fashion, Maxlore has had a resurgence for the playoffs. Sporting a 3.8 KDA and 4.3 CS per minute, he’s a smart jungler that routinely weaves in clutch ganks into his intricate routes. 

As for G2 Trick, he’s been struggling to find the necessary windows in the early game. Holding a 3.4 KDA and 4.7 CS per minute, Trick will need to stall for the late game if he hopes to be useful against a jungler of Maxlore’s caliber. 

Verdict: MSF Maxlore claims the jungle as his own.

Mid Lane Matchup

Mid lane is going to be tricky. With a 4.3 KDA and 8.9 CS per minute, PowerOfEvil has been the rock of Misfits, and you can always count on him to do well in lane and transition into great teamfights. 

But G2 Perkz packs quite the punch in the laning phase. With a 4.0 KDA and 8.8 CS per minute, he’s a clutch mid laner that’s always ready to go for an outplay—but he’s also way more volatile than his opponent. We’d still give the edge to Perkz, but it’s not a big one. 

Verdict: G2 Perkz conquers the mid lane.

Bot Lane Matchup 

Even though bot lane is the foundation of G2’s strategies, it’s rare to see it carrying games on its own. Holding a 5.2 KDA and 9.7 CS per minute, Zven is a measured marksman that prides himself on making the fewest mistakes possible. As for his support, the main things that make Mithy (5.1 KDA) shine are his decision-making and teamfighting. 

Misfits’ duo is more explosive. With a 4.5 KDA and 9.3 CS per minute, Hans Sams is an up-and-coming AD carry that specializes in dealing damage from the back line while his support IgNar (4.1 KDA) breaks the game open with his playmaking. Even so, they’re going to have a hard time finding any openings against the enemy veteran duo.

Verdict: G2’s Zven and Mithy take the bot lane victory.

Prediction

This is really close! Both teams are on the upswing, but while G2 are trying to regain their footing, Misfits are reaching new highs. The mid lane is relatively even, and as long as Misfits draft in a way to force Zven onto utility AD carries, they should be able to find leads on the top side of the map and claim their 3-2 victory! 

  1. Who will win the 2017 EU LCS Final?

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    2. G2 Esports
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Daniil Volkov

I craft narratives around League of Legends and cover LCK, NA & EU LCS.

Misfits vs G2 Esports: 2017 Summer EU LCS Final preview, prediction & live stream

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