The 2022 LEC Spring Split Playoffs Grand Finale
Rogue comes into the finals as the first finalist of the LEC 2022 Spring Playoffs, after meeting Fnatic in the semifinals and defeating them. The second finalist is G2 Esports, the team that is currently on a 9-game winning streak and looks unstoppable. G2 dropped to the lower bracket when they lost to Fnatic, but haven’t lost a single game since then and won the rematch against Fnatic in a very convincing manner.
From the very beginning of the regular split, Rogue has been considered the strongest and most consistent team throughout the season, and even after they dropped a few games here and there during their playoffs run, the team still looks very solid. On the other hand, G2 didn’t have the best regular split, but playoffs have been the complete opposite for them, they look like a different team and momentum is on their side, which can be a key factor in this series.
Rogue’s Resilience is One Tier Above the Rest
During their last match against Fnatic, Rogue demonstrated that it doesn’t matter if you are two games down, while most teams fall apart after having two close games, Rogue still managed to come back into the series, and not only that, they completely stomped the opposition. They adapted extremely well after noticing what was missing for them, and after game two, they drafted four champions they didn’t play in the prior games, meaning that they are comfortable pulling off whatever strategy they find suitable.
One of the highlights was Larssen, Rogue’s mid laner, who picked Sylas three games in a row after having the opportunity to counter pick Humanoid’s Twisted Fate. And why is this a big deal? Well, this was the first time in the entire split that Larssen picked Sylas, and it’s well-known that his champion pool consists mainly of long-range mages, him picking Sylas just like that during a Best-of-5 in the semifinals, shows the confidence he has in himself, and this will be very important considering he is facing Caps, a player that can play basically any champion in the game.
If we take a look at the whole series they had against Fnatic, Rogue’s early game was one of the best we have ever seen and Malrang was a big part of this, he had the highest KDA of all the players in the match (6.7), and the ganks he was able to pull off were the main reason why Rogue had such a solid early game and that’s why he got the MVP of the series. The fact he had the chance to pick Hecarim two games out of the three they won, was surprising, and considering that Hecarim is probably the strongest jungler for this patch, I don’t think this will repeat when they play against G2, so Malrang will have to find another pick that allows him to be as impactful as he was on Hecarim which many league of legends betting experts have thought to be hard for him to achieve right now.
G2 Esports’ Miracle Run is a Reality
What G2 has managed to pull off is something you love to see in League of Legends, they have won nine games in a row after dropping 1 to 3 against Fnatic in the first round of playoffs. It all started when they beat Vitality and Misfits and people were saying that G2 wasn’t good enough of a team and it was mostly due to the other teams playing poorly, but then G2 faced Fnatic once again and completely rolled over them, and don’t forget that Fnatic was considered a strong contender for the title this spring split. If G2 manages to win this series, this run will go down as one of the best miracle runs in the history of competitive League of Legends.
The way G2 are winning games is very interesting, they have been pulling off many different champions and strategies, but I think their early game is going to be a big threat against Rogue. G2 is #1 place for FT% (75) and FB% (66.7), meaning that G2 can secure an early lead in most of their games, and if you pair that with Flakked having the highest damage stats amongst all the players in the finals, you have a lethal combination. But there is one concern for G2 fans, and that is how G2 ends up putting themselves in tricky situations in the later stages of the game when they fail to recognize how teamfights are supposed to be played out, which results in a messy game overall.
We have seen that G2’s bot lane can be fierce, and after defeating Fnatic’s bot lane the way they did, it’s safe to say that Flakked is currently the best ADC in the league and Targamas is the perfect fit for the team. Fortunately for G2, we have seen that they are not a one-trick team anymore and they are capable of playing around whichever part of the map they need to. Brokenblade has been on point throughout the playoffs and everyone on the team has been performing consistently against the lol odds.
Rogue vs G2 Esports Game Information
- Date: Sunday, April 10
- Time: 11:00am ET
- Live Stream: twitch.tv/LEC
Rogue vs G2 Esports Predictions
The head-to-head score this spring split is 2 to 0 in favor of Rogue, both games were very one-sided and G2 never had a real chance during those matches. But it’s important to consider that G2 is looking like a completely different team, they used to rely almost entirely on BrokenBlade having a favorable matchup and an early advantage, whereas now the G2 squad is looking more like a whole unit.
Rogue’s solo lanes will be a determining factor for this series, both players work as pillars for the team, they are sitting at the lowest amount of deaths per game for their respective roles and it reflects on how teams most of the time find it difficult to get an early advantage over them. But the G2 players haven’t lost a single game in two weeks, and on the other side, Rogue lost 2 games in their last series, which means G2 might have valuable information on how to take Rogue down. Taking everything into consideration, I think the series will be extremely close and it might go all the way to five games, but G2 will come out on top and they will be crowned as the 2022 LEC Spring Split champions and give us our 9th win in a row for our esports picks.