G2 Esports dominates Origen on LEC's Opening Day - Upcomer
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G2 Esports has put the entire LEC on notice after their dismantling of Origen on Opening Day. According to the casters, it was the Game of the Day but this was a lopsided affair for a lot of the match.

G2 Esports was coming into this year with a ton of expectations and hype. Picking up arguably the best player in the LEC in Rasmus “Caps” Winther instantly made them the best team in Europe. Not only that, but the team would shift a top three player in Luka “Perkz” Perković over to the ADC role. It was one of the most unexpected moves of any offseason, and it turned them into the villains of the LEC.

Meanwhile, Origen returns to the LEC after losing their EU LCS spot back in 2017. Also, they bring a brand-new lineup filled with some great veteran talent, like Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez and Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm. There was plenty of hype around Origen’s return, but could this team take down the Big Boss of Europe in G2 Esports? Long story short: No.

G2 Esports Rises

For the rest of the league, this team is the team to beat in all of Europe. With this roster, they will always be sitting at the top of the standings. They will always be looking down at the competition. G2 Esports’ pure firepower showed itself off today, brutalizing Origen into submission. First off, G2 would draft Karthus for Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski in the jungle. Afterward, they would put Perkz on Zoe in the bottom lane. Finally, Jayce would show himself in the mid lane for Caps. It was a very odd composition, but it is safe to say it worked.

The amount of poke and damage that G2 could dish out was way too much for Origen to handle. OG’s composition was fairly short ranged with Cassiopeia and Draven, so getting close enough to do any damage was almost impossible. It was pretty simple: burst with Zoe and Jayce, finish off with Karthus. It was a combination that worked every time for the European powerhouse. Although Origen tried to get ahead early, G2 was far too strong later in the game. They would destroy their opponents in a quick 27 minutes, with eighteen kills to five. In short, this was a statement game for Caps and company. Expect to get steamrolled by them every single weekend.

Looking Forward

Tomorrow, G2 has to face off against Schalke 04, who is coming off a close win against Team Vitality. The odds are heavily stacked against Schalke but maybe their young ADC, Elias “Upset” Lipp, can help carry them to victory. Meanwhile, Origen must pick up the pieces and get set to face Fnatic. Even with their loss against SK Gaming, Fnatic are still a very dangerous team and should not be underestimated. Right now, the 2018 World Finalists are trying to learn how to play without Caps. If they are able to get their heads together in time, we will probably see Fnatic at the top of the standings come playoffs.

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