LEC Summer Split Matchup Preview: Rogue vs G2 Esports

The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) is the professional esports league run by Riot games. Ten teams compete yearly for the right to be named Europe’s best League of Legends team.

Each LEC season includes two splits, Summer and Spring, consisting of nine weeks of round-robin tournament play. After the round-robin concludes, the top six teams will compete for the LEC Championship. At the end of the season, the team with the most championship points, usually the champion and teams that finish in the top three, can qualify for the annual League of Legends World Championship. The LEC is the highest level of League of Legends (LoL) esports in Europe. With the LEC Summer split underway, we will be looking at the matchup between Rogue and G2 Esports.

LEC Summer Split: Rogue vs G2 Esports
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Rogue Preview

Over the last six months, Rogue esports team has been playing consistently well. They won their previous two matches and have a win rate of 75%. Rogue’s starting five has a lot of experience with a lot of chemistry as a group. This team runs a diverse group of champions, but Rogue uses Ornn, Tahm Kench, Rell, Lillia and Lucian. G2 has had Rogue’s number for a while now with a 88% win percentage against them. However, Rogue’s chemistry as a team can prove formidable against G2.

G2 Preview

G2 is one of Europe’s best League of Legends teams. The team is no stranger to success, being historically one of Europe’s most dominant LoL teams. In 2019 G2 finished 2nd overall in the League of Legends World Championships and in 2020 dominated the LEC placing first in both seasonal splits. G2’s dominance has been so abundant that they are a clear favorite to finish first in the 2021 Summer split. G2’s team is experienced and well-oiled, with all starting members participating together in 33 games. The 2019 World Championship runner-up is looking to reclaim its chance at glory, starting with this year’s LEC.

Who Wins and Why

The nod for this matchup will have to go to G2. G2 has dominated Rogue in their matchups with each other on most occasions. Also, G2’s experience when being in high-pressure situations makes them a clear favorite in this matchup. Rogue will give G2 their best shot and will not be a pushover. However, it will be a tall task for Rogue to defeat Europe’s most decorated League of Legends team. To those who are into LoL betting, the safest pick in this matchup is G2.

Written by John Robinson IV