Everyone knows that Fnatic and G2 Esports have a pretty big rivalry, with the two teams going head-to-head on multiple occasions, but it sems like Rogue vs. G2 could become the next big rivalry.
With a 3 - 0 loss to G2 Esports still heavy on their minds, Rogue move into the finals to face them once more, this time with new found confidence after completely decimating Fnatic in the semi-finals.
Rogue vs. G2 Esports Has History
G2 Esports has had Rogue's number for a while now. In Spring 2022 it was G2 who got a chance to compete at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational in South Korea after beating Rogue 3 - 0.
Now, heading into the summer split, and for a chance to be the first seeded team of the LEC, Rogue looks to finally break their second/third place curse and become the fifth team to lift the LEC/EULCS trophy.
It's been 10-years since League of Legends esports has officially been a part of Europe and yet only four teams have lifted the trophy. Rogue is looking to change that this year and they're on track to do so.
Being the underdog also lifts a lot of the pressure the tam would have faced in the spring where they went into the finals the heavy favorites. Playing in front of a home crowd is also a plus for mid laner Emil "Larssen" Larsson.
The mid laner explained that playing in Malmö "feels comfortable" and "just like home". The team, while it being many players first appearance on a big stage like this, stated that they took all the energy from the fans – whether it was Rogue or Fnatic fans – and let it push them.
Drafting Key Role in Match
In the semi-final match between Fnatic and Rogue was decided by superior drafting, with Larssen ending up on comfort picks each time, except for the first game. Going into a slow and methodical match up means that Rogue will be comfortable and be able to push the game in the direction they want.
On the other hand, G2 Esports will have quite an unpredictable draft, something Rogue did mention after their game against Fnatic. Therefore, it'll be hard to predict who is going to take this series, with G2 Esports still being the heavy favorites though.