Rogue make history in 3-1 losers’ bracket win over G2 Esports

Rogue pulled off a dominating 3-1 win over G2 Esports in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) 2021 Spring Split Semifinals, punching their ticket to face MAD Lions in the Grand Finals on April 11. With this win, G2’s streak of five consecutive LEC titles will come to an end, and for the first time since 2014, a team other than G2 or Fnatic will take the throne in Europe.

A clean win

A masterful performance from sophomore jungler Kacper “Inspired” Słoma headlined the match. While Rogue dropped the first game of the series, the team started with a commanding early lead, with Inspired and Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu securing three kills on Martin “Wunder” Hansen before 15 minutes. Rogue then doubled down on their early aggression for the rest of the series.

Game 2 began with Rogue securing another first blood in top lane, but G2’s global comp controlled the map for the majority of the game. The balance shifted when one sloppy drake steal from G2 ended with Rogue making quick work of their mispositioned members in the ensuing teamfight. From there, Rogue ran away with the game and closed out swiftly with a bot lane push.