With elimination at the back of their minds, G2 faced FURIA Esports at Paris Major 2023. Paris Major 2023: Legends Stage

The Legends Stage of Paris Major 2023 is well underway as we are now done with the round 3 matches. Both G2 and FURIA were placed at the bottom two positions of the standings before the series. Only 8 of the 16 teams of Legends Stage will qualify for the Champions Stage so it was surely a must win for both of the organizations if they want to stay in the competition.

FURIA Esports vs. G2


FURIA Esports
  • Yuri ‘yuurih’ Boian
  • Andrei ‘arT’ Piovezan
  • Kaike ‘KSCERATO’ Cerato
  • André ‘drop’ Abreu
  • Rafael ‘saffee’ Costa
  • Nemanja ‘huNter-‘ Kovač
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač
  • Ilya ‘m0NESY’ Osipov
  • Justin ‘jks’ Savage
  • Rasmus ‘HooXi’ Nielsen

The Series

Map Picks & Bans
  • G2 removed Overpass
  • FURIA removed Nuke
  • G2 picked Inferno
  • FURIA picked Mirage
  • FURIA removed Anubis
  • G2 removed Vertigo
  • Ancient was left over
Map 1 (Inferno)

The first map, Inferno started off with FURIA on defense. FURIA did start off the map with a win on the first round but failed to keep up. G2 took a round to put their game faces on and then went on to win 9 rounds in a row. FURIA could respond only for a while as they then picked up 3 rounds. The first half ended with G2 picking up the last 2 rounds with the score reading 11-4 in favor of G2.

FURIA started the second half well winning the first four rounds on attack. But G2 quickly recollected themselves and picked up the remaining 5 rounds to seal the map in their favor. G2’s NiKo and huNter stepped up big time to bring G2 the win on Inferno.

Map 2 (Mirage)

Mirage started off with FURIA again picking up the first round of the map. FURIA seemed to be the better team at the start with them picking up 4 of the first 5 rounds. But the rest of the first half was straight up slaughter from the roster of G2. G2 repeated the first half of Inferno staying ahead on Mirage with the same scoreline of 11-4 at the end of the first half.

G2 continued their momentum winning the first 3 rounds of the second half. After that, FURIA did show some resistance by picking the next 3 rounds. But it was too little, too late for the Brazilian roster. G2 picked up their remaining 2 rounds and called it a day picking up their second map. With the win on this series, G2 has revived their hopes of staying in the competition.

G2 is facing Fnatic tonight as they’ll be hoping to pick up a win and boost their chances of clinching a spot for the Champions Stage. But the same goes for Fnatic as they have not confirmed their spot either.