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.

The pinnacle of the EMEA region of League of Legends sees G2 facing MAD Lions at LEC 2023 Winter grand finals. Will G2 pick up their 10th LEC title and retain their European dominance? Or are we about to witness the roar of MAD Lions? Let’s find out how G2 vs MAD Lions turned out in the grand finals of LEC 2o23 Winter!

G2 vs MAD Lions



  • Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik (Top)
  • Martin “Yike” Sundelin (Jungle)
  • Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther (Mid)
  • Steven “Hans sama” Liv (Bot)
  • Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle (Support)

MAD Lions

  • Kim “Chasy” Dong-hyeon (Top)
  • Javier “Elyoya” Prades (Jungle)
  • Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer (Mid)
  • Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság (Bot)
  • Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov (Support)

The Series

Match 1

Champ Picks
  • BrokenBlade- Kled
  • Yike- Maokai
  • Caps- Cassiopeia
  • Hans Sama- Varus
  • Mikyx- Heimderdinger
MAD Lions
  • Chasy- Jayce
  • Elyoya- Gragas
  • Nisqy- Viktor
  • Carzzy- Sivir
  • Hylissang- Ashe
Highlights Of Match 1

The first match started in favor of G2 as Caps secured the first kill thanks to some clever Sap placement by Yike. Yike kept impressing in his first ever final as he secured G2’s second kill of the match. MAD Lions responded picking up two crucial kills of Caps and Yike. The mid-game was pretty much dominated by G2 as they kept farming kills and objectives. They continued to make waves in game 1 as they picked up the Baron in the 22nd minute. In the first game of G2 vs MAD Lions it was Caps that reminded everyone why he’s the best in Europe as he kept picking up one kill after the other. Not much was left to be said as G2 picked up the first game on the cusp of the 26th minute.

Match 2

Champ Picks
  • BrokenBlade- Jax
  • Yike- Gragas
  • Caps- Kled
  • Hans Sama- Samira
  • Mikyx- Jarvan IV
MAD Lions
  • Chasy- Fiora
  • Elyoya- Sejuani
  • Nisqy- Cassiopeia
  • Carzzy- Varus
  • Hylissang- Braum
Highlights Of Match 2

In the second match of G2 vs MAD Lions, G2 got first blood by picking up the kill of Carzzy. Hans Sama then went on to kill Hylissang too making it a double kill in the 4th minute. Nisqy could respond but ever so slightly as he made sure G2 trades in the live of Mikyx to Nisqy. In the 7th minute, G2’s gank at the bot lane failed as MAD Lions responded by killing both Mikyx and Yike. Soon after, an all-out fight in the middle brought in 4 kills for G2.

The mid-game was G2 dominance yet again as they focused on objectives and took kills when there was an opportunity. A 19th minute fight saw Elyoya and Chasy run for their lives back to the base as their teammates conceded. G2 further cemented their ruthlessness by securing the Baron in the 22nd minute. A double inhibitor pick up was also secured around 25 minutes in. MAD Lions couldn’t defend any more as G2 picked up their second match before the clock read 30 minutes and were now one win away from their 10th LEC title.

Match 3

Champ Picks
  • BrokenBlade- Olaf
  • Yike- Vi
  • Caps- Taliyah
  • Hans Sama- Sivir
  • Mikyx- Heimerdinger
MAD Lions
  • Chasy- Jax
  • Elyoya- Wukong
  • Nisqy- Gragas
  • Carzzy- Zeri
  • Hylissang- Yuumi
Highlights Of Match 3

In the 4th minute, MAD Lions picked up their first kill, slaying BrokenBlade and then killed Yike. MAD continued to dominate the early game as Elyoya yet again picked up the kill of BrokenBlade. The match was going neck and neck but MAD successfully took down the first tower at the 11th minute. By mid-game, G2 gained the lead on MAD Lions cornering their players quite a few times. While MAD Lions did maintain a gold lead till around 30 minutes, G2 was constantly hunting down objectives. Doing so, they had narrowed the lead and eventually caught on. From then on, it was all G2. At the cusp of the 41st minute, the deciding teamfight took place of the third match of G2 vs MAD. G2 finished off all of MAD Lions’ 5 members and went straight in for the nexus. Series to G2 and 10th title confirmed!

With their newest title bagged, the G2 League Of Legends roster should be pumped heading into LEC Spring 2023. The tournament will be kicking off in around 2 weeks’ time.

As we draw the curtains on IEM Katowice 2023, we have finally crowned a new CS:GO Major champion. It was G2 vs Heroic at the Spodek Arena in the grand finals. Who are returning home with another championship under their belt? Find out!

G2 vs Heroic

G2 beat another title contender, Team Liquid to make it to the finals of Katowice 2023. On the other hand, Heroic annihilated NaVi to reach the finals this year. Last year, they missed out losing to FaZe Clan in the semifinals. The stage was now set for G2 vs Heroic!


G2 Esports

  • Rasmus “HooXi” Nielsen (IGL)
  • Justin “jks” Savage
  • Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov
  • Nikola “NiKo” Kovač
  • Nemanja “huNter” Kovač


  • Casper “cadiaN” Møller (IGL)
  • Martin “stavn” Lund
  • René “TeSeS” Madsen
  • Rasmus “sjuush” Beck
  • Jakob “Jabbi” Nygaard

Map Picks & Bans

  1. G2 removed Overpass
  2. Heroic removed Anubis
  3. G2 picked Nuke
  4. Heroic picked Mirage
  5. G2 picked Inferno
  6. Heroic picked Ancient
  7. Vertigo was left

The Series

Map 1 (Nuke)

Nuke was the first map in the grand finals of G2 vs Heroic. The map started off well for G2. They picked up the first three rounds with relative ease. However, Heroic was quick to remind everyone why they’re in the finals. The first half ended 10-5 in favor of Heroic. G2 started off the second half quite well, again picking up the pistol. HuNter really turned heads in the second half with a 2.01 rating. Thanks to him and support from the rest of the G2 roster, Heroic could barely pick up a map or two on the T-side. G2 picked up the first map 16-12.

Map 2 (Mirage)

The G2 vs Heroic series continued with Heroic’s pick of Mirage. This time, Heroic started off the map well picking up the first three rounds. The first half ended in favor of Heroic yet again, with the score line being 9-6. G2 bounced back at the beginning of the second half. G2’s m0NESY showed up big time as they leveled the score 10-10. G2 turned the game around with some big plays from round 21. Heroic showed some resistance but it was too little, too late. G2 picked up the second map as well against Heroic 16-13.

Map 3 (Inferno)

G2 had to seal the third map to pick up the series. They picked up the first round but Heroic was quick to respond. They won the next 6 rounds straight without sweating much. G2 did a good job of trying to make a comeback as the first half finished 8-7, slightly in favor of G2. The momentum continued as G2 won the first two rounds of the second half as well. But Heroic’s entire roster showed terrific co-ordination and team effort in the second half. Heroic picked up their first map win quite comfortably, 16-11 being the score line.

Map 4 (Ancient)

Ancient started the right way for G2. They started CT-side and won the first three rounds. Heroic started to resist from the next round but G2 fought back again. The first half ended 9-6 in favor of G2. With a 3-round advantage, they were now hoping to win the series and the grand final. G2 kept their eyes on the prize as they were dominant in the second half- only conceding a single round. Picking up their easiest map of the night, G2 beat Heroic and have now been crowned the champions of IEM Katowice 2023.

G2 fans across the globe must surely be ecstatic after their team’s win.

IEM Katowice 2023 is running hot as we just got started with group A action today. With the matches already going on as we write this, let’s find out who were the victors on day one. Do check out our previous Katowice 2023 article to learn about this year’s event.

IEM Katowice 2023 Group A

Regarded by many as the group of death, group A is surely delivering us the action CS:GO fans are craving for. With the likes of G2, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid and NaVi in group A, the hype is justified. Group A consists of the following teams:

  • Team Liquid
  • IHC Esports
  • Cloud9
  • Natus Vincere
  • G2 Esports
  • BIG
  • Team Spirit
  • FaZe Clan

Now, let’s check out all the matches of group A of day 1.

Group A Day 1 Matches

G2 Esports vs BIG

Being directly qualified into the group stage, G2’s first opponent was BIG. The Blast Premier World Final 2022 was up against the Roobet Cup 2022 winners. Despite BIG getting the first map pick, it didn’t end well for them. G2 picked up both Anubis and Inferno with a 2-0 clean sweep.

Cloud9 vs Natus Vincere

Meanwhile, G2’s arch rival, NaVi was busy dealing with Cloud9. NaVi showed up on matchday with a clear game plan in mind. That was well reflected in the series between the two teams. On a day where s1mple had barely stepped up, it was the likes of electroNic and b1t that took matters into their own hands. In the end, NaVi walked away with a clean 2-0 win over Cloud9.

Team Spirit vs FaZe Clan

Team Spirit faced the mighty FaZe Clan in the upper bracket quarter finals. Captain Karrigan had an amazing field day leading his team to victory from the front. The team didn’t have to go to a third map and won their series 2-0. They won 16-5 on Ancient and 16-12 on Nuke. Team Spirit will face BIG at the lower bracket quarter finals.

Team Liquid vs IHC Esports

On the last series of day 1 of Katowice 2023 group A, Team Liquid was paired against IHC Esports. IHC showed up but their efforts fell short as Liquid picked up both maps 16-13 and 16-6. The two maps were Iferno and Overpass. IHC will be facing Cloud9 in the lower bracket quarter finals.

Who’s meeting at the upper bracket semifinals?

It’s getting hotter and hotter here at IEM Katowice 2023 group A. Team Liquid is set to face Natus Vincere and G2 will be facing FaZe today. Both matchups are well-balanced and there will be no love lost when the teams will be facing each other. All four of the teams have a terrific shot at winning this major but unfortunately, two will have to take the harder route at the end of the day.

Six of Europe’s best appeared last month to book a ticket at Worlds. With only two set for the main event and another two up for the play-ins, no stone could have been left unturned. In the end, it was G2 and Rogue that met in the finals of LEC 2022 Summer. Read on to find out all the action!

G2 vs Rogue

Even though both had qualified for Worlds 2022 just by showing up at the finals, it was now about bragging rights. Only one can be crowned the best in Europe and it could only be determined by a best of 5. How did the matches turn out? Let’s find out!



  • Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik
  • Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski
  • Rasmus “caPs” Borregaard Winther
  • Victor “Flakked” Lirola Tortosa
  • Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé


  • Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu
  • Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong
  • Emil “Larssen” Larsson
  • Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos
  • Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus

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The Series

Match 1

The first match started out slow as the first blood of Broken Blade was taken by Rogue 9 minutes into the match. Rogue also took the Infernal Dragon soon after. Disaster struck for G2 in the 16th minute when Rogue not only stole their dragon but also sent the entire team back to the base. Rogue started building on an impressive gold lead by taking one objective after the other. G2’s base was penetrated with their first inhibitor being destroyed in the 28th minute. The walls came tumbling down for G2 in the 31st minute when Comp invaded their base to pick up his pentakill. Advantage to Rogue for picking up the first map!

Match 2

The second match of the LEC 2022 finals started even slower for G2 and Rogue. It was BrokenBlade yet again who got killed first. Malrang picked up the kill of Flakked but he picked up Trymbi. Jankos was in the right place as well as he slayed Malrang. 16th minute of the match saw the first full-fledged teamfight as Rogue picked up three kills of G2. They picked up their first dragon too right after. Despite all this, G2 did a good job at keeping the gold difference to a minimum. They couldn’t sustain their lead for long though as Rogue started dominating teamfight after teamfight. But G2 made a strong statement winning a teamfight of their own in the 37th minute. They went straight in aiming for Rogue’s nexus but individual brilliance by Malrang saved his team. From then on, Rogue didn’t take long to wrap up match two in the 43rd minute.

Match 3

The third match started in favor of G2. Caps picked up Larssen’s life in mid-lane with some help from Jankos. Rogue soon responded as Malrang picked up the kill of Jankos. G2 picked up the first dragon but Rogue soon took the first turret after slaying Flakked. Rogue then restarted their tradition of dominating teamfights with a triple kill from Comps and another by Odoamne in the 17th minute. They kept working hard to take down objectives while making sure G2 don’t catch them off guard. Rogue took two red inhibitors in the 27th minute. The boys in blue did not take long to wrap up the night as they took down the nexus in the 29th minute.

With the finals wrapped up, Rogue are your new LEC champions! Only time will tell how they’ll perform at Worlds.

Things are getting hot at Berlin as the Six Berlin Major 2022 is well underway. But surely most of the eyes were on FaZe Clan and G2 as they faced each other on day 2 of the Six Berlin Major. So, how did the match turn out? Stay tuned to find out more at Gamopo!

FaZe at Six Berlin Major

FaZe Clan have been deemed as the favorite Brazilian representives of the Six Berlin Major. They have been crowned the latest Sweden Major and Copa Elite Six victors after all! FaZe Clan are in Group B against the likes of SANDBOX Gaming, Soniqs and ofcourse, G2. But they have established themselves as a potential Berlin winner beating all three teams so far. Their biggest challenge yet was against G2 at the map Bank.


FaZe Clan vs. G2


FaZe Clan

  • Leonardo “Astro” Luis (IGL)
  • José “Bullet1” Victor
  • Gabriel “cameram4n” Hespanhol
  • Jaime “Cyber” Ramos
  • Lucas “soulz1” Schinke

G2 Esports

  • Kevin “Prano” Pranowitz
  • Ben “CTZN” McMillan
  • Jake “Virtue” Grannan
  • Karl “Alem4o” Zarth
  • Jack “Doki” Robertson

Operator Bans

  • G2 Esports ban Thatcher
  • FaZe Clan ban Nokk
  • FaZe Clan ban Mira
  • G2 Esports ban Valkyrie

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Match Proceedings

The match began with G2 starting on defense. An early kill of Bullet1 eased the round for G2. Soulz1 put up quite the fight but it was too little, too late as G2 picked up the first round. But FaZe responded strongly as they breached the site fast, planting right after picking up kills. The score was then even at 1-1. FaZe then went for an ambitious attacking plan in the next round but it fell into pieces and G2 picked up the round. But the scores were level once again as FaZe won round 4. FaZe did not stop there as they went on to win the next two rounds as well with the scoreline reading 4-2 in their favor.

The roles were now reversed as it was FaZe’s turn to defend. But FaZe replicated their level of dominance in the attacking rounds as they won the first two defending rounds with ease. Round 9 provided quite the entertainment as G2 won a well-deserved 2v3. With matchpoint, FaZe was supposed to win it sooner or later but won it the craziest way possible. An insane ace by Cyber secured the match for FaZe.

FaZe Clan really showed that they’re a force to be reckoned with at Six Berlin Major 2022.