Funplus Phoenix Sweeps G2 To Win 2019 LoL Worlds Grand Finals
Posted 11th November 2019 By: Derpina    252 Views
Esports News – China reigned supreme at the League of Legends World Championship 2019. Funplus Phoenix swept the European team G2 Esports 3-0 in the grand finals, surprising all spectators at the Accorhotels Arena in Paris, France. FPX brought home their first Summoner’s Cup and the $2 million prize pool.
There were no concrete predictions between FPX and G2 Esports’ matchups. The two team’s records during and before Worlds 2019 were incredibly close. If one can remember, they upset their matches against powerhouse teams Invictus Gaming and SKT Telecom T1. The majority of viewers and analysts were expecting a long, critical battle. However, FPX proved that they can turn a leveled playing field into a one-sided match.
G2 took an early lead in the first match. Rasmus “Caps” Winther’s Pyke dominated the game immediately after the opening draft phase. But everything went downhill when Martin “Wunder” Hansen was trapped by FPX’s squad. Wunder was eliminated on his 7th kill, allowing FPX to close out the first game.
Game 2 saw G2 Esports utilizing Luka “Perkz” Perković and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle’s bot lane combo, as well as Marcin “Jankos” Jankows’ picks. G2 thought this new strategy was much better than Caps and Wunder’s, but FPX shut them down just as easily. They were no match for jungler Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang. FPX exploited G2’s weak draft picks to gain an early advantage and ultimately win the second game.
In the last and final round, FPX made history. They secured the fastest Baron Nashor of Worlds 2019 in nearly 22 minutes. Although the winning team and G2 esports finally had a series of back and forth actions, it was clear that FPX controlled the majority of the map and satisfied most of the game’s objectives. The two teams nearly had the same number of kills, but FPX emerged triumphant in the end.
Worlds 2019 MVP
19-year old Jungler Gao “Tian” Tian-Liang earned the MVP title after the finals. Game 2 saw Tian neutralizing and outsmarting star player Jankos with only one pick: Lee Sin. Tian never changed his champion pick throughout the game, and he defeated Jankos easily with this strategy.