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Do or Die – EPL Match of the Day


Following their loss against Fnatic, G2 are pushed with their backs against the wall. The star-studded lineup can't afford to lose a single match if they want to make the playoffs at the ESL Pro League Season 15.

Today they face the real test that decides the faith of their campaign: Entropiq.

Another struggle in EPL

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G2's struggles this season are very reminiscent of last summer. Following a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Na'Vi in Cologne, the team struggled to make any impact at EPL.

This time around, fresh of a 3-0 loss to FaZe Clan in IEM Cologne, the team is once again struggling to make an impact.

They started their campaign promising, taking down Looking For Org without too many troubles.

But against MOUZ, the old habits surfaced. But this loss can be blamed on MOUZ's strong performance, as the lineup had their first 'breakout' performance.

But yesterday's loss against Fnatic was shameful.

Inferno is a cursed map for Nikola "Niko" Kovac, Dust II left them red-faced, and on Mirage we saw that their mentality was down the drain.

Niko is struggling with combining the in-game leader role and still performing. If he can find a way to lead and still provide some numbers, they still have a chance to qualify.

But to make this change overnight would be a small miracle.

Not bad, not good

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Entropiq's EPL campaign has been remarkably unremarkable.

Yes, they took down MOUZ on the opening day but followed it up by failing to make a stance against NIP the day after.

Their 16-5 loss on Nuke, their own map pick no less, against a team that has never looked comfortable on the map is painful at the least.

Yesterday's win against LFO was needed, as even dropping a map against the Aussies can't be accepted.

Entropiq had one good, one bad, and one average performance.

Thus far, EPL has been a mixed bag. But a win against G2 can turn this all around. Not only would they be taking the scalp of one of the biggest names in Europe (despite the stand-in situation), they would also secure themselves a spot in the playoffs.