SIU goes G2 Esports as they qualify for the 2022 World Championship before the LEC summer season ends
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The Kings are back

G2 Esports qualify for 2022 Worlds before regular LEC summer season ends

  • G2 Esports is the first team to secure a spot at Worlds 2022
  • Several teams are still fighting for the last playoff seeds
  • Including Fnatic, Vitality, and Excel.

The 2022 LEC Summer Split has been one of the closest ever, and with just one day of the regular split left, a lot remains undecided—but G2 Esports are going to Worlds. 

Moreover, G2 is the first team in the entire world to secure its Worlds ticket. After they beat Misfits Gaming on Aug. 14, they are now guaranteed to finish with the most championship points. 

While G2 has proven once again that they can peak when it matters, some teams are still fighting for playoffs and seeding, with second seed still up for grabs for Fnatic. 

G2 Esports is back, ready for Worlds 2022

As mentioned before, G2 has secured a spot at Worlds 2022 and is guaranteed to finish either first or second place in the regular split. Therefore, G2 will either finish with 180 or 210 championship points.

As G2 has secured a Worlds seed as the first team in the entire world, there’s still a fight ahead: the LEC trophy or, failing that, a Top 2 seed at Worlds. At the moment, the team is only guaranteed a play-in seed. But this is G2 we are talking about: these guys are going for the EU first seed. 

Who will win in the extremely close race for LEC second seed?

The fight for the LEC’s second seed is where things start to get close. Four teams can still secure that spot: Misfits, Fnatic, Rogue, and MAD Lions. 

Even crazier: Fnatic hasn’t locked its playoff spot yet, so it could be all or nothing for the LEC organization. However, Fnatic secured 50 points in the spring split, and there’s hope for a Top 4 playoff seed. For now, Fnatic will fight for the last two playoff spots with Excel and Team Vitality before thinking about it. 

Most teams have something to fight for on this last day, but that won’t be the case for Team BDS, SK Gaming, and Astralis. Although these teams can’t make playoffs, they can still play spoiler for their opponents as any upset can impact the standings—big time. In fact, BDS’ victory over Rogue on Aug. 13 should serve as a warning call for all teams.

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Jaxon's Take

So, either “it starts with success,” or the laws of the universe are restored to normal with Excel finishing seventh.


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