The best mid laner in the West displayed his talents against Gen.G today as G2 took down the Korean side 3-0 in the final match of the League of Legends Worlds 2020 quarterfinals.
G2 destroyed Gen.G in their first quarterfinals match with the European side led by Caps, arguably the best mid laner in the World among the likes of Knight, Showmaker, and Rookie. It’s clear that the Danish prodigy has come to win his first Worlds title following his consecutive second-place finishes.
This time it’s personal for Caps. The mid laner had finished second at the past two Worlds tournaments with Fnatic and G2, with losses to the LPL’s Invictus Gaming in 2018 and FPX in 2019. This time Caps has to prove that Europe can defeat the best regions in League.
Considering the grand final of Worlds 2020 has at least one guaranteed LPL team, Caps could earn the opportunity to take down his most feared region. If Caps, alongside the rest of G2, could take down DAMWON, it would be the third year in a row that Caps would face off against an LPL team in the Worlds final.
With this victory G2 have taken down an LCK team, however the next opponent of DAMWON Gaming is much stronger. They’ve been very dominant this year in LCK and international events.
Between 2019 and 2020, only one roster move was made by either team. DWG replaced its former AD carry Nuclear with Ghost, a career journeyman who’s found a home for himself in the DWG bot lane. Apart from Ghost, however, the rosters are precisely similar across the board. Players like ShowMaker and Caps will have the chance to improve upon their performances in their respective matchups when compared to last season’s match.
And if history is any indicator, G2 could hold a slight advantage. But 2020 DWG is an entirely different beast than 2019 DWG. The team is more polished, more intense, and plays with a sense of agency that’s been honed in and perfected over the course of the last year.
If nothing else, this weekend’s rematch between the best squads from the LEC and LCK should serve as a true indicator of strength and potential at this year’s World Championship. And as both teams come charging into this best-of-five off the heels of quarterfinal sweeps, factors of momentum and adrenaline will be on full display in what’s set up to be the “match of the tournament” thus far.