After almost a month of breathtaking League of Legends action, Worlds 2019 tournament concluded with an epic final series between G2 Esports and FunPlus Phoenix – Europe vs. China. Both teams presented a quality performance in the game of League of Legends, so if you have some free time be sure to check out the full video of the finals below.
However, if you don’t have time to spare, we’re here to help you catch up with one of the most amazing esports events this year. We’d like to kick off with an amazing opening ceremony which featured performances by Cailin Russo, Chrissy Costanza, Valerie Broussard, Becky G, Keke Palmer, Soyeon of (G)I-dle, Duckwrth, and Thutmose.
The first game of the League of Legends grand final series began with FPX giving priority to the top side of the map, but G2 quickly responded with their own kills. Soon enough, the game became very open as G2’s Rift Herald managed to crush two top towers while FPX pushed the bottom lane.
The game seemed dead even with pickups and map objectives going back and forth until the Infernal Drake spawned. The dragon was picked up by G2 and an awkward team fight afterwards resulted in two people being caught and not being able to defend the baron attempt. Baron buff helped FPX to secure mid lane inhibitor, more kills, and a five thousand gold power play. However, G2 managed to counterpunch with an unexpected bottom push securing the inhibitor of their own and opening the base of FPX. It was anyone’s game at this point.
After a very smart macro play, the second baron also fell for FPX. The Chinese team managed to convert it into the second inhibitor. G2 tried to defend aggressively but fell short giving away some kills and allowing FPX to close down Game 1.
In the second game of the series, G2 decided to pick up the infamous Yasuo/Gragas combo for their bottom lane, but the start of the game wasn’t great. The first clash between the teams happened around the dragon pit with FPX winning an early trade, 3 to 1.
A bit later, G2 Esports lost another fight on the top side of the map giving away more kills and the game snowballed from there. FPX held 5 thousand gold lead before the 20-minute mark, instantly killed the baron – the fastest baron kill in Worlds 2019 and crushed any hope G2 had for the Game 2. FPX claimed the victory in a convincing fashion.
G2 Esports had a mountain to climb in the third game of the series but you can never underestimate the power of Europe, right? At least that’s what the fans in Paris were hoping for. G2 decided to switch up their draft picking up Veigar and Ezrael as their carry champions, however, FPX managed to deny some early experience for both champions with some clever Tian’s Lee Sin rotations. After the Chinese team secured the first dragon of the game and the fastest first tower in League of Legends Worlds 2019, the final series seemed to be running away from G2 Esports.
However, the first blood of the game fell to Jankos’ Jarvan on the 15th minute of the game, slightly evening out the gold difference. G2 also managed to secure the Infernal drake sacrificing one person in the process and the game looked dead even for a while. However, FPX managed to sneak in the baron kill and split G2 Esports set up apart securing the top side of the map ant the first inhibitor of the game.
Afterwards, FPX snowballed and G2 Esports had nowhere to hide. After the second Baron, FPX won yet another team fight and closed down the series in a convincing 3:0 fashion.
So that’s how the final series in 2019’s League of Legends season went. The new competitive season for League of Legends promises to be even more crazy with some cool new additions to the game. If you’ve never played League of Legends before or took a break from the game, it’s a great time to return and start gearing up for the next year.