In the marquee matchup of Week 4, Day 1 of the European League of Legends Championship Series, G2 progeny bested H2K Gaming on Thursday in a hard-fought 2-1 series to leave Berlin, Germany, as one of the two remaining undefeated teams in Europe.
G2 took a closely-contested Game 1 with clean and patient gameplay. Despite an even kill count through the mid game, G2 took small objective advantages while biding their time to allow top laner Ki "Expect" Dae-Han's Camille to become a split-pushing menace. Expect was able to pick off H2K top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu's Shen in the late game, opening the bottom side of H2K's base and giving G2 an 8,000 gold lead. With Expect split pushing well, he took a clean 5-0 teamfight around 43 minutes to close out Game 1.
H2K dominated Game 2 to even the series, falling just one death short of a perfect game. H2K's bottom lane snowballed hard with AD Carry Shin "Nuclear" Jung-hyun going off with eight kills through the first 25 minutes of the game. H2K dominated a teamfight in the 22nd minute with Nuclear picking up a double kill. That lead to an H2K Baron kill alongside a 7,000 gold lead. Odoamne withstood a slow early game on Rumble to pick up a triple kill in the 30th minute, allowing H2K to win Game 2 to force a series-deciding final game.
G2 survived an early game deficit to scale up and become a late-game powerhouse in Game 3. While H2K dominated most of the game with a 13-5 kill advantage and a 5,000 gold lead as late as 37 minutes, G2 turned the tables after a 1-for-1 teamfight in the 38th minute. Taking the Elder Dragon and winning a 3-for-1 teamfight after H2K secured Baron, G2 cut the gold deficit and took control on the back of jungler Kim "Trick" Gang-Yun's Kha'Zix, who finished the game with a 5/1/7 KDA (kills/deaths/assists) for 80 percent kill participation. Surging past a floundering H2K, G2 secured Game 3 with a 5-for-1 teamfight win on the back of AD Carry Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen's triple kill to take the series 2-1.