LCS EU Final Live Blog

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It’s Spring Split Finals weekend in the EU League of Legends Championship Series, and Origen and G2 Esports are battling it out today for first place in the league and the 90 Championship points that come with it.  The teams are playing in front of a live audience Immortals at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Semi Final Matches:

Origen v H2K

G2 Esports v Fnatic

Origen v G2 Esports
Stream: Riot Games

Both teams looked strong in their semi final matches, with Origen outlasting H2K in team fights and G2 Esports showing their fantastic team composition to take down Fnatic.  Today should be a good (and possibly long) series between the two European sides.

I’ll be with you throughout the match providing live updates.  You can join in the discussion by tweeting with the hashtag #ESSLCS during the match.  I’ll post some of the wittiest observations and the dankest memes here in the live blog.

LIVE BLOG (refreshes automatically)

Joe Michallat April 17, 20162:43 pm

Hello and welcome to the EULCS Final between Origen and G2 Esports.

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FNATIC and their ‘new Gods’ couldn’t win the finals this split, but maybe their ‘old Gods’ can? xPeke and sOAZ look to carry on their winning tradition.

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In fact, 3 out of the 5 members of the old and historic Fnatic have a chance at winning their retrospective Split Finals today. sOAZ and xPeke for Origen, YellowStar for TSM.

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Game 1 – UP NEXT

Game 1 will be commencing shortly, who is your pick to win? Tweet me @eSportsMichy or use the hashtag esslcs – Look forward to hearing from you.

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Game 1 – UP NEXT

And we’re underway at the AHOY Arena in Rotterdam! Here is what they are competing for, along with a spot at MSI and the Championship points.

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Here is how the EULCS Spring Playoff bracket looks

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Here is the Championship Points so far. Fnatic, with their win over H2K yesterday, secure their 50 points. Origen and G2 Esports will get 70 or 90 points today depending on who wins.

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Game 1 – Build up

The announcer suggests xPeke will be the sub, at least for the first game. PowerOfEvil will hold down that mid spot.

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The EULCS Spring Split MVP is Trick, jungler for G2 Esports.

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Well played on your award, Trick.

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Hybrid was the MVP of the series in the Semi-Final against Fnatic. He’s in his home country of Holland today and will be looking to put in another good performance.

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Game One – Pick and Bans

Pick and bans are underway in Game One!

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Game One

The Picks and Bans are in and Game One is underway. Lets go!

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Standard lanes so far. Here are the Keystone Masteries for each team.

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Slight CS lead for both Zven and sOAZ for Origen sees them 0.3K gold in front.

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Oh no! Perkz goes in on PowerOfEvil with the assistance of Trick, but the MVP of the Spring Split goes far too deep for the kill and gets killed under turret! First blood for Origen and PowerOfEvil

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G2 Esports responds with a 3 man dive on PowerOfEvil and Trick picks up the kill.

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sOAZ and Amazing tower dive Kikis in the top lane. Tower dives everywhere!

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A 5 man tower dive sees sOAZ go down! G2 take Rift Herald and then get 2 turrets. They do lose mid and will lose bot though.

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G2 secure the first dragon of the game.

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Oh thats huge, game changing. Origen are happy to have a quiet early game – but G2 force things bottom. Hybrid perform a great Braum ult and things kick off from there. G2 are able to pick off sOAZ, Amazing and Mithy and then have the resources to pick off Zven after. 4-0 win for them.

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And another kill for G2 and Trick! The MVP of the Spring Split is showing up big in Game One, apart from that failed turret dive to give up first blood.

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And now the Rookie of the Split is showing up for G2! Perkz deletes Sven right before sOAZ’s eyes and is able to get away. Amazing. G2 then take baron. This looks over.

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G2 take down the first inhib turret of the game. Only a matter of time now.

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G2 have a 10k gold lead at the moment. Origen champions now starting to hit their power spikes but its far too late – they need to prioritise early game in Game 2 pick and bans. G2 are just too fast and strong early and it allows Trick and Perkz to dominate.

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G2 take the turret and the inhibitor – but they stay too long. They take out members of Origen but then get taken down too low on the way out. sOAZ comes from the top side and is able to catch out multiple members. Origen are then able to secure Baron! A way back?

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Baron for Origen.

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34MIN – G2 WIN

G2 wait out the baron buff that was gained by Origen. They move in methodically this time, taking down the inhibitor. Perkz manages to grab a double kill and the rest of the team are able to push in and the game. G2 win.

Joe Michallat April 17, 20164:18 pm

Game 2 – UP NEXT

Can Origen bounce back? Game 2 will be with us shortly.

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Game 2 – UP NEXT

Amazing: “We’re supposed to be the best team in Europe, it’s about defending our pride”

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Game 2 – Pick and Bans

Origen make an adaptation in Game 2 – they ban out Perkz’s LeBlanc.

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Game 2 – Picks and Bans

Game 2 is underway!

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Standard lane matchups again.

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These bot lane duos keep on trading and the junglers join in too. Everyone goes low but no deaths at the moment. Zven has a CS lead over Emperor.

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Bot lane is losing, mid lane is losing, but Kikis secures first blood for G2 onto sOAZ!

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Origen target down Kikis and get the kill. Good roam by PowerOfEvil.

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A scuffle between OG and G2 sees each side barely touch each other. Nobody goes down but TF used his ult to get to that fight.

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G2 takes the first dragon of the game.

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G2 collapse on their bot lane turret and take out the duo of Mithy and Zven! Trick does go down though.

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Origen take down Perkz in the mid lane!

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Origen now take out Perkz and Kikis in the top lane – fights are happening everywhere after a slow start!

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sOAZ takes down Emperor in the bot lane now. G2 are performing sloppy here!

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Origen take out 3 members near baron and are able to take out the inhibitor turret at 18-minutes.

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Perkz and G2 think they’ve caught out sOAZ and Mithy…but G2 have a split focus – they’re all focusing different people! They can’t kill either of them and the rest of Origen are able to collapse and pick up the kills.

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Origen take dragon. They now have a 4K gold lead.

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Origen take down their 6th turret of the game as they continue to pile pressure onto G2.

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Origen take down baron right in front of G2’s noses, they can’t do anything about it.

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A huge shockwave by PowerOfEvil allows Origen to push into G2’s base and take down inhibitors.

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G2 are able to pick up a couple of kills as Origen try to leave G2’s base.

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33 seconds on baron, G2 need to do something to get anything from this game. Will they try and contest Baron?

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Perkz uses his TF ultimate to try and catch out Origen…but its not effective, again! Mithy keeps on cancelling it out with his Thresh hooks and flays and Perkz gets deleted. Origen are able to push up mid and win.

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Game 3 – UP NEXT

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Game 3 – Picks and Bans

Picks and bans are underway!

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First blood for Origen as Amazing catches out Hybrid on an early gank.

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Perkz is able to 1v1 PowerOfEvil mid as the OG mid laner doesn’t have exhaust – meanwhile in the top lane Emperor and Trick chase down sOAZ.

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PowerOfEvil chases after Perkz who is extremely low but the rest of G2 are able to collapse and kill him!

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PowerOfEvil goes down again to Perkz! Luckily for him the rest of his team is able to collapse and Amazing is able to pick up a kill back onto Perkz.

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G2 roam bot and are able to pick off Zven and Amazing. They get the turret afterwards too.

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G2 push mid with their Rift Herald buff and are able to take tower. Kikis also slays PowerOfEvil in the process. Kikis goes to Origens red buff after this and is caught out. Too greedy.
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Perkz is able to delete Zven after that fight too!

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G2 are able to dive sOAZ under turret after Hybrids Bard ult lands. Meanwhile, in the mid lane, Perkz is able to 1v1 Zven but goes down to the turret after.

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G2 are able to secure Rift Herald and top tier 2 turret.

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A huge fight in Origens red side jungle sees Origen take down 3 members of G2! They rush up to baron but Trick is able to dash over the wall and secure it with smite, wow!

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That baron steal has given G2 a nice gold lead. They’re now 8K up.

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Perkz is caught out around Origens blue buff but somehow manages to take out Zven before dying. The teams trade back and fourth in damage until Emperor shows up for G2 and swings it in their favour. A 2-1 win in favour of G2.

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G2 take Baron.
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30MIN – G2 WIN
Perkz is able to take out Zven in the top lane, again! Meanwhile, in the bot lane, a Bard ult catches out PowerOfEvil and he’s dropped. G2 push in for the win.

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Game 3 – UP NEXT

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Game 3 – SUB

xPeke gets subbed in for PowerOfEvil. Can he stop Perkz?

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Game 4 – Pick and Bans

Pick and bans have started. First pick Sivir for OG.

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Game 4 – Pick and Bans

The picks and bans are in. xPeke gets Lissandra and Perkz finds himself on Zed, again.

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Keystone Masteries for each team. Standard lanes again.

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5 minute update here. CS even in all lanes. We’ll end up seeing fights when these two in mid-lane hit level 6.

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First blood for xPeke and Origen! The double cc from Origen manages to lock down Perkz.

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A fight erupts top lane and everyone from both teams goes low. Perkz tries to roam up but is caught by Amazing and xPeke again! 2-0.

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Amazing and xPeke gank the top lane and pick up 3 kills! Beautiful execution by Origen.

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A roam towards top sees G2 catch Zven and Mithy – Kikis getting the double kill. Meanwhile, in mid-lane, Amazing and xPeke take down Perkz yet again! 0/3/0 for Perkz now.

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Amazing is everywhere this game on Elise! He goes bot and is able to pick up a kill on Kikis, with the help of sOAZ.

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Amazing and xPeke are joint at the hip this game and their crowd control is devastating! They roam bottom and are able to lock up Kikis, with sOAZ getting the kill.

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Origen grab themselves Rift Herald.

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OG catch out trick due to a beautiful ult by sOAZ. xPeke then goes under a turret and catches out Emperor. G2 respond well though through Perkz, picking up a kill.

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Origen take their second dragon of the game.

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Trick and G2 catch out Mithy and sOAZ whilst Perkz and xPeke fight it out in the top lane.

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OG and G2 posture around baron and then the fight commences as Trick and Amazing trade blows. Kikis teleports in but sOAZ cancels his! It’s a 4v5 in this fight and Perkz manages to pick off xPeke.

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Emperor grabs baron! OG are able to pick up 2 kills and a turret though as G2 run for their lives.

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G2 are pressuring OG with baron here. They take the mid tier 2 turret and the gold lead has closed to 0.5k, basically nothing. This game is anyones.

Joe Michallat April 17, 20166:47 pm


Baron in 1min. Whoever gets that will surely push on to end the game?

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Origen start up baron…and TRICK STEALS IT AGAIN! Each team trades 3-3 in the ensuing fight. How huge is that baron steal?

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G2 do it! G2 win! Perkz picks off xPeke in the mid lane and lands the death mark…xPeke hits Zhonyas though and it looks like he’ll be safe…but he does it too early! Death mark pops him! G2 push on to win Game 4 and take the EULCS Spring Split throne! Well played.

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Trick, who picked up MVP of the Spring Split, picks up the Series MVP. He was amazing for G2 Esports and had 2 baron steals!

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So this is how the Spring Split season ends. G2 Esports pick up the 90 points, Origen picks up the 70 points.

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G2 will go the Mid Season Invitational which takes place in Shanghai, China which commences on May 4th.