The second finalist of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship has been found as G2 Esports have taken down SK Telecom T1 in four games. The two met in the semi-finals after defeating DAMWON and Splyce, respectively.
Game one started with action as G2 mid laner Rasmus "Caps" Winther’s first blood was traded out by SKT’s own mid lane star Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok. The gold lead grew in SKT’s favor as two more kills went their way. The game then evened up, G2 taking another kill as both teams stood with three enemy turrets destroyed at 18 minutes. SKT took the Baron, though G2 fought off their push towards the base. SKT’s attempt to take the next Baron was cut short as G2 ambushed, AD carry Luka "PerkZ" Perković and jungler Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski each securing a double kill in the ensuing team fight. G2 aced SKT, and closed out the game in 34 minutes.
Game two saw each side trade out two kills at the start, SKT jungler Kim "Clid" Tae-min pulling his team in the lead with a double kill shortly after. The game remained close, SKT maintaining a slight gold lead as the game neared twenty minutes. PerkZ secured a double kill, only to be answered back by four kills from SKT top laner Kim "Khan" Dong-ha. The game quickly swung in SKT’s favor as they took down the Baron. The final team fight saw AD carry Park "Teddy" Jin-seong take a triple kill as SK Telecom T1 evened up the series score in 35 minutes.
Khan kicked off game three with the first two kills for SKT, G2 only answering back with one. SKT was kept honest as they took the gold lead, G2 holding a kill lead while turrets remained even. Despite SKT’s success in taking the Baron, the following team fight saw G2 come out on top as PerkZ took two of his team’s four kills. The next fight came as SKT took down the second Baron, G2 once again securing four kills. The European squad pushed forward, PerkZ continuing his tear as G2 put themselves on match point in 33 minutes.
Jankos kicked off game four with first blood, though SKT quickly fought back as they found five kills to G2's two. The game continued in SKT’s favor before a team fight saw G2 take four kills, the gold swaying in the EU team’s direction for a brief moment. SKT pushed for the Baron, wiping out G2 in the process. SKT looked poised for a fifth game as the next team fight came through. G2 took four kills to SKT’s three, holding the Korean side off. G2 then took their first Baron of the series, PerkZ claiming four kills as they used that momentum to push towards the base. In 36 minutes, G2 ended the series and secured a Grand Final appearance.
G2 will meet FunPlus Phoenix in the League of Legends 2019 World Championship Grand Final. The Final is slated to take place on November 10th in Paris, France.