Misfits vs G2 Esports
Yet another incredibly volatile match-up. Misfits have won four games in a row, and two of those wins came at the expense of Fnatic and MAD Lions; that one fact speaks volumes. Were they commanding wins? Not by any stretch of the imagination but they're wins nonetheless. G2 Esports, on the other hand, have lost all three of their last outings.
The first two came at the hands of MAD and Fnatic so, in a way, they can definitely be excused. This last one, however, was against SK Gaming; that, for a team with such high aspirations (and the most tremendous skill ceiling imaginable) is simply unacceptable. No one's quite sure what's happening over at the G2 camp but it sure doesn't look good, that's for sure.
Now, we're not going to sound the alarms nor behave like this is the end of the world because, frankly, it isn't.
G2 always have these moments of weakness, these seemingly random regressions at some point of the regular season. They *will* bounce back, and they *will* dominate beyond all measure once the playoffs come around. There's no doubt about it. What'll happen over the next two to three weeks, however, is anyone's guess. They might bounce back today and make one heck of a statement. Or, conversely, they might implode even further. One can never be too certain with G2 as they behave and adhere to a different kind of logic and rhythm.
So what are we supposed to do? This is a hindsight 20/20 kind of game. If we go with G2 and they end up losing, we'll feel stupid for ever giving them the benefit of the doubt, what with them struggling so much and all. If we go with Misfits and they end up getting demolished -- a relatively frequent occurrence -- we'll feel stupid yet again for thinking they could ever rub shoulders with a giant like G2.
It's a gamble either way, and both outcomes are totally plausible. That being said, if we go with Misfits and they do end up pulling it off, the winnings would be quite immense. Is it worth the risk? That's up to you to decide, but if they could beat both MAD and Fnatic, who's to say that they couldn't triumph over a struggling G2 Esports? It's unlikely, sure, but stranger things have occurred on LEC soil yesterday so we might as well take a leap of faith.