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We continue to watch the action on the ESL Pro League Season 18 stage. The group stage of the prestigious championship is on our screens, and more specifically - Basket D.
We've already talked about the opening match between Liquid and Vp, and now it's time to talk about the parallel confrontation between G2 Esports and Lynn Vision.
Sometimes it happens that at tournaments with a large number of participants, there are frankly passable matches. ESL Pro League Season 18 features 32 teams from different parts of the world, with different levels of play, and the match between G2 and Lynn is one of the most passable and easy matches.
However, there is always a place for The International rigmarole, even in such games. Perhaps Lynn can surprise everyone, and themselves, too, by beating such a serious opponent.
Let's see which of the teams will start their way through ESL Pro League Season 18 with a win and in the next match will play against the winner of the Liquid/Vp match, and who will have to continue their way to the play-offs already in the lower grid.
G2 Esports uniforms
We start the match analysis with an analysis of G2 Esports' form. In this match, they will have to play the number one.
Bookmakers are clearly on the side of G2 Esports and do not see any other outcome but their victory. The odds on the success of the "Samurai" are at around 1.1.
Such a figure is expected and understandable. G2 Esports remain one of the strongest teams in the world, not to mention Group D at ESL Pro League Season 18.
Almost all year long, G2 Esports have not left the podiums of major championships. Their rise as a TOP team started with BLAST Premier: Spring Groups 2023 and IEM Katowice 2023. Both championships G2 passed confidently and at two tournaments they deservedly became champions.
Next, the "samurai" were stormy. Last season ESL Pro League Season 17 G2 Esports finished on the 9-12 line, which is clearly not the level of the team that recently won Katowice 2023.
After a frankly weak performance at EPL Season 17 G2 Esports played at BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023. In Paris, NiKo and company had a real fiasco, as the tournament for them ended at the TOP-14 stage, which certainly did not fit into G2's plans.
- G2 Esports line-up: huNter, NiKo, m0NESY, jks, HooXi.
Prior to ESL Pro League Season 18, G2 Esports made their mark on several other major tournaments. These were BLAST Premier: Spring Finals and Fall Groups, where G2 took top 4 and top 8 respectively.
Next up was IEM Cologne 2023 and finally a win. In the Grand Final they beat ENCE 3-1, thus taking another IEM title for the year.
The last championship was Gamers8. The biggest commercial tournament of the season ended with G2 Esports in the top 4.
G2 Esports Mappool
G2's main map is Ancient. G2 played 8 matches there, of which they won 6.
Then comes Anubis (3 games, 2 wins), Vertigo (5 matches, 3 wins), Inferno (12 matches, 58% wins).
G2 Esports has no minus winnings on mapx. Among the "worst" choices are Nuke (7 matches, 4 wins), Mirage (4 wins, 4 losses).
Lynn Vision Form.
We continue the match analysis with the analysis of Lynn Vision's form. In this match the team plays as the second number.
Bookmakers unanimously call Lynn Vision the loser of this match. The odds are somewhere in the region of 10.
If you could give more, I'm sure it would be more. And it's not even about Lynn Vision themselves, it's about G2 Esports' reporting.
Lynn Vision is a Chinese team and that's something to keep in mind. Teams from there do not shine in terms of performance and rarely make their mark on the international scene. However, this does not prevent them from playing at home and in neighbouring regions, which is what Lynn Vision do.
The Chinese have attended many tournaments, the lion's share of which were local TIR-C events. But among them there were also very prestigious championships, such as Perfect World Arena Premier League, where Lynn Vision lost to Rare Atom in the final.
Among the achievements are the Top 2 at the 5E Arena Asia Cup Spring 2023, with a repeat of the Perfect World Arena Premier League result and a grand final loss to Rare Atom, as well as the ESL Challenger Series championships in the Asia-Pacific region.
Lynn Vision won ESL Challenger League Season 44 and took the top 2 at ESL Challenger League Season 45. At the latter, Lynn once again Ledgeili Rare Atom.
In the second half of the year, Lynn seriously recruited and started winning. The team won the XSE Pro League and qualified for the Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023.
- Lynn lineup: westmelon, z4kr, Starry, Emilia, Jee .
Before the ESL Pro League Season 18 Long Convergence, Lynn Esports played at the Perfect World Arena Premier League Season 5: Professional Division. They managed to add another title to the collection by outplaying 5yclone in the grand finals.
Lynn Vision Mapple
Some of Lynn Vision's best cards include Anubis and Overpass. The former has 6 cards and 100% wins, while the latter has 5 cards and 100% wins.
Next is Inferno with 13 matches and 10 wins. Nuke (7-4) and Ancient (3-3) are playing.
Worst of all is Vertigo. There are 2 defeats there.
History of head-to-head meetings
Previously, the teams have not played each other in official matches. This match will be the debut face-to-face match.
Predicted result of the match G2 Esports - Lynn Vision
Lynn Vision have a lot of experience and good performance on almost all maps, but it will not help them against G2 Esports. "Samurai" teams of a different level, and they leave no chance to the Chinese.
Bottom line: a confident 2-0 in favour of G2.
G2 Esports are listed as the favorites of the match in the majority of bookmakers and odds on them are equal to 1.098. Lynn Vision, in turn, are the outsiders of the match. Odds on their victory are about 9.014.
How did the participants perform in the last matches
|Last Matches||G2 Esports||Lynn Vision|
|5 matches (wins)||4||5|
|10 matches (wins)||8||8|
The statistics of personal battles between teams is also important for successful bets. The participants in the battle before the meeting played 1 matches with each other. And G2 Esports won 1 times while Lynn Vision correspondingly became the winner 0 times.