G2 vs Origen

G2 vs Origen LEC Spring Playoffs 2019

Match: G2 Esports vs Origen (LEC Spring Split Playoffs) | Format: Best of 5 | Prediction: Origen +1.5 (Map handicap) | Odds: 1.80 | Bookmaker: Betway | Match start: 2019-04-06 16:00 BST

Preview

The two top dogs from the LEC Spring Split will go head to head this weekend. It’s the winner bracket final, with the winner of this best of 5 booking their spot in the grand final on April 14th.

G2 Esports

Last season they had an incredible rivalry with Fnatic. It was expected that this rivalry would be heightened this split after the franchising and G2 signing midlaner Caps from Fnatic. However, Origen ended up looking more like rivals with G2.

G2 finished the regular season with a 13-5 record. Despite this impressive record and a 9-0 start to the season, 4 of their losses came in the last five games of the split. This is something you don’t want to see heading into playoffs, but they’ve had an extra week to prepare for this game.

Origen

Origen is basically a complete table flip compared to G2. While G2 started strong and lost 4 of their last five games, Origen lost 4 of their first five games and finished on a 6-game winning streak.

This split was the organisations return to the highest level of European League of Legends. Due to their slow start, questions were being raised. Since then everything has started to fall in place in recent weeks.

My Prediction

G2 and Origen have both come out on top of their games against each other in this split. G2 won the opening game of the Spring split against Origen. Origen got their revenge in week 5. Despite the 13-5 record from the regular season for G2, their recent dip in performance makes this game incredibly difficult to predict.

It’s hard to go against the experienced and raw talent that exists on the G2 roster, but I think Origen will edge out on top of this map. You can get 1.80 odds on an Origen +1.5 map handicap. Meaning even if Origen ends up losing the series 3-2, you will still win your bet.

Matt Dixon
Matt Dixon
Matt has been involved in Esports for the better part of 5 years now, more commonly known by those in the scene as Fozzii. In the past, he has competed at a high level in Esports and also managed teams and organisations, some of which went on to win a Championship. Esports is his passion and it's fair to say he's a fanatic.