G2 Esports' Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen gave some insight into the EU practice culture and the impact that ex-TSM head coach Weldon Green has already had on the defending EU LCS champions following Thursday's match against Fnatic.
According to Zven, Weldon has taught the team to take small victories in order to claw back mentally while playing in the game.
"Weldon has taught us how to play from behind in-game, and don't [surrender], and play behind, and today we were behind in both Games 2 and 3 I think, and we did a very good job of playing from behind. We made the games very very long, and he taught us how to play slow."
This is in stark contrast to EU practice culture, which Zven describes as very flippant in how teams immediately give up if their strategies fail to work.
Zven was named player of the series in G2's 2-1 series win over Fnatic. Across all three games, Zven played Ashe and secured a 2/1/3 scoreline in Game 1, followed by 5/2/9 and 2/1/7 scorelines in Games 2 and 3 respectively.
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Gabriel Zoltan-Johan is a News Editor at theScore esports and the head analyst for the University of Toronto League of Legends team. His (public) musings can be found on his Twitter.