theScore esports Daily (April 15): G2 Esports set new LEC record and Team Liquid pull off reverse sweep to win LCS Spring Split

by Devin Jones Apr 15
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G2 Esports defeat Origen to win 2019 LEC Spring Split championship

Over the weekend, G2 Esports' LoL roster showed the world just how good they are, destroying Origen 3-0 to capture the 2019 LEC Spring Split championship.

G2 set a new record for the fastest final series in LEC history at 74 minutes of total game time, breaking the previous record of 104 minutes.

Coming into the finals, Origen were completing their first full Spring Split as a new roster, making the loss hard to swallow but posting an admirable result nonetheless.

Next up for G2 is the Mid-Season Invitational, where the European powerhouse will prove their worth against the likes of SKT and Team Liquid.

Team Liquid pull off a reverse sweep to win LCS Spring Split

Down but not out, Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng and Team Liquid pulled off a reverse sweep against TSM to claim the 2019 Spring Split in a chaotic final series this past weekend.

TSM jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to some remarkable performances from Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik and Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham.

Backed into a corner, Team Liquid fought back and forced a definitive game five. In that final game, Liquid stopped a surging TSM and by the 30-minute mark, the end was in sight.

The win marks the third title for Team Liquid and the sixth LCS championship for Doublelift. Next up Liquid will compete in Mid-Season Invitational.

SKT defeat Griffen 3-0 to claim 2019 LCK Championship

After a shaky start to the 2019 season, SKT rebounded and fought their way to the finals where they defeated Griffin 3-0 to win the 2019 LCK championship.

After the victory, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok was visibly emotional, dedicating the win to his former teammates Lee "Wolf" Jae-wan and Bae "Bang" Jun-sik who parted ways with the squad after a poor 2018 season caused SKT to miss out on Worlds.

The Mid Season Invitational, taking place in Vietnam, will see SKT enter the tournament as serious contenders.

Hellraisers replace Hobbit with nukkye for CS:GO roster

HellRaisers recently announced that Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas will replace Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov for its CS:GO roster moving forward.

nukkye previously competed for the HellRaisers as a stand-in at DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018. HellRaisers wrote in a blog post "We thank Abay for the time he’s been with us and hope he finds a team where he’ll be able to realize his potential."

The new HellRaisers roster consists of Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow, Issa "ISSA" Murad, Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný, Christian "loWel" Garcia Antoran, and the aforementioned nukkye.

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