October 28, 2023
It's a do-or-die moment for G2 and BLG as they face off in the last round of the Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage. Who will advance to the next stage? Let's break it down.
G2 and BLG will be competing in the final Bo3 series of the Swiss Stage to secure a spot in the Knockout stage. Despite a strong start from both teams, they have shown some weaknesses in the decisive series.
G2 seems to have some issues with their draft preparation. In their series against NRG and Gen.G, they struggled to slow down the game and wait for the right power spikes. NRG proved to be stronger and more proactive, while Gen.G also posed a challenge. G2 needs to address these issues going into the series against BLG.
BLG had a decent showing against T1 but fell short in defeating the Korean team. They were caught off guard by the Tahm Kench pick and failed to adjust in the second game. Additionally, there were some instances of over-extension and a lack of coordination in crucial teamfights.
The outcome of the matchup will heavily depend on the team compositions. BLG's meta read is solid, and they can learn from their experience against T1. G2, on the other hand, needs to be more proactive and find ways to win the early game. The bottom lane matchup will be crucial for Hans Sama and Mikyx.
It's difficult to predict the outcome due to the importance of side selection. However, I expect a close series with a 2-1 victory for either side. BLG may have a slight advantage due to their overall better drafts.
Prediction: G2 1 – 2 BLG
Haruki Nakamura, affectionately termed "DataSensei" within the Esports universe, is EsportRanker's resident data wizard. Seamlessly merging his love for Esports with his knack for research, he provides insights and analysis that propel the industry forward.