It appears as if the international League of Legends landscape has shifted over the past few months from the usual dominance of the Korean and Chinese rosters at international events, to a more balanced and competitive environment.
Off the back of Team Liquid’s incredible win over the reigning world champions, Invictus Gaming, which saw them secure their place in the final, the matchup between G2 Esports and SK Telecom T1 became highly anticipated to see who would join alongside them.
The competitive series between G2 Esports and SKT T1 managed to go the distance in a five game back and forth, which was made even more dramatic with a series of pauses and technical issues during the early stages of the matchup.
Ultimately, it was G2 Esports who came out on top with an impressive team performance against Faker and the rest of the SK Telecom T1 lineup, winning the series 3-2 overall.
G2 Esports have now made history by taking their place alongside Team Liquid after edging out SKT T1, in what will be the first ever EU vs NA grand final at a major international League of Legends event.
With the international competitive gap closing among the major regions, many fans are interested to see which team will come out on top and claim their share of the $250,000 prize pool.
The much-hyped grand final between Team Liquid and G2 Esports will take place on 19 May in Taipei at the Heping Gymnasium from 12:00AM PST / 3:00AM EST / 8:00AM BST