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LoL: G2 reveal why they aren't confident ahead of Worlds 2019

by Kamil Malinowski

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G2 Esports’ League of Legends team revealed why they aren't confident ahead of the 2019 LoL World Championship in an interview with Red Bull.

With the Play-In stage of Worlds wrapped up and the main event just around the corner, teams are finishing up their preparation for the biggest event of the year.

Most teams seem to be going into the event with quiet confidence, but G2 have startled fans with a series of shaky comments, such as star jungler Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski admitting he’s worried about the team’s chances.

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Many people consider G2 to be favorites heading into Worlds 2019.

The entire team had something to say about the tournament on October 8 in an interview with Red Bull and they did not act like the favorites many fans and pundits are expecting them to be.

“After scrimming against Damwon, I’m not as confident” said Jankos, with Martin 'Wunder' Nordahl Hansen also claiming that the scrims “weren’t great.” This could spell trouble for G2, as Damwon are the third seed in Korea and the European squad are in a group with the stronger second seed, Griffin.

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G2's Jankos seems to not be as confident after some tough scrims.

Later in the interview, G2 were asked how they feel about going into the event as favorites and much to the surprise of many, the team said they actually feel like underdogs.

Support player Mihael 'Mikyx' Mehle simply stated “we’re underdogs in our minds” which the other players backed up, saying that they believe the Asian teams are “underrated” and that they “all have the ability to beat us.”

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G2 were able to take down the worlds best in May at the Mid-Season Invitational.

Wunder also added to the topic, saying another reason they aren’t favorites is that teams are used to playing against them and they were able to win the Mid-Season Invitational thanks to some new styles, which will now have been researched.

With all that the team has said, things don’t seem to be looking too great for them at Worlds 2019, however, they may be just trying to play down the massive amount of hype coming their way. 

We will be able to see if G2 really do have a reason to be worried or if they’ll be able to live up to expectations from October 12 when the main event of the LoL World Championship kicks off.