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mithy   Support    G2 Esports
mithy ended G2's 1-3 loss at the hands of SKT in the finals of MSI 2017 with a 0/13/24 KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

mithy's Braum was strong in G2's Game 2 victory, as he helped Zven trade 2-for-1 with the enemy bot lane and continued to make a positive impact as the game drew on. Across the other three games, however, he was extremely mediocre, giving up death after death without getting much back. In particular, his Miss Fortune in Game 3 was lackluster, as he never really got any good ultimates off and was only good as a lane counter to Wolf's Zyra. In total, across G2's three losses, mithy acquired only one more assist than deaths, going 0/3/4, 0/4/4, and 0/5/5 in Games 1, 3, and 4 respectively. To be fair, it's hard to look good as support when you're up against SKT, but mithy's inability to put up much of a fight was a contributing factor in this series loss for G2.
Wolf   Support    SK Telecom T1
Wolf went an overall 5/9/33 in SKT's 3-1 victory over G2 in the 2017 MSI finals.

RotoWire Analysis

Wolf's Games 2 and 4 on Tahm Kench were solid, as he made a number of roaming plays with his ultimate, but his Games 1 and 3 on Zyra were where he truly shined. Wolf seemed entirely incapable of missing a skillshot, as he consistently rooted up multiple members of G2 in teamfights. The highlight of Wolf's series was a Flash over the Raptors wall followed by a three-man snare and ultimate, single-handedly winning a decisive teamfight for SKT and setting them on the path to victory in what had been a close game. Aside from the crowd control, Wolf also maximized his damage with plants, at one point adding in just enough to help Faker's Ahri take down Perkz' Orianna with an ultimate charge left to escape. With the 3-1 victory, SKT claimed yet another MSI title.
Bang   ADC    SK Telecom T1
Bang went 11/7/30 in SKT's 3-1 victory over G2 in the finals of MSI 2017.

RotoWire Analysis

Bang was solid in this series more or less all series long, starting with his Game 1 on Ashe. He went even in lane with Zven's Caitlyn, but was much more useful outside of lane. His Enchanted Crystal Arrows were beautiful, helping his team to get picks to get them back into the game after an early deficit, and his kiting was also fantastic, allowing his team to take a win. His Game 2 Ashe had a bit of an early hiccup, as SKT's bot lane traded 1-for-2 with G2's in lane. However, Bang still did his best to contribute, landing some solid Arrows once again and keeping himself at one death for a long time despite the loss. Game 3 was where Bang really shined, as his Caitlyn fell behind in lane but quickly picked up a pair of assists. His damage then sliced through G2 in teamfights, leading to a 5/0/6 KDA. On Twitch for Game 4, Bang encountered little resistance, as his lane was camped for by multiple members of SKT. He did have perhaps a couple more deaths than warranted, but still ended with a solid 2/3/10 KDA as he took another MSI title for himself and SK Telecom.
Zven   ADC    G2 Esports
Zven went 11/8/11 in G2's 1-3 loss to SKT in the finals of MSI 2017 Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

For much of this series, Zven simply failed to have that much of an impact. His Caitlyn in Game 1 went even in lane, and picked up his first kill in a pick he arguably wasn't even necessary for. He followed up by getting caught by an Ashe Arrow in the mid lane, giving up a death. Overall, he went 1/3/1 in the opening loss. Zven's Game 2 on Kog'Maw was the highlight of his series, as he and mithy grabbed an early 2-for-1 exchange against the SKT bot lane, which included Zven's only death of the game as G2 snowballed to victory. On Ashe for Game 3, Zven was fairly effective, as he found a small CS lead but was caught out early under turret for a death. His first couple Enchanted Crystal Arrows were spot on, however, earning kills for his team as he went 3/1/3 early on. It was all downhill from there, however, as he went down in teamfights to end 3/3/5. Finally, his Game 4 on Kalista was reminiscent of Game 1, as he failed to find much of anything and went 1/4/1 as G2 lost the series.
Faker   Mid    SK Telecom T1
Faker went 19/12/20 as SKT took down G2 3-1 in the finals of MSI 2017.

RotoWire Analysis

While Faker is widely accepted to be the greatest League player of all time, you wouldn't know it from watching this series. He started out in Game 1 on Cassiopeia by giving up the first four deaths of the game to ganks from Trick's Ivern. Granted, he was heavily focused, and he wouldn't die again all game as SKT took the win, but this is still an unacceptable amount of early deaths. His struggles continued into Game 2, where his Ahri immediately went down in CS to Perkz' Syndra, and then died as the latter hit level 6. This resulted in huge CS and gold leads for Perkz, and while Faker eventually returned the solo kill while down two levels, it wasn't anywhere near enough to bring SKT back into the game. Faker finally cleaned up his act for the final two games, as his Game 3 Ahri fared much better against Perkz' Orianna. He was still heavily out-traded early and out-farmed overall, but he was incredibly clean in fights, dodging skillshots with his ultimate while landing his own to go 7/3/6 in the win. His LeBlanc in Game 4 was best of all, as he willingly sacrificed CS to roam the map for kills, dying only once, in an overaggressive tower dive. Faker still looked strong overall in this series as SKT took home yet another MSI title, but the number of misplays was much higher than expected from a player of his caliber.
Perkz   Mid    G2 Esports
Perkz ended G2's 1-3 loss to SKT in the finals of MSI 2017 with a KDA of 14/14/12.

RotoWire Analysis

Despite the loss, it's difficult to praise Perkz enough in this series, particularly in the first two games. With the help of Trick's Ivern, Perkz' Jayce found three early kills onto Faker's Cassiopeia in Game 1. SKT were able to bounce back from the early deficit to take the victory, but Perkz still finished 6/2/2. In Game 2, Perkz' Syndra stepped up in an even bigger way, this time taking out Faker's Ahri with no jungle assistance whatsoever. He grew a lead of more than a full level in experience, and while he wouldn't find any further kills in the game, he went up more than 70 CS by the end, and helped G2 to a surprising win. His Games 3 and 4 on Orianna weren't quite as good, but he still beat out Faker's Ahri in lane in Game 3, out-trading him by a mile, and he ended both of these losses up in CS. His Shockwaves were somewhat lacking, however, contributing to SKT's eventual victory.
Peanut   Jungler    SK Telecom T1
Peanut went an overall 25/4/24 in SKT's 3-1 win against G2 in the finals of MSI 2017.

RotoWire Analysis

While early on it seemed that Peanut was getting out-pressured by Trick, by the end it was Peanut who'd had the stronger, more consistent series. Peanut's Lee Sin was unable to stop Faker's Cassiopeia from getting camped and giving up an early four deaths in Game 1, but afterwards, Peanut went on a rampage, finding kill after kill after kill. His Lee Sin mechanics were impeccable, and it was shocking to watch how quickly he combo'd the members of G2 into oblivion in teamfights as SKT took the win, with Peanut earning a nutty 9/0/6 KDA. Game 2 was really his only weak game, as his Ivern went down for first blood and never really had another chance to make an impact, as the whole of SKT was losing the early game. Peanut returned to Lee Sin in Game 3 and looked better for it, finally helping find a first blood in the top lane, and then catching out Trick's Olaf on an invade to help his team find three more kills. There was no stopping SKT from there, and Peanut claimed a 6/2/7 KDA as SKT went to match point. His Game 4 Olaf dominated the jungle, taking a hefty CS lead while also putting out tons of pressure, participating in four early kills. By the end of the match, he'd mirrored his Game 1 KDA of 9/0/6, but this time was dominant from minute one, carrying his team to his first MSI title.
Trick   Jungler    G2 Esports
Trick ended G2's 1-3 loss to SK Telecom in the MSI 2017 finals with a KDA of 4/14/21 on Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Coming off of a fantastic semifinal performance, Trick looked to be carrying that momentum forward in his first game on Ivern. He set up a camp in the mid lane, grabbing three kills for Perkz' Jayce onto Faker's Cassiopeia, as well as a fourth for Expect's Rumble. Unfortunately, he did give up an early Infernal Drake, which came back to bite G2 as SKT kept their deficit under control and scaled back to take the game. In Game 2, Trick's Lee Sin asserted more early pressure, picking up first blood onto Peanut's Ivern, and then roaming bot to help his bot lane find a 2-for-1 trade. With his whole team ahead, Trick was able to help G2 take a surprise win over the Korean titans. He began to fall off in Game 3 on Olaf, as his presence wasn't felt until he gave up a death at 12 minutes on an overaggressive invade, helping SKT snowball to a win. Game 4 on Lee Sin was even worse, as Trick found more deaths than anything else, ending 0/5/4 as SKT secure another MSI title.
Expect   Top    G2 Esports
Expect ended 10/11/14 in G2 Esports' 1-3 loss to SK Telecom in the finals of MSI 2017 Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

After building up a small CS lead over Huni's Galio in Game 1, Expect's Rumble roamed to the mid lane at 13 minutes to help G2 continue to cyberbully Faker's Cassiopeia, picking up his first kill. He picked up his other kill tower diving his counterpart with mithy's help, but afterwards failed to accomplish much of anything as SKT took a comeback win. Game 2 was where Expect really shined, as he used Gangplank to pick up an early solo kill onto Huni's Galio. Afterwards, he scaled wonderfully and put out tons of damage in fights, almost single-handedly winning a teamfight in SKT's jungle that allowed G2 to take Baron, which they ended the game with. Game 3 was really Expect's only bad game, where his Galio failed to get much of anything going after narrowly losing out on first blood. His Game 4 Galio fared a bit better, falling behind in lane but helping out on a couple of early kills as well. However, SKT eventually proved too much for the European squad, and G2 fell despite putting up a great fight.
Huni    SK Telecom T1
Huni went an overall 3/8/30 in SK Telecom T1's 3-1 victory over G2 in the MSI finals Sunday.

RotoWire Analysis

Huni's first two acts in Game 1 on Galio were to die to multiple members of G2, and this was all he accomplished over the first 24 minutes. However, he came up big in the last couple fights of the game, having farmed to a high degree of tankiness and landing solid knockups from his ultimate as SKT took the win. Huni stuck with Galio in Game 2, and gave up a solo death to Expect's Gangplank just five minutes in. With SKT losing across the rest of the match as well, they took an uncharacteristic loss. Games 3 and 4 saw Huni make a return to form on Rumble, narrowly picking up first blood onto Expect's Galio before roaming to the mid lane to get a kill for Faker's Ahri. His Equalizers were on point all game long, helping SKT take the series to game point. In the same matchup, Huni managed to grow a CS lead early on, and again roamed mid to find a kill for Faker. This was his main contribution to the game, as he'd end 0/0/6 with the rest of his assists coming once SKT were already miles ahead, allowing them to secure another MSI title.
Loulex    G2 Esports
Loulex is listed as a jungler for G2 Esports, Adam Newell of Dot Esports reports.

RotoWire Analysis

Loulex was the starting jungler for Schalke 04, but he's expected to take on more a substitute role with Trick already in tow on G2. It's a precautionary move by the presumptive best team in Europe, but Loulex could pay dividends if asked to play on a limited basis.
sprattel   Support    Ninjas in Pyjamas
sprattel is slated to join Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reports.

RotoWire Analysis

While sprattel didn't not participate in the EU LCS last season after being released from Schalke 04 during the offseason, the support player could provide big dividends for Ninjas in Pyjamas. While the organization jumped into the LoL forray, acquiring the Fnatic Academy EU LCS spot, the organization as a whole is one of the biggest names in esports. As such, the team should help reestablish sprattel's name in the competitive LoL scene on the new-look roster.
HeaQ   ADC    Ninjas in Pyjamas
HeaQ is expected to join Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reported on Monday.

RotoWire Analysis

HeaQ's meteoric rise continues. The AD carry for Giants Gaming, who one year ago was playing for Iguana Esports, will now move to one of the biggest names in esports in Ninjas in Pyjamas. With Giants Gaming last season, HeaQ finished with a less-than-stellar 67/76/125 KDA across 32 games, but he'll look to change that alongside a new look roster on NiP.
Shook   Jungler    Ninjas in Pyjamas
Shook is expected to take over as the starting jungler for Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reported on Monday.

RotoWire Analysis

Shook didn't take part in the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split after being released from Vitality late in the offseason. Given his unceremonious release from the organization, Shook should be motivated to prove he's still a capable jungler but it remains to be seen how he'll fit in with an entirely new roster. When at his best, Shook represented one of the best fantasy values at his position, but NiP will have to show their competence before Shook regains that title.
Profit   Top    Ninjas in Pyjamas
Profit is expected to join Ninjas in Pyjamas, ESPN's Jacob Wolf reports.

RotoWire Analysis

The substitute top laner from SKT is expected to make a move over to NiP after the organization acquired Fnatic Academy's EU LCS spot on Monday. Profit played sparingly when on SKT, putting together an 8.7 KDA across nine games with the team, but it seems as if NiP hopes the 21-year-old could be a focal point of the new team.
Expect   Top    G2 Esports
Expect ended G2's 3-1 win over WE with a 9/11/38 combined KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

Expect helped G2 to an upset victory over Team WE in the MSI semi-finals, earning the European Champions a trip to the finals. Expect handled his top lane duties well, playing Galio in the final three games of the series and earning a combined 4/7/26 KDA. He was excellent in teamfights on Galio, providing a ton of crowd control and setting up the third most kills in the series with 38. His lone game off of Galio also went well as he used Rumble in Game 1 to finish with a 5/4/12 KDA. Again he helped G2 win 5-vs-5 situations with excellent damage and well placed Equalizers to provide tons of damage.
Trick   Jungler    G2 Esports
Trick ended Saturday's semi-final win over WE with a 12/10/41 combined KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

After a up-and-down group stage for G2, Trick stepped up his play in the semi-finals to help lead G2 past the LPL Champion Team WE. He used Olaf in the first two game's to end with a 7/6/24 KDA, setting up the second most kills in the first two games to help G2 to a 2-0 lead. He fell off on Graves in Game 3, ending with a 0/3/6 KDA as G2 dropped their first game, but bounced back with a carry performance in Game 4, ending with a 5/1/11 KDA as Kha'zix. Trick was able to bounce back from the rough group stages to help G2 upset Team WE and earn a trip to the MSI finals.
Perkz   Mid    G2 Esports
Perkz ended G2's 3-1 win over Team WE with a 24/10/21 combined KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

The often criticized mid laner stepped up his game to dominate Xiye in the laning phase, using his advantage to lead G2 into the MSI finals. Perkz started hot with a dominate 12/2/9 KDA in Game 1 as Viktor, with his lone disappointing effort coming in Game 3 with a 2/5/2 KDA as Ahri. In Game 2 and 4 he used Syndra, finishing with a combined 10/3/10 KDA in two games, including a massive 8/1/3 Game 2 performance. Perkz has played well at MSI, earning lane leads in most game, with his only real issue transitioning his lead into other lanes.
Zven   ADC    G2 Esports
Zven ended G2's 3-1 win over Team WE with a 19/8/29 combined KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

Zven ended G2's semi-final win over Team WE with the lowest death total in the series as he had an excellent overall series. Starting in Game 1, Zven used Ashe in a supportive role to finish with a 1/1/14 KDA, using his ultimate to set up kills throughout the game. His worst performance of the series came in Game 3, ending with a 4/4/1 KDA as Caitlin. Game 3 was sandwiched by two excellent games on Varus, ending Game 2 with a 6/1/10 KDA and Game 4 with a 8/2/4 KDA as G2 closed out the series. He was excellent on Varus, carrying games and not just being relied on as an ultimate bot.
mithy   Support    G2 Esports
Mithy ended G2's semi-final win over Team WE with a 2/9/48 combined KDA.

RotoWire Analysis

Reaching double digit assists in all but one game, Mithy played well in helping G2 reach the MSI finals. Things started well with his best performance coming in Game 1 as he ended with a 1/2/18 KDA on Taric. His lone poor performance came in Game 3 as Thresh, ending with a 0/3/3 KDA. He used Karma in Games 2 and 4 to finish with a combined 1/4/27 combined KDA. Mithy did well to keep his carries safe throughout the series, averaging 12 assists per game in the series.