G2 pulls off the ultimate upset against Sentinels

G2 pulls off the ultimate upset against Sentinels

This story about esports upsets, boiled down, in 1:32 minutes.

What's the fuss?

One European eSports team has overcome the odds against arguably the best team in the world at a major tournament. The NA vs. EU eSports war rages on.

The situation

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is known for its natural beauty and historic attractions.

The tournament isn't even close to being finished, and we already have a major upset in the books. 

Boiling it down

Although many rightly believe that Asia is the mecca of esports, the industry is also very strong in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

  • The major esports presence of both regions has resulted in a seemingly life-long debate between fans of which country is better at eSports.
  • Although the answer is different between games and is somewhat opinionated in nature, the general consensus is that Europe is the more dominant force, especially considering many staple esports titles such as League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

This tournament is a LAN (offline) event, meaning that opposing teams are competing in the same venue, socially distanced of course.

  • Due to the pandemic, previous esports tournaments have operated remotely over the Internet.
  • As you can imagine, technical issues have arisen which has led to botched matches and excuses for losing teams.
  • With offline events, many of these issues are eradicated, meaning that G2's victory was no fluke and virtually impossible to dispute by any non-believer.

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