LoL Worlds Final 2019: G2 Esports face FunPlus Phoenix in Paris

Published: Nov 5, 2019 - Last Updated: Oct 6, 2022

The pressure is on, as G2 Esports prepare to face FunPlus Phoenix on the League of Legends’ Worlds stage. This is their chance to prove their worth at the highest level and take the title of League of Legends Worlds Champions.

G2 Esports have emerged as the main favorites to win the Summoner’s Cup at leading bookmakers and have confirmed their status throughout the tournament. Their greatest achievement was their most recent victory against SKT 1, in the only series so far where SKT1 had been credited with a second chance.

The stage is set for the final act; will they be able take on FunPlus Phoenix in Paris?

Open a Thunderpick account and claim your bonus
100% up to €/$700
with your first deposit
Premier Crypto Esports Betting Site
Extensive Pre-Match & Live Betting Markets
Popular & Niche Esports Markets

G2 Esports has Defeated all South Korean Teams

The road to greatness was long and twisted for G2 Esports, as the European Team had to play against the top three teams from South Korea.

They were able to defeat Griffin in the opening match, only to suffer a series of humiliating back-to-back defeats in the last round of the group stage. Damwon were slightly higher in the LoL Worlds power rankings, but G2 Esports dealt with them in four matches.

South Korea Telecom were expected to end G2’s dreams, but the European Team crushed them 3-1. An unexpected subpar performance from Faker made it easier for G2 to triumph.

Now they’re back in the driver’s seat and have high chances against the top seed from China.

FunPlus Phoenix Face Their Toughest Opponent Yet

The most successful Chinese team of 2019 has benefited from a somewhat easier League of Legends Worlds schedule and made the most of it. They have alternated disappointing results with strong displays of skill in the group stage, to emerge as a top seed in the quarterfinals.

FunPlus Phoenix were more than a match for both Griffin and Invictus, although esports bookmakers gave them lesser odds to win in both matches.

The LPL is famous for its aggressive teams and FunPlus Phoenix are in a league of their own, coming out firing on all cylinders in every match.

This makes the game against G2 Esports particularly exciting, as the European Team are also famous for their unrelenting style.

League of Legends fans are entitled to expect great things from this series, which could go the distance and require 5 games for the first time this Worlds.


Plenty of Kills and Brutal Team Fights

G2 Esports have asserted dominance over all opponents except for Griffin, and they are the most experienced team in the series.

Their amazing performance against South Korea Telecom and the sheer quality of the roster explains their favored status.

Punters can only expect LoL Worlds odds of 1/2 on the Europeans, while FunPlus Phoenix are priced at 3/2.

They can also get creative and bet on the MVP of the LoL Worlds Final 2019 at odds of 2/1 for Perks and 13/20 for Caps.

Sign up at Buff.Bet here

Images Courtesy of LoL Esports

ESB Staff

Since: August 10, 2015

At we are a group of independent journalists with one big passion: Esports. We've been following the industry and have contributed to its growth since 2015.

See all articles from this author

Related Articles

Image via Rivalry
February 27, 2024

Rivalry Partners with Launders for Launders LAN in Toronto

Esports book Rivalry and caster and esports influencer Mohan “Launders” Govindasamy have unveiled the Launders LAN, a Counter-Strike 2 tournament…
February 25, 2024

How to Watch the PGL Major Copenhagen

Top-tier Counter-Strike returns in March as the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 kicks off pitting 24 teams against each…
Best Fortnite Skins 2021
February 20, 2024

Best Fortnite Skins 2024: Which Are The Top 10 Most Popular Skins in Fortnite?

So, you want to flash your cash, and show off your Fortnite fashion to the rest of the…
GSL Season 2 Code S: Betting Preview
February 19, 2024

GSL Code S Season 1 2024 Betting Preview: Odds, Format & Predictions

Kickstarting another season, GSL Code S betting is back with the first season of 2024 kicking off in…
February 14, 2024

Rivalry and Blacklist International Extend Partnership in Dota 2-Focused Venture

Sports betting and media company Rivalry has extended its partnership with esports organization Blacklist International, as the pair of companies…
February 13, 2024

Thunderpick World Championship Returns with $1 Million Prize Pool

Online crypto betting site Thunderpick has today announced the Thunderpick World Championship 2024, an international CS2 tournament with…
Spirit vs FaZe Analysis & Prediction - IEM Katowice 2024 Grand Final
February 11, 2024

Spirit vs FaZe Analysis & Prediction – IEM Katowice 2024 Grand Final

Despite being a rematch from the group stage, this year’s IEM Katowice Grand Final has got everyone excited…
Spirit vs Falcons Odds and Prediction - IEM Katowice 2024
February 10, 2024

Spirit vs Falcons Odds and Prediction – IEM Katowice 2024

Counter-Strike fans around the world finally get the chance to witness Danil “donk” Kryshkovets on the big stage,…