Tian, FPX’s jungler, moved around the map expertly, always being on the side with pushed up waves. This, along with roams by Doinb, allowed FPX to dive turrets and take kills while also preventing Jankos, G2’s jungler, from ganking. The jungler gave FPX early leads every game.
G2 tried to split push and roam around the map to gain an advantage but often found themselves matched perfectly by FPX who had the advantage where they were pressuring. FPX did an amazing job pressuring and responding to every move G2 made.
There were a few times where G2 could match FPX in gold thanks to trading and farming, but FPX won by catching G2’s members out and executing a play on every wrong move made by G2. Overall, FPX won through early leads and by keeping G2 at a numbers disadvantage, not to mention FPX’s amazing display of sieging power throughout the tournament. They took turrets while catching kills, similar to their game against IG, and they did the same in the finals.
FPX are the 2019 Worlds Champions
The team members of FPX hoisted the World Championship Cup together, and then took turns doing it individually. You could see the pride and happiness on their faces as they sometimes struggled to lift the heavy trophy by themselves.
In an interview after the games Doinb said that he finally felt as though he had proved himself. He said that he faced a lot of criticism because of his unique playstyle for mid lane. He mentioned that people felt as though he didn’t deserve to win finals because of his off-meta picks, but he proved those people wrong today. Doinb also thanked all of his supporters for helping him find his way.
Looking Forward to Worlds 2020
The location of next year’s World Championship was announced at the end. It will be the 10th year of League of Legends Esports and it will be in Shanghai, China. Let’s look forward to another amazing year and renewed hopes for all regions.