G2 Gozen defeated Guild X 3-1 Sunday to claim the first Europe, Middle East and Africa Game Changers title of 2022. G2 did not drop a map until the grand finals, over the entire event, and in the open qualifiers, the team went a combined 19-1. This marks the team’s second EMEA Game Changers title, securing their first in 2021 in Game Changers Series 3 over Guild X with a similar 3-1 scoreline.
While G2 had a straight line to the final, Guild X had a trip through the lower bracket after losing to G2 previously the day before 2-0 in the upper bracket finals. In lower bracket final Guild faced off against another Game Changers titleholder in TENSTAR Nova. They defeated the former champions 2-1, winning the last two maps, for a chance at a rematch in the grand final.
This win presumably brings G2 one step closer to the planned international Game Changers LAN tournament.
G2’s Sentinel player mimi won player of the game
After the series ended, fans voted G2’s Michaela “mimi” Lintrup as player of the match. The Sentinel main finished Game Changers with the second highest Kills/Death/Assists of the entire event at 1.61. In the post-match interview mimi gave props to her team and coaches for her performance. In the background, the team got in a few shots at Guild as her teammates showed up with trash bags with the Guild logo on them.
This was not the first time G2 had some fun during the post-match interview. Saturday the team showed up in the background pretending to be asleep.
Hopefully finals is harder 🥱 pic.twitter.com/fIQUrvjjHG
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) February 5, 2022
When asked who she was looking at internationally for the planned LAN, mimi said it was hard to know between all the different regions, and the fact that none of them have played each other yet. But, she did point to a specific North American squad,
“But obviously, Cloud9 is our main focus whenever that international LAN is gonna happen,” mimi said.