G2 Esports secured the IEM Katowice 2023 trophy right now, beating the report for the second-longest map win streak in CS:GO esports alongside the way in which.
The European superteam confronted Heroic within the best-of-five grand ultimate. Starting the collection with a 19-map profitable streak, they claimed Nuke and Mirage to surpass Natus Vincere’s run in 2021, ultimately defeating Heroic with a 3-1 rating to win the primary S-tier occasion of the 12 months.
The longest map win streak is held by Ninjas in Pyjamas, with 87 maps received in a row again in 2012 and 2013.
G2 at present high the HLTV rankings, they usually confirmed why by claiming a second trophy in a row in a dominating trend. Their greatest rivals within the present competitors, Heroic, had been solely capable of steal Inferno, shedding their very own map picks of Mirage and Ancient.
The Danes, nonetheless, additionally made historical past as they put a cease to a second profitable run by taking Inferno over G2. Previously, in addition they halted NAVI’s streak.
This is the second event win in a row for G2, who began their run of success at BLAST Premier World Finals 2022 in December. As of now, they’ve racked up 12 collection wins with no hitch.
The victory at Katowice can be monumental to a few of G2’s people. Their star rifler NiKo beforehand performed in three grand finals in the identical area (2017, 2018, and 2022), shedding all three of them.
Justin “jks” Savage, however, grew to become the one participant in historical past to safe back-to-back IEM Katowice titles underneath totally different banners. Last 12 months, he received the occasion with FaZe Clan as a stand-in, a efficiency that performed a big half in incomes a everlasting spot on G2.