Excel Esports' Unprecedented Journey: From Bottom to the 2023 LEC Summer Finals

The 2023 LEC Summer Finals have been a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with unexpected twists and turns. The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) has seen a new format for the 2023 season, with matchdays on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. The final split of this season has been a thrilling ride, with G2 Esports and Excel Esports battling it out for the championship title.

Excel Esports: From Underdogs to Finalists

Excel Esports, a UK-based esports organization, made history by reaching the LEC 2023 Season Finals. Despite finishing at the bottom of the LEC regular season in both Winter 2023 and Spring 2023, Excel turned the tables by securing third place in the LEC Summer 2023 regular season. Their incredible run in the LEC Summer 2023 Group Stage saw them defeat Mad Lions and SK to head to the playoffs.

Excel's journey to the finals was not without its challenges. They faced G2 in a nail-biting five-game series, losing 3-2, before triumphing over Fnatic 3-1 in round two. Although they fell to G2 3-0 in the Summer playoffs final, their journey to the finals has been described as their 'greatest comeback'.

G2 Esports: The Reigning Champions

G2 Esports, the winners of the Winter and Spring splits, were the favorites going into the finals. They lived up to expectations, proving their dominance by winning the LEC Summer Playoffs. G2's victory was not just a testament to their skill and strategy, but also a reflection of their resilience and adaptability.

The Road Ahead: The LEC 2023 Season Finals

With the Summer playoffs concluded, the focus now shifts to the LEC 2023 Season Finals, which kick off on August 19th. Excel Esports will face Mad Lions in what promises to be an exciting match. They will be joined by G2, Team BDS, Fnatic, and SK Gaming in the finals, which will conclude from September 8th to 10th at the Sud de France Arena, in France’s Montpellier suburb of Pérols.

Conclusion: A Season of Surprises and Comebacks

The 2023 LEC Summer Finals have been a testament to the unpredictability and excitement of esports. From Excel Esports' incredible comeback to G2 Esports' continued dominance, the season has been filled with memorable moments. As we look forward to the LEC 2023 Season Finals, we can expect more thrilling matches and unforgettable plays.