BLAST Premier World Final team spotlight: G2 Esports

There's just two days to go before we'll see G2 Esports competing at the BLAST Premier World Final, taking place on December 14.

G2 is one of three teams this year who earned their spot at the World Final based on their position on the BLAST Premier World Leaderboard - where they're sitting in 5th place with 6625 points.

Their invitation to the World Final comes after a mixed year - full of highs and lows, but no tournament wins to their name so far in 2022.

They came close back in February, making it all the way to the grand final of the Intel Extreme Masters XVI in Katowice, where they lost to FaZe Clan in a 0-3 defeat. Despite falling short at the grand final, it was a strong showing for the team - and likely their highlight of the year.

They've ranked highly in other S-Tier events in more recent months too, coming in 3rd-4th at ESL Pro League Season 16 in October, and 3rd-4th at the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals back in June.

Coincidentally, they were knocked out of both of those tournaments by Team Vitality, who are also attending this year's World Final. However, the two teams are in separate groups in Abu Dhabi, so they'll both have to get out of the Group Stage before we can see a rematch.

The team has had just as many setbacks this year, however. We saw them most recently at the BLAST Premier: Fall Finals in November, where they ranked in 5th-6th place following a 1-2 defeat to Heroic.

G2 has run into much deeper disappointments than that this year, however. Their biggest disappointment at an S-Tier event came back in March, where they ranked in 17th-20th place at ESL Pro League Season 15 after being knocked out in the group stage.  They then followed that up with a 9th-11th placement at the PGL Major in Antwerp, following a 1-2 loss to FURIA Esports.

This is the second year in a row that G2 has attended the BLAST Premier World Final, having come in 5th-6th place at last year's tournament, ultimately being knocked out by Natus Vincere (NAVI) in a 1-2 defeat.

We'll have to wait and see if they can improve on last year's performance, and  perhaps even get their first tournament this year, just as the 2022 season comes to a close. All eyes are on the G2 lineup then, which consists of Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač, Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov, Justin "jks" Savage, Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen and coach Jan "Swani" Müller.

G2's first match will be against FaZe Clan, taking place on December 14 at 9AM GMT. It's a tough matchup for G2, with the odds in FaZe's favour at 1.50 vs 2.40. Still, G2 has proven it can pull off some impressive wins when it counts, so it could still be all to play for.

You can watch G2's match against FaZe Clan, and every other game at the World Final, right here on Luckbox. Remember to sign up for your free account to claim your 100% bonus, and we'll see you on the 14th!