G2 have been historically powerful on LAN, but Empire showed them that even they can bleed. Before today, Empire hadn’t even succeeded in taking a map off of G2, let alone an international LAN title. G2 have dominated in every single LAN event they’ve been a part of including the Six Major Paris 2018 and Six Invitational 2019. The loss comes as a massive upset to broadcasters and fans alike.
Empire may have had a tough time on the first three maps of the best-of-five but the fourth and final map, Coastline, belonged to the Russian Machine.