G2 will need to restart their winning streak on Nuke after suffering a 4-16 trouncing by fnatic. The last time G2 failed on Nuke was in IEM Cologne 2022, NiKo and his teammates lost to NIP by 13-16. After that, G2 won 16 consecutive games on Nuke.
Cloud9 has interrupted the 16 consecutive wins of G2. This is the first loss of G2 since Dec. 2022. However , Niko still led G2 to beat fnatic 2:1 and enterd the elimination competition.
32 teams are through to the ESL Pro League Season 17 playoffs, which will run from March 21-26 in Malta. They will compete for the prize of $850,000, ranking points and the place of IEM Cologne 2023 and BLAST PREMIER World Finals 2023.