Think about telling League of Legends followers six months in the past that one of many LEC’s most consequential early-split matchups would function Fnatic and Astralis. The 2 groups couldn’t be at additional ends of the spectrum final season, however this 12 months, they’re each proper within the combine for a playoff berth by means of the primary two weeks of the summer season.
At present, Fnatic and Astralis—who got here into the day tied for a share of third place with similar 3-2 data—squared off on the opening day of the LEC Summer season Break up’s third week. And whereas the circumstances of the match had been outlandish by the LEC’s common requirements, the consequence was not: Fnatic routed Astralis in simply 33 minutes. By the point Fnatic took down Astralis’ Nexus, they held a finalized gold benefit of over 15,000.
Fnatic bought rolling early right now. A 3-for-zero teamfight on the 10-minute mark of the sport put them up by 2,000 gold within the early recreation. From there, they outscaled Astralis all through all phases of the competition. Twenty-two minutes into the sport, Fnatic had constructed a ten,000 gold benefit, whereas the ultimate minutes noticed them use their superior objects to maintain a stranglehold on the map. In complete, Fnatic solely gave up two towers and one dragon.
A robust quantity of Fnatic’s contributions right now got here from high laner Wunder, who performed a full AP Gragas to the tune of a 2/1/9 scoreline. Wunder persistently remained a number of ranges and 1000’s of gold forward of his high lane opponent, Vizicsacsi, whereas dealing a hefty quantity of Fnatic’s complete injury to champions.
This win from Fnatic has positioned them into the combination of groups with 4-2 data close to the highest of the league. Rogue and Excel stand alongside Fnatic with 4-2 data proper now and at the least yet one more staff—MAD Lions or G2 Esports—will be part of them earlier than the top of right now’s matches, relying on the results of their head-to-head recreation later right now.