Fnatic stay undefeated in LEC Summer Split with win over G2 Esports
Fnatic is the last undefeated team standing in the LEC.
Despite facing stiff odds, Fnatic bested G2 Esports in a bloody game. That victory advanced their record in the Summer Split to 5-0 and places them atop the standings.
Though G2 were picked by many to take the match, the team dug their own graves in the early game when they decided to have their players go off-role, with mid laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther and top laner Martin “Wunder” Hansen switching places. Fnatic top laner Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau punished that with relentless play, securing a solo kill on Caps two minutes into the match.
That scene would play out a few more times in the first ten minutes. Multiple visits from jungler Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen yielded kills, which allowed Bwipo to get a significant lead on the competition.
Fnatic didn’t slow down from there. The high tempo translated into more and more kills, with neutral objectives coming as the game progressed. G2 retreated and regrouped but it became harder to find space as Fnatic began cutting off the map.
Caps tried to rotate to other lanes but never found anything other than more deaths. G2 had a glimmer of hope as jungler Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski was able to keep up in farm but he couldn’t do much as he was frequently waiting for a teammate to respawn.
Fnatic began looking to end things with a long siege after securing a baron buff. With no real way back into the game, G2 decided to go down swinging. It was a valiant effort but they ultimately fell in 26 minutes.
G2 established itself as a world-class League of Legends team by winning the Mid-Season Invitational, knocking the likes of SK Telecom T1 and Team Liquid flat on their faces. G2 has looked no less dominant in the early weeks of the LEC and looked unstoppable up until now. That would have made Fnatic’s victory a huge win for the team on its own but winning in large part thanks to their neutralizing of Caps, who left the team for G2 last year, was likely a cherry on top.
G2 Esports wins back-to-back LEC titles by defeating Fnatic
G2 Esports approaches LEC playoffs bye after victory over Rogue
G2 Esports beat Origen, look unstoppable in the 2019 LEC Summer Split
G2 Esports destroys Excel Esports to take 1st in LEC Summer Split
G2 get back on track with quick triumph over Schalke
Team Liquid get revenge, eliminate Astralis from EPL Season 9 Finals
$1 million Auto Chess tournament announced by Drodo Studio
Mineski cuts Ahjit after disappointing Dota Pro Circuit run
Overwatch League trading cards are now available for collecting
PUBG Nations Cup to see the best players compete for $500,000
FILA sponsors Counter Logic Gaming ahead of Fortnite World Cup
Twitch buys social networking platform Bebo, beefs up Twitch Rivals
Fusion support Elk turns down Team USA ahead of World Cup
Five changes to expect as esports growth continues
Fnatic Abed hits 10K MMR, setting record in new Dota 2 rankings
League of Legends World Championship locations and dates revealed
W33 joins Team Liquid for Epicenter Major, replacing Matumbaman
Kim Phan leaves Blizzard as famed developer continues losing talent
Shanghai Dragons sign Toronto Defiant off-tank Envy in playoff fight