Fnatic Reclaims EU LCS Title Back From G2 Esports
Posted 10th April 2018 By: Derpina    116 Views
Esports News – European esports team Fnatic prevailed against G2 esports in a 3-0 victory, securing the European League Championship Series (EU LCS) spring split crown last April 8. Fnatic reclaimed the title back, upsetting the natural order since G2 esports was the tournament’s champion for 2 years straight.
Fnatic was the unbeatable team of EU LCS, and maybe even League of Legends major tournaments (LoL) in general, between 2013 and 2015. But G2 esports kept the title from 2016 to 2017, winning a total of four major and minor EU LCS titles—the first team in the competition’s history to win all titles consecutively. After Fnatic’s three-year drought, fans thought that the defending champion will retain it again this season, but they were wrong. Fnatic shocked everyone with their comeback.
Grand finals recap
The two LoL teams went against each other on the grand finals after defeating Splyce and Team Vitality. Fnatic Jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowsi boasted off his strategies in the first part of the game when he set the team’s first stepping stone to victory by making the first blood; he proved to his fans, after all, that he is the “First Blood King”. G2 esports tried to get back on track with a handful of teamfight wins but failed to do so in the second round.
The next half of the game had put Martin “Rekkles” Larrson, Fnatic AD Carry, in the spotlight when he carried out the ultimate role vital to his team’s success. He claimed the first round with an unofficial pentakill, then continuously made official ones with his champion Sivir in round 2 to put his team on a safe and secure position in the last 30 minutes of the game. He ended the match with a 10/0/5 scoreline and bagged the finals MVP award with his outstanding performances in all three of Fnatic’s victories. If fans may remember, Larrson also won the 2018 Spring Split MVP for the EU LCS regular season.
Aside from Jankos and Rekkles, mid-laner Rasmus “Caps” Winther and his champion Zoe also successfully shut down the opposing team’s defenses by winning the mid lane match-up against Luka “PerkZ” Perkovic. Fnatic, as a whole and as one of the most powerful esports team in LoL, has also earned the Mid-Season Invitational in Europe and will represent their region in the Rift Rivals later this year.