G2 Esports and Fnatic likely to meet again in LEC Final
The most anticipated match of the LEC playoffs took place in the semifinals when Fnatic claimed a rare victory over G2 Esports. Fnatic had a hard time during the regular season but vastly improved their performance during the playoffs. By defeating their archrivals in this stage of the competition they have secured passage to the grand final. G2 Esports take on Rogue this Saturday and there’s a good chance for the most successful League of Legends teams in European history to meet again in the grand final.
Fnatic Secure their Spot in the LEC Final 2020
Fnatic were on the verge of missing the playoffs after a disheartening performance in the first half of the Summer Split. They were credited with the second chance against Rogue at leading bookmakers and were even bigger underdogs against G2. Selfmade rose to the occasion in the critical matches and played an instrumental role in all their playoffs victories. He will need to maintain the same high level in the final, regardless of the opponent. On the off chance that Rogue causes an upset in the lower bracket semifinal, Fnatic will be given favorite status and odds that will revolve around 1/2 at Buff.bet, GG.bet and Unikrn.
The series was dramatic beyond belief and the deciding game was particularly intense, with each team conceding the initiative several times. The voice comms of the final moments speak louder than words, with players fully understanding the importance of this series. G2 Esports were on the verge of losing the match when they tried a desperate backdoor to end the series, but were brutally stopped in their tracks. The match could’ve gone either way and it set the expectations high for a potential rematch.
— LEC (@LEC) September 1, 2020
Rogue vs G2 Esports – A Tale of David vs Goliath
Rogue were the most consistent team during the Summer Split and they qualified to the playoffs without breaking a sweat. The Internet has rewarded them with an overwhelming vote of confidence, as the team is considered worthy to go to worlds. For the time being, they need to overcome the team that has dominated the European LEC in recent years. Not surprisingly, they are credited with the second chance and odds of 5/2 at Buff.bet to cause an upset.
In spite of having an excellent Summer Split, Rogue were unable to improve their performance against G2 Esports and have lost both matches during the regular season. This has extended the losing streak to eight consecutive games, leaving them without a victory against the European giants. The odds are once again stacked against them, with GG.bet pricing a likely G2 Esports victory at 1/4. The last time the two teams met, the odds were identical, but a best of five series favors the more experienced G2.
Fnatic vs G2 Esports – Another Epic LEC Final
G2 are expected to put their superior experience to good use and outshine Rogue in a best-of-five series. This will set them on a collision course with Fnatic, while providing them with the perfect opportunity to avenge the semifinals’ defeat. That loss snapped a six-game winning streak while highlighting two key things about these teams. On one hand G2 Esports are definitely a force to be reckoned with, but they make more mistakes than last season. On the other hand, Fnatic’s recent struggles are over and they once again play as a team, capable of handling the difficult moments of the endgame.
G2 made no changes to the roaster, but tinkered a bit with the idea of swapping the mid-laner for ADC. Perks and Caps did well on their new positions, but not well enough to keep them there and the team has returned to the old meta. Fnatic are the same powerhouse they were last season, but this time they look capable of challenging their archrivals. Buff.bet, GG.bet and Unikrn are all expected to price G2 Esports as favorites in a final versus Fnatic and will also trust the reigning champions. Having said this, we don’t expect another sweep, but rather a series that will be decided at the end of five matches.