The League of Legends 2019 World Championship has entered the playoffs stage, and fans are excited to see how their favorite team is going to perform. While almost every team is amazing and has the potential to win the tournament, some will still have to walk home. And sadly, the first team to head home is Fnatic.
The blood on a battlefield comes from those who stood.
But what grows after is colours of a region proud, learned, wounded, stronger.
Europe will always be Black and Orange.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) October 26, 2019
Fnatic played really well throughout the tournament. They managed to keep everything in order and made it to the quarterfinals. During the quarterfinals, they faced off against FunPlus Phoenix but sadly failed to defeat them. Not only this, but FPX managed to defeat them by 3-0, something which left Fnatic fans disappointed.
How Things Went Down
After the first two matches, the pressure for Fnatic increased as they lost both matches and they only had one more chance to further advance. During game three, FPX’s Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang called in a teleport bot lane by Ryze through which they were able to take down Fnatic’s duo. However, Fnatic’s Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek came up with his on teleport with Veigar and succesufly managed to place a cage on the top of Doinb.
Thanks to his quick thinking, Nemesis was able to take down Doinb by trapping him. And shortly after this, Fnatic went after the rest of the opponent’s team and Nemesis managed to get a double kill after taking down Lin “Lwx” Wei-Xiang’s Lucian. Nemesis didn’t stop here as he continued his kill streak by again picking onto Doinb. Thanks to him, Fnatic had the luxury to move around the map without worrying about anything.
FPX Turned The Tables
Although during the first two games, Fnatic was hopeless. However, during game three, they were untouchable. This was because of Event Horizon and their front line of Alistar and Ornn. Both of them were defending their positions really well. They managed to put FPX in such a situation that they were unable to respond quickly. While everyone started thinking that Fnatic will manage to secure a victory this time, FPX didn’t let it happen.
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) October 26, 2019
FPX quickly changed their strategy and were able to ban Veigar. Tahm Kench and Varus bot lane helped FPX get back on their feet. They started playing so well that Fnatic failed to find any leads. Lwx kept on constantly using his ultimate to keep Fnatic on the corner, and they made sure Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau on Kayle won’t scale. Afterward, Fnatic was defeated.
FPX has now advanced to the quarterfinals and they will face Invictus Gaming in the semifinals next week. As most of you already know, FPX has already defeated IG before. This is the very reason why it will be exciting to see whether FPX will manage to defeat them this time too and advance to the finals or not. FPX has performed really well throughout the tournament, and Doinb is currently playing on another level. Fnatic, on the other hand, will now go home. However, their LEC counterparts, Splyce and G2 Esports are going to face each other tomorrow.