The European number one team, Fnatic has secured its spot in the LoL World Championship Finals after defeating the huge favorite, Cloud9 taking their victory by 3-0 series. With this victory, Fnatic has become the very first European team to secure its spot in the great World Finals. When it comes to the expectations of the match, they were more than high causing a massive tension between North American and European fans.
The truth is that each area’s team was under a massive pressure as both of them had a chance to make history. In fact, history was being made at the competition’s semi-finals after that very intense group stage during which even three groups competition ended their group stage with having tie-breakers and every team from the group had at least one loss.
For this reason, it is safe to say that the playoffs have been insanely interesting and entertaining as every team had an equal chance to advance to the next phase of the competition. The competition’s quarter-finals sent those favorite teams Royal Never Give Up and KT Rolster home early on. G2 Esports and Invictus Gaming which are responsible for that easily clashed the competition’s semi-final taking their opponents by 3-0 in series.
Cloud9 and Fnatic Meeting in the Semi-Finals
After defeating Afreeca Freecs and Edward Gaming, Cloud9 and Fnatic met in the semi-finals looking forward to advancing to the Worlds Finals. When it comes to the quarter-finals of the competition, Cloud9 did an impressive job defeating their opponent Afreeca Freecs while Invictus Gaming made a history by defeating KT Rolster.
Talking about the defeat of Afreeca Freecs, it meant that since 2013, the LoL World Champions will be somebody except a South Korean Team. This defeat of Afreeca Freecs also meant the worst placement of South Korea in the competition. On the other hand, for Cloud9, their victory brought the very best place in the Worlds since 2011.
In the semi-finals of the competition, four teams had their chance to advance to the Worlds Finals including G2 Esports, Invictus Gaming, Cloud9, and Fnatic. As previously mentioned, the competition has been completely dominated by South Korean teams until this year when their reign is over. When it comes to Fnatic and Cloud9 meeting in the semi-finals, the game was probably one of the most entertaining matches we have seen so far in the competition.
Fnatic Sending Cloud9 Home
During the match between the two teams, Fnatic was performing better. On the other hand, Cloud9 showed some great moves as well by changing their game for better during game two hoping to perform better after suffering that great loss during game one. On the other hand, Fnatic was not ready to give up. They responded by picking another team including Mads Broxah and Bwipo’s Jayce.
The following game, game three was fairly similar to the previous games. Despite the fact that Cloud9 had more kills during this game, Caps, Broxah and Bwipo with their extraordinary performance led their team to the World Finals where they will measure their strength against Invictus Gaming. With Fnatic’s victory over Cloud9, the World Finals match is set with Fnatic being the very first team to reach this stage of the competition since the Season One.
Invictus Gaming Vs. Fnatic in the World Finals
Fnatic’s opponent is Invictus Gaming which performed great in every stage of the competition especially in the semi-finals where the team was dominant over G2 Esports taking the match by a 3-0 victory. It should be noted that the World Finals match will be also a rematch between these two teams as they have already faced each other during the group stage of the competition.
In the group stage match, Invictus Gaming was the first team to claim a victory, but Fnatic eventually took that top see on the very final day of the group stage. No matter which of these two teams win in the Worlds Final match, there will be history made as since 2013 every LoL World Champion team as from South Korea. This streak is finally broken by Invictus Gaming and Fnatic making it to the very top.