As FNC beat LGD, their spot in the playoffs is locked alongside GenG’s, while LGD is out.
Fnatic went into this game with a more mid game-oriented composition, with Hecarim, Leona and Volibear, while LGD’s team comp had the stronger scaling through Zoe, Graves and Senna, and a last pick Renekton that got lost in this draft. Importantly, bot lane featured two CC-heavy supports, paired with two marksmen without any form of mobility.
To nobody’s surprise given the compositions and the players, the action kicked off in the bot lane before even getting onto the minions, with Fnatic’s duo lane claiming a first blood and all four summoner spells. A Selfmade gank doubled down on it, before another 2v2 fight gave LGD’s support a third tombstone.
Fnatic kept leading the charge, but this time to their demise, as a dive well defended by China transformed their score from 3-0 to 5-4, then 5-5. Europe struck back with two swift kills and a stack of plates, before once again throwing it away through another bot lane dive equalizing the score at 8-8. By that time, however, FNC was still holding onto a 14 minutes 2k gold lead.
And suddenly, the LEC runner-ups blew it all open. A great Hylissang engage followed by a Bwipo teleport turned it into a 10-8, then 11-8, then 15-8, with Fnatic now 7 thousand gold up by 22 minutes. They then engaged a 4v4 that looked like none of their members had any organized focus, which resulted in Bwipo and Rekkles depleting every opposing health bar, and in yet another 4-0.
Following this fight, the orange team marched straight through the Summoner’s Rift to remove what was left of LGD’s base for a 28-minute win.
With this win, Fnatic and GenG are now guaranteed to advance, and they will fight for seeding on the last game of the day. On the other side, LGD and TSM are eliminated, and they will face off for honor.