G2 Esports Destroys Fnatic, Advances To Next Round Of LEC Spring Split Playoffs

Day 3 of the 2024 LEC Spring Split Playoffs continued with the Bo3 between G2 Esports and Fnatic. After a thrilling encounter, Caps and his team came out on top in this European classic, winning 2 games in convincing fashion. This win secured them a spot in the next round of the tournament: the final Winner Bracket.

G2 gives Fnatic a slap in the face

Round 2 of the Upper Bracket of the LEC Playoffs is lit up with a European Championship classic: the highly anticipated head-to-head between G2 Esports and Fnatic. This duel, nicknamed “Classico” for several seasons, is much more than just a match. it's a legendary rivalry that writes a new chapter with every matchup. This new face-to-face promises to be electrifying. With Fnatic looking to cement their position of power and G2 looking to continue their quest for dominance, fans can expect an epic battle

On one side, Fnatic, who were able to start these playoffs on a positive note by beating GiantX with a clean score of 2-0. Despite unexpected resistance from GiantX, especially in the early stages of the game, Fnatic showed their ability to adapt and overcome obstacles, proving why they remain one of the most formidable teams in the league. On the other hand, G2 Esports, the title holder, who continue to strengthen their legend in the LEC. His 2-0 win against the MAD Lions KOI in the first round of the playoffs is just one recent example of his outstanding talent and fighting spirit. The way G2 turned things around in the second game, turning a significant deficit into a memorable victory, perfectly illustrates the team's tenacity.

Game 1

The first round of this duel started at a frantic pace, with a particularly intense battle in the midlane, where Caps and Humanoid put on a captivating spectacle. From the first minutes, G2 took advantage, especially thanks to their superiority during botlane skirmishes, thus showing their preparation and response to Fnatic's strategies. With a lead of nearly 2k gold in the first 10 minutes, G2 were able to exploit Fnatic's weaknesses, cementing their lead thanks to flawless teamfight execution. The first major clash for dragon control at 16 minutes saw Fnatic take the objective, but at the cost of a kill they conceded to G2.

The momentum of the match continued to favor G2, who responded brilliantly to Fnatic's initiative during a crucial midlane teamfight around the 20 minute mark. G2 not only displayed superior firepower but also more advantageous organization and tactical positioning, crushing Fnatic in back-to-back engagements both on top and around the dragon, highlighting their dominance. This streak of winning clashes allowed G2 to pick up the pace, putting Fnatic under unbearable pressure. In just 25 minutes, G2 was able to wrap up the game brilliantly, asserting their supremacy in this first round thanks to exemplary game management and team synergy.

Game 2

The second round started at a breakneck pace, with G2 quickly gaining the upper hand thanks to a skillfully executed first kill. The pressure applied by G2 from the early moments, especially in the botlane, paid off, resulting in a 2nd kill and the capture of the first dragon, thus confirming their aggressive strategy. However, before even reaching the 10-minute mark, Fnatic managed to capitalize on two G2 mistakes, clawing their way back into the game. G2, not allowing themselves to be destabilized, regained their momentum by winning a near-river clash in the botlane. Despite a few mistakes and some rushing that gave Fnatic a chance to stay in the match, G2 managed to maintain a 2k gold lead after a quarter of an hour of play, cementing their dominance by securing a third dragon after a prolonged and victorious fight .

G2's decisive push came in the 20th minute, with a ferocious attack on the midlane, supported by Herald, opening a gap in Fnatic's defense. Instead of settling for this strategic advance after the fall of T3, G2 opted for a bold and highly aggressive approach, engaging in direct combat in the heart of Fnatic's base. This tactical choice paid off as G2 chained eliminations and gave their opponent a show of strength, sealing the victory of this second round in just 21 minutes. Fnatic, taken by surprise, could only note the extent of G2's dominance in this matchup.

G2 Esports dominated Fnatic in this new European classic, securing their place in the Winner Bracket final with two convincing wins of 25 and 21 minutes. This performance dispelled any doubts that might have been left after their match the previous day against MAD Lions KOI, confirming that G2 is in great shape. The game was characterized by tension and strategic dominance by G2, mostly thanks to good drafts, early initiatives and constant pressure in all lanes, which allowed them to quickly gain the upper hand against Fnatic. Therefore, G2 Esports confidently advances to the Winner Bracket final, where they will face Team BDS in a much-anticipated showdown next weekend. This win against Fnatic not only confirms their status as a title contender, but also highlights their ability to adapt and excel under pressure.

Fnatic's performance, on the other hand, suffered from several factors. Razork, the jungler, did not find his place in the matchup, demonstrating the team's difficulties in adapting and responding effectively to the dynamics imposed by G2. Overall, Fnatic looked hesitant, letting G2 dictate the pace of the game and take the initiative, which ultimately led to their relegation to the Losers' Bracket. For Fnatic, this loss marks a moment of reflection and the need to review their approach for future clashes.

LEC Spring Split Playoff Schedule

Saturday, March 30

  • Finite

    Group vitality

    SK Gaming

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

  • Finite

    Fnatic

    GIANTX

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

Sunday, March 31

  • Finite

    Team Heretics

    BDS

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

  • Finite

    G2 Esports

    MAD Lions KOI

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

Monday April 1st

  • Finite

    Fnatic

    G2 Esports

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

  • Finite

    Group vitality

    BDS

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

Tuesday, April 2

  • Finite

    GIANTX

    MAD Lions KOI

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

  • Finite

    SK Gaming

    Team Heretics

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

Saturday, April 6
5:00 pm : Lower Round 2-1
8:00 pm : Lower Round 2-2

Sunday, April 7

  • 5:00 pm

    G2 Esports

    BDS

    Playoffs

    Playoffs

Monday, April 8
5:00 pm : Lower semi-final

Saturday, April 13
5:00 pm : Bottom final

Sunday, April 14
5:00 pm : Final split

Playoff tree

Upper arm

Losers' Bracket

Big finale

Final Winner
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