Today’s contest between Fnatic and Excel Esports may quickly go down as the most controversial game– or set of video games– this LEC season.

An otherwise uncomplicated matchup in between the 2 League of Legends teams, who had gone into the day connected for 3rd place, ended up being the most fiercely contested game of the week. A mid-game return led by the securing of an Ocean Soul, a 700-gold lead, and a killscore advantage of 20-8 for Fnatic was set to be the main consider a drastic triumph.

But the resurgence wasn’t indicated to be. Instead, a game-breaking bug surrounding Samira at the 34-minute mark of the contest forced a complete remake of the video game. In the end, the false start of a game was scrubbed from the history books and Excel and Fnatic took their locations back at the beginning blocks.

” The event that took place is that Samira used her supreme and when she was killed, she ought to have gotten in the Guardian Angel and ought to have been revived,” LEC Commissioner Maximillian Schmidt said. “Regrettably, that was not the case, and she kept transporting her supreme.”

In this particular instance, Distressed’s Samira continued to transport Inferno Trigger (R) through the animation for Guardian Angel. The full channel of the bugged supreme was enough to eliminate Excel’s leading laner, Kryze, and immediately set off a pause from Excel.

” What takes place in that procedure is that the atrophy identifies whether or not the implications of the bug that is happening are considerable enough to validate a Chronobreak,” Commissioner Schmidt stated. “In this particular instance, the atrophy deemed that the bug was of severe sufficient significance to use the Chronobreak to Excel … In this case, though, the Chronobreak, sadly, was unable to be executed.”

The inability to carry out a Chronobreak into the contest unfortunately left the LEC officiating crew with only one choice: remake the video game.

According to area 8.8.1 of the official LEC rulebook, “League Officials will identify whether either or both teams were considerably disadvantaged by the bug, and any significantly disadvantaged team will be used the opportunity to remake the game.” Excel took the LEC authorities up on their deal and remade the contest from scratch.

This decision didn’t sit particularly well with Fnatic, who, after installing a significant return, were forced to go back to square one all over again. To make matters worse, the two groups were told that the remade contest would occur after the LEC’s Match of the Week between G2 and Rogue.

In particular, Fnatic’s head coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi revealed his annoyance with the process during the pause on Twitter.

” The bigger joke is that the draft is gon na be remade and we have to await G2 to play RGE after awaiting 1 hour for chronobreak,” YamatoCannon said. “I have no problem with XL and I do not desire to direct any heat in their instructions, it is simply extreme mishandling of this scenario in my viewpoint.”

However Fnatic would not let the prolonged time out discourage them. The group came out of eviction in the remade game with a sense of fire underneath them. Simply one minute and 54 seconds into the contest, Fnatic’s bottom lane duo of Disturbed and Hylissang– who had repeated their picks from the very first game of Samira and Alistar– engaged Master a two-vs-two skirmish, declaring first blood and an early lead in the procedure.

By the 20-minute mark, Fnatic’s lead flowered to 2,000 gold thanks to numerous teamfight victories and stalwart control over the Rift’s numerous objectives. Simply 13 minutes later, Fnatic destroyed Excel’s Nexus and put a nail in among the most questionable choices the LEC had actually seen to date. No matter any debate, though, Fnatic’s win over Excel broke the tie in between these two teams, leaving Fnatic with sole belongings of third location.