Wild Fnatic comeback highlights LEC Summer season Split Day 1
Fnatic installed a frantic comeback in the closing seconds Friday, pulling out a win over Misfits Gaming to cap the first day of the League of Legends European Champion (LEC) Summer Split.
G2 Esports, Team Vigor, SK Gaming and Rogue likewise get wins to open the 10-team, eight-week tournament. However, the final match was the one that had everybody talking when the day was over.
With the game tied at 6-6, Misfits scored eight of the next 10 points to apparently take command. However Misfits would score only one more point the remainder of the method and Fnatic had simply sufficient time to pull off the win.
” We had it the entire time,” Fnatic’s Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, the match MVP, joked in a postmatch Instagram interview. “It wasn’t even close, man.”
When pressed if he was being major, Rekkles responded, “Let’s state I doubted it for like 30 minutes.”
While Fnatic won their match on red, the first 4 winners were all playing on blue.
G2 opened the day with a win over MAD Lions, Vitality beat FC Schalke 04, SK removed Origen and Rogue topped Excel Esports prior to Fnatic’s big win.
The Summer season Split includes a double round-robin format with all matches best-of-one. When play concludes Aug. 9, the leading six groups in the standings will advance to the Summer Split playoffs. Groups will play two matches each weekend save the first and last weekend, throughout which teams will play 3 matches
All matches in the double-elimination postseason bracket will be best-of-five, with dates yet to be revealed. The leading four groups will play in a set of winners-bracket matches; the bottom two will play in a losers-bracket opener.
The lower-seeded loser of the winners-bracket opening round will play in the 2nd round of the losers-bracket. The greater seeded loser of the winners-bracket opening round will get a bye to the 3rd round of the loser’s bracket.
The leading three groups will earn a spot in the League of Legends World Champion, arranged to be played in China at a date to be announced. The fourth-place team will advance to the Worlds play-in occasion.
Initially arranged to have three areas in the Worlds, the LEC and the League of Legends Pro League (China) each got an additional slot when Riot Games revealed the cancellation of the Mid-Season Invitational in April.
Week 1 continues Saturday with five matches and concludes Sunday with another five.
League of Legends European Champion Summertime Split remaining Week 1 matches.
League of Legends European Championship Summertime Split standings