G2 and Fnatic dominate LEC Summer 2023

G2 Esports and Fnatic started LEC Summer 2023 with excellent results. So far, both teams proved to be considerably... Radu M. | 29. June 2023

G2 Esports and Fnatic started LEC Summer 2023 with excellent results. So far, both teams proved to be considerably stronger than the rest, and their current records are 5 W – 1 L.

G2 lost against MAD Lions, while Fnatic lost a match against G2. This shows great consistency. Whenever teams win against lesser opponents and only lose against exceptional competitors, that shows their system is solid.

G2’s run so far

G2 started LEC Summer 2023 as the winners of LEC Winter 2023. They also finished LEC Spring 4th and MSI 5th-6th. Their ambition is likely to get a good enough placement and secure a Worlds spot.

G2’s first match of the split was against Team BDS, who fought valiantly but started to accumulate a significant gold disadvantage immediately after the laning phase. Brokenblade’s Renekton was unstoppable. The other members of the team played their part. The game ended after 32 minutes and an almost 20.000 gold advantage for G2.

The second match played by G2 in LEC Summer 2023 was against MAD Lions and it didn’t end well for them. After a 40-minute marathon, MAD eventually won.

The next four matches were very exciting to watch and they showed us why G2 have the potential to be the best team in Europe. The most important of these victories was the one against Fnatic, in which they had an almost 10.000 gold lead and four drake kills compared to Fnatic’s one. Strangely enough, Fnatic were the ones to kill Baron.

Fnatic’s run so far

For Fnatic, everything went well in the first six rounds except for the match against G2. The team carried by Oh “Noah” Hyeon-taek also encountered Astralis, Excel Esports, KOI, MAD Lions, and Team Vitality. In every single case, they won the match convincingly, with a good KDA and a substantial gold lead.

The only problem is that the best-of-one format doesn’t truly allow us to see how much stronger Fnatic are than the rest of the teams. Or if indeed they are as good as their current record indicates. But we will find out in the playoffs.

What’s strange is that in LEC Winter 2023 and LEC Spring 2023, Fnatic had poor results, finishing 9th and 8th respectively. It’s quite amazing just how big of a difference Noah and Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus have made in less than three weeks. Both of them were signed on June 10 and Fnatic took off as a result.

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