A heart-pounding match-up between LEC underdogs and one of the toughest teams from China gave the Worlds stage a stunning BLG vs FNC showcase of willpower and sheer discipline
Close fights and a hopeful early game defined Fnatic's match-up against the MSI 2023 semifinalists. With more power and experience on their side, the new FNC felt confident in their first LPL fight in Worlds Swiss Stage. BBG on the other hand has fought at a higher level of play, which meant that the slightest mistake could've meant Humanoid and co. taking one more step towards an early exit.
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BLG vs FNC Recap
Fnatic ran a pretty risky decision when Razork locked in Ivern when the LEC team as already running Akali-Kai'sa up against Bin's Jax. Before the game started, BLG was clearly leading in frontal engage capabilities and power spikes.
Trymbi's flash + engage got Fnatic the first blood pick, which was followed up by Humanoid's big play on Akali which would've been stopped short without Ivern's shield buff. Meanwhile, Oscarinin was focused on neutralizing Bin's laning phase on top lane to keep him away from the Herald. All in all, the LEC #2 seed had a great start.
After the 10-minute mark, the black-and-orange roster was holding their own surprisingly well. With full control of the map, Noah and Humanoid were in a great position to end every teamfight in their team's favor. However, BLG's champion composition still had better scaling potential, so denying objectives was key for Oscarinin and co.
Later on, Fnatic was able to divide and conquer, staying ahead of the curve and controlling key areas in the jungle. Humanoid's Akali was looking extremely dangerous, but missed out on kills in a midlane teamfight, letting BLG equalize. By 20 minutes, the game was on a knife's edge.
When the game entered its midpoint, BBG completely flipped the script during a gigantic fight for the 4th drake. Thanks to Bin saving his W on Jax, Yagao was able to lay down his ult which caught the majority of Fnatic. After sieging midlane, Bin and co. took care of Fnatic's inhibitor before setting up around Baron pit. With the LEC contenders scattered and their jungle unwarded, they could only buy time as BBG scaled.
Zhonya's, GA and Bloodthirster made Bin's Jax extremely hard to deal with by the end, and led the charge for Fnatic's nexus and the LPL team's 2-1 score.
Teams: BLG 1 – 0 FNC
Kills: 15 – 8
Turrets: 9 – 3
Gold: 64.0k – 54.5k
Dragons: 3 – 2
Barons: 1 – 0
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