C9 vs Fnatic Preview and Predictions – LoL Worlds 2023

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C9 vs Fnatic Preview and Predictions – LoL Worlds 2023

Two renowned orgs C9 vs Fnatic will come to blows on the Worlds stage in the biggest Western bout yet for a chance to equalize their current standings and enter the Knockout stage.

The boys at Cloud9 finished 1-2 after the first week of Worlds following a scathing brush with the T1 legends that left them with no kills and less chances of reaching Quarterfinals. That said, the world-renowned LCS leader has only lost to stronger teams. The EU roster's form on the other hand looks better ever since Fnatic finished second in the LEC Season Finals.

This year's World Championships is going into its 6th day of using the Swiss format. And with 2 teams already being eliminated, the remaining 12 pro-teams only have a couple of chances left to reach that 3-win status in the standings.

If you want to bet on League of Legends or love the game, this C9 vs Fnatic esports preview is for you!

C9 vs Fnatic Preview


The boys in white showed up to Worlds in style after overcoming MAD in a 10-3 victory on the first day. However, Berserker's team went on to lose their next two matches to Chinese and Korean teams, who exploited subtle mistakes in their playstyle despite Cloud9 having a draft advantage.

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But despite unfortunate draws, the LCS #2 seed has fairly held its own against teams from stronger regions. Their draft picks have been smart, but they've lacked playmaking potential since their win over MAD, so they'll need to rely on surprise plays to get a one-up.

C9 Roster

  • Toplaner: Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami
  • Jungler: Robert “Blaber” Huang
  • Midlaner: Jang “EMENES” Min-soo
  • ADC: Kim “Berserker” Min-cheol
  • Support: Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen

Player to Watch

With his Support's help, Berserker's plays rival even the best in the mid-game.


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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – OCTOBER 19: Marek “Humanoid” Brazda gestures while competing at the League of Legends World Championship 2023 Swiss Stage on October 19, 2023 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games)

Fnatic hasn't found much success in their current run. After starting their week on a loss, they were only capable of eking out a win against a minor region before they lost to the LPL a second time. But that doesn't mean the black-and-orange roster is out of chances yet.

Oscarinin's top-lane has steadily gotten better since their last tournament, and Noah's agility on the Rift lets him become a force of nature when his team helps him scale. FNC as a whole also has improved map awareness, but their organization goes down the drain when they fight teams from the LPL.

Fnatic Roster

  • Toplaner: Óscar “Oscarinin” Jiménez
  • Jungler: Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz
  • Midlaner: Marek “Humanoid” Brázda
  • ADC: Oh “Noah” Hyeon-taek
  • Support: Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus
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Player to Watch

Ocarinin plays extremely well with fast-scaling champs in the meta like Renekton and Poppy.

Fnatic vs C9 Predictions

Chances look good for C9 winning their next match. They've beaten better EU rosters, and have more to gain in the lower brackets where Fnatic is.

How to watch C9 vs Fnatic 

Keep an eye on the Riot Games & LoL Esports Twitch or YouTube channels. The Main Event of Worlds 2023 continues on October 23 at 03:00 ET/02:00 CST/00:00 PT.

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C9 vs Fnatic Preview and Predictions – LoL Worlds 2023
Paul Goño
Paul started writing for ESTNN in 2022, the same year he beat his first Souls game. An avid fan of RPGs, his all-time favorites include Baldur's Gate 3, Assassin’s Creed and Kingdom Hearts 2. Besides being a professional nerd, he still struggles to get over the broken PS2 memory card that stored years of his save files.