A battle for Group C supremacy raged between Fnatic and Gen.G.
Fnatic vs Gen.G
With a 1-1 record thus far, Fnatic found themselves in a position they probably didn't want going into the series against Gen.G. With a win unlikely, a win was what Fnatic needed with TSM v LGD playing after them. An LGD win would give Fnatic everything to do in the second round-robin. As for Gen.G, they wanted to go 3-0 and move themselves well ahead of the chasing pack going into the second phase. In what might be a surprise start, FNC was able to punish a flashless Rakan and pick up the First Blood. FNC doesn’t stop there, however, as they again punish the flashless Rakan and get another three kills. Gen.G dropped two TPs on the fight and picked up two kills in return but at a huge cost.
Fnatic take down Gen.G in a flash
FNC continued to punish the early game mistakes of Gen.G. As we hit the 10-minute mark FNC found themselves with a 3k lead as they looked to snowball early leads into mid game pressure. Gen.G, however, pounced onto the FNC bot lane, committing two TPs to secure two massive kills as they attempted to get some presence into the match. Things finally started to calm down at the 21st minute as the third drake spawns. Both teams started to posture around it but in the end, it’s FNC that claimed it for free.
With the third drake spawning on the map, FNC picked it up but got chased from the jungle in the mid lane. They turned the fight on its head despite losing it early on and they managed to Ace Gen.G. Seeing their opportunity, they pushed down the Gen.G base and picked up a massive victory as they go joint top.
- Time: 27:47
- Kills: 17 – 9
- Turrets: 7-3
- Gold: 54.2k – 48k
- Dragons: 3-1
- Barons: 0-0