The European League of Legends competitive scene aka LEC has been absolutely volatile in the 2022 Summer split, with several high table teams fighting at the top of the league standings and a couple of possible dark horses battling for the final spot in the soon to start playoffs.
When Fnatic started off their 2022 campaign, fans and experts showed them as a definite top table team from the start of the year up to the 2022 Worlds. Fnatic had a roster full of the best players in the region creating what should have been an absolute title contender.
Nevertheless, sadly those expectations remained behind as statistics and not results. It was easy for anyone to take into account all the accolades, playoff spots, and the trophies in this organization and point them as a winning team. Unexpectedly they were out of the 2022 LEC Spring Playoffs all thanks to a game versus G2 Esports, currently Fnatic sits on the verge of missing the postseason stage as a whole.
It is an extravagant situation, however the entire team seems to be struggling to find consistency with their play throughout the entirety of the split. Fnatic play book revolves mainly through their superstar bot lane duo of Upset and Hylissang, but sadly, the partnership hasn’t been nearly as consistent as before in other splits. Statistically wise, Hylissang leads the league with a total of 53 deaths, however most of them have been errors and mistimed engagements that have left viewers in awe.
Fnatic as of the moment, have only won two games during the second half of the Summer Split, in order to barely get into playoffs, it’ll take a herculean task as they go against three of the best teams in the LEC: Astralis, Vitality, and Misfits Gaming. A miracle is certainly needed, however Fnatic will need to re-evaluate their current situation for the future. Make sure to stay tuned as this week we’ll be sharing our LEC esports picks, including a preview of the Fnatic vs Misfits match.
This has been one of the most heartwarming and incredible stories of the summer split, especially thanks to the rise of Astralis’ rookie support, Jeonghoon. He came and absolutely revived the team and their chances to achieve their first playoff appearance in organizational history, he has also won the hearts of viewers and teammates alike with his happy vibe and enthusiasm for the game he plays competitively.
Currently, he continues to show promising play styles with incredible plays on different yet well pilot red League champions, including Rakan, Pyke, Tahm Kench, and Bard. With his almost Rookie of the Year-esk performance, Astralis as a team has also found their mojo and success since joining the league.
It’s important to keep in mind that their jungler Xerxe is having a brilliant comeback season so far, leading the jungler in Kill to Death ratio, kill participation, and has one of the best early game play styles of any jungler within the league.
Whether Astralis makes an amazing run through the playoffs or gets knocked out early, the idea remains that the league has gained another interesting squad to watch and support as well