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This week on The Invade, WWG's dedicated League of Legends show, Esports Expert Mark Horner joined Matt Best on the desk and the duo broke down what's to come between H2K and Fnatic during the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split Playoffs.
For Horner, the match is all about timing and momentum. "When I think about the match up between H2K VS FNC all I can initially think about is how if this match was held tomorrow, I think that FNC could pull off the upset," said Horner. "However these two don't play tomorrow, and I think the preparation time for H2K will provide them with a distinct edge over FNC."
While Horner credits H2K in the long run, he doesn't shy away from pointing out what has led to Fnatic's success as of late. "FNC have proven themselves to maybe be the best team in all of the EU LCS at managing and executing late game strategies," said Horner.
Horner also attributes a lot of Fnatic's success because of one player specifically. "Another reason to believe in FNC for the upset is the strong play of Broxah. If he can find a way to build a lead and snowball in the jungle, it will provide a strong advantage for FNC that could help them engage their lane rotations that have proven very effective the past few weeks."
However, even with strong play from Broxah, that's probably not going to be enough for Fnatic to get over the hump that is H2K. "H2K is still too big of an opponent for FNC to defeat. H2K has Jankos in the Jungle and I know that Jankos has a wider champion pool than Broxah, who has shown great strength on Lee Sin but on other champions has looked relatively weak. If H2K target ban Broxah his ability to impact the game will be severely limited. The overall strength of the H2K squad combined with the preparation the will receive from their coaching staff, should propel them to the next round of the EU LCS playoffs."
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