The fan favorites of Europe might not be the kings of the region this year, but they managed to at least put their name on the podium earlier this morning, as Fnatic smashed the Misfits during the third place EU LCS match. "Smashed" barely does the series justice, however, as Fnatic's margin of victory was even greater than that they had against H2K, a fact that was largely attributable to the Misfits' unwillingness to change their draft strategy at any point in the series.
The 3-0 victory becomes much less unexpected when you look at champion select. For some reason, despite putting up amazing numbers in every game he's ever been allowed to play it,
The player of the series was, unsurprisingly, Rekkles, who was the foundation upon which Fnatic's success was built upon. He and
Unfortunately, the road still ends here for Fnatic despite their unreal performance. Their victory makes the roads to Worlds that much more plausible for them, but they still will need to show up in this same form during the Summer Split if they wish to make the circuit points they won today matter. Beating the Misfits is a good first step, but now Fnatic's attention must be focused upward, as it seems quite likely that Fnatic and the Unicorns will be the primary contenders for circuit points come Summer Split. If Fnatic