Fnatic vs G2 Esports is the Match of the Week in Week 3 of League of Legends LEC 2022 Summer Split


Fnatic vs G2 Esports - Match of the Week Preview for LEC 2022 Summer Week 3

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Fnatic vs G2 Esports is the match of the week in Week 3 of the LEC 2022 Summer Split.
Both the teams are currently tied with three other teams for first place in the league with a 4-2 scoreline.

The League of Legends European Champions (LEC) is currently in the middle of its 2022 Summer Split and has already gotten through two weeks of play. The matches held on Week 3 Day 1 were interesting since the outcomes led to a five-way tie for first place between Excel Esports (XL), Fnatic (FNC), G2 Esports (G2), MAD Lions (MAD), and Rogue (RGE). The match of the week on 2nd July is an el clásico between top European teams – Fnatic vs G2 Esports.

Fnatic and G2 Esports will go head-to-head in the last match of the LEC 2022 Summer Split on Week 3 Day 2. Whichever team wins this match will secure its spot at the top of the table and will have the opportunity to build on the momentum.

Fnatic vs G2 Esports - A Rivalry that will not fizzle out

Fnatic has been the stalwart of the European League of Legends landscape. It has been competing at the top level since 2011 and even won the first-ever World Championship. On the other hand, G2 Esports made an entry into what was then known as the European League of Legends Championship Series in 2016 and has been a tough contender ever since. Since 2013, Fnatic has picked up seven LEC titles and G2 Esports, in this short time of six years (from 2016), has lifted nine LEC trophies.

Surely the team compositions have changed and the veteran players of the teams have moved on to different sides. However, the rivalry still holds strong. Before the start of the 2022 Spring season, former G2 top-laner Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen joined Fnatic and added spice to the competition.

How have Fnatic and G2 Esports fared so far?

The LEC 2022 Summer Split kicked off on 17th June and G2 Esports resumed the split after returning from the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022 tournament in Korea. In the opening super week, both G2 and Fnatic played three games each. Fnatic won matches against Rogue and Excel Esports and lost to SK Gaming.

Meanwhile, in the opening week, G2 Esports won all three of its matches against Astralis, Rogue, and Excel. In Week 2, Fnatic won against Team BDS and lost to MAD, while G2 Esports won against Team Vitality and lost to BDS.

Week 3 was off to a good start for Fnatic which won a match against Astralis but G2 was dealt a defeat at the hands of MAD Lions.

Lanes to watch out for in Fnatic vs G2 Esports match of the week

Fans should have a closer look at the mid and bottom lanes during the Fnatic vs G2 Esports match of the week. G2’s Rasmus "caPs" Borregaard Winther and FNC’s Marek "Humanoid" Brázda are two of the finest mid-laners in Europe and they bring a lot of value to their teams. caPs has always been a star performer for his team through his timely roams and his mechanical outplays.

FNC’s Humanoid also seems to be putting in the work for his team. He has a kill participation of 62.9% in the LEC 2022 Summer Split and has played different champions and playstyles in the six games that he’s played.

In the bottom lane, Fnatic has veteran players Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov and Elias "Upset" Lipp who normally ted to be on top of their games. On the other side of the rift, G2 Esports has fielded new talent – Victor "Flakked" Lirola Tortosa and Raphaël "Targamas" Crabbé, a duo who proved that they are also world-class by outperforming international teams at MSI 2022.

One cannot discount the junglers and the top laners of both Fnatic and G2 Esports at any cost. Simply put, fans can expect nail-biting action in all lanes during the Fnatic vs G2 Esports match today.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant

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