Fnatic finds their first win in LEC against Rogue

Fnatic Rogue LEC Week Three

Fnatic has finally won their first game of the LEC Spring Split by taking down Rogue in 31 minutes. It was a battle between two teams that hadn’t won any games up until this point.

Fnatic was coming into this week, as we said, without a win. They were looking very weak as a team, with a lack of coordination throughout most of each game. Many people were saying that the loss of Rasmus “Caps” Winther may send Fnatic to the bottom of the standings this split. Additionally, the rest of the team hasn’t been playing too well either. Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen has been almost invisible during some of Fnatic’s games, while their bottom lane has struggled through the first four matches of the split.

Meanwhile, Rogue has been going through some struggles of their own. They can’t seem to find much success with each other, and the lack of synergy shows in their results. In particular, their ADC Martin “HeaQ” Kordmaa has been going through a rough patch as of late and has been a liability for the team. They will need a monumental comeback to turn their season around, but not many people are holding their breath.

Fnatic wears down Rogue

After a 31 minute matchup, Fnatic was able to outlast Rogue and take the game for themselves. It was pretty back-and-forth for a few moments in the early game, but ultimately, Fnatic had more individual talent and better macro skills than their opponents. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson was given plenty of space to operate and would end up capturing a pentakill on Kai’sa. He also ended the game with nine kills and four assists. Fnatic would also secure three dragons and Baron for themselves.

On the other side of the Rift, Rogue looked lost. Chres “Sencux” Laursen and Kim “Profit” Jun-hyung both were doing decently in their lanes, but once the team fights started, it was hard to watch this team play. Unfortunately, HeaQ did not do much this game on Vayne again. Many people are calling for Rogue to replace him and for good reason. He has some of the worst mechanics of any ADC and doesn’t seem to be playing at an LEC level.

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Final Thoughts

Although beating Rogue isn’t much of an accomplishment, it is a good starting point for Fnatic. They need to build any sort of confidence for themselves, in order to begin improving as a team. Many analysts still believe that Fnatic has to find their identity as a team again. They need to find that drive that pushed them towards victory last year and harness it against the top teams of the region.

For Rogue, the bottom of the league looks like their home. They may need to look towards their Academy team for answers. For example, they could bring up Paweł “Woolite” Pruski and Emil “Larssen” Larsson to shake things up for the season. At this point, they should throw everything at the wall and see if something sticks. As it is proceeding now, not many people see Rogue leaving this tenth place spot any time soon.


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