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Fnatic Secures Long-Awaited Win after Eight Consecutive Losses

News 20-03-2023 12:45
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Nobody beats Fnatic nine times in a row! | © Riot Games

Fnatic secures their first win against Team Heretics and now hopes to regain their strength before the first stage of the LEC Spring Split 2023 is over. 

Fnatic has gone through a rough couple of months. In the last split, the team finished in ninth place, only winning two of their nine games, and for the first time in the history of the organization, Fnatic failed to make it to the LEC Winter Playoffs. 

With the new changes to the roster, some fans believed this Spring Split would be the time for Fnatic to bounce back. However, Fnatic has had a rough start to the season and has continued losing since Winter, leaving them on an eight-game losing streak. With the new and unforgiving format in the LEC, the team needs to step up if they want a chance of making it to the LEC Group Stage.

Yesterday, Fnatic faced another team that has struggled to find its place in the new split, Team Heretics. Fnatic started out strong, and Oscarinin's infamous KDA gets a strong boost when Team heretics give him three kills four minutes into the game. Fnatic does fumble quite a bit throughout the game but takes the win eventually, with a convincing performance from everyone, especially their midlaner Marek "Humanoid" Brázda, ending the game on 9/1/13. 

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Now, Team Heretics and Fnatic share the last place with a 1-4 score. However, there are only four games left to play, so both teams have to up their game if they want to make it to the  2023 LEC Spring Split Group Stage.

Fnatic's Struggles Since the LEC Winter Split 2023

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Oscarinin has had one of the roughest welcomes into the LEC ever. | © Riot Games

After the LEC Winter Split 2023, it was clear that there was a big mismatch in the team. Fnatic had both a toplaner and an ADC preferring weakside, and there was no synergy in the bot lane.

The past support, Rúben "Rhuckz" Barbosa, is known for his more aggressive support picks, like Leona. However, with Rekkles, Rhuckz was forced to play champions out of his comfort, like the ranged supports Lulu and Yuumi

With the heartbreaking results from the LEC Winter Split, Fnatic was one of the few teams that made some radical changes before the new split, changing out their support, Rhuckz, and the veteran top laner, Wunder.

The new toplaner of Fnatic is Óscar "Oscarinin" Muñoz Jiménez. Orscarinin has not had the best start in the LEC. The other teams have been ruthless to Oscarinin, and the top laner has been focused by almost every team in the LEC. This left the rookie with a 0/18/4 KDA after his first three games.  

Fnatic's new support is the Dutch player Henk "Advienne" Reijenga. Advienne has some experience in the LEC from 2021, where he served as the main support of Excel before eventually being replaced, apparently out of the blue, by Mikyx

Despite the rough start in the LEC Spring Split, Advienne is staying positive. In the post-game interview after Fnatic's Victory against Heretics, Advienne explains how the team has been dealing with sickness but is hoping that the momentum gained from the victory can bring them further up on the standings. 

Do you think Fnatic has what it takes to make it to the next stage of the LEC Spring Split? 

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