2022 LEC Spring Split Playoffs Betting | G2 Esports vs. Fnatic Predictions

G2 Esports vs. Fnatic is undoubtedly the most exciting clash of the 2022 LEC Spring Split playoffs. We’re talking about the LEC “el clasico” here — a fight between two former “kings” and perennial adversaries who have been trading blows (and taking turns at the throne) for longer than we can remember.

Clear out your schedule for Saturday as there’s a Best of 5 you simply cannot miss.

Fnatic are obviously favored, but it’s not going to be as one-sided as the odds would lead you to believe. They are the better team with a noticeably higher skill ceiling, but this will not be a blowout, of that you can be certain. And, well, we’re glad beyond measure for that being the case.

They’ve traded heavy blows throughout the split and are separated by a meager two wins. They share many of the same strengths and should, therefore, be able to put on quite a show — a show you absolutely don’t want to miss!

A Clash of Titans

Any time these two giants step foot on stage to compete, we — the fans, analysts, and media — have a reason to tune in. It’s really that simple. This particular clash is no different in that regard. There’s a lot on the line, too, as both G2 and Fnatic are fighting to claim the (recently relinquished) LEC throne.

The boys in black and orange have a much better shot at claiming it, but the gap between them and G2 is neither big nor insurmountable. If G2 prepare well and execute, they could, by all means, get away with the win.

A team with Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik, Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, and Rasmus “caPs” Winther simply cannot be underestimated — these are some of the very best players the LEC has to offer, and they will push Fnatic to their limit.

They’ve won their games in a multitude of ways, which makes them quite hard to classify and evaluate. Sometimes it was through top, other times through mid. Other times still it was though their bottom lane duo, two very young players who’ve sort of come into their own within the grand machinery that is G2.

Most often, though, they were focused on getting Broken Blade ahead and, well, it’s easy to understand why: he’s one of the very best top laners in the LEC. He’s second in KDA (3.4), first in Kill Participation (61.3%), first in Kill Share (27%), Top 3 in almost all laning metrics, second in Damage Per Minute (288), second in Damage Share (26.3%), and first in average gold earned per minute.

He’s had an incredible showing and most of his leads he was able to create all by himself — his teammates coming in to help was just the cherry on top, but by no means was it a necessity. Martin “Wunder” Hansen, on the other hand, has generally been left on an island as Fnatic prefer to get their wins through their bottom lane and, at times, mid.

It’s an interesting clash of styles and strategies, but by no means are these two line-ups one-dimensional or incapable of adapting on the fly.

It’s also interesting that G2 have accrued most of their wins through a myriad of different ways. You’d think that they’d play more through Caps, what with him being the most accomplished Western mid laner of all time, but they’ve actually been a lot more successful whenever he was put on a control mage à la Azir, Viktor, and Orianna.

He’s been fairly consistent thus far but we’d also be remiss if we didn’t say that his pop-off performances — the ones he really became known for — were few and far between. We wouldn’t go so far as to say that he has regressed, but he has lost that “killer instinct” that made him so revered across the globe.

2022 LEC Playoffs Betting | G2 Esports vs. Fnatic — Reasons to Watch

Tuning in to G2 vs. FNC is always a smart decision no matter who’s playing under their banner and whether there’s anything at stake or not. These two organizations always bring their “A game” whenever they face each other which means that fireworks are all but guaranteed!

To make things even more interesting, they’re not that far apart in terms of talent and potential. Fnatic are better, but not by that much. They, too, have shown a couple of weaknesses, the biggest of which is their tendency to overextend and go for plays they have no business going for.

G2 can and will punish should such openings arise, and if they can find a way to neutralize Elias “Upset” Lipp and Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov they’ll definitely stand a fighting chance. Granted, neutralizing those two is easier said than done, but they’ve had three weeks to prepare and conjure up a solid enough strategy so it’s not like they’ll go in blind; an action-packed brawl is, therefore, all but guaranteed — one that’ll hopefully go the five-game distance.

In any case, it’ll be an absolute spectacle, so make sure to tune in!

2022 LEC Spring Split Playoffs Betting | G2 Esports vs. Fnatic Prediction:
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