Fnatic Qualifies for Worlds 2023 as LEC Finals Continue

The quest for the 2023 Summoners Cup continues for the best teams that the LEC has to offer. This past week, Fnatic clinched themselves a spot at the League of Legends 2023 World Championships after a thrilling back-and-forth series with Team BDS.

Though Fnatic, MAD Lions, and G2 have all secured their spots at Worlds, the seeding is still up for grabs heading into the last two matches of the LEC Finals. It all gets settled this week, and you won’t want to miss any of the action on YouTube and Twitch.

Team BDS

Though Team BDS fell last week to Fnactic in the Lower Bracket Semifinals, their campaign for the title of World Champions isn’t done yet. Their reward for coming in 4th place in the LEC Finals is a trip to Korea to participate in the Worlds Qualifying Series 2023, where they will face off against Golden Guardians from the LCS in a best-of-five match where the winner will advance to the Worlds 2023 Play-In Stage.

Though the road to the World Finals will be much more difficult, this is a squad that is happy to continue their season after not having the best performances in the Winter and Summer Splits.

Fnatic vs. MAD Lions

  • When: Saturday, September 9th – 12 PM ET
  • Odds: Fnatic (-120) vs. MAD Lions (-110)

The LEC Finals is drawing close to the Grand Finals, and to determine who will be facing off against G2 Esports for the top seed at Worlds, Fnatic, and MAD Lions will face off in the Lower Bracket Finals.

Fnatic has had an insane run to here at the end of the 2023 season. After having abysmal placements in both Winter and Spring Split, Fnatic was able to make changes that helped them find success in the Summer Split to give them just enough Championship Points to qualify for finals. They’ve had to play in the Lower Bracket all tournament and have played in some thrilling matches that eliminated Excel Esports and Team BDS from the tournament.

The MAD Lions had the opposite kind of year from Fnatic. They were dominant in the front part of the year, finishing 2nd in the Winter Split and winning the Spring Split. Summer Split saw the Lions come in 7th place. Many were worried about what that would mean for them going into the LEC Finals, but they were able to book their trip to Worlds with a clean 3-0 sweep over Excel Esports.

Though they fell to G2 Esports in the Upper Bracket Finals 3-1, they’re still a formidable opponent for Fnatic, which is why oddsmakers have this one set as a pick ‘em. Regardless of the result, this should be one exciting match of League of Legends.

G2 Esports

G2 Esports is sitting pretty in the Grand Finals, awaiting their next opponent. They’ve been the most dominant team in the LEC this year, winning both the Winter and Summer Splits. They entered the LEC Finals as the top seed, and for good reason, this has been a cakewalk for them so far, winning against Team BDS and MAD Lions both in easy 3-1 matches.

Regardless of who makes it to the Grand Finals from the Lower Bracket, G2 Esports should enter the match with plenty of confidence as they just beat MAD Lions in the Upper Bracket Finals and placed better than Fnatic recently in the Summer Split Playoffs.