Fnatic bounce back from day one disappointment with a huge upset victory against Kingzone DragonX
- KDX fell to their first loss of the tournament while Fnatic picked up their first win
- Day one was terrible for Fnatic as they lost against Flash Wolves and the RNG
- Fnatic could end day two of LoL MSI with a record of 2-2 if they can defeat Liquid
Fnatic bounced back from their poor results on day one with a monumental victory over LCK champions Kingzone DragonX.
Western fans were fearing the worst as both Team Liquid and Fnatic had records of 0-2 after concerning losses to Flash Wolves and EVOS.
Meanwhile, Kingzone were undefeated and were looking untouchable however, Fnatic came in with a game plan and executed it to perfection.
Fnatic were all smiles as they bounced back from day one by upsetting Kingzone DragonX
Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther, who had a particularly impressive game, revealed in a post-game interview that while his team had struggled against Kingzone in scrims, they had noticed a small detail they could possibly exploit: ‘We had a really good plan.
‘Usually when we’d invade top side, they would go to ward our blue. So we faked that we were invading so when they went ward our blue, we killed Xayah and that set the tone for the match.’
The first blood gold went to Gabriel ‘Bwipo’ Rau who exceeded everyone’s expectations in this game. Kingzone’s Kim ‘Khan’ Dong-ha is arguably the best top-laner at the tournament but the rookie was able to dominate him throughout the match.
Bwipo peeled for his team expertly with Ornn, tanking damage and stopping Kingzone’s engages with well-timed ults. It appeared Bwipo and Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen had gone too deep when they decided to dive Khan at the tier two towers but Caps was able to fly in with Corki’s package to clean up the fight.
bWiPo WaS tHe PrObLeM
— Fabian Lohmann (@G2GrabbZ) May 12, 2018
Fnatic continued to find picks and good fights while not allowing Kingzone to get even a sniff of a comeback. The Korean champions have overcome many deficits in their time but they appeared to be flustered and began to make uncharacteristic mistakes.
Kingzone took a terrible teamfight in their own jungle with disatrous consequences. Fnatic quickly picked off Kingzone’s bot-lane before an obviously desperate Khan walked into a 1v5 in a weak attempt to get something back.
Eventually, Fnatic attained a 9k gold lead and secured baron, leaving a huge deficit that even Kingzone couldn’t overcome.
Fnatic will be feeling confident and won’t need to be told how important their match against Team Liquid will be. The two western teams will clash to close out day two as we get to see the next installment in the EU vs NA rivalry.
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