The road to playoffs hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Fnatic this Summer Split. The League of Legends team is currently tied in the regular season standings for fifth place, and they even have the most deaths of any team in the LEC to boot.
As of week four, Fnatic have 121 collective deaths as a roster, three more than FC Schalke 04, who sit in last place with an abysmal 1-8 record. This should be pretty alarming for LEC fans, who considered the perennial European champions a contender for the crown this season.
More than half of those deaths belong to top laner Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau and support Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov, who are the LEC death leaders this season with 35 and 40 deaths, respectively.
Both players haven’t performed up to par these past few weeks, but the roster as a unit hasn’t played well together. From untimely mistakes to unforced errors, Fnatic haven’t stayed consistent enough to garner any faith from their fanbase just yet.
They’ve won only one game over the past three weeks, even sporting a loss against Schalke 04. Fans were stunned by this defeat, especially with how Schalke have played over the whole split. Luckily for Fnatic, the LEC went on a two-week break, which could have helped them recharge and regroup for the second half of the season.
For week five, Fnatic will be kicking things off with matches against Team Vitality and Misfits Gaming. Both teams are coming off of huge upset wins from the weekend before, with Vitality taking down Origen and Misfits beating MAD Lions.
You can catch Fnatic in action when the 2020 LEC Summer Split returns on Friday, July 17.