Monday, 27 May 2024

LEC 2024 Winter – Finals Weekend Preview

Last weekend, the LEC bid farewell to four teams – Team Heretics, SK Gaming, GIANTX, and Team Vitality. Now, only four teams remain, and the stakes are high. The winner of this weekend’s finals will not only be crowned champion but also secure a spot in the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational in May and the LEC Season Finals later in the year.

Upper Bracket: G2 Esports vs. Team BDS

In the Upper Bracket, G2 Esports and Team BDS clashed on the 11th of February in the first best-of-five of the Winter Season. Despite the nail-biting first game where BDS put G2 on the backpedal, they couldn’t maintain their momentum and lost the subsequent games. BDS, however, still secured a spot in the semi-finals and will face either Fnatic or MAD Lions KOI for a chance to advance to the finals and potentially face G2 Esports once again.

Fnatic and MAD Lions KOI took different paths to reach the semi-finals. Fnatic defeated MAD Lions KOI in Round 1 of the Playoffs on the 4th of February but fell to G2 in Round 2. In a grueling best-of-three against SK Gaming last week, Fnatic emerged victorious, showcasing their superior Dragon control. Meanwhile, after their defeat by Fnatic in Round 1, MAD Lions KOI cleanly defeated GIANTX and Team Vitality to secure their upcoming rematch tomorrow. This rookie team aims to prove that their loss to Fnatic in Round 1 was a fluke and that they can reach even greater heights.

Fnatic versus MAD Lions KOI

Finals weekend kicks off with a highly anticipated rematch between MAD Lions KOI and Fnatic, this time in a best-of-five format. These two teams have already played a best-of-one and a best-of-three against each other this Winter. In the former, MAD Lions KOI emerged victorious, while Fnatic claimed victory in the latter. The regular season ended with both teams at a 5-4 record, indicating their evenly matched abilities. Analyzing their Round 1 match provides insight into how this match may unfold. While Fnatic dominantly took the first game, the second game was a closely contested battle, with Fnatic eventually clinching the win through superior objective control. Considering recent performances and the close Round 1 encounter, I predict a win for MAD Lions KOI in tomorrow’s best-of-five.

Team BDS versus TBD

After dispatching Team Heretics and Team Vitality to the lower bracket, Team BDS found themselves in the Upper Bracket facing G2 Esports. Unfortunately, they were defeated in the first best-of-five of the Winter Season. In the playoffs, BDS has not faced either Fnatic or MAD Lions KOI yet, so their regular season matches serve as the only reference point. BDS emerged victorious in their clashes against both teams. With their strong performances and exceptional solo laners, Adam and nuc, BDS appears to have an advantage. Assuming they can establish an early game advantage, defeating either MAD Lions KOI or Fnatic in a best-of-five seems unlikely. However, let’s see what these teams bring to the table tomorrow before making any final judgments.

G2 Esports versus TBD

G2 Esports, the reigning champions, will face one of the three remaining teams to defend their title. Realistically, none of these teams have shown enough strength so far to pose a significant challenge to G2. Throughout the Winter Split, G2 has dropped only three games, demonstrating their dominant form. With their pristine record, it’s evident that G2 hasn’t faced much competition within the LEC this split.

FAQs

Q: Which teams have qualified for the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational?
A: The winner of the LEC Winter Finals will earn a spot in the 2024 Mid-Season Invitational.

Q: When are the LEC Season Finals scheduled to take place?
A: The LEC Season Finals will take place later this year, after the Mid-Season Invitational.

Q: Are there any predictions on the potential winners of the LEC Winter Finals?
A: Based on their performances and recent matches, MAD Lions KOI and G2 Esports are considered strong contenders for the championship.

Conclusion

With the LEC Winter Split coming to a close, we eagerly anticipate the finals and the crowning of the next champion. Stay tuned for exciting matches and impressive displays of skill as these four teams battle it out for glory. For more information about the LEC and updates on the Winter Finals, visit Wqaindia.