Misfits vs. Fnatic – EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs Semifinals
As if Quarterfinals weren’t enough, Misfits have done it once again!
It was absolutely surreal watching them thoroughly dismantle Fnatic in the first EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs Semifinals series.
Guys obviously did the homework in preparations for the matchup. Fnatic probably underestimated Misfits a bit due to the dominant wins over them earlier in the regular season.
First game was the longest one, reaching almost full 45 minutes of playtime. MSF veteran midlaner PowerOfEvil picked Syndra and took the charge early on.
MSF’s trusty support IgNar was going great work on Janna, while Maxlore’s disruptive Zac tactics made sure things ran smoothly for MSF from start to finish.
Fnatic looked really unprepared for Misfits’ stacked composition. Easy game 1 win for Misfits.
Second match saw much of the same, with most of the main protagonists still in charge. IgNar and Alphari were absolutely unbearable on Blitzcrank and Gnar respectively. The rest of the Misfits made sure to capitalize on their pulls and openings at every occasion.
In the third game, Fnatic finally managed to take the ball back into their court. They snowballed super hard off of Jesiz’ and Broxah’s amazing Rakan and Elise support.
The final phase of the game featured signature Fnatic’s plays, with lots of teamfighting and ganking all over the place. It was more than enough to secure 2-1 and set up grounds for reverse sweep.
Sadly, Fnatic’s hopes and dreams got painfully demolished in the 4th and last game. Misfits absolutely murdered through Fnatic’s lineup. Fnatic looked shocked and unrecognizable.
We can’t blame them. Very few people, if anybody at all, expected Misfits to not just win, but really dominate this matchup.
FINAL SCORE: 3-1 for Misfits
H2K vs. G2 Esports – EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs Semifinals
Once again, H2K proved to be a team almost designed to beat mid and bottom tier competition.
They offered some semblance of competitiveness against G2 Esports in the first game though. However, the outclassing excellence of G2’s support mithy on Alistar coupled with Expect’s monstrous Cho’Gath left H2K without any answer in the second half of the match.
Second game started off in a very cautious and methodical approach from both teams. Unfortunately for H2K, G2 has too much experience in games like those to let it spiral out of their control.
The signature G2 bottom ganks started off around the 15-minute mark. Mithy’s performance exceeded that from the first game. He ended up with 15 total assists out of 18 G2’s kills.
Zven capitalized on his long-time partner’s inspiring performance, with Koreans Expect and Trick both contributing heavily in the teamfights and ganks.
G2 Perkz was on point with his Cassiopeia, making sure to be where his team needed him to be in every occasion. Everything pointed to an easy second win for G2, and a tough reverse sweep prospect for H2K.
In the third and final game, Perkz picked Cassiopeia again and repeatedly humiliated H2K’s midlaner Febiven, who was on LeBlanc.
This allowed his teammates to have free rein in top and bottom lanes, snowballing into a considerable gold lead and complete game control very early.
The match was over before the 30-minute mark. From all three matches combined, G2 Esports had 50 kills total, while H2K managed to scrap measly 15 kills. The disparity was painfully obvious to even a casual fan.
FINAL SCORE: 3-0 for G2
EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs Semifinals Conclusion
Misfits definitely deserve the shot at the title. G2 managed to reach finals again, after a troublesome regular season.
If Misfits that dismantled Unicorns and Fnatic appear against G2 in the finals, the champions will have an immense barrier and roadblock in front of them.
It will certainly be a great matchup. We can’t wait for it to happen!