2018 EU LCS Spring Split week 6: G2 Esports vs. Fnatic
G2 are on a six-game hot streak – can Fnatic stop G2’s rampage in this week 6 EU LCS match-up?
We’re into the latter stages of the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split, and teams are now looking at whether they can make it into those all-important playoff spots. Two prime contenders for the playoffs are G2 Esports and Fnatic, who are both tied for first place with Vitality going into week six.
The game between G2 and Fnatic is scheduled as the match of the week for week six of the EU LCS, and for good reason. G2 are on a hot streak, having won their last six games in a row coming into week six. Interestingly, G2’s last loss was back in week two of the Spring Split, when they lost to Fnatic.
Undoubtedly G2 will do everything in their power to stop Fnatic from claiming victory a second time. However, Fnatic are sure to put up a fight, as they are also on a winning streak. Although not quite at G2’s level, Fnatic have won their past five games in a row coming into week six, and will feel extremely confident when they face G2 on Saturday 24th February.
G2 are in top form
Last week’s game between G2 and Vitality was also scheduled as the match of the week, yet again proving how good G2’s form is at the moment. G2 didn’t disappoint and produced a decisive win over a rattled Vitality. Jankos had an exceptional game on Zac, with 100% kill participation, and G2 stomped Vitality with a perfect game, with 11 kills to nil within 34:01 minutes.
G2’s second game of week five against Misfits wasn’t perfect, but still showed G2 at their best. Despite an early lead from Misfits, which saw Mikyx take first blood on Jankos in a bot lane gank at 8:29, G2 recovered and punished Misfits in the mid to late game. Perkz on Zoe and Hjarnan on Tristana carried the game, each taking five kills against Misfits, and Perkz had an awesome double kill at 28:30 onto Mikyx and Maxlore.
With such strong performances under their belts, and their confidence riding high, there is a lot of expectation that G2 will continue their winning streak going into week six.
Fnatic are strong contenders
Fnatic are another team that are producing some huge results this Spring Split, and if any team is capable of challenging G2, then Fnatic is.
Fnatic’s week five games went just as well as G2’s. In their first game of week five against FC Schalke 04, Fnatic found themselves in a close-fought early game. First blood went to sOAZ on Gangplank, however he quickly lost his life at 7:51, and kills and turrets continued to be traded. However, Caps snowballed on Corki after 25 minutes, and ended the game with a KDA of 7/1/3, which helped to sway momentum in Fnatic’s favour, and helped them win at 32:37 minutes.
Fnatic’s second game of week five against Splyce didn’t go as smoothly. Despite an early game lead, Splyce came back fighting and had Fnatic on the back foot, especially when Splyce took a late game Baron at 35:55. However, a smart pick onto Nisqy by Rekkles at 42:15 gave Fnatic the opening they needed, and they claimed victory in a hard-fought win at 43:08 minutes.
With such strong performances by both G2 and Fnatic over the past few weeks, expect this upcoming week six game to be full of action.
G2 Esports will face Fnatic in the penultimate game of Saturday 24th February. Coverage of all Saturday’s games will start at 5pm CET, with G2 and Fnatic’s match scheduled for around 8pm CET. You can watch all the action as it unfolds on the LoL Esports YouTube channel.
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