Its finally time to name a winner in the League of Legends world championships. Yet first let’s take a look at our grand finals’ matchup between Fnatic and Invictus gaming.
Game one saw Invictus strike first at the 10:15 mark. They then kept adding to the lead scoring many kills and objectives. The game took 27 minutes and saw Invictus take a 1-0 lead in the best of five. Ning went 6/0/8 on Camille, while Jackeylove went 7/1/9 on Kai’Sa to lead Invictus. Bwipo went 3/5/2 on Urgot for Fnatic.
Game two was a thrashing. Ning scored his first two kills of the game six minutes into the match. He ended up with a 5/0/11 line playing as Gragas. Jackeylove went 5/1/5 on Kai’Sa and Theshy went 9/3/8 on Irelia to pace Invictus. Broxah went 3/4/2 with Lee Sin as a bright spot for Fnatic.
Game three stated with Fnatic changing Bwipo out for Soaz in the top lane. Fnatic started better, scoring first blood in the top lane this time. Yet at about 16 minutes in Invictus secured an ace to turn this one in their favor. The lead then stayed that way as Invictus finshed off a 3-0 sweep. The win securing them their first world championship.
Jackeylove once more on Kai’Sa popped off with 13 kills and seven assists to no deaths. Rekkles led Fnatic on Xayah with a 9/3/5 line, but it was too little too late.
Ning was then named finals MVP. The jungler had great performances in games one and two, but I felt didn’t make a strong impact on game three. I think Jackeylove was consistently dominant in all three finals games and should have been the MVP.
Once more I continued to underestimate Invictus. They showed they were the best in the world when it mattered. The took out Fnatic and G2 in the minimum six games. They took out KT Rolster in five games and only lost twice during groups. Giving them one of the best overall records at worlds as well. They absolutely earned every right to call themselves champs.
Fnatic I think had a solid season. Yet I think they wanted a different end result. I feel like while it was a good season, it wasn’t enough for Fnatic. They won’t be content to finish second, just first or bust. I’d watch out for the next season it could get ugly with them fighting with a chip on their shoulder after some unfinished business.
I was disappointed in this final’s series though. Why did it have to be another 3-0? Four of seven knockout bracket series went 3-0 including the last three. A massive disappointment for some of the best teams in the world to just outclass another of the saposed best teams in the world like that. It just leaves you wanting more as a fan. You want the 3-2 you want the drama and comeback.
Even if my pick in Fnatic would have won 3-0 it would have felt like it was missing something. Almost like it came too easy. That’s the vibe I got from this final.
Yet I’m ready for next year to begin. I can’t wait to see whats next. Though overall, I think I’m pretty pleased with what I saw from my first League of Legends worlds as a fan and writer.