After finishing 4-2 in Group C of the 2020 League of Legends World Championship, Fnatic has qualified for the knockout stage for its fourth Worlds in a row. Fnatic has only missed Worlds in 2012 and 2016, and since its last four qualifications starting in 2017 has only lost 2 of its last 15 games in week 2 the World Championship group stage.
Fnatic entered its second round robin of Worlds 2020 tied for 1st place at 2-1 with Gen.G and LGD Gaming. TSM had lost to all three teams, holding sole possession of last place at 0-3, and despite Fnatic's victory against group favorite Gen.G in the first round-robin, LGD was able to make the old king of Europe bleed.
In the second round robin of Group C, Fnatic dispatched of TSM in clinical fashion once again before exacting revenge on LGD, but ended up falling to Gen.G, the latter of whom secured the 1st seed in the group with a 5-1 record. Fnatic's win against Gen.G was its sole loss of Worlds 2020 thus far, but with a loss against both LGD and Gen.G, Fnatic would have to settle for the 2nd seed of Group C with a 4-2 record.
Fnatic has now secured a top 8 finish for its fourth consecutive League of Legends World Championship, and the only other loss aside from it being recently felled by Gen.G in Group C this year was at Worlds 2017.
Fnatic went 0-3 in its first round-robin of Worlds 2017 against Gigabyte Marines, Longzhu Gaming, and Immortals. Fnatic then opened the second round-robin with its only other week 2 Worlds groups loss against LZ, but stormed back to a 2-4 record with wins and forced a three-way tiebreaker with Immortals and Gigabyte Marines. Fnatic won back-to-back tiebreakers, first against IMT and and then GAM, to go 4-1 in the second half of groups at Worlds 2017.
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