Rogue triumphs over Fnatic in epic reverse sweep to qualify for finals of 2022 LEC Spring Playoffs

Source: Michal Konkol/Riot Games


Rogue has defeated Fnatic in a miraculous five-game reverse sweep in the 2022 LEC Spring Playoffs. Rogue will move onto the finals of the post-season while Fnatic will have to give their best attempt to run it back in the lower bracket against the winner of G2 Esports and Misfits.


Rogue came into the series with an 0-6 historical record against Fnatic in the LEC post-season, and after Fnatic jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the series despite Rogue putting up a fight, it looked as if that trend would continue. Instead, Rogue had other plans, finding success in picks new to the series like Sylas for mid laner Emil "Larssen" Larsson and Hecarim for jungler Kim "Malrang" Geun-seong. 


Rogue was able to even the series to force a game 5, in which Fnatic banned Hecarim from Malrang but not Sylas from Larssen, choosing to once again run the Twisted Fate of Marek "Humanoid" Brázda — a champion on which he came into the series with a 20-8 career record — for a third time in a row despite the previous two losses. 


Crucially, Rogue's bot lane was a massive performer throughout the series against Fnatic. The general consensus is that Fnatic bot laner Elias "Upset" Lipp and support Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov were the best bot lane in Europe, and potentially the entire Western hemisphere, but aside from jungle involvement from either team, Rogue AD carry Markos "Comp" Stamkopoulos and support Adrian "Trymbi" Trybus got the better of Fnatic in the 2v2 more often than not. 


That doesn't mean it was an easy series victory, however. Rogue's first two wins were far more convincing than Fnatic's two, and game 5 proved to be another contentious bout despite RGE jumping out to an early game lead despite Malrang being relegated to Trundle following a Hecarim ban. Fnatic jungler Iván "Razork" Martín Díaz was far less effective once Volibear was banned against him, and the early game aggression going in favor of Rogue more than Fnatic decided the series. 

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