Fnatic slay H2k-Gaming, still undefeated at 9-0

by theScore Staff Jun 25 2015
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Fnatic has officially beat every single team in the EU LCS Summer Split, after winning their Thursday game against H2k-Gaming in convincing fashion.

In the match of the week, the teams loaded onto the rift with equally unique and tanky squads. H2K went with Rumble, Rek'Sai, Varus, Corki and Alistar, while Fnatic chose Ryze, Olaf, Jayce, Sivir and Janna. H2K's team was focused on the mid game, while Fnatic prioritized a late-game comp that was confident in its assumption that the group wouldn't be snowballed on.

Within the first few minutes, the teams claimed a lane and turret each. Fnatic shed First Blood with a three-man gank and turret dive at the five-minute mark, getting the first dragon uncontested to pull themselves ahead.

H2K put themselves on the board after 12 minutes, but they overextended massively and were caught in the enemy jungle. Fnatic punished their mistake with two kills, then transitioned into the river to secure their second dragon buff.

By the 20-minute mark, Fnatic had taken control of the match with better objective control and smarter fights. They were up in every single way with 7-4 kills, a 5k gold lead, and a CS advantage for every player but the AD Carry. H2K tried to stop the enemy's snowball with a dragon of their own, but Reignover came in to axe down the monster with a beautiful steal.

In the next few minutes, Fnatic snuffed H2K's attempts at an equalizer, killing the Baron at the 26 minute after pulling the kill score 10-6. They had melted all Tier 1 and 2 turrets, then broke the enemy base at the 31 minute mark to get three kills and the mid inhibitor for free.

After slaying their second Baron, Fnatic rotated through the lanes to push up and trade four-for-one. With the kill score in their favor at 17-8, Fnatic rushed into the red base to end the game after almost 36 minutes.

Farnia Fekri is a staff writer for theScore eSports. She understands the whole "webs catch insects yadda yadda yadda" argument, but she wishes absolute and irreversible extinction on all spiders. Follow her on Twitter.