LEC Winter 2024 Playoffs Day 3: BDS and G2 move to Upper Bracket Finals- The first week of the LEC Winter 2024 Playoffs ended today, leaving us with two teams in the Upper Bracket. Team Vitality fought Team BDS while G2 Esports faced Fnatic in the Upper Bracket Semifinals.
BDS triumphed over Vitality using their superior drafting strategies and gameplay execution. LEC fans are liking the consistency they have been showing in this split. Meanwhile, the Fnatic-G2 series was intense and it was the first time that we witnessed a third game in a best-of-3 this week. Ultimately, it was G2 who triumphed and moved onto the next round.
LEC Winter 2024 Playoffs Day 3: BDS and G2 move to Upper Bracket Finals
Team Vitality vs Team BDS
In the first game, BDS went for a solid meta champion lineup while Vitality chose unique picks like Karma toplane and Jinx bottom lane. Unfortunately, this did not work in Vitality’s favor as they were not able to break through BDS tanks. Ice had a superb game on his Aphelios as he secured a 12/0/7 KDA and helped his team win the match in 29 minutes.
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We saw some signature BDS picks like Darius while Vitality went for a more meta draft in the second game. It helped Vitality to develop a lead in the early and mid-game, but BDS turned the game by winning a crucial teamfight in the 25th minute. From there, Vitality failed to stop BDS’ momentum and they lost the game in 33 minutes, resulting in a BDS sweeping them by 2-0.
G2 Esports vs Fnatic
Fans eagerly waited for LEC’s El Classico series between G2 Esports and Fnatic and they witnessed some incredible performances from both teams. The first game was a clear stomp from G2 as they completely crushed Fnatic. From Hans sama’s Lucian going 13/0/6 to G2 securing almost all map objectives, the team surpassed Fnatic in all departments and secured a 32 minute victory.
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It was Fnatic’s time to dominate G2 in the second game and they did not disappoint. Razork’s jungle Jax pick completely blew away G2 as they kneeled in front of the constant aggressive onslaught by Fnatic. They were able to secure almost all map objectives and win the game comfortably in 30 minutes, making it the first time a series has gone to the third game in this week.
In the deciding final game, Fnatic opted to a similar draft to the first game while G2 chose to go with their undefeated champions. From Brokenblade to Hans sama, everyone on G2 team stepped up their gameplay and crushed Fnatic in team fights. They closed out the game in 30 minutes and won the series by a 2-1 margin.
With this victory, Team BDS and G2 Esports advance to the Upper Bracket Finals and will face each other on Feb. 12. In the next week, the Lower Bracket of the Playoffs will begin. On Feb. 10, GIANTX will face MAD Lions KOI while Team Heretics will compete against SK Gaming. It will be a do-or-die scenario as losing will result in elimination.
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