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The first regional LEC Finals tournament of its kind continues in Europe. The best teams in the region, based on the results of the three splits, are fighting for a trip to the main and most prestigious tournament of the year - Worlds 2023.
The format of the championship provides tickets to the Worlds 2023 for the three best teams at the end of the LEC Finals. The top four teams advance to the Worlds Qualifying Series, the debut Wildcard tournament to determine the next South Korean Worlds participant.
G2 Esports and MAD Lions have already secured their slots at Worlds 2023, while Fnatic and BDS will battle it out for the last slot. Some of them will play at Worlds 2023 without first playing at the Worlds Qualifying Series. We'll be finding out who.
Let's find out who in the Fnatic/BDS pairing will be stronger and secure a trip to Seoul for Worlds 2023, and who will have to play against Golden Guardians at the Worlds Qualifying Series.
Let's open the match with an analysis of Fnatic's form. In this match, the Orange will play as favourites.
Legal LoL betting sites believe and are even confident in the success of Fnatic. The odds for the victory of the Orange are at 1.3.
In principle, we can agree with the position of Fnatic in this match. Even though they had a rough year, Fnatic came together at the end of the professional season.
Fnatic started their ascent to the LEC Regional Finals with an appearance at LEC Winter 2023. It wasn't a successful one, as the Orange finished the tourney in 9th place, failing to make it out of the group stage.
The following season, Fnatic gave one last chance to roster with Rekkles. They failed to use it, as FNC, after coming out of the group stage, lost in their first match against MAD Lions, thus ending the spring split at the top 8.
- Fnatic lineup: Oscarinin, Razork, Humanoid, Noah, Trymbi.
Two terrible splits resulted in major re-splits. ADC Rekkles and support Advienne left the band. In their place came Korean legionnaire Noah and experienced support Trymbi. The result was not long in coming.
Fnatic looked much better at the LEC summer split than at the two previous ones. The team managed to make it through the group stage and then made it to the top 3 of LEC Summer 2023, which allowed them to advance to the regional finals. Here's the truth, to the bottom set.
Fnatic played against Excel - the main opener of LEC Summer 2023 - in the match to advance to the Top 4 and won. They won 3-2 in a tense bo5.
Fnatic's most popular champions
Jax (3 matches, 33% wins), Gwen (2 matches, 50% wins), Gangplank (2 matches, 50% wins), Jayce (2 games, 50% wins) take the top line.
In the woods, Maokai (7 matches, 42% wins), Sejuani (4 games, 25% wins), Vi (3 games, 66% wins) were permanent.
The centre line was most often occupied by Sylas (5 matches, 40% wins), Ryze (3 games, 100% wins), Akali (2 games, 0 wins).
Zeri and Sivir peaked equally often on the shooter position. Both heroes appeared 4 times, but the former won all his games, and the latter - none.
Ashe appeared most often amongst the Spurrots. Archer was chosen 5 times and won 2 matches. Yuumi (4 matches, 75% wins), Heimerdinger (4 matches, 25% wins) were also frequently played.
We continue the match analysis with the analysis of BDS form. In this match the team will play as an outsider.
Bookmakers are not ready to believe in the success of the French club. The BDS odds are at around 3.
If I agree with Fnatic, I think BDS is underestimated. They are an outsider, but I think they will give a fight.
At LEC Winter 2023, BDS made it to the group stage, but quickly fell out of the group, finishing in last place in their quartet. Bottom line - top 7.
Next up was LEC Spring 2023 and BDS' moment of glory. Completely unexpectedly, they reached the grand final, but there they lost to MAD Lions, who were on a terrific spree in the spring.
- BDS line-up: Adam, Sheo, nuc, Crownie, Labrov.
Before LEC Finals 2023 BDS played at LEC Summer 2023. They were one map short of reaching the play-offs. They finished the championship on the 5th place.
Thanks to the near top places and top 2 at LEC Spring 2023 BDS managed to get to LEC Finals 2023, and also to the top grid, where they got to G2 Esports in the first round. The International didn't end up with anything interesting and G2 had no trouble closing out the match with a 3-1 score.
After the defeat from the main favourite of LEC Finals 2023 - G2 Esprots - BDS played against SK Gaming. The German club was unable to give anything to the French and fell with a score of 0-3.
The most popular BDS champions
On the top line the most frequent picks are KSante (4 matches, 50% wins), Gnar (3 matches, 100% wins).
Foresters picks are Wukong (4 matches, 50% wins), Vi (2 matches, 50% wins), Nocturne (2 matches, 50% wins), Viego (2 matches, 0% wins).
On the centre line Gragas (4 matches, 50% wins), Annie (4 matches, 50% wins).
Aphelios (6 matches, 33% wins), Jinx (3 matches, 66% wins), Zeri (2 matches, 100% wins).
The other stable players are Lulu (3 matches, 66% wins), Rakan (3 games, 0% wins), Nautilus (2 matches, 50% wins).
In the 2023 season, the teams have played each other three times in professional matches. BDS won twice, but the last series is for Fnatic.
Predicted result of Fnatic vs BDS at LEC Finals 2023
Despite the noticeable difference in the odds before the match, I'm sure there will be an invigorating League of Legends here. It will most likely end on the fifth card.
I'd take my chances and call BDS the winner. They are looking pretty good at these LEC Finals 2023, they were able to squeeze a map from G2 and got through the first round of the lower grid without any problems. But, again, it just won't happen.
Bottom line: a win for BDS.
All bookmakers have agreed that Fnatic is the favorite. This can be noticed because odds on them are 1.498. This number in the favor of BDS amounts 3.192. Respectively, the last ones are the underdogs of the upcoming match.
What are the successes of the teams in the last games
|5 matches (wins)||4||2|
|10 matches (wins)||7||4|
It will also be necessary to mention the history of face-to-face meetings between the opponents. The teams played 7 matches with each other before. In these battles Fnatic got 5 victories while BDS managed to take 2 matches.