Fnatic claimed its spot for the finals of the League of Legends World Championship on Sunday, taking out North America's last hope, Cloud9, in a brutal three-game sweep.
Game 1 was a blowout, with Cloud9 recording only three kills over the course of the entire 25-minute League of Legends game to Fnatic's 20. Cloud9 showed signs of life in Game 2, even picking up a small lead at one point, but Fnatic's onslaught proved too much. Game 3 also proved a fairly one-sided affair, sealing Cloud9 and North America's fate and sending Fnatic and Europe to the finals.
We are one goal.— FNATIC (@FNATIC) October 28, 2018
We are to show not why we're the best western team, but that we are the best team in the world.
We are now one best-of-five away.
We are #alwaysfnatic.#worlds2018 pic.twitter.com/1Q9NuUSQsm
The European juggernaut will move on to play Invictus Gaming on Saturday at 3:30 a.m. ET to determine the winner of worlds.
For Fnatic, a win Saturday would be its second in worlds history, and the first since regions outside of Europe and North America joined the competition. It would also mark the first time a western team has made it to the finals since Season 1.
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