The League of Legends World Championship is, unfortunately, coming to a close, but not before the two top teams in the world compete for the Summoner's Cup. The teams look closely matched in strength, but given Fnatic's performances over Invictus Gaming throughout the tournament, the series is seemingly falling into the hands of the European team.
It took 8 years to get an NA vs. EU BO5 at Worlds.— H2K Veteran (@VeteranEU) October 28, 2018
It went just as expected.
FNATIC move on to the 2018 World Championship Grand Finals, the first European and Western team to do so since Season 1.
They will re-match Invictus Gaming for the title.#EUphoria #FNCWIN pic.twitter.com/Gk5Wi4YSqY
Both teams experienced a similar journey throughout quarterfinals, although the path was slightly easier for the European team. Invictus Gaming narrowly defeated KT Rolster in a full five-game series, whereas Fnatic defeated EDward Gaming 3-1. Both teams clean-swept their semifinal series, solidifying their positions as the two strongest teams in the tournament.
I made a tweet a while back about wanting to see a best of 5 between Fnatic and Invictus Gaming because of the stylistic similarities (yet the differences) between them.— Sean (@Qu0tte) October 30, 2018
I have gotten my wish on the biggest stage possible. Bring it on.
Both Fnatic and Invictus Gaming look equipped and ready to go into the weekend, even if the European team looks slightly stronger. The series could fall into either team's hands with the slightest misstep, so viewers won't want to miss out on the action when it begins Nov 3. at 3:30 a.m. ET.
Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games