misfits gaming gutted out a comeback win in a tiebreaker match against Fnatic to clinch a spot in the top four of the League of Legends European Championship Summer Split playoffs, subsequently sealing their opponent’s fate and dooming them to a start in the lower bracket.
With a spot in the upper bracket on the line, Misfits continued their upward trajectory since calling up former Astralis jungler Nikolay “Zanzarah” Akatov from their LFL affiliate, Misfits Premier. Misfits now find themselves just one best-of-five win away from the team’s first Worlds appearance since 2017. The playoff berth holds more weight for the historic European org this year: they’ll look to go out with a bang in their last split in the LEC before their slot is sold to Team Heretics for the 2023 season.
Fnatic, meanwhile, endured a five-game losing streak in the middle of the split before winning five of their last six games. Beating Misfits themselves in the last regular split game of the LEC season allowed them to surge into the playoff picture despite ultimately falling short in the tiebreaker against the same opponent.
Fnatic jungler Razork has been as up-and-down as his team since coming over from Misfits this past offseason. His early game on Trundle was well-played for the second consecutive game, and he was a part of all three of his team’s kills before the 10-minute mark.