The League of Legends European Championship (LEC) finishes up its 2019 Spring playoffs on April 13. The Semifinals will feature a best-out-of-five format between teams Origen and Fnatic. The match is set to begin at approximately 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
The LEC includes a summer and spring split in which teams compete in a variety of matches. This year’s tournament began in January, and only six teams have made it to the playoffs. The Semifinals take place a day before the Finals, and, depending on how the match between Origen and Fnatic turns out, will determine who gets to participate in the last match of the season.
Fnatic’s roster is made up of Martin “Rekkles” Larrson, Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov, Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau, Tim “Nemesis” Lipovsek, and Matthew “xMatty” Charles Coombs. They proved themselves a powerhouse during this year’s season, dominating in each match during the playoffs. They performed a clean sweep during their match against Vitality earlier this month.
Origen, on the other hand, will face an uphill battle when they are pit against Fnatic. Their performance during the playoffs has been less than ideal, losing their match with G2 Esports on April 6 with zero wins. There is hope, however, given how strong their roster is this year. Their team is comprised of Barney “Alphari” Morris, Erlend “Nukeduck” Holm, Patrik “Patrik” Jiru, Alfonso “Mithy” Rodriguez, Jonas “Kold” Anderson, and George “Speedy” Savu.
The Semifinals for the LEC can be viewed on the “League of Legends” esports website here. Tune in on April 13 to watch the match between Origen and Fnatic!