How Fnatic can still make 2023 LEC Winter Split group stage

Under the new format of the LEC, pro League of Legends teams can get eliminated from contention earlier than ever, with just a single round-robin standing in the way of the league’s “group stage,” where only the top eight teams from the first stage of each split will advance. Today, the final day of the Winter Split’s round robin will conclude, with three teams still looking to sneak into the back end of the advancement table. 

Fnatic, one of Europe’s most storied League teams, stands on the brink of being knocked out of group stage contention, which would mark the first time the organization has missed the playoffs of a split. Since 2013, Fnatic have made the playoffs of every LEC/EU LCS split, and should they lose today, they’d break a 10-year-long streak.