Supreme confidence from the star LEC mid laner.
In Marek Humanoid Brázdas eyes, theres only one way the 2022 LEC Summer playoffs can end: Fnatic sweep Rogue on Saturday before dealing with League arch-rivals G2 Esports in a clean 30 in the title battle.
At least, thats his prediction two days out from Malmö.
Humanoid, who spoke to Jaxon.gg ahead of the LEC finals in Sweden, is confident hes on the money. According to the star Czech mid lanerwho is bracing for his first League LAN since Worlds 2019Rogue definitely isnt looking great right now.
We should be able to beat them, he claims. Maybe 30, 3-1. Maybe even 32 who knows the result, but we will win. Thats my prediction.
Then, he continues, G2 falls: It will be a clean 30. No chance for them.Photo via Michal Konkol for Riot Games
Its certainly a bold claim from the LEC hopefuls considering Fnatic barely scraped into Summer playoffs at all. On the eve of the 2022 postseason, Humanoid and his roster looked down and out. Only a three-game run to close out the split saved them as they leapfrogged from a negative record to 108.
The fifth-seed finalists have certainly lifted since then though. Its that reversal that Humanoid is banking on heading into the on-stage Swedish deciders.
I think we played really badly in the middle of the split, he admitted. I have no idea why. It took us a while to get back, but after that losing streak [FNC lost five in a row] we started playing better than we ever were.
He continued: It was probably a good thing we started losing!
The Czech star, in particular, flagged in the second 2022 LEC campaigna slump he accepts, identifies, and says hes moved on from as the playoffs rolled on.
I didnt play that well, yes, in the regular split, Humanoid said. But towards the end, I started playing really well. I am much more confident now. Its better to play well towards playoffs rather than the start of the split. Some players play well in the regular season and then int in the playoffs.
Im happy that Im not one of them, the mid laner added.
Humanoid and the entire FNC roster get to back up the Czechs fighting words from Saturday. They face Rogue on Sept. 10. Arch-rivals G2 await in the LEC finals.