EU LCS returns for the 2018 season on 19th January. Rekkles and new support Hylissang are back from a Korean bootcamp; all the LoL boys are in Berlin refreshed from their break after their Quarterfinal finish at Worlds.
With the change to a double round robin best-of-one format, we open up with a single map against Splyce. Since finishing fourth in the Summer Split Gauntlet, Splyce have made four changes, including former Fnatic Academy man Nisqy in the midlane. On Day 2 of Gameweek 1, we face the new look H2k.
In Gameweek 2, which starts 26th January, we take on Team Vitality, who made four changes over the winter break. The day after will see the big grudge match against G2. Since not making it out of the Worlds group stages, G2 have seen four changes to their lineup.
HGC Europe Pro League
The Heroes of the Storm Global Circuit is back and we start up against the newly promoted Leftovers on January 21st. Having finishing second at BlizzCon, the boys were joined by the team’s newest members BadBenny and Ménè for a trip to Beijing for the Gold Club World Championship in December.
We begin Gameweek 2 on January 26th with a match against BadBenny’s old teammates with Team expert, who saw the addition of ex-Fnatic, scHwimpi over the break. We then take on Zealots on January 28th.
It’s the first CS:GO major of the year; it’s ELEAGUE Major: Boston. Having kept our Legend Status from PGL Major Kraków 2017, we’ll go straight into the New Legends stage, the 16-team Swiss format of best-of-1s, which will see eight legends compete against eight new qualifiers. The group stage will take place between 19th-22nd January at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Coming into the new year off of two semifinal finishes at ESL Pro League Season 6 and ECS Season 4, we’ll be aiming for the New Champions Stage at the first major with our two newest players, Lekr0 and Golden. The Playoffs will take place in front of 7,000 people at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.
Fnatic Rocket League are confident ahead of their qualifying games on 14th January, which would put the newly promoted RLCS team on the way to DreamHack Leipzig. The tournament is the biggest pre-season event before our boys go into the top division of the Rocket League Championship Series and Gfinity Elite Series later on this year.
ESL One Genting