Only one week left in early 2022 League of Legends World Championships, the biggest event of the year, teams from around the world are busy preparing and practicing strategies for the biggest event of the year. But according to Fnatic star AD Carrie Elias “Upset” Lipp, the third seed of the LEC is yet to scrim for the tournament.
popular Federation Personality Nick “LS” de Cesare was chatting with the 22-year-old shooter during a recent stream when he started talking about Fnatic’s upcoming trip to Mexico City in two days. Upset stated that the team was leaving for North America the following Saturday, September 24, but acknowledged that the team had yet to scuffle with either team.
Upset and LS both laughed awkwardly for a moment before the former Cloud9 coach asked if European teams were “scrambling endlessly against each other in a triangle” like NA teams. Upset responded that other EU teams were probably playing against each other, but Fnatic is not because of the plethora of different possible reasons.
“I don’t know, to be honest, I think other teams are shaking hands with each other,” Upset told LS. “I don’t know, I’m not sure what we’re doing. I think it was a long split [and] We’re taking a break, I think, not sure. I think other things are better for different people, maybe, but even with the patch it was a little hard.
LS couldn’t help laughing at the absurdity of the situation. With the amount of time left before Worlds begins, Fnatic will have an incredibly limited time to find Scream partners before they have to suit up and fight for their spot in the main event through the play-in stage. Their position is in contrast to other teams from other regions, who have been practicing together since the end of the playoffs.
For example, Peter Dunn, chief of Evil Geniuses’ coaching staff, Confirmed That the team has been shouting throughout the week saying that “this is one of the most important times of the year” and that “all the NA teams have started.” This is a worrying sign for European fans who are looking for all their representatives to qualify for the group stage.
The Worlds 2022 play-in stage begins on Thursday, 29 September. Fnatic will take on the third seed Evil Geniuses of the LCS in the second match of the day.
Dot Esports has reached out to Fnatic for comment.