Teams from all around the world are busy planning tactics and training for the greatest tournament of the year with just one week until the 2022 League of Legends World Championship begins. Elias “Upset” Lipp, the ace AD carry for Fnatic, claims that the LEC’s third seed has not yet participated in a tournament scrim.

Popular League figure During a recent broadcast, the 22-year-old marksman and Nick “LS” De Cesare were conversing when they got to talking about Fnatic’s planned trip to Mexico City in two days. Although Upset admitted that the squad had yet to scrim with any teams, he announced that the team was traveling for North America this coming Saturday, September 24.

Before the former Cloud9 coach questioned whether European teams were “scrimmaging against each other continuously in a triangle” like NA teams, Upset and LS uncomfortably chuckled for a minute. The other EU teams were likely competing against each other, Upset retorted, but Fnatic hadn’t because of a variety of potential factors.

Upset said to LS, “I don’t know, to be honest, I assume other teams are scrimmaging with each other.” “I’m not sure what we’re doing, I don’t know. We’re taking a break, I suppose, after what I believe to have been a protracted breakup. It may be that other things are better for other people, but using the patch was also difficult.

LS couldn’t help but chuckle at how ridiculous everything seemed. Fnatic will have a very short window of time before Worlds begins to locate scrim partners before they have to don their gear and compete for a place in the main tournament through the play-in stage. They are in a conspicuously different scenario from other teams in other areas, who have been rehearsing together since since the playoffs ended.

Peter Dun, the head coach of Evil Geniuses, for instance, acknowledged that the squad had been practicing all week, calling it “one of the most crucial periods of the year” and noting that “all the NA teams have begun.” For European supporters who want all of their representatives to advance to the group stage, it’s a concerning development.

On Thursday, September 29, the play-in stage for the Worlds 2022 begins. In the second game of the day, Fnatic will compete against Evil Geniuses, the third-seeded team in the LCS.

Fnatic has been contacted by Dot Esports for comment.