Ever since Riot moved to a two-stream system this split, new opportunities have been opened up for series coverage, especially during playoffs. In North America last weekend, we saw position-specific streams for the Envy vs. Cloud9 quarterfinal (top lane) and the Counter Logic Gaming vs. Team Liquid quarterfinal (jungle).
Now with arguably an even more exciting matchup in EU in H2K vs. Fnatic (delayed from this weekend after audio issues), there’s perhaps the most appealing position-specific stream yet: a bot-lane stream with Mitch "Krepo" Voorspoels and G2’s star bot lane of Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez.
With the recent patch changes, standard lanes are far more common at the start of the game, which means we’ll see these two bot lanes go head-to-head.
They knew it, too: a few days ago, H2K AD Carry Aleš "Freeze" Kněžínek, sitting out due to injury, fired off some banter on Twitter.
Sad I m not able to play vs fnc but will be fun seeing rekkles hug tower like it's his mother's breast— Freeze (@FreezeLoL) August 11, 2016
Rekkles responded in kind.
Not to be left out, Freeze’s replacement, Konstantinos “Forg1ven” Tzortziou joined in.
Its really easy to bully someone about achievements when the first team u join is the best available. But knowing that in comparison to X— FORG1VEN (@FORG1VENGRE) August 11, 2016
Respect a player that has more titles than you, but also respect the player that went through greater obstacles than u ever did.— FORG1VEN (@FORG1VENGRE) August 11, 2016
The games start at 11 a.m. ET.