Fnatic Esport Team Update On Top Laner's Injury
The professional esport team, Fnatic, provided an update concerning their top laner Óscar ‘Oscarinin’ Muñoz’s hand injury. As the team readies for the decisive LEC finals set for this Saturday, they revealed that Oscarinin cannot compete due to his ongoing recovery from this issue.
Press Release on Twitter
In a statement released on Twitter, the team clarified that Oscarinin's need to recuperate from his hand problem necessitates his absence from the LEC finals to be held in Montpellier. The Spanish top laner had to play through his injury during August 27’s elimination match against EXCEL before undergoing subsequent hand surgery.
Oscarinin's Substitute: Martin 'Wunder' Hansen
Meanwhile, the benched player, Martin ‘Wunder’ Hansen, will carry on substituting for Oscarinin in the top lane. Having won the 2019 MSI championship, the experienced player took part in his first competitive match in seven months on September 2. Despite minimal practice time, Wunder was instrumental in Fnatic's 3-2 victory over Team BDS.
Fnatic's Past Performance
Following their victory, Fnatic secured a spot in Montpellier and moved forward in the Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage. This triumph comes as a significant morale booster for the team after struggling with a ninth-place finish in the Winter Split and an eighth-place finish in the Spring Split.
The Upcoming Match
The upcoming match gives Fnatic the opportunity to advance to their first LEC final since Summer 2021, which they lost to MAD Lions. The forthcoming match set for Saturday will pit them against MAD Lions in the lower bracket final at the Sud de France Arena. The victor of that series will advance to compete against G2 Esports in Sunday’s tournament finale.
As for Oscarinin's return, Fnatic has not released a specific timeline. However, with the Worlds Swiss Stage still five weeks away, it is anticipated that he will have fully recovered from his hand injury and will be ready to compete in the upcoming event in South Korea.