Oscarinin’s Hand Injury Amends Fnatic's LEC Finals Lineup
Fnatic has provided an update regarding Óscar ‘Oscarinin’ Muñoz’s hand injury as they prepare for the vital LEC Finals match set for this Saturday.
An Update on Oscarinin's Condition
Per a statement released on their social media channels, the team revealed that Oscarinin will not partake in the upcoming LEC Finals in Montpellier citing continuous recovery from a hand condition. The Spanish top laner previously had to power through pain during the August 27’s elimination match against EXCEL, after which he went through hand surgery.
Martin ‘Wunder’ Hansen Steps Up
Martin ‘Wunder’ Hansen, the team's reserve player, will step in and maintain his position as the top laner. Wunder, the 2019 MSI champion, recently played his first competitive match in seven months on September 2, assisting Fnatic to a 3-2 victory against Team BDS. Wunder undertook a minimal practice time to regain his form and adapt to the current meta.
Official Fnatic Statement
Some official team communications revealed' We're not done yet. @wunderlol will continue substituting in the top lane as we take to the stage in Montpellier! Oscarinin's hand injury requires more time to heal, so we'll make sure to fight our hardest for the LEC Trophy. Can't wait to see you all in France!'
The Journey to Return to the LEC Finals
This win has not only secured Fnatic's place in Montpellier but also a spot in the Worlds 2023 Swiss Stage. This successful performance has helped improve a notably challenging season following a ninth-place position in the Winter Split and an eighth-place spot in the Spring Split.
Fnatic is in for the opportunity to reach their first LEC final since Summer 2021. They will be facing off against MAD Lions— the same team that surpassed them for the title in 2021, on Saturday in the lower bracket final at the Sud de France Arena. The winning team from this match will advance to challenge G2 Esports in Sunday’s tournament decider.
Oscarinin’s Expected Return
There hasn't been a specific timeline set for Oscarinin’s return to the game. However, with the Worlds Swiss Stage still about five weeks away, it is anticipated that the Spanish player will make a full recovery and return to action during the event in South Korea.