Broxah Domestic Career
Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen began his LoL career as a substitute for Copenhagen Wolves. He didn’t get to start in any games, though, which caused him to leave for Tricked eSports. There, Broxah took part in the 2016 EU CS Qualifiers, but Tricked eSports fell short in the group stage and couldn’t qualify for the playoffs.
Afterward, Broxah went over to Fnatic Academy. Together with his new teammates, Broxah attended the 2017 EU CS Spring Qualifiers. This time, he enjoyed more success, and Fnatic Academy defeated Team Forge to make it into the 2017 EU CS Spring Season. They had a strong start, but Broxah’s season was cut short when Fnatic decided to move him to their starting lineup in place of Amazing.
Despite being a complete rookie, Broxah had a strong showing in the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split. His performance on early game junglers like Lee Sin and Elise turned around Fnatic’s regular season, and the team qualified for the playoffs. In the Quarterfinals, they 3-0’d H2K by blindsiding them with a unique splitpush-oriented playstyle. And even though Fnatic fell short in the Semifinals against G2 Esports, they bounced back with a confident victory over Misfits in the third place match.
Fnatic had a massive resurgence in the 2017 EU LCS Summer Split. They topped their group with an 11-2 record and advanced to the playoffs. They were considered the favorites coming into the Semifinals against Misfits. But the up-and-coming lineup proved much tougher than everyone expected, and Fnatic lost the series with a 1-3 score. In the third place match, Fnatic took down H2K 3-2 to win another bronze medal.
Still, if they wanted to qualify for the 2017 World Championship, they had to go through the Gauntlet. Fnatic were seeded directly into the finals. There, they clashed with H2K once again and secured their Worlds ticket with a quick 3-0 victory. At the time, Broxah was still considered a solid jungler, but it became clear that his champion pool was somewhat limiting.
Broxah International Tournaments
Broxah attended his first international tournament—the Rift Rivals (NA vs EU)—on Fnatic. Surprisingly enough, European lineups struggled to stand up to their North American counterparts, and his team was no exception. With a 2-4 record in the group stage, they failed to qualify for the finals.
At the 2017 World Championship, Fnatic had to go through the Play-In Stage. They had a strong showing and qualified for the Main Event with a confident victory over Hong Kong Attitude. However, the first week of their group stage ended with a disastrous 0-3 record.
At the time, it seemed like Fnatic’s run was all but over. But they regained their composure and clawed their way back to force a tiebreaker with Immortals and GIGABYTE Marines. With back-to-back victories over both opponents, Fnatic made it out of the group stage and went on to face Royal Never Give Up in the Quarterfinals. But this adversary proved too hard for them to handle, and Fnatic lost the series with a 1-3 score.