The South East Asian squad Fnatic continues their phenomenal run in the Group Stages as they finished 4-0 defeating the underdogs of the region; Cignal Ultra, BOOM Esports, Sterling Global Dragons, and Alpha x Hashtag and finally in the Playoffs, crushing the major winners TNC Predator in a 2-0 fashion.
Fnatic had their roster renewed this Post-TI9 season when Mid Player Abed departed the team to join the North American giant Evil Geniuses and then 23savage and Moon was recruited in the original roster. This new squad debuted in MDL Chengdu Major but failed miserably in the group stages until they fall in hands of Invictus Gaming in the Lower Bracket Playoffs. They end up in 11th spot with a prize money of $25,000 USD and 150 Dota Pro Circuit points.
Today, they played against the Major Champions TNC Predator in the Playoffs of the DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major and ended up destroying them in 2 games securing a spot in the 2nd major of the 2019/20 Dota Pro Circuit season.
Fnatic easily picked off TNC Predator in the Game 1 of their matchup when all of their lanes went in their favor except Moon with Ember Spirit losing to Armel’s Lina. Throughout the game with iceiceice’s signature Omniknight and impressive support presence of Jabz and Dj won them ultimately with their carry 23savage playing Drow Ranger having absolutely the best performance. He finished the game with 11 kills and 0 deaths with the most highest damage dealt of 35K.
Game 2 was complete chaos. TNC did not have a single lane advantage that went in their favor. They we’re outdrafted and outsmarted from the early to the mid game stages that did not last 30 minutes. Moon redeemed himself in the middle lane with his Kunkka defeating Armel’s Queen of Pain while the rest of Fnatic’s having the solid play they performed last game. Fnatic kept picking off heroes from the enemy side and continued pressure in their base. They won 28 minutes in the game after 2 sets of barracks destroyed, TNC tapped out and called gg.
Fnatic is now the first team to fill out 1/3 slots of the South East Asian region in the DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major while TNC still has a chance to comeback and earn themselves a spot as they are dropped in the 3rd Place Match. They will face the loser of Reality Rift vs Cignal Ultra match.
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