ELEAGUE Season 2: Fnatic fall in group stages
Posted 2016-11-18 Inz
As 2016 now draws to a close, Fnatic CS:GO make their way to Atlanta, Georgia for their final tournament of the year.
Season 2 of ELEAGUE saw the team placed in Group D along with Optic Gaming, Team Dignitas and Team EnVyUs; difficult opposition in any circumstance, but especially so when your roster is missing a world class player.
Head coach Jumpy stepped up in place of Dennis, proving his worth in our first match with Optic and executing in the early stages. Forced into overtime, a huge 1v2 clutch from Krimz put Fnatic on top in round 34, before turning the screw on Cache to take the match. A 1.41 rating and a monstrous amount of frags made Krimz a deserving MVP.
Up next was an in form Dignitas, fresh from a 16-12 take down of nV. Momentum with them, and superb organisation on their part, we were unfortunately unable to overcome early game domination.
That meant that a best-of-3 rematch with Optic was required to reach the knockout stages of the tournament. Deflated though from our game against Dig, the team struggled and lost on Cobble 16-5. Onto Dust II and the first half was more of the same as we hobbled to 4-11. The final stages saw a second wind where it seemed a comeback may have been on as we dragged back 7 rounds. It was not to be though, and the eventual tournament winners rounded out the match 16-11.
|GROUP D STANDINGS|
|#1||Dignitas||2 0 +6|
|#2||OpTic Gaming||2 1 +6|
|#3||Fnatic||1 2 +3|
|#4||EnVyUs||0 2 +0|
|Group stage will be BO3|