DreamHack Winter: Fnatic finish 2nd
Posted 2016-12-06 Jakazolo
Over at DreamHack Winter, the Fnatic booth was a buzz with our Swedish fans! Appearances from Klaj, as well as Fnatic legend, Cyanide, were the icing on the cake as visitors tried out our new Gear, were able to meet our LoL team's star AD Carry, Rekkles, and of course watch as the Fnatic Overwatch team powered through in the DreamHack Zowie Open.
And that competition performance can only be described as excellent. Solid and consistent showings, particularly from coolmatt69 and Stoop were testament to how talented our squad is, particularly when considering our recent change at DPS where we saw Hafficool coming in for iddqd.
Grouped with our nemeses from the OW Open, Misfits, and rounded out by mousesports and Team LDLC, we made a very strong start. A 2-1 win over mouz led into a closely fought encounter with Misfits, unfortunately coming out on the losing side on this occasion. Our final game against LDLC though saw a dominant display, with coolmatt and buds bossing the play as D.VA and Roadhog respectively.
This set us up for a semi final showdown with Ninjas in Pyjamas, and as our fans know: We do not lose to NiP; not in Sweden. The tie was tight, trading Dorado and Hollywood for Temple of Anubis and Numbani, with a final showdown on Volskaya, a fairly unknown map for both teams. Fnatic were never in doubt though, with their fighting spirit pulling them over the line.
Now to the final and another match with Misfits; another case of the risk taking unpredictable opponents versus our sheer organisation and skill compositions. Four quick maps played out, Fnatic taking an early lead, then dropping two points in succession, before dragging the match back to 2-2 on Hollywood. The last round on Dorado saw us lose out to two strong attacking drives from Misfits, ultimately claiming second place in the tournament.
In another strong bracket for Fnatic, especially with the roster change, our performances our more than encouraging. It’s clear to see though that this rivalry with Misfits will definitely continue for some time longer.
|#1||Misfits||2-0 4-1 +3 6p|
|#2||Fnatic||2-1 5-3 +2 6p|
|#3||Team LDLC.com||1-2 2-4 -2 3p|
|#4||mousesports||0-2 1-4 -3 0p|
|Group stage will be BO3|