Fnatic OW Finish Top 4
Posted 2016-12-17 Inz
Despite another final four finish for Fnatic OverWatch, the team leave MLG Vegas with a somewhat bitter taste in the mouth.
Despite a lack of practice on the local team compositions, we made a promising start in the groups, quickly dispatching Rise Nation, before stuttering into the rocks as we faced Team EnVyUs. Enduring a 2-0 loss, and moving into a tiebreaker match against compLexity, a brief wobble saw a point dropped on Gibraltar. A rally though from Custa brought the team back from the brink and with the help of Hafficool secured a place in the semi finals.
A match with FaZe awaited, a close tie but one that our players felt confident in conquering. The team produced a strong opening display on Dorado and knew that if they conquered Ilios, they would be in with a strong chance of making the final.
All seemed to be going to plan with us taking the first two rounds in what seemed to be quite an unwavering performance. FaZe battled back though, and despite good play from our side, our opponents took 3 rounds in quick succession to close out.
A lost opportunity maybe.
Back to dominant ways on Kings Row, Buds and Hafficool brushed aside the opposing DPS players, taking a firm hold of the map and securing the round in professional style.
Another fightback from FaZe on Gibraltar though forced a tie breaker, despite the unsung efforts of our support players, particularly Custa.
Finally into Nepal, a map favoured by FaZe, and the gauntlet was thrown down. Some incredible play from Fnatic helped in our push for the final. Unfortunately though this was not enough to overcome the efforts of TwoEasy and Zombs as we sadly ended our run.
Onward and upwards though. The team will go back to drawing board; back to practice in time for the exciting new opportunities that await in 2017!
|#1||EnVyUs||2 0 4-0 +6|
|#2||Fnatic||2 1 4-3 +6|
|#3||compLexity||1 2 4-4 +3|
|#4||Rise Nation||0 2 0-4 +0|
|Group stage will be BO3|