ELEAGUE: fnatic reach the finals
Within the first semi-final match, we’ve witnessed a battle between fnatic and Natus Vincere. The teams have successfully moved past the group stage, securing the top-lines of standings, thus advancing to the Playoffs. in the quarter-finals, the Swedes had prevailed over EnVyUs, while the CIS-squad had defeated Cloud9.
The process of map-pick
The first battlefield was de_cobblestone — a pick of the Swedish roster. The CIS-squad has prevailed in the pistol-round and following two eco’s. Then fnatic retook the lead and soon succeeded in leveling the score. The Swedish defense was such intense that Na’Vi have failed to punch it through even for a single time again. The first half was ended in favor of Olof «olofmeister» Kajbjer and his teammates [12:3].
After the switch-over, a landscape on the map has been hardly changed. fnatic picked up the victorious rounds and, leaving the rival hopeless, put de_cobblestone on their board [16:4].
Natus Vincere failed to deal with the rivals’ onslaught
The game was resumed on Игра de_train — a choice of Natus Vincere. The Swedish squad successfully overwhelmed the enemy in the pistol’s and next two rounds. The team under the lead of Danylo «Zeus» Teslenko found a way to realize the gun-round, but fnatic re-captured the initiative, starting gradually gaining points. At the end of the first half, Na'Vi have succeeded in cutting down the backlog, but the Swedes had no intensions to pass on the lead [9:6].
CT-sided, fnatic overpowered the opponent in three rounds consecutively. In a further game, the control over the tide of a meeting was constantly changing the possessor, so the teams reached the temporarily draw at [14:14]. However, the Swedish squad eventually braced up and secured the victory on the decisive second map with [16:14].
We’d like to remind you that the clash between mousesports and Virtus.pro will take place today at 5 a.m. by the Kiev/Moscow time-zone. The stream of the match can be witnessed on a twitch-channel StarLadder_cs_en.