Fnatic
Malaysia
Tough series sends Fnatic to the third-place match
May 26, 2018
pieliedie finished a hard 2-1 loss to Optic at ESL Birmingham with an overall KDA of 4/15/27.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 was rough for pie on Shadow Demon. He died a lot all game, only able to delay his inevitable death with Disruption. His illusions also didn't offer very much this game, with just Phantom Lancer to Disrupt. He finished with a 0/7/3 KDA. pieliedie made it through Game 2 without giving up a single death. Fnatic battered Optic all game, dominating teamfights largely thanks to the chaos and sustain that pie created with all his spells. He finished Game 2 with a 3/0/12 KDA. In Game 3 pie played Ogre Magi but went back to his typical style of dying a lot. He finished Game 3 with a 1/8/12 KDA.
Stellar Rubick in Game 2 not enough to turn things around
May 26, 2018
DJ played a decent series but couldn't carry on his own in a 2-1 loss to Optic at ESL Birmingham. He finished with an overall KDA of 9/6/33.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 DJ played Elder Titan. He did a nice job positioning himself and staying alive but wasn't able to get much done with his spells otherwise. He finished with a 0/2/7 KDA. In Game 2 DJ got to show off on Rubick. He moved around the map extremely well, stealing spells and putting them to work against their owners. He got extremely farmed, finishing both Blink Dagger and Force Staff by 20 minutes. He finished with a 6/0/9 KDA. DJ played Rubick again in Game 3 but couldn't pull off a repeat performance. He was a part of a lot of Fnatic's kills but couldn't do enough on his own. He finished with a 3/4/17 KDA.
Tough times in the offlane
May 26, 2018
Universe had a rough series in a 2-1 loss to Optic at ESL Birmingham. He finished with a 13/10/31 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Universe played Axe. He had a rough time initiating for Fnatic against all the AoE damage and control on Optic. Even after a nice laning phase, Universe didn't have the gold or level lead he needed to blink into the Optic lineup. He finished with a 2/4/5 KDA. Universe played a fantastic Night Stalker in Game 2. After getting a completely free lane, he started moving around the map ruthlessly pressuring Optic. Even if he didn't get a kill, Universe was constantly forcing Optic to react to him and giving Fnatic the edge. He finished with a 7/0/13 KDA. In Game 3 Universe had a rough time on Batrider. He had a lot of work to do as Fnatic's primary initiation and couldn't deliver. He played well, but Fnatic needed him to hit every Lasso without fail. He finished with a 4/6/13 KDA.
Can't deliver a repeat on explosive Game 2
May 26, 2018
Abed finished a 2-1 loss to Optic at ESL Birmingham with an overall KDA of 13/10/26.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Abed played Phantom Lancer. There we a few moments where it looked like his damage might be enough to carry Fnatic through some fights but he was never able to pull through completely. His illusions didn't last long up against all Optic's AoE, and Abed finished with a 4/3/5 KDA. In Game 2 Abed played Kunkka. He did an amazing job using his spells again Optic, completely throwing a wrench into their game plan. In addition to dealing tons of AoE magic damage, Abed also dished out massive physical cleave. He finished with a 5/0/9 KDA. Abed played Kunkka again in Game 3 but couldn't take over the map like he did in Game 2. His damage just didn't feel as intimidating when playing from behind, and once Optic finished their three Black King Bars even his magic damage was rendered ineffective. He finished with a 4/7/12 KDA.
Erratic series from Fnatic's carry
May 26, 2018
EternaLEnVy was all over the place in a 2-1 loss to Optic at ESL Birmingham. He finished with an overall KDA of 18/11/24.
ANALYSIS
EternaLEnVy played a shaky Death Prophet in Game 1. In a few fights he lived long enough to get some mileage from his Exorcism but he spent most of the game getting bursted down quickly by Optic. He finished with a 4/6/3 KDA. EternaLEnVy came back in Game 2 with a fearsome Lone Druid performance. He got first blooded but still managed to do very well in his lane. He farmed up a quick Radiance, and then from there, it was all Fnatic all the way. EternaLEnVy finished with a 4/1/12 KDA. In Game 3 EternaLEnVy played Spectre. He had a very rough start, but actually managed to come back and make the game interesting down to the end. Fnatic managed to mount an impressive defense, but it wasn't quite enough to overcome the Optic lead. EternaLEnVy finished with a 9/4/9 KDA.
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Dota 2
Headed to The International 2017
June 28, 2017
After defeating Clutch Gamers 2-0 in the winner's bracket final of the SEA regional qualifiers, Fnatic has earned a spot beside TNC in Seattle for The International 2017 in August.
ANALYSIS
With a 7-2 group stage record, Fnatic was edged out for the top spot by TNC, but they would not be denied in the bracket stage. Dispatching both of their opponents with quick 2-0 wins, Fnatic waltzed their way through the competition and closer to an Aegis of Champions.
Dota 2
Rounds out roster with DJ, Meracle and QO
April 8, 2017
Sasha Erfanian of theScore esports reported that Fnatic have completed their roster with the addition of two new players and one familiar face.
ANALYSIS
After a string of poor results and the depature of Mushi, Fnatic chose to rebuild. Starting with Ohaiyo and Febby, Fnatic brought back a former player in DJ, Febby's former MVP teammate QO and a new star in Meracle. The squad will have a short time to prepare before possible qualifiers for The International 2017.