In Tournament 1: Division 1, Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) (SEA) 2021-22, Fnatic had their best Dota 2 performance yet, beating T1 2-1 in a pivotal series . Fnatic, T1 and Team SMG each finished with five wins and three series, which means a BO1 deciding match will be played between these teams to determine the second, third and third place teams. private. In regards to the series, Fnatic executed their strategies perfectly in the first and third games, which they lacked in the previous matches. Fnatic overcame T1 and won. With the results of this series, BOOM Esports also finished as the top seed of the tournament.
T1 vs Fnatic: Match Summary and Highlights
Game 1 saw T1 land a greedy core trio of Kunkka safelane, mid laner Invoker, and mid laner Queen of Pain. The laning phase was relatively quiet, with both teams satisfied with farming on the map side. However, Fnatic focused on the BKB start of Raven’s Monkey King and Armel’s Lina, and as soon as they picked up the item, they attacked. T1’s draft wasn’t combat ready and as a result was constantly losing champions one after another, while Fnatic secured one target after another to win in 35 minutes.
Game 2 saw T1 take a more conventional draft, picking comfortable champions. With Karl holding Lina mid lane this time, it’s time for him to take the top lane. Additionally, T1 has performed well in other lanes, finding some important kills with the help of supports. T1 gradually took the lead, but Fnatic did everything to prevent T1 from taking its high position. However, the teamfights between champions made it difficult for Fnatic to turn the situation around and they lost in 50 minutes.
In game 3, T1 used Doom early in the draft, a strategy that has worked well in the past. However, with Karl’s Ember Spirit having a tough game, T1 didn’t have a reliable hero to set up teamfights and ganks with. In contrast, Fnatic has a lot of play potential and is consistently taking up a large portion of the map. None of T1’s champions found a foothold, and Fnatic took the win after 42 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
This series is a perfect example of how Fnatic fixed the minor bugs and inconsistencies they made throughout their previous games. All five players did a great job from laning to late game. It’s especially noticeable in the first and third games when Armel Paul”Armel“Tabios, known for his mid lane, has found a way to take out the opponent’s mid laner. Fnatic can be proud of its ability to return to the tournament after losing to Team SMG in the open game. Now, Fnatic has found itself in the race for second place.
Although T1 has come up with some new tactics, Fnatic has a solid understanding of how to counter them. This series is more about Fnatic overtaking T1 than about the latter fumbling. The final day against OB.Neon has affected T1’s chances of finishing first and will now have to compete for second place in the tiebreak.
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