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fnatic qualify for SL i-League S3
Time: 2017-03-20 22:13
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

fnatic secured a spot at the StarSeries SL i-League Season 3 LAN finals by defeating HellRaisers 2-1 (13-16 Cobblestone, 16-10 Train, 16-7 Inferno) in the deciding match of the closed qualifier.

fnatic started the qualification by defeating their own academy team 2-0 and followed that up by defeating their up-and-coming countrymen Epsilon with the same score.

In the deciding game, Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and co. were matched against HellRaisers and started the series on Cobblestone. The European mixture had a good first map, thanks in large to the heroics of Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk and the 1v1 clutches that went their way. After closing out Cobblestone, HellRaisers were in the driving seat on the first half of Train, leading 9-2 on the Terrorist side.

The Swedes were able to come back towards the end of the half, and a 1v2 pistol round clutch from Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson kicked off the complete comeback. fnatic only dropped one round on the Terrorist side of Train to secure the map win with a 16-10 scoreline. The final map was Inferno, and after a tight start to the decider, we saw Dennis "dennis" Edman kick into a higher gear once again as his team ran away with the scoreline. It was 16-7 in the end to make it 2-1 in favor of fnatic for the series.

flusha had couple of brilliant individual moments in the series

The following teams are now qualified for SL i-League Season 3:

SK  Virtus.pro  North  NiP
Astralis  FaZe Natus Vincere  Gambit 
MVP Project  TyLoo 5POWER Immortals
G2 fnatic EU qualifier  NA qualifier

The NA slot for the tournament will be decided tonight, with the winner between CLG and Renegades taking the spot, while the last EU spot will go to the winner of the HellRaisers - EnVyUs match.

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

Nice! Excited to see the best CS player of all time on LAN once again.
2017-03-20 22:13:30
2017-03-20 22:13:48
gl olle
2017-03-20 22:25:48
ez win for best team in the world fnatic
2017-03-20 22:13:49
>best team in the world
>struggle against hellraisers

2017-03-20 22:56:26
he calls fnatic shit so you link a game from 5 months ago, LOOOOOOL okay. what an autistic comeback.
2017-03-21 18:53:29
Oh look, an hltv kid using autism as a profanity, how immature.
Time hardly matters here, same lineup, hellraisers are always very underrated.
2017-03-21 19:25:13
Time hardly matters here, same lineup,

Time hardly matters? A lot changes in 5 months. You can't just take 1 random BO1 from ages ago and use it as an argument because they beat VP narrowly when VP would most likely destroy them now since they're the 2nd best team in the world.

Not to mention that you link a game vs VP because of the '<3 Virtus.pro' next to his name, no, that's definitely not an immature argument at all. How hypocritical.
2017-03-21 19:44:42
VP was arguably just as good back then, they ended 2nd in that tournament, and Hellraisers where just as much of an underrated team with upset potential back then as they are now. Hellraisers won their map 16-13 if I'm not mistaken, so that would be basically just as narrow victory as the one vs VP I linked to so I don't know why the narrowness is an argument.

Of course I picked a VP game because of that, but please explain how that is in any way immature. If I chose an other match he can just say that the team hellraisers beat was also a bad team, but if I pick a VP game he will not use that excuse. It will also make him realize that if they could beat his team, then maybe he should be less demeaning. All part of proving the point in an efficient way. But I know you just threw that immaturity bs in to try and make a snappy comeback, failed miserably though.

2017-03-21 20:54:22
Now you have a couple of brand spanking new games, happy?
2017-03-23 00:48:31
How did VP do vs Hellraisers tonight? Worse than Fnatic I think, a lot worse.
2017-03-23 00:49:22
But I never said they are the best team in the world, did I?

You are really butthurt over a comment I actually totally forgot about, go and seek help dude
2017-03-23 00:52:11
Not butt hurt at all, just hilarious that you mock other team and then the team you <3 fails even harder and you pretend you don't care. It's ok to cry. Or even better just learn to be modest and not try to mock others like a 12yo kid.
2017-03-23 00:57:22
well you are butthurt coz you actually remembered my comment and came back here right after vp lost, really seems like you were waiting for the opportunity which is quite sad, and I am not pretending I don't care, I don't actually care if they lose some online matches, I am a fan of the team, not a fan of results like most of the people on this site. and your argument fails because I never claimed VP is any better than fnatic or others, but saying fnatic is best team in the world right now is ridiculous and if you disagree with that, I have no more to say to you.
2017-03-23 01:02:52
I know, so excited to see Allu!
2017-03-20 22:15:05
2017-03-20 22:24:05
2017-03-20 22:26:18
he said best cs player though
2017-03-20 22:27:42
And flusha is the best CSGO player ever
2017-03-20 22:28:42
I agree but he said but he did say "best CS player of all time"

Post edited 2017-03-20 22:32:31
2017-03-20 22:32:16
Im glad NiP qualified.
2017-03-21 00:10:10
nice meme
2017-03-21 01:06:14
NiP is the defending champs... they didnt need to go to qualifier..
2017-03-21 08:01:57
It was a joke lmao
2017-03-21 18:31:16
the article doesn't mention anything about Ocean.. wtf
2017-03-21 00:52:26
I dont see HUNDEN anywhere?
2017-03-21 18:31:52

Post edited 2017-03-20 22:13:41
2017-03-20 22:13:31
easy <3

Post edited 2017-03-20 22:13:40
2017-03-20 22:13:31
ez 4 fnatic tbh, HR are really struggling sadly :(

Post edited 2017-03-20 22:13:51
2017-03-20 22:13:31
nt HR

Post edited 2017-03-20 22:13:43
2017-03-20 22:13:32
2017-03-20 22:13:36
2017-03-20 22:13:40
2017-03-20 22:13:48
2017-03-20 22:13:50
ez af
2017-03-20 22:13:57
Ez win SL-i 3 League for fnc
2017-03-20 22:15:26
2017-03-20 22:15:41
Good job
2017-03-20 22:15:56
2017-03-20 22:16:00
uy 50-50 between HR and nV I think
2017-03-20 22:16:21
SK vs G2 the final
2017-03-20 22:18:16
g2 wont make it out from groups xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
2017-03-20 22:57:29
2017-03-20 23:33:14
2017-03-20 22:21:37
flusha knew the importance of this game so couldn't help some of his locks.
2017-03-20 22:28:49
New G2 and old Fnatic in the same event, it's going to be good.
2017-03-20 22:29:33
would be nice to have C9, OpTic, Godsent and Heroic instead of those asian teams and the winner between clg and rng.

2017-03-20 22:29:51
Anyway c9/optic/tyloo/CLG it's the same : out in groups
2017-03-20 22:45:02
you're right, but it would still be more interesting.
2017-03-20 22:51:28
16 4 vs Optic or 16 4 vs CLG have same interest to me.
At least when CLG is rekt we don't suffer to see former good players falling in hell
2017-03-20 23:10:29
I hope that OpTic will play at the level from about, let's say, 4-5 months, when they were in the top 5 teams in the world.
2017-03-21 07:43:25
Anyone know when EnVy v HR is on
2017-03-20 22:30:12
Probably not during EPL playday, so this week end I guess
2017-03-20 22:45:59
NiP qualified? Top kek
2017-03-20 22:30:18
they got invited

only way too see them play at big events in 2017

same for C9
2017-03-21 06:58:22
haha xD
2017-03-21 08:11:46
They are the defending champs, thats why they didnt have to qualify
2017-03-21 12:53:49
2017-03-20 22:52:32
2017-03-20 23:25:13
Only 1 NA team but 3 Asian teams?
2017-03-21 00:35:51
3 asians, 3 europeans, 2 Na (Immortals have secured first NA slot)
2017-03-21 00:45:11
Oh Woops that's true! I forgot Immortals qualified xD
2017-03-21 00:47:10
well in the current state of NA - Liquid is shit, Optic is shit, C9 is without skadoodle.. it's probably deserved
2017-03-21 00:49:20

group of death again :/
2017-03-21 00:44:30
there is no groups yet wtf lul. They dont even have complete teams yet.. smh
2017-03-21 08:02:38
2017-03-21 09:33:01
ez NA Qualifier. top 1 wurld
2017-03-22 12:11:43
NA top tier ez,having 50 teams,<5 capable of qualifying for event,0 who can pass the group stage.
2017-03-24 12:35:12
5POWER and MVP such a waste of spots
2017-03-21 00:47:02
ez gambit and sexgod
2017-03-21 06:40:34
some nice teams, minus the shit chinese, korean and the 1 NA team. Gonna be some amazing competition.
2017-03-21 08:09:24
Well be an awesome tournament!


We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2017-03-21 08:12:39
Let the chinese have a chance no need for more NA teams
2017-03-21 08:14:42
ExCheatercompany Qualify*

Post edited 2017-03-21 09:54:05
2017-03-21 09:53:44
ez 4 flushamad
2017-03-21 10:05:27
Match-fixing bois, lost 1st map on purposes.

Thank mr richardlewis
2017-03-21 11:47:03
was a good game, HR played very well considering who they were up against. as for fnatic, they still have a lot to prove yet if they even want to be considered a top team anymore, making this tournament even more exciting. can't wait.
2017-03-21 18:44:03

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