fnatic has won their fourth title in 2012 by defeating Natus Vincere in the grand finals for the third time in a row, this time with scores of 16-7 on de_dust2, 14-16 on de_mirage and 16-8 on de_train. They win 12,000€ for first place while Na`Vi have to settle for 6,000€.
fnatic opened up the grand final by winning the all important pistol round and Na`Vi's two save rounds to go up 3-0. Fourth round went to the Ukrainian side who then cut fnatic's lead to one with Yegor "markeloff" Markelov's three AWP frags in round five. Three kills by Andreas "moddii" Fridh brought fnatic back, and they went on to win five rounds while Fridh reached 20 frags.
Na`Vi rallied back by winning the next two rounds despite of some sick AK shots by Martin "trace" Heldt in the counter-terrorist spawn area, but were forced to attempt saving their weapons in round thirteen. As Markelov was chased down, Na`Vi was on a full save round on the second to last round and were not able to win the final round of the half, trailing 4-11 after fifteen rounds.
The in-game leader of Na`Vi took matters in his own hands on the terrorist pistol round as Danilo "Zeus" Teslenko's two USP entry frags allowed his team to win the round. fnatic would go down 0-3 to start the half, but wasted no time in winning round four. Na`Vi looked to have cracked fnatic's defense on round five with two entry kills, but Finn "karrigan" Andersen scored four quick AWP frags from A ramp to give fnatic the boost they required to to win the remaining four rounds to clinch de_dust2 16-7.
Teslenko and Ischuk converted a two-on-three situation into a win on their terrorist pistol round and Na`Vi went up three nil. Andersen once again turned the tables in the first gun round by hitting three AWP shots, but Sukhariev won a on-on-two situation in the following round to make it 4-1. fnatic won the next two rounds, but Na`Vi took home the eighth round to make it 5-3 in their favor.
The Ukrainians won a two-on-three on round nine and after trading rounds to make it 7-4, Markelov and Ischuk won a two-on-five situation to force fnatic on a save round and effectively make the score 9-4 in their favor. Top fragger Sukhariev defeated Andersen in a one-on-one shootout on the next round as he upped his frag total to 19. Last round of the half went to fnatic with Fridh scoring three FAMAS headshots.
fnatic entered the bomb site easily with a well placed smoke on their pistol round, but Teslenko's heroics stopped them from planting the bomb as he charged in and scored three USP frags. After turning the round into a two-on-one, a misread on Sukhariev-s position allowed him to win the round with a well placed headshot on Andersen with his silenced Colt M4A1.
Michael "Friis" Jørgensen and Andersen combined for two frags each to win fnatic's first round as terrorists but Na`Vi quickly striked back to make it 14-6. Led by Andersen, fnatic won the next four rounds fairly easily and Jørgensen's one-on-two made it 11-14. Na`Vi's force buys did not work out, and fnatic tied the game to 14-14 with eight straight rounds. As so often in the past, it would be Trynozhenko who stepped up in the final rounds to help Na`Vi win 16-14 and force a third map.
After Heldt's knife round clutch fnatic started as counter-terrorists and won the pistol round as Na`Vi's outside rush proved ineffective. Two save rounds put Na`Vi down 0-3, but a successful inner attack brought the score to 1-3. fnatic won three more rounds to up their lead to 6-1, but Natus Vincere fought back and won the next two rounds with successful attack to the outer and inner bombsites.
The tenth round saw tables turn once again, with Landström picking up three kills as fnatic stopped Na`Vi's rush in a matter of seconds, and Na`Vi's slower attack suffered the same fate right after as fnatic widened the gap to 8-3. Last four rounds of the half would go to fnatic as well, as the only time Na`Vi were even close to winning a round was the last round's two-on-two situation which they were unable to convert.
Sukhariev's risky terrorist middle push and the two USP frags that followed allowed Na`Vi to win their defensive pistol round despite of Fridh scoring three kills in a one-on-four. Two rounds later fnatic attacked the outer site but despite of the third teamkill on the map, Na`Vi prevailed and made it 7-12. Next round started with two kills from the Ukrainians as well, but Andersen and Heldt combined for five kills to give fnatic their thirteenth round.
Big plays by Teslenko and Trynozhenko's one-on-one victory gave Na`Vi some life on round six, but fnatic forced them on a cheap Desert Eagle buy by winning the next round. Na`Vi's inner push put them in a favorable four-on-two position, but Landström's four kills including a one-on-three clutch gave fnatic tournament point at 15-8.
Next round proved fatal for Natus Vincere as Heldt secured his career's first victory over the Ukrainian side after countless devastating losses he suffered in mTw. fnatic attacked the inner bomb site and Andersen's opening frags allowed the team to secure a 16-8 win and become the champions of GameGune 2012.
GameGune 2012 final standings:
1. fnatic - 12,000€
2. Natus Vincere - 6,000€
3. ESC Gaming - 3,000€
4. DELTA - 1,500€
Regardless of what people might say about Counter-Strike 1.6's popularity as a tournament title, we are proud to see that the grand final gathered over 26,000 viewers despite of being held at an odd hour.
Although action at GameGune 2012 is now over as fnatic was crowned champions, stay tuned to HLTV.org for more content from the event as will still release a couple of video interviews as well as more highlights from the tournament.
surprise of the tournament is DELTA top 4 very nice!:)
Post edited 2012-07-29 01:47:45
Still bow my head to NaVi! You guys did what not many teams can do. Playing so many maps within one days and yet to show good skill proves that you are great fellows.
Xizt - MVP. Despite the fact that he was the least scoring in the final it is his crazy kills that granted fnatic with so needed rounds. Pretty sure if he hadn't clutched that 1x3 NaVi would have gone wild and probably get dangerously close to comeback. I'm proud of the captain and proud of the team!
Xizt played a great torunament (as usualy) and this is the key of fnatics succes. The fact that he is the IGL of fnatic, and btw their tactics are amazing, do not stop him from being a madfragger.
NaVi played a good tournament to, and they proved once again that they are the comeback kings, after loseing 0-15 (4-16 in the end) vs ESC on de_train they managed to win that match, and this is a proof of their strong morale. Even after loseing the first map here vs fnatic and being equaled on the second one after leading 14-5 they still fought till the end. Wp for Navi, and of course VWP for fnatic.
Almost forgot about DELTA. They proved that there are 2 top teams in Poland. Hope they will keep up this shape in future tournaments (Dreamhack or others - hope there will be)
P.s no #1 #2 #3 now? wtf.. I guess kids are sleeping at this hour.
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Post edited 2012-07-29 01:45:21
fnatic > SK
u sad or smtng(?) .. cheer up,, have a good sleep navikiddie.
fnatic top1 - team of the year 2012.
TO!STRONG! for ukr suhkers
ps: lol 0-15 and lost a BO3 vs ESC, didnt deserve 2second spot in a normal tournament schedule,, tbh.
Imo Edward didnt play that good until this tournament, otherwise i think cehe9 actually delivered what he should.
This fnatic is just a very very very tough nut to crack, for any team.
so much no brain rounds
fnatic > Na'Vi
Post edited 2012-07-29 08:13:10
About fnatic beating navi 4 times in a row
or how always navi fanboys find stupid execus when their team losses if you want to see them just go to forum. oh wait your just one of them so just look at your self
And btw why fnatic flag is sweden? Isnt it danish now? Cuz I thought its a bit strange to have no single sweden team now in tournament.
Post edited 2012-07-29 01:52:04
fnatic plays with joy and not so stricly shaped.
Boring u think fnatic is cuz lose 3-4 finals in a row now.
End of discussion.
fnatic top 1 - team of the year 2012 !
no equal conditions-Na'Vi playing all day long and fntaci haveing like 4 hours rest
u have had to make grand final on Sunday
Post edited 2012-07-29 01:54:00
sore ukr losers, l2face the fact fnatic is simply the better team than navi and everybody else.
As much as I like Na'Vi, stone headed fanboys like you leaves a bitter taste.
GG to both teams.
Xizt is the best - combaining igl and skillz as a player. Shapoo! :)
trACE deserves this shit :)
he finally beat Navi!
Post edited 2012-07-29 01:54:15
GJ fnatic :)
they kinda now that they gonna win,specialy when they lose 1st maps...
Nice try Na`Vi but too many failes:( and not best game for ceh9 i guess
DELTA very good job guys!
gg fnatic. gg navi too, nice comeback after losing to esc.
<3 Natus Vincere
Fnatic without surprise top 1 ;P but respect ;).
I am really happy for Delta and they 1.500 euros for 4th place on GG.
btw I like so much this new fnatic lineup.
Too sad CS is DEADING :(
note: guess who is Na`Vi's worst rating player. yeah
and finally trace get to defeat navi :D
Post edited 2012-07-29 03:57:50
But really well played by the two team, fnatic is really strong now.
Markeloff have a pretty bad day tbh, Na'Vi dont play has good has usual, and Fnatic take this, they have a really solid play.
Pretty happy for Trace who can defeat Na'Vi when it's like one of the last time he can really do it.
Pretty sad that the Ukrainian are hated by a big party of the comunity.
Well played Fnatic, and nice motivation Na'Vi.
Congrats fnatic! and also to Na'Vi and ESC who played with incredible determination..And DELTA for surprising everyone!
Great tournament, but probably one of the last...
navi 10 maps and 1 hour for rest
It's unfair for grand final.
fnatic > ESC NAVI SK ETC ETC ETC.........
Post edited 2012-07-29 09:08:04
All top team are on same level. Question only in preparing. Maybe today fnatic stronger, but as I said fnatic had advantage.
And ofcourse fnatic not "rape their asses".
navi not the same as in 2010, wake up dude
And they have deserved 1 point in a final match.
"That's because NaVi was on low bracket"
They WON in lower bracket and they DESERVE equal conditions in a final.
"Dont search excuse for NaVi"
fnatic had advantage - it is fact.
Post edited 2012-07-29 19:59:29
"in 2011 or 2010, they were on top at that time"
In 2010 they never lost? May be they lost all maps against fnatic in 2012?
You seen WCG final in 2010? You think MTW didnt deserve that win? And like now, NaVi didnt deserve this win? Game was not close?
You have so limited thinking.
Crazy frags in the previous few matches and that is what made fnatic get into the finals. Agreed he wasn't at his best in the finals, but he's the IGL as well and in any case he wasn't "BAD".
Well played fnatic!
I really like those ESC fans saying "nice fnatic" or "fnatic unstoppable", you ESC fans I really like your reaction. Not like those NaVi idiot fans searching excuses and things like "fnatic noobs"... but dont reply them, it's wasting of time, ignore it. They will grow up :)
GG fnatic! Most skilled team ever? I think I would agree to that :)
What a crazy mix of danish and swedish skill
Thanks to HLTV.org for great coverage!
dont say its because ppl left game. if they were this team before they would do good aswell.
friss #1 awp
they are confident and they know their opponent afraid of their skills so they could perform 100% or more but navi could only 80% the most
also navi = no brain team as you see the match
the only team theroyotically has chance to beat fn is esc
bcuz they play with brains
to beat fn, thats not enough, they also need luck
for navi one day they find brain in the game, one day they could win
zeus sux strats edward noob performance markelon pub rookie sense of pos. can win over esc is almost a miracle
0:15 tells everything
aslo edward as t campfire delta on inferno nearly lmao
Post edited 2012-07-31 12:04:21