fnatic breeze past Virtus.pro 2-0
fnatic have progressed to the grand final of the FACEIT League Season 2 LAN Finals after a 2-0 victory over Virtus.pro (16-8 on de_inferno, 16-7 on de_mirage).
So far in Milan we have seen dominating CT performances on de_inferno, and this match was no exception, with fnatic strolling to an early 11-0 lead as nothing seemed to be going Virtus.pro's way on the offensive side.
At the 12th attempt Virtus.pro finally managed to break through fnatic's defense following a quick middle push, with Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski getting two entry frags plus one more kill while defending the bomb. The Polish team's recovery was short-lived, however, as fnatic won the last three rounds of the half to take a 14-1 lead into the break.
In the second half, fnatic went for a mid rush onto archway, where Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas got three headshots in quick succession to spoil the Swedish team's plans.
After losing the two eco rounds, fnatic A from archway and planted the bomb in the site but failed to hold it down as Filip "NEO" Kubski went for the defuse in a 1-on-1 situation with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist.
jw set the tone on both maps
Virtus.pro would go on to reduce the deficit to 8-14, but two straight rounds in favour of fnatic shut the Poles down and gave Markus "pronax" Wallsten's men a 1-0 lead in the series.
Next up was de_mirage, which is traditionally a very strong map for Virtus.pro. The Polish team confirmed such credentials in the pistol round on the Terrorist side as they stormed through A, killing everyone in their path. They were, however, caught off-guard in the first anti-eco round, in which an amazing Scout headshot by Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer cleared the path for fnatic to win the round with the CZs.
fnatic strung the next four rounds together to make it 5-1 for them, but their winning streak came to an end following an A rush from Virtus.pro. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson still managed to get three kills to his name, but then Paweł "byali" Bieliński won a 1-on-2 clutch to complete a quad kill.
For the rest of the first half, the two teams just exchanged rounds, so when it was time to switch sides fnatic were claiming a 10-5 lead.
Snax pulled off an impressive ace on mirage
In the pistol round as CT, Snax stopped an B push from fnatic all by himself, but the Swedes replied immediately after and took said bombsite armed with CZs, only to see Virtus.pro pull one back in an eco of their own to restore a four-round deficit.
From then on, however, the match was a one-way street, as fnatic won five rounds in succession to celebrate a 16-7 win that puts them up against iBUYPOWER in the grand final of the Italian event.
K - D
Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW
44 - 23
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
40 - 26
Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax
38 - 23
Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ
35 - 25
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha
36 - 27