fnatic to DH Summer final over NiP
fnatic are through to the DreamHack Summer grand final after seeing off Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-0 (16-6 on de_dust2 and 16-14 on de_train).
The final day of DreamHack Summer 2015 kicked off with an all-Swedish clash between fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas, with Xizt's men looking to beat the odds as they had not won a single series offline against their domestic rivals since bringing allu on.
de_dust2 was the first map of this best-of-three series, and during the early stages of the first half neither side were able to stamp their authority on the game. With the score tied at 4-4, fnatic looked more lively as they picked up two rounds in a row, but then they were stunned by an impressive triple kill from Xizt in A in a matter of seconds. Still, that hardly bothered the ESL One Katowice champions, who brought the scoreline to 10-5 at the end of the half.
fnatic advance to the grand final
fnatic then picked up where they had left off as they won the opening three rounds in the second half following a flawless pistol round as Terrorist. The first gun round would go to NiP, who were, however, powerless to stop fnatic from running out comfortable victors.
Next up was de_train, where fnatic got off to a flying start by winning the first six rounds as CT. NiP then spurred a reaction as they won two rounds in a row, but a stunning quad kill by Robin "flusha" Rönnquist in the inner site brought the streak to an end. fnatic remained in the driving seat until the end of the first half, and an 11-4 lead meant that they had a big margin to work with as Terrorist.
NiP fell at the final hurdle
NiP came out the brighter in the second half and took the first three rounds to reduce the deficit to 7-11, but in gun play fnatic showed some great moves, which allowed them to quickly win their 15th round. NiP then picked themselves up and strung several rounds together to bring the scoreline to 14-15, but just when everyone was thinking about overtime, fnatic claimed the final round to seal a 2-0 victory that takes them to the title decider.
K - D
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
45 - 34
Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ
38 - 28
Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax
40 - 31
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha
34 - 30
Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW
33 - 35