fnatic through to Pro League final

fnatic have booked their spot in the grand final of the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 Finals after seeing off questionmark 2-0 (16-12 on de_inferno and 16-14 on de_mirage).

The opening semi-final of the ESL ESEA Pro League finals was a European classic between two sides going through very different phases of form: fnatic headed into this event on the back to two international titles, while questionmark are desperate to get back to winning ways after failing to impress at the fragbite Masters finals, their first offline tournament since leaving TSM.

de_inferno was the first map of the series, and it began with questionmark getting out to a 3-0 lead after a flawless pistol round in which they did not lose a single player. A triple kill from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist in the first gun round during a B retake gave fnatic their first round on the board, with the Swedish team following it up with two more rounds to restore parity at 3-3.

questionmark then regained the lead after overturning a 3vs5 deficit, but fnatic rallied back and went on a fantastic run that saw them take an 11-4 half-time lead after capitalising on their opponents' mistakes without mercy.

olofmeister was on fire on inferno 

The Danish team came from the break looking very determined and won six rounds in a row to reduce the deficit to 10-11 and push fnatic into a tactical pause. It was only then that fnatic's offense came to life, with the Swedes winning four rounds straight to set the score at 15-10. questionmark knew they had no margin for error and managed to keep themselves in the game by winning back-to-back rounds, but then a triple kill from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer gave fnatic the victory on a silver platter.

de_mirage began with questionmark once again coming out the livelier of the two sides, picking up the pistol round in great fashion, with Nicolai "device" Reedtz getting three kills. The Danish team then were caught off-guard in the first anti-eco, and their two force buys failed to produce any results, leaving their economy in a dire situation.The few rounds the Danes were able to edge out were quickly countered by fnatic, who would close out the half with a commanding 10-5 lead.

device put up big numbers but could not prevent a defeat 

A flying start from the Danish side in the second half saw them take seven of the first eight rounds to once again take the lead, something that had not happened since the start of the map. fnatic then reacted with a no-nonsense Tec9 push and followed it up with a gun round to bring the scoreline to 13-12. It all seemed to be going in fnatic's favour, but a string of three rounds went questionmark's way and broke the Swedes' economy, forcing them to call a timeout.

With no money in the bank, fnatic resorted to a fast B push with nothing but Tec9s, and surprisingly questionmark were unable to hold the site. That round helped fnatic to swing the tide as they won the final two rounds of the half to seal an emphatic 16-14 success.

13th December 2015

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 45 - 42 +3 - 1.04
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 38 - 35 +3 - 1.02
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 39 - 39 0 - 0.97
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 37 - 39 -2 - 0.90
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 31 - 37 -6 - 0.88
 ? K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 49 - 33 +16 - 1.31
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 43 - 41 +2 - 1.03
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 39 - 41 -2 - 0.94
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 32 - 36 -4 - 0.86
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 28 - 39 -11 - 0.71

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
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Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
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Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
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Looking forward to see more :D
2015-12-13 04:00
Sweden erqqi 
2015-12-13 04:01
Expected from Team Solo Choke
2015-12-13 04:01
Team Solo Masturbation* :^)
2015-12-13 05:52
expected, ez title again
2015-12-13 04:01
Sweden Trojka03 
Dennis = tec9meister
2015-12-13 04:01
Swedish Superiority no chance for denmark as always
2015-12-13 04:03
franch superiority no chance for sweden as always
2015-12-13 04:17
hahahaha 4/7 major winners are Swedish 9/14 major finalists are Swedish and thats only the majors in the first 2 years of CS GO NiP dominated and the fnatic dominated now fnatic is gonna dominate again Sweden is by far the best CS country ever
2015-12-13 04:20
what u mean with 9/14?
2015-12-13 04:25
7 majors and in finals its 2 teams
2015-12-13 04:26
i got it :) thx
2015-12-13 04:28
french superiority rekt 2-0 by CIS lmao
2015-12-13 09:36
fnatics fans taking shower at the moment (pants have been shat)
2015-12-13 04:03
Sweden Stag 
wtf are you talking about? you see us all in this thread so far.
2015-12-13 04:04
trolololollllllllll gz gz gz
2015-12-13 04:07
Sweden Stag 
what's your diagnosis bro?
2015-12-13 04:06
right now? I wouldn't say drunk, but 2 liters of red wine make me a little tipsy, otherwise great and i have no plans to sleep
2015-12-13 04:08
TSM organization has no regrets... :D
2015-12-13 04:04
Jokes aside, TSM really should have massive regrets losing that team.
2015-12-13 04:07
neah, they are cool with that.. ex-tsm players are too overrated and need tier2 teams to perform in no majors final, just a few LANs won in 2015
2015-12-13 10:13
krimz MVP on inf
2015-12-13 04:05
I think it should be olof
2015-12-13 13:30
My friend! I respect your choice but imo didnt you saw how krimz CLOSED the b site??? THE best b-player/inferno easy (no fangay) olof had some important clutches aswell!
2015-12-13 23:40
Fnc ftw😎
2015-12-15 10:20
World 1663 
my boys are great again! go fnatic!
2015-12-13 04:05
go fnatic
2015-12-13 04:06
2015-12-13 04:06
team choke mid, 4/4 pistols and didnt win. Match wasn't even close if you win all 4 pistols and lose 2-0
2015-12-13 04:06
guys will we get the demo for this league in hltv coz we r not getting any demo uploaded in hltv for past few months of past few leaagues .. do you think we will get demo for this league ??
2015-12-13 04:09
Sweden Stag 
esl are reluctant to release them, but if you get their attention on twitter/reddit they might post them. they posted a link to demos of recent esl tournaments on reddit the other day if you can find that.
2015-12-13 04:16
can you give me the link please if you dont mind ?
2015-12-13 04:18
Sweden Stag 
i cant find it.. it was one of those free host sites, the account belonged to one of the esl admins edit found it dropbox.com/sh/hrt9sthn5jah00x/AADRlQudJ..
2015-12-13 04:21
Holy crap, ? had higher rating than fnatic :O
2015-12-13 04:13
NO.1 fn
2015-12-13 04:49
Atleast device didn't underperform this time around.
2015-12-13 04:49
He did just dont look at the stats, device missed so may important shots
2015-12-13 11:55
He (well, the team) lost 2-0 and still had more kills and less deaths than any other player, including the victors. Damn. What the hell are you talking about?!
2015-12-13 13:58
Just like happy always does. That doesn't mean he had ANY impact or did well.
2015-12-13 18:37
^ +1 Hehe HappyKappa plays himself in the lovely positions as igl to get frags and can easily get like 1 - 2 cuz of backstab role.
2015-12-13 23:45
2015-12-13 10:56
exTSM was ill. Idiots semmler anders infected them. This is ridiculous how they rig these shitty lans.
2015-12-13 12:34
How less? KappaPride
2015-12-13 23:45
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