fnatic pick up two points vs. TSM
fnatic have picked up their first two points in ELEAGUE after defeating TSM twice (16-13 on Cache and 16-3 on Mirage).
The opening match of ELEAGUE's week 4 generated much interest in the Counter-Strike community due to the return of Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer to action after almost two months on the sidelines due to an arm injury. His first post-hiatus match saw him take on TSM, who are attending the tournament with Casper "cadiaN" Møller as a stand-in.
fnatic, who began the match on the CT side, got out to a quick 3-1 lead after a highly-contested initial period. Hunter "SicK" Mims then lived up to his nickname with a quad kill, but TSM struggled to make an impact for the rest of the half, allowing fnatic to secure an 11-2 lead before picking up the final two rounds.
fnatic win first match with olofmeister back on the roster
TSM knew they had a mountain to climb to turn things around, but no one can blame them for not trying. After winning the pistol round without losing a single man, the North American team followed it up with the corresponding anti-eco rounds to cut the gap to 7-11.
With the momentum swinging in their favour, TSM tightened up their defense, never allowing fnatic to build on the few round wins that they edged out. The North Americans twice reduced the deficit to a minimum, but fnatic kept their cool and ended the threat of overtime, locking down the map 16-13.
K - D
24 - 19
27 - 20
21 - 17
20 - 19
16 - 16
Next up was Mirage, where the first half was a complete blowout as fnatic gave TSM very little room to operate. After losing the first 11 rounds of the map, the North American side called a timeout, and even though a round did go their way, they made a massive blunder by allowing Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson to ninja defuse the bomb in a 1vs5 situation.
kRIMZ with the clutch on Mirage
Down 1-14, TSM went in search of a miracle, and while they picked up the pistol round in convincing fashion, fnatic hit back on force buys to cruise to a 16-3 win early in the second half.
K - D
24 - 8
17 - 8
17 - 10
12 - 10
10 - 13