fnatic defeat Renegades; advance to DH Marseille playoffs

fnatic have booked their spot in the DreamHack Masters Marseille playoffs after defeating Renegades 2-0 in Group C's decider match.

Starting out the clash as Terrorists on their map pick, Mirage, Renegades secured a three-round lead after winning the first pistol with a flawless A execution. The Australian side then looked set to follow that up with the first gun round, but a 2v3 clutch from Jesper "JW" Wecksell and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist marked the beginning of an impressive run from the Swedes.

In fact, except for the 12th round when, they nearly pulled off a win on a shoddy CZ buy, Renegades were only able to break through fnatic's defence in the final two rounds of the half, reducing the deficit to five before switching sides.

In the second half, Maikil "Golden" Selim played a key role in his team's pistol round win as he found three opponents in a 2v4 situation. fnatic then strolled to a 14-5 lead, but that was when Renegades came back to life.

Renegades tightened up their defence and went on a massive seven-round winning streak to reach 12 rounds. It was only then that fnatic managed to hit map-point, but they saw their economy get reset after losing the next round. Still, with nothing but CZs, JW and Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson clutched a 2v3 situation to close out the map.

KRIMZ was the highest-rated player of the series with a 1.55 rating

Cobblestone, fnatic's map pick, kicked off with Renegades winning their CT pistol thanks to a triple and a double-kill from Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad and Justin "jks" Savage, respectively. After following that up with the anti-ecos, Renegades further added to their lead by taking the next two rounds.

With their economy back on track, fnatic started racking up rounds to bring the deficit to a sole round. Renegades still picked up a round, but the Swedes would not let go off the gas and closed out the half with a 9-6 lead. 

In the second half, KRIMZ won the pistol round for his team after keeping jks from clutching a 1v2 situation. After getting their seventh round on the board in a third-round buy, Renegades were handed a heavy blow as they got immediately reset, with fnatic grabbing control of action to seal a clean 2-0 win. 

 Renegades K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 44 - 39 +5 95.4 1.17
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 38 - 36 +2 87.7 1.13
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 38 - 46 -8 80.0 0.95
United States Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty 29 - 35 -6 55.8 0.85
Australia Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO 23 - 37 -14 48.2 0.76
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 56 - 32 +24 99.7 1.55
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 38 - 34 +4 77.5 1.16
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 36 - 33 +3 81.2 1.12
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0 33 - 37 -4 65.9 1.03
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 30 - 37 -7 75.5 0.93

Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
890
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Expected, fnatic is the best. -olofm +KRiMZ please.
2018-04-20 16:38
#17
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
KRIMZ is good, too good for FaZe
2018-04-20 16:42
+1
2018-04-20 19:24
nah hes just fine in fnatic
2018-04-20 16:42
#31
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Slovakia Dakrumi 
+1
2018-04-20 16:50
#40
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
What were RNG thinking picking mirage into fnatic? It’s a top 2 map for them
2018-04-20 17:02
#80
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
+1 Mirage cobble and inferno are fnatic top 3 maps and renegades would of had ti win on 2 to win omegalul
2018-04-20 23:44
#83
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Yeah I think mirage may even be their best map tbh krimz is just a fucking god on that map
2018-04-21 00:02
#85
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
I still think inferno. Is but they have had an upset on it recently
2018-04-21 00:12
#86
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
I think mirage plays so well for all the players, even JW goes off on mirage sometimes. Train is also a sleeper good map for them, won some important matches on it recently
2018-04-21 00:14
#87
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
Yeah bit he problem with mirage is faze and mouz are closer to fnatic on that map than inferno so inferno is stronger as they are cler no 1 team on it at the moment
2018-04-21 00:15
#102
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Australia MatthewJKS 
I don’t think it was stupid. They did a pretty good job and played some pretty good CS. They were expected to get 2-0ed so I think the result on Mirage was a good outcome and if they took the map that would be a big win for Renegades even if they didn’t win the series and went 1-2 against Fnatic. Thoughts?
2018-04-23 11:27
#103
JW | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
Yeah but like, why would you pick an opponents best map into them. That’s like some next level MSL or Xizt veto
2018-04-23 12:02
#104
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Australia MatthewJKS 
You do have a fair point but arguably train is their best map. I mean I don’t know RNGs thought process picking mirage but if they managed to take the “number 2 team in the world’s best map” off of them that would’ve been a big win. I mean RNG came in massive underdogs with no pressure really.
2018-04-24 05:08
faze is trash, krimz wont leave for trash
2018-04-20 17:06
+1
2018-04-20 17:29
-karrigan +Krimz Make faze new Fnatic, forever top 1
2018-04-20 17:49
Cloud9: tarik called them for 1-tournament win and then gave it up to FNS. mouz: ChrisJ confessed of their coach doing the calling job. fnatic: the first big title was won after they picked a real IGL. G2: a couple of tournaments per year at best, always ends up in roster changes. Teams without proper IGLs will have dominant periods never again.
2018-04-20 18:04
he only called on cache
2018-04-20 18:20
Remove lmbt and see how "good" ChrisJ actually is. They have that coach for a reason.
2018-04-20 18:27
of course he is still new to being an igl he will become a truly great one with more experience since he has such a good mentor
2018-04-20 18:31
To become a good IGL you need to spend really much time learning tactics and stuff, but the most important thing is that you need really good analytical skills and also creativity, without that it doesn't matter how good your coaches were.
2018-04-20 18:41
i mean they still won two tourneys without the level of help he receives dh so that should be enough proof that he has what it takes
2018-04-20 18:45
tarik won a major, you know ;-) ChrisJ pretty much won only 1 big event - SLTV. although Na`Vi knocked out both of the strongest teams over there, but OK, mouz defeated some good teams still. V4 - the strongest of their opponents was VP so forget about it. Dude, let's make it clear: ChrisJ did a decent job, but he did nothing to regard him as a solid IGL. I'm pretty sure that -lmbt would mean -mouz, because ChrisJ himself is not a mastermind, he's just a part of a good duo of himself and his coach. FalleN is a much better PROVEN igl because he had no impactful coach when he had those big victories. So do not overhype ChrisJ, he's leading a good team, let's leave it like this.
2018-04-20 19:31
#81
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
He will become a truly great one cos the person doing the calling will teach him
2018-04-20 23:45
Olof and Niko pretty good igls tho
2018-04-20 21:19
#2
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
Krimz is just insane. Top 3 player atm. Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-20 16:38
#15
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France Leskines 
Top 2 you mean. Have a nice day! -Leskines
2018-04-20 16:40
Who is 1 not coldzera Since recent results
2018-04-20 16:45
JW best
2018-04-20 16:46
Okay
2018-04-20 16:49
#62
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Ukraine kek1 
Jw vac banned check hltv
2018-04-20 17:50
S1mple is the best atm
2018-04-20 17:01
S1mple is the best in the world rn and in ur heart there is corner which agrees with this fact as well
2018-04-20 18:15
Ok
2018-04-20 19:02
#88
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
S1mple
2018-04-21 00:16
#28
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Europe H0wLinqDawN 
<3
2018-04-20 16:46
gay
2018-04-20 17:07
#44
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
<333 Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-20 17:09
#3
fnx | 
Europe lukasNTC 
expected
2018-04-20 16:38
Easy
2018-04-20 16:38
#5
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Denmark danishwarrior 
ez
2018-04-20 16:38
RIP boys :(
2018-04-20 16:39
KRIMZ is the god on fnatic right now... At last he's getting the respect he deserves... GO GO GO.
2018-04-20 16:39
#8
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Portugal Muttziris 
nice
2018-04-20 16:39
#9
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Germany Vini_1337 
Not so ez for THE BOYS
2018-04-20 16:39
gg
2018-04-20 16:39
#11
Estonia rYm 
KRIMZ carrying those noobs
2018-04-20 16:39
one more ez tournament 4 fnatic
2018-04-20 16:40
#13
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
TOP 1 PLAYER IN 2018
2018-04-20 16:40
xd
2018-04-20 16:40
Krimz Flusha Lekro Twist Golden Makes a stable fnatic But JW performing recently
2018-04-20 16:41
Twist or draken
2018-04-20 16:43
Yea any 1
2018-04-20 16:44
JW is too incosistent and sometimes throws round because he wants to knife etc. but I am fine as long as they keep winning
2018-04-20 16:45
Haha he did mess rhat 1 round but flusha saved it
2018-04-20 16:46
He also threw a round on cbble which they would've won if JW didn't try to knife. But doesn't really matter in the end now.
2018-04-20 17:00
#89
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
Didnt try to knife juat had 1 ammo cz and 0 amm famas so when je shot he needed one tap i watxhed demo from his pov
2018-04-21 00:17
Thanks for the explanation to make it more clear, then there's no problem with him trying to knife :)
2018-04-21 09:59
#98
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
He dodnt even pull out his knofe he just tried to use cz feelsbad tjat the one time he should of knived he didnt irony?
2018-04-21 10:36
Ohh, so he didn't even try to knife. Well then... would probably have been more effective if he would have knifed him
2018-04-21 10:47
#101
JW | 
Sweden 2EZ4JW 
Exactly
2018-04-21 13:10
+twist -JW
2018-04-20 17:23
#64
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India GET_REKT1337 
Why would draken want to join the second best Swedish team? :)
2018-04-20 18:07
OMEGALUL that's some delusional statement right there
2018-04-20 19:11
#79
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India GET_REKT1337 
I agree that fnatic is better but not a lot, only marginally.
2018-04-20 23:33
Yea, NiP might win of course. I don't doubt that NiP may win 2-1 or even 2-0 if the maps are good for them. Let's see tomorrow :)
2018-04-20 23:45
#18
World Jeza 
Renegades should have won mirage if they didn't fumble every single important T round. They didn't stand a chance on cbble. And yes, Krimz was beastmode.
2018-04-20 16:42
GG, RNG tried really well on Mirage
2018-04-20 16:43
#21
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France Ghoul98 
RNG still showing some good CS since a few tournament. More grind + effort and they will succeed
2018-04-20 16:43
#33
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
they suck lol only reason they compete is because of their region and easy qualifyers
2018-04-20 16:54
#36
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France Ghoul98 
Yeah they suck in the way that they aren't top tier, but for their level they are decent and didn't suffer much from NAF departure
2018-04-20 16:56
#47
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Spain JasonRacism 
Are you actually fucking stupid? They qualified via NA qualifiers over teams like OnlineRG and OpTic, Tyloo here via Asia qualifier
2018-04-20 17:10
#59
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
NA is not much better, Optic is new and onlinerg there is no team with that name, nt
2018-04-20 17:34
#60
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Spain JasonRacism 
OnelineRG is NRG idiot
2018-04-20 17:35
Renegades strategy: 1 qualify for some good tournament 2 lose in group stage 3 repeat
2018-04-20 16:44
#41
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Pakistan perth 
wait till asia minor win it fail at the major qualifier
2018-04-20 17:06
Krimz has been amazing lately, easy top5 player atm.
2018-04-20 16:53
Top 5? I would put him at top 3 after s1mple and Niko
2018-04-20 17:16
#34
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Malta HeadRipper 
Papa krimz The Rock :)
2018-04-20 16:55
#35
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Denmark Zorrondo 
Renegades expected wasted spot. OMG what a shittie team.
2018-04-20 16:55
#45
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Spain JasonRacism 
SK out before Renegades
2018-04-20 17:09
#84
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Sweden Nokkeri 
both came 3rd in groups though
2018-04-21 00:03
#90
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Spain JasonRacism 
SK out a few hours before Renegades
2018-04-21 00:38
#94
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Sweden Nokkeri 
The fact that you even try to bait with that shit is just embarrassing. Get a life dude
2018-04-21 01:38
#95
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Spain JasonRacism 
Bait? What I’m saying is fact
2018-04-21 01:42
#100
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Sweden Nokkeri 
:D
2018-04-21 11:36
#37
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United States Chungo0 
Jks needs a better team
2018-04-20 17:00
#93
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Oceania nobrac 
Yep.. shud replace nitro in liquid..
2018-04-21 00:55
#48
REZ | 
Sweden JnthanS 
Finally Sweden is back at the top :) FeelsGodMan
2018-04-20 17:16
Krimz top 5 players in 2018
2018-04-20 17:18
#65
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Poland Hell2k 
Krimz mvp again if Fnatic win
2018-04-20 18:14
yet another tournament where renegades do jack shit. how does this crap team keep winning qualifiers online, they should be banned from LAN, wasted spot
2018-04-20 18:17
All this hate towards Renegades because they got matched against fnatic. Last time I checked fnatic were #3 in the world (#2 considering FaZe have xizt). Who would you have put in their place?
2018-04-21 00:44
#92
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Oceania nobrac 
-ustilo +liazz
2018-04-21 00:55
fnatic vs FaZe final
2018-04-21 01:45
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