fnatic win PLG Grand Slam

fnatic beat G2 on Dust2 (16-11) and Mirage (16-14) to be crowned PLG Grand Slam champions in Abu Dhabi.

Two entry frags by Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin followed up by another double from Jesper "JW" Wecksell gave fnatic the CT-side pistol round on Dust2. The following round would see G2 punch back, however, as a double by Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro opened the round up and the French side were able to capitalize on it. The match then quickly became a brawl as both teams fought to control the economy, with G2 leading 6-4 after the first ten rounds of the match. The half stayed close all of the way, but it was G2 who were able to win out the half, 8-7.

The second pistol round also went the way of the Swedes, who tied it back up, and then retook the lead winning the anti-eco. After four rounds going the way of fnatic, Lucas "Lucky" Chastang and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub came up big with triples in back-to-back rounds to keep the match close, bringing it to 10-11. Finally, though, it was fnatic on the attack who were able to set the pace and without big plays G2 were unable to stop the Swedish team’s attacks. Finally, the map closed out 16-11 in favor of JW & co.

fnatic were able to win it in two maps

G2 won an almost perfect CT-side pistol round on Mirage, losing only one player to fnatic’s attack, but a huge play by Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson getting three kills with the hero AK the following round tied it up, 1-1. fnatic then took the early lead, winning five in a row before G2 could get back on the board. Both teams then traded rounds, making it 7-3 for the Swedes. With a broken economy, G2 saw the half quickly go downhill, going behind 5-10 before the switch.

The second pistol rounds went the way of G2, who were able to gain some hope after winning the anti-eco, but a solid hold on the first gun round kept fnatic ahead. The French side didn’t give up, though, and took the two following rounds, making it 9-11, but a huge defense on A by KRIMZ with a double on a late round 3vs3 kept the swedes in the driver’s seat. Once again, though, G2 managed to weasel their way back into the match, winning round after round to take the lead back, 13-12, with fnatic’s economy in shambles. The Swedes, with their backs against the wall, were able to come back from 12-14 to turn it around to 15-14 ahead of the last round. They then cemented their 2-0 victory in regulation time, 16-14, to be crowned champions in Abu Dhabi.

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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 40 - 36 +4 69.8 1.09
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 38 - 43 -5 77.5 0.97
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 33 - 38 -5 63.6 0.97
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 31 - 43 -12 70.4 0.90
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 34 - 43 -9 70.6 0.87
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 41 - 36 +5 91.1 1.23
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 43 - 29 +14 74.6 1.18
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 43 - 37 +6 74.4 1.16
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 45 - 40 +5 85.7 1.14
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 30 - 34 -4 70.6 0.95

The PLG Grand Slam final standings are:

1. Sweden fnatic- $70,000
2. France G2 - $20,000
3-4. Russia forZe - $5,000
3-4. Brazil Sharks - $5,000
5-8. China TYLOO
5-8. Other HellRaisers
5-8. Brazil INTZ
5-8. Europe ECL
9-12. Singapore BOOT-d[S]
9-12. Australia Grayhound
9-12. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
9-12. China 5POWER
13-16. South Africa Energy
13-16. United Arab Emirates NASR
13-16. Jordan Chosen5
13-16. Asia ShotCallers

Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
543
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1350
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1570
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
487
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1565
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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France Nicolito 
lol, kennyS ma boy tried so hard
2018-12-15 23:36
my flair seems to stay
2018-12-15 23:35
#20
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Brazil NeymarJunior 
Obviously Fnatic would win this tournament...
2018-12-15 23:36
Mibr lost lol
2018-12-15 23:36
Indeed
2018-12-15 23:36
#80
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-12-15 23:48
T1 hltv user
2018-12-16 00:03
#89
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Argentina [Darkaren] 
I mean you had HellRaisers there but they choked hard so yeah.
2018-12-15 23:53
#107
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
best fans: only if success is there.
2018-12-16 00:21
#15
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Brazil NeymarJunior 
EZ KRIMZ, but no MVP this tournament :\
2018-12-15 23:36
MVP FOR DEVICE
2018-12-15 23:35
#18
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United States ShawnM 
lol k
2018-12-15 23:35
#22
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Poland itsdavvid 
gj are you happy about your #1 now?
2018-12-15 23:35
#25
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Sweden ConaN007 
Expected
2018-12-15 23:36
#28
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Sweden Unluko 
gg
2018-12-15 23:36
EZ4FNATIC G2 noob team
2018-12-15 23:36
Congrats fnatic you beat the children of the poor.... g2
2018-12-16 01:29
gg agree @ ur username below me (#3)
2018-12-15 23:37
@mibrisunderrated2
2018-12-15 23:36
who?
2018-12-15 23:37
Coldzeraisunderrated
2018-12-15 23:37
who
2018-12-16 08:53
agree
2018-12-15 23:36
#3
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Bosnia and Herzegovina mohzart 
^ agreed @ ur username
2018-12-15 23:35
Rip
2018-12-15 23:35
#4
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France Astyx 
GG
2018-12-15 23:35
Nice try G2 Brollan is really good
2018-12-15 23:35
nice
2018-12-15 23:35
#126
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Finland Smoonah 
DJ kalid with the Saudi prince PogChamp
2018-12-16 02:26
#7
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Sweden Nokkeri 
Ez
2018-12-15 23:35
expected, ez
2018-12-15 23:35
#9
Frankie | 
Ukraine d3adLY 
Fnatic > Astralis Krimz > device
2018-12-15 23:35
#124
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Sweden TITANAS 
+1
2018-12-16 02:09
+1
2018-12-16 22:35
#10
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Poland itsdavvid 
expected
2018-12-15 23:35
#11
WARDELL | 
Greece MuDReN 
device mvp! XD
2018-12-15 23:35
ROFL
2018-12-15 23:37
#12
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Lithuania SeNSeO 
Rip g2
2018-12-15 23:35
gj expected btw
2018-12-15 23:35
ez
2018-12-15 23:35
Gg
2018-12-15 23:35
#23
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United States Raptorial 
Ez
2018-12-15 23:35
#24
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North America AlanSmith 
joke tournament
2018-12-15 23:36
Expected
2018-12-15 23:36
#29
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Brazil millerjmatos 
ez
2018-12-15 23:36
#30
k0nfig | 
Denmark QDouble 
Good job finally something won by fnatic
2018-12-15 23:36
#67
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
THEY WOULDVE WON CHICAGO TOO FUCK IT HURTS ME
2018-12-15 23:40
#83
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India spiderCAKE 
+1
2018-12-15 23:50
#135
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India bonelessp3 
+1 I wanted fnatic to win that one. They were playing soo good :(
2018-12-16 08:42
Ez boiss
2018-12-15 23:36
there is no Astralis, so they won
2018-12-15 23:36
#90
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Sweden Lagge15 
You mean like Na'Vi, Liquid and FaZe did in ESL One New York? Or do you mean as G2 and HR did in this tournament? Or did you mean as Na'Vi and Liquid did in Epicenter? Or did you mean like Mousesport, Liquid and SK (MIBR) did in Belo Horizonte? There are lots of big teams that don't win tournaments when Astralis isn't there.
2018-12-15 23:58
mibr and mousesports are trash, liquid had a chance to win belo horizonte but failed cause trash fnatic is better than g2 and hr yeah, big choke at new york and epicenter
2018-12-16 07:10
#148
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Sweden Lagge15 
I just meant that most favored winners rarely win in tournaments (except Astralis).
2018-12-16 15:19
EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
2018-12-15 23:36
#35
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Panama Cyain10 
nice event btw
2018-12-15 23:36
Is fnatic T1 now?
2018-12-15 23:36
#49
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Norway AndersBreivik 
yes
2018-12-15 23:37
lol
2018-12-15 23:38
#70
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
yes , mark my words. fnatic or faze will dethrone astralis next year , and one of those team will win the major too
2018-12-15 23:41
lmaoooo ur funny
2018-12-15 23:50
#88
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
Check his name
2018-12-15 23:53
#110
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
come back after major
2018-12-16 00:28
i will, and i will make fun of how incredibly delusional u r lol
2018-12-16 03:13
#141
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
lol have u seen your team ?
2018-12-16 10:55
am i the one saying they're gonna win the major? am i saying they're gonna dethrone astralis? NO lmao. plus, mibr have a a lot more chance of winning a major and dethroning astralis than fnatic lol faze can definetly do it, but fnatic cant...
2018-12-16 18:04
+1
2018-12-16 08:18
#85
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Sweden Lagge15 
Most likely Liquid will dethrone them already after Katowice, maybe even then!
2018-12-15 23:51
#41
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Sweden ThorinEk 
real life T-bootcamp
2018-12-15 23:37
Worst tournament can win only worst team =)
2018-12-15 23:37
Nice englando you downs retard
2018-12-15 23:49
#84
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Sweden Lagge15 
AFAIK MIBR and Na'Vi didn't win any tournaments today!
2018-12-15 23:51
#139
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Sweden Nuggeet 
Now try in english
2018-12-16 10:30
Worst team can win only worst tournament, i think thats more correct? YeS?
2018-12-16 11:03
FREE KENNYS NOW
2018-12-15 23:37
#44
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Turkey Piete 
royal flush hahahaha
2018-12-15 23:37
#46
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Portugal PortugueseFan 
Congratz Fnatic
2018-12-15 23:37
#47
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United States Trump2020KAG 
picked fnatic vs HR for final so I was 50% correct...but had HR winning
2018-12-15 23:37
#68
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Europe lalt 
No, that's 0% then.
2018-12-15 23:40
I see 3 factors, 33% correct.
2018-12-15 23:42
#76
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United States Trump2020KAG 
yea 50 50 on teams and then the but comes in...wasn't counting that in my final math step
2018-12-15 23:44
Nt though!
2018-12-16 00:08
#97
 | 
United States Trump2020KAG 
close but no cigar
2018-12-16 00:09
I’m often close, still smoke cigars!
2018-12-16 00:10
#100
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United States Trump2020KAG 
lol GG
2018-12-16 00:10
#48
 | 
Norway AndersBreivik 
fnatic <3
2018-12-15 23:37
EZ 4 KRIMZ
2018-12-15 23:37
#52
 | 
Denmark danishwarrior 
easy! WP fnatic!
2018-12-15 23:37
ONE OF THE WORST TOURNAMENTS
2018-12-15 23:38
#54
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Brazil 8thCommandant 
A winner without trophy.. Worst event ever!
2018-12-15 23:38
What to do wid trophy got money
2018-12-16 08:19
#55
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United Kingdom craZy_y0 
woohoo
2018-12-15 23:38
Xizt top fragger
2018-12-15 23:38
#58
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
SO EZ
2018-12-15 23:39
Ez win for FNATIC as expected, now onto the major
2018-12-15 23:39
+1 +1 for name +2
2018-12-16 01:53
POOR analysts they forced to do it without crowd
2018-12-15 23:39
#61
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Japan Jotaro 
EZ fo fnatic
2018-12-15 23:39
Fnatic #1 2018
2018-12-15 23:39
#63
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Europe lalt 
lol, nice price distribution.. but then again, judging by team list, PGL got exactly what they paid for.
2018-12-15 23:39
#71
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Sweden Nokkeri 
plg.
2018-12-15 23:42
thats the plan. "PLG" = PGL "Grand Slam" = IEM Grand Slam ruin reputations of other organisers xaxaxa
2018-12-16 00:59
Wow xizt was really good in this tournament. And btw BotTwist
2018-12-15 23:39
For a first lan with a new lineup who play with each other about less than 1 months they make finals... Maybe the resurrection of G2 and of the french cs
2018-12-15 23:40
#137
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France EyalSword 
Fingers crossed
2018-12-16 09:22
#140
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Sweden Nuggeet 
Answer is no
2018-12-16 10:31
That s not a question but an affirmation
2018-12-17 17:00
Fnatic finally win something
2018-12-15 23:40
Nice but no one watched this shit.
2018-12-15 23:40
#79
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Sweden Lagge15 
Because they couldn't keep their schedule and couldn't get the stream working!
2018-12-15 23:47
#72
JW | 
United States Daza123 
Izi win but lame tourney so no one cares
2018-12-15 23:42
#74
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Brazil ^7|1 
Astralis_1_grandslam_Fnatic_1_grandslam
2018-12-15 23:43
Haha +1
2018-12-16 00:28
#153
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Sweden ThorinEk 
+1
2018-12-17 07:46
#75
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Europe yoyoz 
Ez #AlwaysFnatic
2018-12-15 23:43
#77
 | 
Sweden Lagge15 
G2 lost against 2 oponents and ForZe only lost against one oponent. Who was the better team among them? I would say the one who won H2H! Unlucky draw for ForZe made them come 3rd instead of 2nd
2018-12-15 23:46
krimz +98 kd difference in 9 maps poggers
2018-12-15 23:46
#86
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CIS chlenixon 
Make or break for HR, they broke
2018-12-15 23:52
#87
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India spiderCAKE 
Shit management with 235678236872742 delays on stream.
2018-12-15 23:53
CarryS
2018-12-16 00:00
#93
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Poland @Fridzu 
almost like intel grand slam
2018-12-16 00:06
#96
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Denmark Xipingu 
Finally fnatic wins something :D
2018-12-16 00:09
fnatic should honestly be embarrassed about their performance, lol mediocre against Russian plebs almost loosing against a G2 that probably has not practiced more than 10 hours together LUL time2retireJW
2018-12-16 00:11
#105
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Sweden pontus767 
3AM, jet lag. At least they won.
2018-12-16 00:18
#108
NEO | 
Russia melelele 
true, forZe real champion
2018-12-16 00:24
#103
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Nice T2 win for fnatic. Now time to focus on dominating the T3 scene.
2018-12-16 00:15
+1
2018-12-16 00:18
YES BABY
2018-12-16 00:21
The "PGL" Grand Slam final standings are: 1. Sweden fnatic- $70,000 2. France G2 - $20,000 3-4. Russia forZe - $5,000 "PGL" Grand Slam??
2018-12-16 00:35
IEM GrandSlam 1 million Martian dolaroos winner. this tournament did it on purpose. wouldnt attract anyone otherwise
2018-12-16 00:57
no no no, you dont get it i was highlighting the word "PGL" It should be PLG oh they've change it
2018-12-16 01:24
what was fnatic doing at this tier 4 event? I mean I understand G2 cause they are actually tier 4, but fnatic? come on. a bit embarrassing
2018-12-16 00:35
probably wanted to play another LAN with brollan+twist before major. wouldnt be surprised if they wont even get paid for this event
2018-12-16 00:58
#143
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Other Phinks 
Why not? Practise makes perfect right?
2018-12-16 11:06
I don't like when tier 1-2 teams farm tier 3-4 events and essentially steals wins from teams that would never have a chance to win tier 1 events. For lower tier teams with little to no salary, the money and exposure from winning these events actually matter. and for fnatic it's just "practice"... really pathetic and bad for the scene in general
2018-12-16 13:44
#150
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Other Phinks 
I agree with your point. Yet fnatic doenst have any chance to win a tier 1 tourney either. The whole scene is fucked
2018-12-16 17:04
w0w wtf? not asstralis?
2018-12-16 00:40
#114
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Russia Ha77er 
Nt forZe
2018-12-16 00:51
Expected
2018-12-16 00:55
#119
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
Ez 4 fnatic Expected BOT g2
2018-12-16 01:10
Again fnatic 16-14
2018-12-16 02:00
gj by forZe
2018-12-16 02:13
#127
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Canada herocoolzzz 
Xizt MVP?
2018-12-16 02:29
#129
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Brazil SecondKS 
gg ezz ma boy KRIMZ, definitly top 10 in 2k18
2018-12-16 04:07
#132
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China Paracios 
tier 1337 tournament
2018-12-16 07:35
Lol look left. Arab money? Xddddd
2018-12-16 09:37
So here's to new Fnatic era. Dont @ me
2018-12-16 11:42
1337
2018-12-16 13:27
#147
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
New fnatic era incoming
2018-12-16 14:22
#149
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Turkey Asufa80 
Deserved
2018-12-16 16:54
ez
2018-12-17 20:40
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