fnatic outclass Virtus.pro to secure last ECS S8 Finals EU spot

fnatic punched their ticket to the ECS Season 8 Finals after defeating Virtus.pro 2-0 in the grand final of Week 5 Europe.

The Swedish team capped off a flawless run in the fifth European bracket of the season with a dominant performance against Virtus.pro, who could not capitalize on their success against FaZe in the previous stage as they were no match for the DreamHack Masters Malmö champions.

fnatic were caught off-guard by Virtus.pro's strong start to the game on Overpass, but once the Swedes hit their stride there was no stopping them. They took control of proceedings after being down 3-6 and ran away with the lead to secure the map at 16-8.

fnatic cruised through the final ECS bracket

The Polish team still attempted a response on Mirage, their own map pick, where they came back from 3-8 down to bring the deficit to a minimum. The second half brought no respite for Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski's men, who conceded the map without taking a single round on the T side as they simply could not break through the water-tight Swedish defense.

Matchpage
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Mirage
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 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Poland Tomasz 'phr' Wójcikphr 34 - 35 -1 78.7 1.00
Poland Michał 'MICHU' MüllerMICHU 33 - 38 -5 73.7 0.96
Poland Michał 'snatchie' Rudzkisnatchie 26 - 38 -12 69.9 0.85
Poland Arek 'Vegi' NawojskiVegi 26 - 34 -8 68.9 0.83
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 23 - 36 -13 51.0 0.68
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 50 - 27 +23 109.1 1.77
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 35 - 29 +6 81.9 1.22
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 36 - 29 +7 79.9 1.22
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 31 - 27 +4 74.3 1.10
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden 29 - 31 -2 68.9 1.05

With this victory, fnatic are the seventh team confirmed for the ECS Season 8 Finals, the fourth currently inside the top 5. The North American event will take place from November 28 through December 1 at the Esports Stadium, in Arlington, with $500,000 on offer. Later this evening, MIBR and eUnited will face off in the grand final of the fifth North American bracket for the final spot at the event.

The team list for the ECS event now looks as follows:

Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1759
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
expected
2019-10-31 22:04
#11
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
kekw
2019-10-31 22:05
#51
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Israel Sonnabend
+1
2019-11-01 07:40
expected
2019-11-01 05:13
#6
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Switzerland x676
Ok
2019-10-31 22:04
Wtf
2019-10-31 22:04
#9
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
rofl
2019-10-31 22:04
Good fight VP. Atleast you did the final. GJ.
2019-10-31 22:05
Sad
2019-10-31 22:05
ez4godlan vp tier 99999
2019-10-31 22:05
free spot against tier 5 team
2019-10-31 22:07
Yeah, but still that tier 5 team somehow won vs mousesports two-times in a bo3 in a row, and beat FaZe recently XDDDDD
2019-10-31 22:10
both trash too mousebots fazeclown
2019-10-31 22:11
+1
2019-10-31 22:11
faze might be clowns, but online they could and actually should've destroyed Virtus Poop
2019-10-31 22:22
Said by the global elite
2019-10-31 22:31
tbh any decent global elite could play in vp lmao
2019-10-31 22:33
but he said it about faze and mouse.
2019-11-01 14:38
yes im since 2014
2019-10-31 22:53
+1
2019-11-01 05:13
mouse had a botright instead of ropz
2019-10-31 22:30
Flusha with the knife <3
2019-10-31 22:09
GG hard against top 3 team you play good vp, but u have to keep this up and destroy tier 2 to get into top 15 this year. Atlanta is a must win and get invite to cs_summit 5 if u do because tier 1 teams playing blast when summit on.
2019-10-31 22:10
#21
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Poland Hanse
Is it 2015
2019-10-31 22:10
eg astralis fnatic liquid pog
2019-10-31 22:10
dis is gonna be nuts
2019-10-31 22:12
#24
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Finland N1ggers
Expected
2019-10-31 22:11
Borlan smurfing against polish noobs
2019-10-31 22:12
baby shark
2019-10-31 22:30
LOL
2019-10-31 23:16
#28
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Poland majkelele_
;c
2019-10-31 22:16
"VP IS BACK" lul, easiest game in fnatic's life
2019-10-31 22:17
0/8
2019-10-31 23:04
flag has been checked out!
2019-11-01 00:28
1/8
2019-11-01 00:44
Bagetland lol
2019-11-01 11:04
Man Fnatic it's too hot to handle
2019-10-31 22:27
brollan playing mm
2019-10-31 23:37
#40
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Poland Hanse
Brolan fucking through 2 maps all by himself, what a game. Thanks for the show VP, at least you made it to United League finals
2019-11-01 00:10
Im not saying VP could win this series but drafting nuke/train instead of mirage would be much better for them to handle. Overall fnatic is one of the worst teams for VP to play against because of map pool, they are strong on their top map picks like mirage and train...Im wonder why VP did not practice different maps? They had decent results on inferno lately and i think d2 could be good choice for them...
2019-11-01 00:52
Easiest game for fnatic LULW
2019-11-01 02:42
ez 4 brollan
2019-11-01 03:45
#48
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Pakistan XtraticX
Fnatic against EG and Astralis ... It will be fun 😊
2019-11-01 05:34
#49
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African Union mikecool
Ezpz lemon squeezy
2019-11-01 06:00
#50
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Sweden Lingon
Sweden number 1 Both NIP and Fnatic to Texas just hoping thy aren't in the same group
2019-11-01 07:39
Astralis will get Sharks first game. Mark my word
2019-11-01 11:28
#52
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Ukraine minemax
Virtus.pro in 2019...
2019-11-01 08:43
Pasha was the problem xd
2019-11-01 11:29
Snaxxxx lul
2019-11-01 16:26
#56
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Sweden Akoulad
OUTCLASSED
2019-11-01 11:30
#59
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Poland GarridaN
Nt Vp we are strong thogether!
2019-11-01 18:11
expected and ez
2019-11-04 02:02
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