Endpoint upset fnatic in ESL Pro League

The Swedes have their backs against the wall after losing their first two matches in the tournament.

Endpoint picked up their first victory in ESL Pro League's Group D after beating fnatic in a two-map series, piling even more pressure on the Swedish team, who find themselves at the foot of the table after also losing their opening series on Thursday against Liquid.

"This means a lot to me, considering my ban and being here in the big leagues," Robin "⁠robiin⁠" Sjögren said in the post-match interview before touching on their next match, which will be against Liquid. "I think if we play like we did today, we can definitely win a map or two against them. We just have to come in and play our game without being afraid."

Endpoint showed they can cause damage in Group D

Endpoint enjoyed a flying start on Inferno, strolling to a 9-2 lead on the T side off the back of great tactics and collective effort, with fnatic then managing to scrape three more rounds before the break. More misery was to come for the Swedish team as they lost the second pistol, with the international side quickly reaching map point. Maikil "⁠Golden⁠" Selim bought his squad a lifeline as he landed a triple kill in round 22 and broke the CTs' economy, but Endpoint secured the game once they had rifles again. Joey "⁠CRUC1AL⁠" Steusel put in great numbers on both sides, finishing the game with a 26-15 K/D and a 1.68 rating.

fnatic had no problem entering the bombsites and planting the bomb on Overpass, but robiin and Kia "⁠Surreal⁠" Man won five 1vsX clutches in their retake attempts, helping their team to secure a 9-6 advantage.

Back-and-forth rounds in the second half ended with Endpoint ahead as they were able to break the CTs' economy. The Swedes chained three in a row later in the half, but just when they were starting to gain momentum, Max "⁠MiGHTYMAX⁠" Heath's troops strung two rounds together, leaving the CTs' economy in shambles, and they didn't let the opportunity to close the series go to waste.

Matchpage
2
0
26th March 2021
16
Inferno
9
16
Overpass
11
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
45 - 36 +9 91.5 1.28
37 - 35 +2 76.0 1.19
36 - 31 +5 79.2 1.16
34 - 34 0 74.5 1.15
34 - 32 +2 63.9 1.06
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
36 - 36 0 80.7 1.01
39 - 41 -2 82.6 0.99
36 - 38 -2 71.6 0.97
31 - 39 -8 68.5 0.91
26 - 35 -9 46.8 0.76

The action in Group D will continue with Virtus.pro facing Evil Geniuses, who upset Astralis yesterday, with Liquid facing the Danish team in the last match of the day. The group standings currently look as follows:

Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1329
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Sweden Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Maikil 'Golden' Selim
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
799
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.70
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
837
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Kia 'Surreal' Man
Kia 'Surreal' Man
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1181
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
Netherlands Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Joey 'CRUC1AL' Steusel
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1135
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
#1
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United States me_0_major
-jw
2021-03-26 14:44
4 replies
upset? expected more like
2021-03-26 14:54
3 replies
+1
2021-03-26 15:03
0/8
2021-03-26 15:12
#113
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England Waps2k
+1
2021-03-26 18:27
They drop flusha for this???
2021-03-26 14:44
15 replies
ikr, jackinho is much worse than flusha
2021-03-26 14:46
imagine making jakinho not be primary awper ... and kick flusha , intead of -JW+jakinho... a simple roster move...
2021-03-26 15:06
13 replies
+1
2021-03-26 15:08
+1
2021-03-26 15:16
#72
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United States Virgin Islands Mykolkaa
Flusha wasnt kicked, he left himself
2021-03-26 15:22
10 replies
no, he was benched
2021-03-26 15:37
9 replies
No. He benched himself
2021-03-26 16:17
8 replies
talkesport.com/news/flusha-benched-in-fn.. It doesn't say he benched himself
2021-03-26 17:30
7 replies
#107
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Argentina JulieN19K
He asked to be benched because he wanted to leave...
2021-03-26 17:34
6 replies
Where does it say that?
2021-03-26 22:18
5 replies
#124
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Argentina JulieN19K
Because he wanted to do his team with suNny and Autimatic...
2021-03-26 22:31
4 replies
That came after he was benched...
2021-03-26 22:43
3 replies
#126
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Argentina JulieN19K
Wtf no, read the article. He said it himself omfg.
2021-03-26 22:44
2 replies
Maybe that influenced it but in the article it says that he was benched by fnatic. The sunny and autimatic part were just rumours
2021-03-26 22:46
1 reply
#128
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Argentina JulieN19K
Well
2021-03-26 22:48
GG FNATIC
2021-03-26 14:44
#4
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Thailand MAced
EZ4BRITISHCS
2021-03-26 14:44
#5
Emy | 
England Triturn
expected
2021-03-26 14:44
GG
2021-03-26 14:44
#7
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Finland Cucumber))
EZ4THE_BETTER_SWEDE
2021-03-26 14:44
#8
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Czech Republic JameS_19
FlameZ future of cs
2021-03-26 14:45
ez
2021-03-26 14:45
#10
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North America drac0z
fnatic fans come here i believe your team can do well just give it some time :D
2021-03-26 14:45
fanatic disband incoming
2021-03-26 14:45
not upset at all lol
2021-03-26 14:46
#13
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Indonesia lukerey
upset? nope. they're even at least. endpoint probably a bit better judging by their 1st match.
2021-03-26 14:46
5 replies
+ 1
2021-03-26 15:30
4 replies
#81
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Indonesia lukerey
man.. its time. change the flair.
2021-03-26 15:31
3 replies
I will never. As upset as I am watching every single of their shitty matches and watch this org fuck up time after time - I am a fan. Can´t change that.
2021-03-26 15:32
2 replies
not a plastic fan
2021-03-26 17:09
#114
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Argentina WaSTe_D
I can appreciate that
2021-03-26 18:46
If you can even call it an upset
2021-03-26 14:46
Who?
2021-03-26 14:46
The only upset was that Fnatic managed to get 11 rounds on Overpass
2021-03-26 14:46
#18
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Brazil AleMasox
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2021-03-26 14:46
Was it really an upset though?
2021-03-26 14:47
2 replies
+1 not surprised at all tbh
2021-03-26 14:47
+1
2021-03-26 15:17
#20
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Brazil Karlogaria
Why is fnatic so unstable? From top 1 some months ago to this trash ...
2021-03-26 14:47
9 replies
i'd say motivation. Both with practise and the games, but what do i know
2021-03-26 14:58
1 reply
id agree.
2021-03-26 21:25
It's been almost 1 year already. Last time they were #1 was April 2020. Since then they've been downhill. Golden is unable to frag an JW has been a letdown this year. I think they both gotta go, put jackinho on awp, bring flusha back and give him IGL.
2021-03-26 15:14
5 replies
I think they need a new roster. I hate to say it but their once legendary roster is outdated
2021-03-26 15:37
4 replies
#93
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United States boxcarr
brollan and krimz r incredible players and jack is a new talent so he needs time to build, i think they could build a strong roster around there 3 players
2021-03-26 15:56
You're probably right, although KRIMZ is in really good shape and I don't think he's washed at all. If they make a mix between fnatic, Dignitas and NIP they could have one good swedish team. What are the best sweds nowadays in your opinion?
2021-03-26 16:00
2 replies
nip is good as it is right now...
2021-03-26 16:08
krimz, brollan, rez, plopski
2021-03-26 17:29
#99
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Ukraine ksay
they were bad for almost a year had few "decent" showings but nothing close to their pre-covid form
2021-03-26 16:35
fnatic disband inc
2021-03-26 14:47
why does it say upset?
2021-03-26 14:48
upset is when the worse team wins, that didn´t happened
2021-03-26 14:48
2 replies
the underdog team not the worse team kkk
2021-03-26 15:18
1 reply
the underdog is worse def
2021-03-26 15:21
only an upset if you haven't watched fnatic for an entire year
2021-03-26 14:48
3 replies
#28
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Estonia qoznyyy
lol this
2021-03-26 14:49
+111
2021-03-26 15:17
+1
2021-03-26 15:21
GOD CRUC1AL
2021-03-26 14:49
Definitely makes you question Liquid's result.
2021-03-26 14:49
5 replies
#38
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Brazil |witcher|
+1
2021-03-26 14:54
#47
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United States Shr3y
How?
2021-03-26 15:03
1 reply
I said yesterday that Liquid didn't look good, fnatic just looked terrible. They won a bunch of man disadvantage situations, which against a better team wouldn't fly. Endpoint are decent, but they aren't incredible, and it just kind of shows how far off the mark fnatic is right now.
2021-03-26 15:22
#63
 | 
Brazil Karlogaria
Valid point, even though Liquid, IMHO, seem to be doing good
2021-03-26 15:17
1 reply
They're doing well all things considered, but I think there's some pretty big holes in their game at the moment. They do look more decisive with FalleN leading though, which is a tremendous plus.
2021-03-26 15:23
why get rid of flusha for crapinho
2021-03-26 14:50
#30
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England Geocon
EZ FOR THE LADS
2021-03-26 14:50
#31
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Pakistan LoOuU2
"upset" not really put Jackinho on awp please , get rid of jay Dewbz
2021-03-26 14:51
#32
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France cedd
get rid of jw and jackinho tbh
2021-03-26 14:51
#33
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United Kingdom tomtom94
EZ 4 ENDPOINT
2021-03-26 14:51
#34
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France Haibara
expected
2021-03-26 14:51
Botpoint finally found a worthy bot opponent . Pretty sure piggy jw lost to tier 4 gronk team in a qualifier LUL.DELUSIONAL botnatic fans still think theyre tier 2 LUL
2021-03-26 14:53
1 reply
how much?
2021-03-26 15:17
#36
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Europe b7ack0ut
nice
2021-03-26 14:54
Jackinho is awful
2021-03-26 14:58
Easy boys
2021-03-26 14:57
Nice job endpoint!! :o
2021-03-26 14:58
#44
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Finland ballu609
disband
2021-03-26 14:59
#45
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Netherlands NahT_
not an upset at all
2021-03-26 15:02
not an upset and also disband fnatic.
2021-03-26 15:02
nice
2021-03-26 15:03
#50
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Georgia no_scene
upset? NOIDONTTHINKSO
2021-03-26 15:03
Not even a map? C'mon..
2021-03-26 15:05
Endpoint played great throughout, looked very solid. If they can qualify from this group (which is still a long shot, I know) then that's potentially already the biggest upset of the year. Loving it!
2021-03-26 15:06
wdym upset?
2021-03-26 15:09
Pls floosha cum beck
2021-03-26 15:09
Fnatic is so trash -JW -Golden
2021-03-26 15:16
2 replies
+1
2021-03-26 15:20
Because - golden worked already once while there is no good igl for them rn Maybe add some tier 1 player instead of jackinho and awper that doesnt miss that much
2021-03-26 15:55
For Shame :(
2021-03-26 15:17
flamEZ
2021-03-26 15:22
#74
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Portugal dracø
At this point it ain't even an upset. Something needs to change
2021-03-26 15:22
disband and save your legacy pls,don't be the next mibr
2021-03-26 15:23
#77
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Portugal MufT4r
disband all team except krimz and brolan, go international
2021-03-26 15:28
Señor Vac is rolling over in his csgo grave right now. JW like Kennys should’ve been out of top tier cs months ago
2021-03-26 15:29
disband wtf
2021-03-26 15:30
Lol, Kenny gets kicked before BotW
2021-03-26 15:34
“Upset” Fnatic has been shit for a while now, I don’t know if I’d call them losing to Endpoint an upset
2021-03-26 15:35
1 reply
tbh it's kind of an upset because fnatic are much better on paper or rather "still considered as a top team" I mean, compare the ranks.
2021-03-26 15:46
upset?
2021-03-26 15:46
#89
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Ukraine futplxyer
-jw get jackinho on awp and add a talent or experienced player... ez4endpoint though
2021-03-26 15:49
#90
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Georgia Megobari
Upset? Endpoint were huge favorites, lol
2021-03-26 15:50
#97
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United Kingdom chexsum
MON MIGHTYMAX
2021-03-26 16:18
hltv.org/news/31220/mibr-eliminate-fnati.. #54 I called it.. admin why you deleted previous comment? I'm not saying anything toxic, just truth
2021-03-26 16:22
Not even surprised, tier1 scene is shit now. Teams get invites cuz of partnership, doesn't even matter who plays there and how they play atm. And that's the only reason why they boost their rank. That's actually ridiculous, when tier2 teams are not weaker than tier1 teams, it only depends on how rich is the org.
2021-03-26 16:47
bring back twist
2021-03-26 16:47
at this point it would probably be an upset if endpoints lost to fnatic. must be nice to get invites just cuz you are a big brand in esports. if they didn't get invites this shit team wouldn't qualify to anything. pathetic.
2021-03-26 17:00
Not really an upset since they're actually trash
2021-03-26 17:21
It's not an upset Endpoint is the better team
2021-03-26 17:41
#109
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France MarcoXY
3 Bo3 yesterday finishing at 12pm and they win today they are insane
2021-03-26 17:47
Is it time for JW to go? I think that KRIMZ and Brollan are still pretty good. Golden still seems to be a decent IGL. I'm not sure if Jackinho is really keeping up with the Tier 1 pros and/or if he will be able to in the future.
2021-03-26 17:54
Isn't upset at all if u watching how fnatic playing last 6 months
2021-03-26 18:15
Pretty sure this is the expected result by anyone who has been following fnatic.
2021-03-26 18:26
#115
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Poland SebL
Endpoint is looking great, they are a TOP 30 team for me. I have never seen fnatic being worse than they are atm., how can they still keep JW and Golden? Jackinho is insanely inconsistent aswell. Just disband.
2021-03-26 18:49
Fnatic currently holding -26... Not even a "thing" anymore. That's just sad but, that last move into the team, brought nothing relevant unless you see it on the negative side.
2021-03-26 19:34
#117
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United States ekwi
Is this really an upset? I don't think so
2021-03-26 19:56
#118
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Denmark slacking
expected, fnatic tier5 krimz + brollan to NIP
2021-03-26 20:09
"Upset" Fnatic most overrated team out there.
2021-03-26 20:18
not an upset
2021-03-26 20:23
what BAn mentioned by ROBIN?
2021-03-26 22:53
+Xizt?
2021-03-27 00:50
fnatic so bad they let MiGHTYMAX get a positive KD against them 😭
2021-03-27 03:25
Interesting
2021-03-29 10:47
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