fnatic win Swedish Championship

June 18th, 2012 00:20

fnatic have been crowned Swedish champions after overcoming SK Gaming with a 2-1 scoreline.

In the first half of de_nuke, SK Gaming got off to a solid start, putting themselves ahead of fnatic by four rounds. Although the latter were able to catch up and even out the scores, SK eventually raced past them to seal the first half at 9-6.

Switching sides, SK Gaming claimed the pistol round, but fnatic were not ready to give up yet. Scoring three rounds back-to-back, fnatic grew closer. To fnatic's despair, however, Robert "RobbaN" Dahlström's SK kicked into higher gear and moved to the finish line, only allowing fnatic to get a their hands on one additional round, securing their first win at 16-10.

Continuing the encounter on de_dust2, both teams commenced by fighting head-to-head for the precious points, tying up at 6-6. Unlike their showdown on de_nuke, this time it would be fnatic's turn to go into the second half with the lead. (9-6) 

Switching sides for the second time, SK Gaming opened up by securing the first three rounds, effectively tying the two sides up once again, but to little avail. fnatic picked up speed and rushed ahead. However hard SK tried, it was not enough to stop fnatic from taking the match into a third map at 16-14.

With the third and final map being de_train, SK began by asserting their dominance in the opening rounds, claiming their usual three. This didn't discourage fnatic the least, with Richard "Xizt" Landström taking his squad up to a 8-3 lead.

fnatic were, however, not able to capitalize as much as they'd hoped to, with SK Gaming biting back to reduce their deficit. Going into the second half, fnatic were in the lead with a scoreline of 9-6.

Having gained a little confidence, fnatic were able to overpower SK Gaming in the opening rounds, collecting three rounds. However, history repeated itself and SK Gaming followed close behind, claiming three rounds as well.

Ultimately, fnatic got the better of SK Gaming, snatching enough rounds to post a 2-1 victory at 16-9.

17th June 2012


 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
 SK Gaming K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0

Swedish Championship 2012 final standings:

1. Sweden fnatic - 70,000 SEK ($9,850)
2. Sweden SK Gaming - 20,000 SEK ($2,800)
3. Sweden WinFakt - 10,000 SEK ($1,400) 

2012-06-18 00:21
fnatic strong as ever! <3 love my boys
2012-06-18 00:24
+1 best team in the world! thanks guys!:)
2012-06-18 00:26
wait for DH, and we will se the best team in the world... fnatic looks really strong, but let's see bo3 vs poland guys
2012-06-18 00:41
made me laugh, best team in the world ??? HAHAHAHAHA
2012-06-18 00:46
Nothing to laugh about, they are certainly in the top, and they might be No. 1. Only the future will tell...
2012-06-18 00:58
fnatic fan.... it means all
2012-06-18 02:01
Always same thing by idiots like you. I'm not a fnatic fan (I prefer SK) but seriously do expect him to say: "SK DA_BEST team in DA_WORLD?" Donkey.
2012-06-18 03:00
Yes, because they're a great team. There is a reason why I like them, and that is because I think they are awezome. So where are you going with this?
2012-06-18 10:10
Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
so far looks like they're right mate :D
2012-06-18 14:02
Azerbaijan Talley 
He is joking. Brasil gaming da best
2012-06-18 01:34
World fns1 
ure da best ofc
2012-06-18 02:46
yea Brasil gaming.amd HAHAHHAHAHHA lost to swecon lol my mix team of friends beat them on Playnation pretty easy
2012-06-18 11:42
fnx | 
Bulgaria goatse 
2012-06-18 12:44
cArn | 
Vietnam milandini 
2012-06-18 00:21
Woohoo fnatic!
2012-06-18 00:21
2012-06-18 00:21
Romania LJvE 
congraz fnatic
2012-06-18 00:21
Morocco Yea ! 
Deserved .. Gj fnatic !
2012-06-18 00:21
Big shots from Friis in third map!
2012-06-18 00:21
2012-06-18 00:21
Fast Pus is fast!
2012-06-18 00:21
fnaticcccccc <3
2012-06-18 00:21
congrats fnatic :)
2012-06-18 00:21
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! gg fnatic
2012-06-18 00:21
nice :D
2012-06-18 00:22
Good. Nice teamplay.
2012-06-18 00:22
Ukraine gungrave 
big boobs pulling on the bottom >.<
2012-06-18 00:22
fnatic !!
2012-06-18 00:22
gg fnatic FTW!
2012-06-18 00:22
2012-06-18 00:22
Norway duffz00r 
gg, greaaat match!!
2012-06-18 00:22
fnatic 4 life
2012-06-18 00:22
Israel kLifOrdQ_o 
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2012-06-18 00:22
expected GJ !
2012-06-18 00:22
gg congratz fnatic!!!
2012-06-18 00:23
cry cry SK
2012-06-18 00:23
2012-06-18 00:23
Bulgaria jar_ 
2012-06-18 00:23
2012-06-18 00:23
fnatiiiiiiiic <33
2012-06-18 00:23
<3 fnatic
2012-06-18 00:23
amazing game by fnatic hope tomorrow they win DH
2012-06-18 00:23
Fnatic! <3
2012-06-18 00:23
well played fnatic
2012-06-18 00:23
2012-06-18 00:23
GG fnatic :D
2012-06-18 00:23
now Fnatic is REALLY STRONG
2012-06-18 00:23
dont you thnik that sk .....doesnt care ? always theyre plaing so emotional and this time. WE LOSE ? OK, NOT A PROBLEM. gg fnatic, will see if esc is able to take match against you guys :)
2012-06-18 00:23
Sweden Snipatore 
doesnt care? they are out of dh lol and this tournamen have more prize money...
2012-06-18 00:32
i know i know and that's why im shocked. i meant they dont care about cs1.6 at all. maybe its only my impressions
2012-06-18 01:17
Sweden Snipatore 
they sux thats all ^^
2012-06-18 02:16
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
well SK obviously lacked practice but in the end winning and losing doesn't feel the same :)
2012-06-18 02:22
Pus the pure shit is fast :D Im jokin' man. You are dA-BeSt. BTW GG fnatic they are doing pretty good job with this lineup.
2012-06-18 00:23
much love brüther
2012-06-18 00:25
2012-06-18 00:23
totally deserved, good job xizt<3
2012-06-18 00:23
MoOnTy | 
Slovakia MoOnTy 
cg fnatic
2012-06-18 00:24
Grats fnatic! gg wp both teams! Great final!
2012-06-18 00:24
seems SK fan haha
2012-06-18 00:36
Can't understand what you're saying. Try again, please.
2012-06-18 00:36
it looks like u r great SK FAN ..!
2012-06-18 14:39
Ok! Well I'm not!
2012-06-18 14:40
great final!
2012-06-18 00:24
gl tomorrow on dreamhack semi final :)
2012-06-18 00:24
fnx | 
Bulgaria goatse 
2012-06-18 00:25
gg fnatic
2012-06-18 00:25
fnatic strong sk wrong!
2012-06-18 00:25
2012-06-18 00:47
Does anybody know the song that was played when fnatic won? And I dont mean deadmaus - strobe :P
2012-06-18 00:25
two steps from hell - heart of courage
2012-06-18 00:27
Two Step From Hell – Heart Of Courage that song from carn's movie
2012-06-18 00:31
Thanks so much both of you guys! Truly appreciated.
2012-06-18 00:34
np dud :)
2012-06-18 00:35
also listen to freedom fighters from same band.. really epic song :D
2012-06-18 15:25
Check this out dude: Into Elysium - A Decade of Dominance trailer youtube.com/watch?v=2kV5Nkbm9VA
2012-06-18 01:31
Amazing final:)
2012-06-18 00:26
Costa Rica Mek0 
gg amazing bo3 gl fnatic , gl to sk next time
2012-06-18 00:26
Good job fnatic! GuX fR11$ MODDII Xizt KarrigaN was rlly insane. COngratz guys!
2012-06-18 00:26
Sweden Snipatore 
gonna drink !
2012-06-18 00:27
Pus.. Man this article doesnt even begin to describe the individual brilliance shown by each and every player.... epic EPIC epic game... tomoro's DH Summer playoff matches are going to be soo epic
2012-06-18 00:27
I wish I could've done more with the article, but I became very out of synch with the moving around and the 100s of people walking into the DreamArena all the god damn time. Ask Tgwri1s, I've complained my fair share about it. So apologies for that, it's a boring-ass recap. We'll get it better for tomorrow's final!
2012-06-18 00:29
Tgwri1s with you at dreamhack? Say hello from Lithuanian esports, he should understand. :D
2012-06-18 00:32
xD xD speed of article coming up doesnt matter bro... for the ppl who are online and watched the match, this article is not needed.. the ones who read this sometime later are the ones who need to grasp what happened... so take that 'sometime' and write the epicest match summaries in human history :P :P
2012-06-18 00:33
Anyways, going to sleep now.. 4 in the morning here in india.. fuckin' bleary eyed mess i am now... ZZZ
2012-06-18 00:35
There is an 'Edit' button to add further content to your message after it has been published.
2012-06-18 00:46
Does it get annoying telling people that the buttons do what they say on them? I would get so frustrated so fast :p
2012-06-18 01:21
I am a hell of a pro you know :P
2012-06-18 01:34
Thanks a lot man... you're the official tour guide of HLTV.org... :P :P
2012-06-18 07:37
who MVP?? for me Karrigan / Xizt
2012-06-18 00:27
all fnatic members deserves MVP imo! especially the Danes: friisha & KARRiGAN
2012-06-18 00:30
MVP of Swedish Championship? Friis imo.
2012-06-18 00:34
for me it was MODDI and Gux (he didn't perform well on D2 , but this guy took all the important shots! I was like WOW!)
2012-06-18 00:35
finally fnatic won vs sk !! GG!
2012-06-18 00:27
wow fnatic really strong atm
2012-06-18 00:27
2012-06-18 00:27
Fnatic performed really well on Train. They could have lost the match on D2 due to foolishness and loss of consentration. Hopefully that didn't happen. When Train was the desider map , I thought that it would be an easy win for SK. Instead , fnatic were really powerfull as playing a great T-side strategy with "holds" and slow advances. Deserved 100%
2012-06-18 00:27
2012-06-18 00:27
no there are great as it is !
2012-06-18 00:41
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
not really...I feel that they're about quit officially (at least 1.6)...cause competitively they already did with their "preparations" for this tournament
2012-06-18 02:25
the greatest final I've ever seen, gg both :) it looks like fnatic is back on top again :) <3
2012-06-18 00:28
really nice game from fnatic. And gux played really good for my surpise. Cup is in good hands. Gj fnatic, gl in DreamHack tomorrow
2012-06-18 00:28
finally fnatic defeated sk
2012-06-18 00:28
nice played by get_right boobs
2012-06-18 00:28
Xizt | 
Bulgaria HellRose 
2012-06-18 00:29
2012-06-18 00:29
u did a good job with the stream..watched it with my brothers on TV =)
2012-06-18 01:19
haha that's awesome :D
2012-06-18 02:12
Brazil DLSN 
2012-06-18 00:29
gg fnatic
2012-06-18 00:30
congratz! I'm dissapointed about SK but well ;)
2012-06-18 00:30
GG fnatic Nice game to see
2012-06-18 00:31
2012-06-18 00:31
2012-06-18 00:31
we want statsss
2012-06-18 00:32
Nice fnatic, nice XIZT!!
2012-06-18 00:33
gj, great cArn´s cooperation with Xizt and ofc MODDII and karrigan wp.
2012-06-18 00:34
they finally did it..weeeeeeeeeeee!
2012-06-18 00:35
2012-06-18 00:36
2012-06-18 00:36
next news : SK trying to get their hand on Xizt :P
2012-06-18 00:36
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
if you watched the stream carefully you would notice that carn had a great insight into the calls...especially in the last map
2012-06-18 02:26
I think you misunderstood here bro :)
2012-06-18 16:52
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
Yeah I know what you meant to say, but as I said not all the credit for that win should go to Xizt, since carn obviously was of a great help there
2012-06-18 17:08
Nah, I mean it's like SK habit to steal fnatic players.
2012-06-18 17:44
Today, for a long time waiting this moment ... Since f0rest and gtr left BLACK'n'ORANGE colors, make some trouble, going to rival SK i was waiting this moment... TODAY finally i can say FNATIC WELCOME BACK to SWEDEN TOP1 AGAIN tks so much: KARRiGAN Friis Gux MODDII Xizt CARN (coach) was hard,was sweaty, was a BIG battle but you guys bring a lot of proud and honor again to FNATIC'S FLAG <3fnaticpower<3
2012-06-18 00:37
2012-06-18 00:42
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
Don't want to be a hater but they aren't really a Swedish powerhouse...arguably the MVP of the tour and the MVP of the final are Danes
2012-06-18 02:30
KARRiGAN Friis Danish.. trolol :D
2012-06-18 07:45
2012-06-18 00:37
Serbia corererere 
wp fnatic. but no one mention carn. he did well in first couple of matches and he motivated the team all the time. gj boys now i can sleep well.
2012-06-18 00:38
United Kingdom wap 
Great games, pretty impressed by fnatic managing to finally beat SK. I don't think they've beaten them ever since gtr and f0rest joined SK but I could be wrong. anyway looking forward to see how they'll perform tomorrow!
2012-06-18 00:40
Before they never beat them..managed to get 1 draw though.
2012-06-18 08:55
United Kingdom wap 
alright then, glad to see it finally happening then
2012-06-18 12:01
gj CARRYgun =)and all fnatic guys=)
2012-06-18 00:40
Venezuela Riikards 
Tomorrow's news: fnatic win DreamHack Summer :P
2012-06-18 00:42
Delpan unmotivated.
2012-06-18 00:43
GG fnatic! rly wp!! Well fought SK! you almost had that potential comeback going for you. SK players you will always be my heroes <3 :D but this time, rly you were unluckey. cmon and make a good tournament at GameGune (for your fans and not least for yourself) and whish you guys having a good summer.
2012-06-18 00:45
Congratz fnatic, this lineup is strong as fuck, best aimers, and now finally great teamwork! And also gj cArn, its good to see you behind the players! fnatic top1 again! ;)
2012-06-18 00:48
gj karrigan +4
2012-06-18 00:49
deserved.fnatic too strong now.
2012-06-18 00:50
nice fnatic
2012-06-18 00:53
delpan is not doing bad for what i see in stats
2012-06-18 01:00
Portugal nsz 
2012-06-18 01:05
GG WP! Congratulations!
2012-06-18 01:10
Switzerland CHEDEL 
what's up now swedes ?! wait.. what ? =)
2012-06-18 01:11
Finaly revenge over those traitors !!!!!!!!
2012-06-18 01:13
yes, that's wanna mean
2012-06-18 01:15
gj :D
2012-06-18 01:17
forest disappoints
2012-06-18 01:23
Sweden PPH 
gj well deserved victory
2012-06-18 01:27
best team and esc
2012-06-18 01:27
Sleepy SK but still a deserved win for fnatic staying frosty during SK's comebacks.
2012-06-18 01:33
Indeed! SK didn't show their best performance ! I don't know what's going on with them !!!
2012-06-18 12:23
They actually did play very well but you can't start doing it when the opposing team is just a couple of steps aways from the map/overall win. The thing that surprises me is that it happened during two map in a row, the ones they lost.
2012-06-18 23:04
They lost a lot of rounds at the beginning of the match, that's the **** problem !
2012-06-20 15:44
hehe gg fnatic:D SK lost everything they could
2012-06-18 01:38
watched it on a big screen with my friend, amazing game! good day to be a fnatic fan :) fnatic <3 @!!!! Awesome play by fris/karri
2012-06-18 01:50
2012-06-18 02:32
United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
WP fnatic...crazy game by karrigan and friis! Carn certainly did his share part especially in the 3rd map :) SK should learn from Na`Vi...either go in with all you have into the tournament or don't even participate!
2012-06-18 02:35
fuck yes fnatic 8=D~
2012-06-18 02:54
GG fnatic best at the moment but sad for SK.
2012-06-18 04:08
I loved it :D go fnatic!
2012-06-18 04:29
Singapore Nephalith 
fnatic <3
2012-06-18 04:34
<3 fnatic
2012-06-18 04:35
Japan mameloff 
gg fnatic!!
2012-06-18 04:47
after a few losses againsts SK, fnatic win a tournament ahead of his biggest rivals, and tomorrow fnatic gonna destroy ESC.
2012-06-18 05:07
gratz guyz!
2012-06-18 05:50
2012-06-18 06:32
didn't watch.. but the two stars bottom fragging. must have been a lot of interesting tactics/countertactics.
2012-06-18 06:33
klin n izi
2012-06-18 06:41
Brazil Fraaga[t] 
fnatic team can close the most perfect possible, with the parts available
2012-06-18 06:55
2012-06-18 07:07
2012-06-18 07:37
"SK just hide tactics for Swedish C'ship", some people said after SK were out of DH. "There is more prize money." But, now they hide tactics for...? Sad.
2012-06-18 07:58
sad for SK, but nice fnatiiic!
2012-06-18 08:02
fnatic too stronk atm
2012-06-18 08:44
fnatic has an incredible team right now, no weaknesses and 5 super players
2012-06-18 08:51
GTR best player
2012-06-18 09:10
This might be the worst match description I have ever read. I would summarize it in few words: 4:0, 9:6, 12:9, 16:10 etc...
2012-06-18 09:18
SK just cant win tournaments anymore :) any photo of crying GTR again ? :P
2012-06-18 09:38
Good Job!!!
2012-06-18 09:39
2012-06-18 09:47
2012-06-18 10:04
2012-06-18 11:30
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
2012-06-18 11:48
fnatic very strong
2012-06-18 11:52
gj fnatic
2012-06-18 12:28
Grats fnatic, you deserve it.
2012-06-18 12:38
fnatic will beat navi so easy LOLOL XD
2012-06-18 12:49
2012-06-18 12:52
2012-06-18 14:59
Kick RobbaN
2012-06-18 15:01
fnatic played really good they deserve it
2012-06-18 17:00
GG close 1 :)
2012-06-18 17:50
good victory!
2012-06-18 17:56
2012-06-18 17:58
2012-06-18 18:21
fnatic is the best team in the world now. gj guys, gl in future :)
2012-06-18 23:22
are there any vod's for this game, as i had work when this game was played :/
2012-06-19 11:34
GG fnatic! I love you guys =)
2012-06-19 19:13
fantic is come back!!
2012-06-20 12:38
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