fnatic win DreamHack Summer 2012
After a break due to the teams moving to DreamArena Extreme, the grand final was finished with fnatic emerging victorious in a three map series (16-11 on de_dust2, 7-16 on de_train and 16-7 on de_mirage).
Second map de_train kicked off about an hour after de_dust2 ended and saw Michael "Friis" Jørgensen score four knife kills to allow fnatic to start as counter-terrorists. fnatic scored a flawless pistol round win outside with Jørgensen getting two frags in tower followed up by Na`Vi's save round. Round three saw Sergey "starix" Ischuk and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev combine two each to win and a close two-on-one win in the next round forced fnatic to save.
Round six saw Jørgensen illegally crouch look under the walls in six lane as fnatic tied the game at three. After that it looked like Natus Vincere's returned in-game leader Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko figured the opposition out as the best team of 2010 scored six straight rounds to put them ahead 9-3. fnatic came back at the end of the half to score the last three rounds to keep them in the game but six rounds as counter-terrorists is by no means what they were looking for.
Na`Vi ties it up at one each on de_train
fnatic rushed the lower ramp to the inner bomb site on their terrorist pistol round but despite of two early kills by Rasmus "Gux" Ståhl, the Ukrainians had no trouble retaking the site. Third round saw an ineffective push towards the inner site that was quickly shot down and Natus Vincere kept winning rounds until Yegor "markeloff" Markelov's three kill, ultimately unsuccessful one-on-four attempt that saw Ståhl miss out on an easy kill on him. That didn't phase Natus Vincere though as they won the next two rounds to win de_train 16-7 and even out the series.
It all came down de_mirage where it was Na`Vi's turn to start as counter-terrorists following a successful knife round. Once the game went live fnatic attacked the A bomb site on the pistol round and scored a win, similarly to their earlier de_mirage match in the group stage. Na`Vi had solid save rounds once again, but ultimately went on to lose both while getting four kills. Arseny "ceh9" Trynozhenko scored four kills in the fourth round.
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Markelov's crew won the next round as well but then lost four in a row before they could rebound and score two rounds on their own at 4-7. With Teslenko getting two frags on the twelveth round it looked like the Ukrainians were poised to win another round, but Richard "Xizt" Landström and Jørgensen won a two-on-five situation to force Na`Vi on a partial buy. Teslenko pushed deep into the halls and scored two early desert eagle headshots but fnatic once again prevailed with Ståhl getting three and Jørgensen calling Trynozhenko's bluff in the one-on-one. fnatic went on to win the final two rounds of the half as well, pushing their lead to 11-4 after multiple close calls that they were able to grind out their way.
Natus Vincere's pistol round was quickly shut down and they were facing a 4-13 deficit after a save round. Down in a three-on-five situation next round, Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Landström took risks by pushing out and died, giving the Ukrainians the advantage and they won the next round as well forcing fnatic to save. It looked like round six was going Na`Vi's way too with 20 seconds on the clock but Andreas "moddii" Fridh scored four huge frags after a Ukrainian miscommunication confused Ischuk and gave fnatic a 14-7 lead.
Next round went to fnatic easily as well, and a broke Na`Vi attempted a desert eagle strategy towards the A site in the final round where Andersen cleaned up in the end to crown fnatic DreamHack Summer 2012 champions 16-7, 2-1 overall.
DreamHack Summer 2012 final standings:
1. fnatic - 50,000 SEK (~$7,268)
2. Natus Vincere - 25,000 SEK (~$3,634)
3-4. ESC Gaming - 12,500 SEK (~$1,817)
3-4. Virtus.pro - 12,500 SEK (~$1,817)
5-6. Moscow Five
7-8. SK Gaming
fnatic managed to win both tournaments held at DreamHack Summer as they defeated SK Gaming in final of the Swedish Championship yesterday for an additional 70,000 SEK (~$9,850).
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