fnatic see off Na`Vi to win PGS
In what was most likely the last major final in CS 1.6 history, fnatic have once again overcome Natus Vincere (18-22 on de_train and 16-13 on de_dust2 and 16-5 on de_tuscan), thereby winning PGS and taking home the 9,000€ cheque.
The match began on de_train, where fnatic got off to a good start as Terrorists and picked up the opening four rounds. Na´Vi responded immediately after that and showed some good positioning for the remainder of the first half to go into half-time with a 10-5 lead.
In the second half, Andreas "MODDII" Fridh inspired fnatic to a sensational start, with the Scandinavian side taking the score all the way to 15-10, but then spurned the five map points they had as Na´Vi levelled the game on 15 rounds before winning the overtime 4-0.
de_dust2 was the second map, and once again fnatic came out the stronger, only to see Na´Vi pull off a comeback. This time around, the Ukrainians went into the second half up 9-6, and little did both teams know about what was going to happen next.
With the score 2-0 in favour of the Danes, the internet at the venue went down because of a Ddos attack, and soon after that, two players from Na´Vi and one from fnatic got disconnected from the server half way through the round. After a heated discussion about what the solution, it was decided that the third round, which fnatic won, would not count, and that Friis would get $6,000 because he had an AWP, while all of the other players would be given $4,500. Some close rounds then followed, but in the end fnatic managed to win the map 16-13 to level the tie.
The final map was de_tuscan, where Na´Vi had already shown against Anexis that they had some problems. fnatic knew this and pulled off an impressive performance, sealing a 16-5 victory after winning the first half 14-1.
PGS 2012 CS 1.6 final standings:
1. fnatic - €9,000
2. Natus Vincere - €4,000
3. Anexis - €2,000