In their semi-final match, Fnatic are paired up against 1.6 legends Natus Vincere. The CIS squad is comprised of some of the greatest 1.6 players of all time, with tremendous skill in every name. However, Na’Vi have hit a slump lately, with a marked inability to power through and win LAN events. Traditional star AWPer Guardian seems to still have lasting damage from his spring wrist injury, dropping critical shots and allowing for speedy takes. Fnatic will look to exploit this with their incredible AWPing lineup of JW, Olof and Dennis to neutralize Guardian and execute rapid bomb placements. Na’Vi have also wavered on traditionally strong maps, while Fnatic have only grown stronger in the depth of their map pool.
When Fnatic win, they'll be squaring of against the winner of mousesports and Virtus Pro. Both aggressive teams, expect to see Fnatic take a more determined and measured strategy into the final. Strong rotations for gradual map control will be the key for defeating these two teams.
Overall, Fnatic are well-equipped to take home the gold in this inaugural season of ELEAGUE. After an unexpected semifinal exit at ESL One Cologne, this is Fnatic’s opportunity to swing the year’s momentum back into their favor.