After an uncharacteristic loss yesterday, Fnatic walked into the MLG Arena with a definitive mission: Claw their way back onto the road to Nationwide. The journey started within minutes of their loss to Team Liquid the previous day. Fnatic took their loss in stride and immediately began evaluating their performance to identify any potential errors that could be avoided in the future. Once the team went to go practice for their match, coach Vuggo hit the books. As the team’s key analyst, Vuggo began tearing apart FaZe’s match history to try and find any weaknesses, habits or unique strategies that the Swedish giants could face the next day. Once this analysis was completed, Fnatic continued to work on perfecting their own strategies for the upcoming match. Once they entered the studio, Fnatic were men on a mission. Practical jokes and casual conversation stopped as soon as the Swedes stepped up to their computers. In a stroke of luck, FaZe elected to choose Mirage - one of Fnatic’s best T side maps - for their map pick. With one comfortable map already in the pool, Fnatic tossed a curveball with Cobble, with the knowledge that FaZe hadn’t played the map in a competitive match in several months.