Image Courtesy: Dreamleague Season 11 | Adela Sznajder
VP have eliminated Fnatic with a 2-1 series score to advance to the grand finals of The Stockholm Major. In one of the more intense series of the tournament, VP edged out Fnatic in the lower bracket match.
Both teams played out of their minds, and few can say that either side threw any of the games. For what it’s worth, both Virtus.Pro and Fnatic gave it their all, with the Europeans eking out the advantage in the end.
Game 1: The first game quickly fell into Fnatic’s lap, thanks to a draft advantage combined with some flawless execution. They simply never made any huge mistakes, and they punished Virtus.Pro’s greedy lineup with a fast paced match. Although Virtus.Pro managed to win a few teamfights early in the game, Fnatic’s advantage proved to be too much to handle as VP called an early GG.
Game 2: The CIS powerhouse bounced back quickly in the second game, thanks to some smart laning decisions and a massive Necrophos performance from N[o]one. His sheer laning presence on the hero and disruptive play helped Virtus.Pro close in on an early lead, which ballooned to more than 18,000 gold by the end of the game.
Game 3: The third game was a complete outdraft by Virtus.Pro as Fnatic seemingly lost the plot picking up a Lina and Chaos Knight for their two primary playmakers. Virtus.Pro picked up a stable pushing lineup with tanky cores and just ran over Fnatic to secure an easy victory.
With this Fnatic have finished with 3450 DPC points and are on the cusp of qualifying for The International 9. The team have shown that they’ve steadily progressed over the course of the season and are a serious force to behold in the upcoming majors.
On the other hand, the final boss of the Dreamleague: Season 11 Major is waiting for Virtus.Pro. Can they bring down the Chinese juggernauts?