Adroit Beat Fnatic in the Opening Match of ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online: SEA

Vignesh Raghuram
21/May/2020 12:26 pm
  • Adroit beat Fnatic 2-1 in the opening match of ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online: SEA
  • Adroit will face TNC Predator tomorrow while Fnatic will face Reality Rift.

Adroit are back!? After a couple of questionable performances in recent tournaments, the Filipino team opened up the ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online: SEA with a commanding win over Fnatic which saw them claim the top spot in the points table.

However, they can't afford to rest on their laurels, since their next matchup is against Filipino powerhouse TNC Predator.

Adroit vs Fnatic

Game 1: Fnatic just stomped Adroit in Game 1 with an impressive performance from 23savage and Dj who completely decimated the Adroit lineup with their crisp movements and well-executed ganks. Adroit’s plans were foiled at every turn as Fnatic easily claimed the victory in just 41 minutes.

Game 2: This one was far more even with both teams battling each other in a back-and-forth game. While Adroit managed to carve out a lead in the early-mid game stages and was headed for victory., primarily thanks to CML's insane Tusk plays. 

Fnatic managed to pull off a miraculous teamfight (featuring an Aegis steal from Jabz on a Support Sniper) to regain the networth lead and looked like they turned the game around.

Unfortunately for them, Adroit managed to hold on and claim the victory at the very end with their Divine Rapier Phantom Lancer.

Game 3: The third game of the series was, also quite close, with Adroit playing a fast-paced lineup with a Weaver and the Death Prophet as their primary cores. The team won the series on the back of some immaculate carry play from Natsumi who put up a 9/1/9 scoreline.

After strong performances in the WeSave! Charity Play tournament and ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: SEA, it looked like Adroit had lost form and was struggling a bit in the BTS Pro Series: SEA and the ESL SEA Championship 2020. However, it looks like they’ve regained their momentum once again.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.