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Geek Fam Hands Fnatic Their First Playoff Loss Since January 2020

Vignesh Raghuram
17/Jun/2020 08:28 am

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  • Geek Fam beat Fnatic 2-1 at the BTS Pro Series Season 2: Southeast Asia playoffs.
  • This is Fnatic's first loss in a playoffs series since January 2020.
  • Geek Fam has secured a Top 3 finish in this tournament.

Before today’s match, Fnatic’s last loss in a playoff series came at the hands of TNC Predator at DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major in January 2020. Since then, the team has competed in five tournaments (1 LAN and 4 online tournaments) and one qualifier. They hadn’t dropped a single series through this entire run.

Geek Fam broke that streak, today, at the BTS Pro Series Season 2: Southeast Asia. The team knocked down Fnatic to the lower brackets after a convincing 2-1 victory, securing themselves a Top 3 finish in this tournament.


Fnatic vs Geek Fam


Game 1: Fnatic started off things with a one-sided victory over Geek Fam. The team just rolled through the Geek Fam lineup steadily building up a massive net worth advantage (22k at 36 minutes) thanks to multiple kills and a continuous snowball which saw them take control of the map. They used this to overwhelm Geek Fam and easily secure the victory in the opening game of the series.


Game 2: Geek Fam answered with an unorthodox draft which saw them pick an offlane Ember Spirit for Kuku. However, this ended up working as the team made a ridiculous amount of space for Raven, allowing him to farm up a storm and carry his team to victory.


Game 3: Although Fnatic started off the deciding Game 3 well gearing up for a spectacular late game on the back of 23savage’s Faceless Void, Geek Fam managed to claw their way back into the game on the back of some well-executed teamfights to take the win.


Highlights



Fnatic will now face Adroit/Reality Rift in an elimination matchup. They are inarguably the favourites, but since this is unfamiliar territory for the SEA giants, an upset may be on the cards.


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Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over 1000 articles for the website over the last 3 years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.