Fnatic Dota Lose A Tournament For The First Time In 3 Months

Vignesh Raghuram
20/Jun/2020 08:17 am

Fnatic Dota’s reign of terror in the SEA Dota 2 scene has finally come to an end after they were eliminated from the BTS Pro Series 2: Southeast Asia tournament following a 2-1 loss to BOOM Esports in the lower bracket finals. The team finishes in 3rd place and will take home $6,500 in prize winnings, as a result.

Fnatic Dota’s Loss to BOOM Esports

Not many expected the Indonesians to bring down a team like Fnatic Dota. However, that is exactly what BOOM Esports managed to accomplish. 

Game 1: Rafli Fathur "Mikoto" Rahman had a monstrous showing on his Silencer in the first game of the series, carrying his team to victory in just 26 minutes. Meanwhile, all of Fnatic Dota’s cores had a rough game. Fnatic lost control of the match around the 16-minute mark and simply couldn’t overcome the sheer firepower on the side of BOOM Esports.

Game 2: The second game saw Randy Muhammad "Dreamocel" Sapoetra put his team on his back on Riki and carry them to victory with 20/0/7 scoreline. Fnatic simply had no answers to his overfarmed Riki.

It was certainly a disappointing way for Fnatic Dota to drop out of the tournament, especially considering their winning streak.

Fnatic Dota’s Streak

Fnatic’s streak kicked off at the last premier international Dota 2 LAN before all the lockdowns: The Summit 12, where they managed to beat teams like Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid to secure the championship.

Fnatic Dota with The Summit 12 Trophy

Image via Fnatic Dota

Following that victory, Fnatic won four straight online tournaments in the SEA/Asian region.

  • ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online: Southeast Asia
  • BTS Pro Series: Southeast Asia
  • ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online: Southeast Asia
  • Huya World E-sports Legendary League

During this win streak, Fnatic won 13 playoff series in a row without dropping a single game. Their streak came to an end earlier in this tournament when they lost their match against Geek Fam.

Read: Geek Fam Hands Fnatic Their First Playoff Loss Since January 2020

During this run, they won $116,500 in prize winnings.

BOOM Esports will compete in the Grand Finals against Geek Fam to determine the winner of the BTS Pro Series 2: Southeast Asia tournament.

Unfortunately, there is no time to rest for Fnatic Dota. They will be competing in the ongoing ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League featuring a $100,000 prize pool. Their first match will be against Team Adroit scheduled to take place on Sunday (20th June) at 06:00 PM SGT.

Can Fnatic overcome this minor blip in their winstreak? We’ll find out when this tournament concludes.


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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.