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

Vignesh Raghuram
20th Jun, 2020

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.



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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 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.

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