Fnatic registered a commanding 2-0 victory over OB.Neon in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division to hold on to their chances of making it to the 2nd Major of the season. This was the series where Fnatic looked to be in their best touch, completely outplaying their enemies. Of course, OB Neon’s unconventional drafts also helped them out a fair bit. Jabz and his teammates climb to the second spot in the tournament with four wins and two losses. A loss in this critical series has dropped OB.Neon to the fourth spot with three wins and three losses.
Fnatic vs OB.Neon: Match Recap, Highlights and ChYuan Interview
Game 1 witnessed an unorthodox draft for OB.Neon not paying dividends as they got run over by Fnatic’s tanky core trio. OB.Neon did not have any significant win condition whereas Fnatic’s Bristleback, Wraith King and Axe were consistently finding farm as well as kills. With an unfavorable 25-11 scoreline, OB.Neon lost the first game in 27 minutes.
Game 2 saw another unconventional safe lane pick for OB.Neon as they went for Natsumi- Magnus for the second time in a row. On the other hand, Fnatic responded with a last pick Arc Warden for Raven which seemed to have disrupted their enemy’s plans. Raven, with a flawless carry performance, helped Fnatic take the win in 30 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
Apart from Omega Esports and Lilgun, all other teams are involved in a neck and neck race in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division. An exciting five-way tiebreaker involving BOOM, Execration, T1, OB.Neon and Fnatic for the final two major slots could happen if
- BOOM Esports beat Omega Esports (May 15)
- Execration beats Lilgun (May 19)
- TNC Predator beats Fnatic (May 19)
- OB.Neon beats T1 (May 20)
Interview: Fnatic ChYuan talks about playing in the offlane
In the post-match winners’ interview, Fnatic’s offlaner, Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan, explained how he has adapted to the offlaner role.
“I mean, I just play a lot of pubs obviously to figure out and to explore and discover. And also, my team and my coach really help me out a lot, based on their experience of the previous offlaner they played with, they share that experience. They help me grow as an offlaner a lot.”