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BOOM Esports Ends Fnatic’s Winning Streak in SEA 2021 DPC Season 1

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • BOOM Esports defeats Fnatic 2-1 to win their second series of SEA DPC 2021 S1 which now places them at the number three spot.
  • Despite winning the first match of the series, Fnatic was unable to replicate the performances in the next two matches, incurring their first loss of the tournament.
  • Fnatic will play their next series against Execration on February 10 while BOOM plays T1 on February 4.

BOOM Esports has pulled off a spectacular win in SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division by defeating Fnatic 2-1. After getting completely run over in the first game of the series, BOOM struck back with two back to back scintillating performances to close out the series in their favor. With this victory, BOOM has handed Fnatic their first loss of the tournament and find themselves jumping to the third spot in the points table. 

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BOOM takes down Fnatic in a thrilling series

The third series for both BOOM and Fnatic in SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division has ended in the former’s advantage as they won their second series of the tournament.

BOOM Esports Ends Fnatic’s Winning Streak in SEA 2021 DPC Season 1
Team standings of SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division after BOOM's win over Fnatic.Game 1 witnessed Fnatic have a much stabler and better teamfight draft as compared to BOOM. Though the laning phase went quiet and steady for both teams, Fnatic picked up the pace soon after, with a better item and hero level timing. The game gradually kept pulling away from BOOM as they had no damage to kill enemy heroes, losing the first game in 35 minutes. 

Game 2 was Mikoto’s show as he delivered an impeccable performance on Storm Spirit. BOOM regularly picked off enemy heroes with their high mobility lineup as they established a solid networth lead. Fnatic’s last hurrah was some insane Blackhole by Masaros, but the Indonesians were spot on with their position as they won game 2 in 43 minutes.

Game 3 saw Drew taking the spotlight in the carry role as he amassed a lot of creep score and chopped down enemy heroes. This game was an easy one for Khezcute and his boys as they heavily outplayed Fnatic, winning the game in 39 minutes and series 2-1. 

Despite losing their debut match of the tournament against Neon Esports, BOOM is now looking solid with back to back wins against 496 Gaming and Fnatic. With this victory, they are now in a safe, top three spot that grants them a place in the first Major of the season. Their next challenge of the tournament will be against T1 tomorrow, February 4. 

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After the convincing win in the first match, Fnatic, who dominated in their first two series against T1 and Execration were looking to crush the Indonesian squad but got outplayed by the them in the last two matches. However, despite the loss, they hold on to second place in the points table and will look to get back to their winning ways as Vice Esports next on February 10. 

Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.

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