Execration Drops Fnatic Into the Lower Bracket of the BTS Pro Series S12
With the The International 2022 (TI11) Last Chance Qualifiers starting next week, Beyond The Summit (BTS) has gone into its second day of the Playoffs with Southeast Asian (SEA) gatekeepers Fnatic facing off against Execration, who were looking to get one over on Fnatic.
The series ended in a 2-0 stomp by Execration, as it surprisingly defeated Fnatic after an amazing performance from Jinn "Palos" Lamatao in both games. Execration will now face the winner of Boom Esports vs Team SMG in a few days
Fnatic vs Execration: Match recap
During the season, Fnatic had the upper hand over Execration it had defeated the team multiple times. However, people were expecting a surprise from Execration after it tied with Fnatic during the group stage.
In Game One, Execration went for Slark, Puck and Visage as its triple core lineup. Fnatic meanwhile, went for Alchemist, Leshrac and Nature’s Prophet for Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong for its draft.
While the early game started off well for Fnatic, a few mistakes in the mid game allowed Execration to take advantage. Things went from bad to worse when Jinn "Palos" Lamatao’s Slark went on a killing spree while securing stacks for his Essence Shift passive ability. The game ended after 35 minutes as Execration claimed the first game of the series, with Palos picking up 13 kills while dying only once.
In Game Two, Fnatic was looking to fight back as it drafted Djardel "DJ" Mampusti’s signature Nyx Assassin along with Terrorblade and Puck for Marc "Raven" Fausto and Armel “Armel” Tabios respectively. Execration on the other hand went for a more tactical approach, picking up Marci for Palos and Razor for Justine "Tino" Grimaldo.
While the first ten minutes of the game were slightly even between both teams, the mid game went heavily in the favor of Execration as Palos’s Marci was constantly performing well, which included an Aegis snatch as well. Despite attempts to stall the game, Fnatic was unable to stop Execration’s aggression as the SEA gatekeepers were forced to call “GG” after 39 minutes, leading Execration to secure Game Two.
Following the upset, Execration will move on into the Semifinals of the Upper Bracket as it awaits the victor of the Team SMG vs Boom Esports match. Fnatic on the other hand, will be looking to reset after its disappointing loss as the team drops into the Lower Bracket.