Fnatic at TI11 Group Stage


Fnatic Closes Day Two With Draw Against Entity In TI11 Group Stage

Ammar Aryani
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Day two of The International 2022 (TI11) Group Stage saw a grudge matchup as Fnatic faced off against Entity.
Entity managed to claim Game One as Dzmitry “Fishman” Palishchuk’s Disruptor had an impressive game.
The series ended up being a draw, as Fnatic returned the favor in Game Two.

Fnatic drew against Entity 1-1 in its final series of Day 2 of The International 2022 (TI11). The Southeast Asian team were looking to end the day on a high note after defeating beastcoast 2-0 and drawing against Team Secret earlier today. However, the team could only manage to secure a draw as both teams ended the day with a 5-5 win-loss ratio.

While Entity managed to claim Game off the back of Dzmitry “Fishman” Palishchuk’s Disruptor, Fnatic managed to avoid a 0-2 defeat as it defeated the Western Europe team in Game Two.

Entity vs Fnatic: Match recap

The last time Entity faced Fnatic was at ESL One Malaysia 2022, where Fnatic defeated them 2-1 in the Lower Bracket. However, at the time Marc "Raven" Fausto was unavailable due to COVID-19 and was replaced by Execration’s Jinn "Palos" Lamatao for the tournament.

Game One

Fnatic started off its draft by picking up Alchemist for Raven, Primal Beast for Armel “Armel” Tabios & Djardel “DJ” Mampusti’s signature Nyx Assassin. Entity meanwhile for an aggressive draft as it picked up Lone Druid, Arc Warden and Undying for its core lineup.

While Fnatic had control of the laning phase, DJ’s Nyx Assassin was rendered useless as Dzmitry “Fishman” Palishchuk’s Disruptor constantly scouted out DJ and managed to pick him off multiple times. In addition, Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko’s Lone Druid and Daniel “Stormstormer” Schoetzau Arc Warden were constantly providing Entity with push potential & high damage output.

Despite glimpses of hope from Fnatic in the late game, Entity ended up securing the game as they claimed Game One after 41 minute.

Game Two

Entity’s draft in Game Two was more stable, as it picked up Stormstormer’s signature Invoker and Shadow Fiend for Pure while Fnatic went back to their comfort heroes as it picked up Pangolier for Armel and Raven’s signature Terrorblade.

Fnatic ended up dominating the laning phase as Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong’s Monkey King and DJ’s Disruptor constantly picked off Pure’s Shadow Fiend. While the mid game was back and forth between the two teams, Fnatic managed to hold strong as they claimed Game Two in just over 40 minutes and drew the series.

Following the series, both Fnatic & Entity ended the day with a 5-5 win-loss ratio. However both teams will have to perform at their best for the next couple of days if they wish to claim an Upper Bracket slot.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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