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Fnatic Draws Its Series Against Boom Esport in BTS Pro Series S12

Ammar Aryani
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Highlights
BTS Pro Series Season 12 goes on to provide top-tier Dota 2 matches in the two-week gap before the TI11 Last Chance Qualifiers.
Two TI invited teams faced off against each other in a classic matchup as Fnatic took on Boom Esports.
The series ended with a draw, with Fnatic remaining on top of the group standings.

Beyond The Summit (BTS) returns to provide a lot of entertaining Dota 2 matches before the upcoming The International 2022 (TI11) Last Chance Qualifiers, as the BTS Pro Series S12 goes into Day Seven of the group stages. Fnatic faced off against fellow South East Asian (SEA) brethren, Boom Esports as both teams wanted to determine which SEA team is looking stronger going into TI11.

However, the series ended in a draw as Boom Esports secured Game One which was then followed by Fnatic bringing the series to a draw in Game Two.

Fnatic vs Boom Esports: Match recap

Both teams had faced each other multiple times on several occasions during the Dota Pro Circuit. However, most of the time Boom Esports had emerged victorious during their matches. Despite the statistics, many people expected the series to be a draw as Fnatic tends to perform when it matters most.

Game One

In Game One, Fnatic opted to go with some interesting pickups as it drafted Centaur Warrunner for Jaunuel "Jaunuel" Arcilla and Primal Beast for Djardel "DJ" Mampusti. Boom Esports meanwhile went for a more aggressive draft, picking up Saieful "Fbz" Ilham’s signature Mars and Kunkka for Erin "Yopaj" Ferrer.

The early game went well for Boom Esports, however a couple of mistakes allowed Fnatic to secure a sizable net worth lead going into the mid game. Despite the advantage, Fnatic failed to capitalize as several integral team fights cost them the game leading Boom Esports to secure Game 1 after 52 minutes.

Game Two

In Game Two, Fnatic was looking to draw the series as it drafted DJ’s signature Enigma as well as Morphling and Primal Beast for Marc “Raven” Fausto and Armel “Armel” Tabios. Boom Esports went for Outworld Devourer and Kunkka for Yopaj and Souliya "JaCkky'' Khoomphetsavong.

While the early game again went in favor of Boom Esports, Fnatic managed to stem the bleeding as it managed to even the scales going into the mid game. Despite the game heavily favoring Boom Esports, Fnatic managed to claw its way back into the late game as the team secured multiple team-fights as well as Roshan. The game ended after 63 minutes as DJ’s Enigma caught multiple heroes with his Black Hole ultimate at the end, enabling Fnatic to secure Game Two.

Following the draw, Fnatic remained on top of the standings with 3 wins and 2 draws. Fnatic will go up against Execration tomorrow. Boom Esports on the other hand will have little time to rest as it will face Neon Esports later today which will then be followed by a three day break before its next matchup.


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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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