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Hokori Forces Fnatic Into A Draw in the BTS Pro Series Season 12

Ammar Aryani
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BTS Pro Series Season 12 continues to provide top-tier Dota 2 matches in the two-week gap before TI11 Last Chance Qualifiers.
The South American hopefuls faced off against SEA natives and currently undefeated Fnatic.
The series ended in a draw, as the South American team broke Fnatic’s undefeated streak in the BTS Pro Series S12.

Beyond The Summit resumes to provide top-tier entertaining Dota 2 matches before the upcoming The International 2022 (TI11) Last Chance Qualifiers, as the BTS Pro Series Season 12 goes into Day Six of the group stages. Hokori were looking to gain its first 2-0 victory against SEA natives Fnatic, who are currently undefeated in the group stage.

However, the series ended up in a draw as Fnatic secured Game One but Hokori drew blood from Fnatic in Game Two, handing them its first loss of the tournament.

Fnatic vs Hokori: Match recap

Both teams qualified for TI11, however people were still expecting that Fnatic would dominate the entire series as not much is known about Hokori.

Game One

In Game One, Hokori opted to draft Templar Assassin, Pudge and Batrider for an aggressive lineup. Fnatic on the other hand, went for Slark as well Armel "Armel" Tabios’s signature Puck and Hoodwink for Djardel "DJ" Mampusti.

The game went well for Fnatic, as all of its core heroes managed to outfarm Hokori’s heroes while also picking them off one by one. The game ended after 40 minutes as Fnatic secured Game One.

Game Two

In Game Two, Hokori were looking to draw the series as it drafted Weaver, Invoker and Beastmaster. Fnatic opted to counter Hokori’s aggression by picking up Alchemist for Marc "Raven" Fausto, Batrider for Armel and Viper for Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong.

Hokori started the game off very well, as the aggression of the draft paid off with Thiago "Thiolicor" Cordeiro’s Nyx Assassin constantly picking off Fnatic’s core heroes. While Fnatic had a chance to come back into the game, Hokori’s damage on Edward "Lumière" Valencia’s Weaver was too much as Fnatic were forced to call “GG” after 41 minutes, bringing the series to a draw.

Following the draw, Fnatic remained on top of the standings with 3 wins and a draw however Fnatic will face Execration, Boom Esports and Neon Esports in the next 3 days. Hokori, on the other hand, will be happy with the draw after losing to Boom Esports in its opening match.

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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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