Team Spirit Knocks Out Fnatic From TI10 With Crushing Performance
The International 10 (TI10)'s Main Event has seen one of the most dominant performances from Team Spirit to defeat Fnatic 2-0 in the lower bracket. This means that Fnatic's journey at TI10 has come to an end and the team earns $800,400 USD by finishing 9th-12th. As both games in the series saw Team Spirit easily find kills and approach victory, it proved to be a tier above its opponents. There were no signs of positive intent from Fnatic during either of these games, and the team lost without a fight. Meanwhile, Team Spirit keeps its dream alive and advances to the next round of the lower bracket in the TI10 Main Event.
Fnatic vs Team Spirit: Match Recap and Highlights
Game 1 was a complete outplay by Team Spirit. With Fnatic's slow draft and lack of teamfight ability, they were forced to watch their towers fall one by one after they fell short in the laning phase. While Yatoro happily farmed on his Luna, Collapse controlled the game on his signature Mars as Team Spirit cruised to victory in 25 minutes.
Game 2 was a repeat of game 1 with Team Spirit outperforming its opponents from the very beginning. As soon as they won the laning phase, they gained control of the map and extracted most of its resources. Fnatic had no strong moves to make and was getting outfarmed. With measured caution, Team Spirit approached the enemy high ground to win in 37 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
TI10 is shaping up to be a great one for Team Spirit. After putting up a tremendous fight against Invictus Gaming without a victory, the team took on Fnatic with all guns blazing. From the drafts to the teamfights, everything about Team Spirit was top-notch. During the two games, they killed 49 of their opponents while only giving away 13 kills.
In the first round of the lower bracket, Fnatic overpowered Team Undying, but failed to overcome the challenge today. In both games, it was not settled in its gameplay at all, showing little intention to make a turnaround after falling behind in the early stages.
For Southeast Asian Dota 2 fans, today will be a saddening day as T1 was pushed down to the lower bracket and Fnatic was eliminated. In contrast, Eastern Europe Dota 2 fans will rejoice with Virtus.pro making it to the next round of the upper bracket, and Team Spirit surviving elimination.