Fnatic is eliminated from the Grand Slam tournament after a jättedrama.
the Swedes missed six (!) chances to win the semifinal.
In place is the Danish world number Astralis ready for the big final on Sunday.
Swedish Fnatic is 26th in the world in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
the Team had an extremely heavy start in the semi-finals in the Grand Slam tournament IEM Chicago, where the world number Astralis quickly had a crushing lead with 14-3 on the first map Dust2.
But thanks to storspelande Simon ”Twist” Eliasson, 23, who was signed by Fnatic as late as in October, got the swedes back into the match.
Svensklaget took all the way until the standoffs 14 and 15 and was only one round away from the to force an overtime. The team fell, however, at the finish line and lost the first map, despite the Twists impressive 31 frags.Became a jättedrama
On map number two, the Mirage, Fnatic is a much better start. At half-time was the position 8-7 to svensklaget had started as T side (attacking team). After having steered the economy even as the defending team and equalized the position after a 16-12 victory.
the Match was settled then on the classic map Inferno, which became a jättedrama. Fnatic had sex ””, but could not finish the match that went to overtime.
Where continued Astralis momentum, and the Danish team won the match and is now ready for the final – where they can win their third Grand Slam tournament.
Fnatic player Richard ”Xizt” Landström was down in the dumps after the tournament, but saw it anyway on the bright side.
– We have a new layout with a 16-year-old kid. I thought he played insanely good this tournament. The positive is that we have young players and a bright future, " he said after the loss in the Twitch broadcast.
He also sent a greeting:
– Thank you to all of our fans from Sweden. I know we had it tough in the last three months, but I think that we have shown here that we can measure ourselves with the best again.
Astralis will now meet the north american Team Liquid – as the end of the out Faze Clan – in the final played on Sunday evening Swedish time.