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Fnatic Wins PLG Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi

Posted 17th December 2018 By: Derpina    473 Views

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Esports News – Team Fnatic clinches the “W” once again in one of the final competitive CSGO events of the year by claiming the PLG Grand Slam title in Abu Dhabi. The CSGO team emerged victorious from their battle against G2 esports on Dust2 (16-11) and Mirage (16-14).

Tournament recap

Fnatic beat Forze, while G2 Esports overcomes Shark Esports in the semifinals before the two teams were pitted against each other. The last match between Fnatic and G2 esports only lasted two games, letting us know how hungry the former CSGO team are.

Dust2, the first map, gave Fnatic the advantage they needed to conquer the succeeding rounds. Two of Fnatic’s members, Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin and Jesper “JW” Wecksell, executed two entry frags followed up by another double to clinch the CT-side pistol round. G2 came back on the following rounds with the help of Alexandre “bodyy” Pianaro’s double entry frags. The match heated with both teams fighting to control the economy, having G2 leads a 6-4 tally after the first 10 rounds of the match.

The second pistol round for Dust2 was also achieved by Fnatic. They also got back the winning lead with an anti-eco. After four rounds on the tally, G2 esports’ Lucas “Lucky” Chasting and Kenny “KennyS” Schrub came up with back-to-back rounds to keep the scores close, successfully bringing it to 10-11. Finally, Fnatic’s attack on the final rounds closed the map out 16-11 in favor of them.

On Mirage, G2 won the CT-side pistol round and only lose one player from Fnatic’s first attack. An impressive play by Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson earned Fnatic 3 kills with the hero AK. The winning team then took an early lead by winning five rounds in a row, never letting G2 to get back on their feet with a damaged economy.

The second pistol round was won by G2. They were able to score some rounds after winning the anti-eco. However, Fnatic holds on to the lead, increasing their total win rounds to 11. The scores went from 12-14 to 15-14 before Fnatic sealed their 2-0 victory in 16-14 as champions.

Fnatic roster

Player K-D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström 41-36 +5 91.1 1.23
Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson  43-29 +14 74.6 1.18
Jesper ‘JW’ Wecksell 43-37 +6 74.4 1.16
Ludvig ‘Brollan’ Brolin  45-40 +5 85.7 1.14
Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson  30-34 -4 70.6 0.95

The PLG Grand Slam final standings

1. Sweden fnatic- $70,000
2. France G2 – $20,000
3-4. Russia forZe – $5,000
3-4. Brazil Sharks – $5,000
5-8. China TYLOO
5-8. Other HellRaisers
5-8. Brazil INTZ
5-8. Europe ECL
9-12. Singapore BOOT-d[S]
9-12. Australia Grayhound
9-12. Kazakhstan AVANGAR
9-12. China 5POWER
13-16. South Africa eNergy
13-16. United Arab Emirates NASR
13-16. Jordan Chosen5
13-16. Asia ShotCallers


Written by Derpina