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Flashpoint 2 Match Report – Fnatic Hold Off Determined Dignitas – Upper Bracket R1

vacant 2020-12-01 06:55:11

Written by Vacant

A Valiant Effort from Dignitas

It has been a blitzing start to the Flashpoint 2 playoffs so far with two epic series that have gone all the way to the wire, and this game was to be no exception. Fnatic were clear favourites before the game and it looked like it would be a clean sweep when they picked up the first map Overpass with a comprehensive 16-4 victory, but they had to dig deep to find a win against Dignitas after the underdogs forced Fnatic into a third map by winning Vertigo 16-11.
Key Prematch odds:
-To win this series: Fnatic 80% v Dignitas 20% -Fnatic outright odds: 4/1 -Dignitas outright odds: 80/1 Read our group stage review for more details

Fnatic Derail Dignitas on Train

Just as in yesterday’s match between Virtus.Pro and MAD Lions, it was to be another series decider on Train. After a frenzied back and forth first half, in the end it was a fairly routine map win for Fnatic who put a strong streak of rounds together on their T side, helped by some crucial AWP kills from Jesper “JW” Wecksell, to beat Dignitas 16-11 and clinch the series and avoid an upset.

Key Stats:

Map 1 (Overpass)
-Jesper “JW” Wecksell utterly dominated on Overpass, with the most kills (24), highest ADR (129.2), and the best rating with a whopping 2.08.
-JW only died 6 times in 20 rounds too, putting his K/D at 4.0.
Map 2 (Vertigo)
-Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin was a key man for Fnatic across the series, but Vertigo was his best performance, leading the server with 29 kills and a 1.46 rating
-Vertigo was the ‘Battle of the Ludvigs’ as Ludvig “HEAP” Alonso led Dignitas to an unexpected victory with 25 frags and the highest ADR on the server with 93.4
Map 3 (Train)
-Håkon “Hallzerk” Fjærll was the best player in the server on Train with 26 kills and a 1.42 rating, but it was all in vain for Dignitas
-Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson was identified as Fnatic’s key man in our Group Stage Overview and while it didn’t look like a star performance on the surface, his average damage per round of 98.6 was instrumental in softening up Dignitas for his teammates to finish and he ended the game with 10 assists on top of his 19 kills.

Vacant's Analysis:

Fnatic are by no means a one man band and it showed in this series where they had a different top-fragger on every map. The only player who finished at the bottom of the leaderboard was Fnatic’s IGL Maikil “Golden” Selim, exactly where you usually expect an IGL to be. It shows how well Fnatic are balancing their roles and their chemistry as a team to share the load, which will be a huge advantage going forward and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them make a deep run in this upper bracket.
Dignitas performed valiantly, but their star man Håkon “Hallzerk” Fjærll will be disappointed after two poor performances on Overpass and Vertigo. His 26 frags on Train were impressive, but came too late in the map to make a big enough impact to stop the momentum of Fnatic. Their performance against what is a good Fnatic team will give them hope though and shows the potential they have to do even better than the 80/1 odds they were initially predicted going into these playoffs.

Next game:

We move into the next playoffs rounds in Flashpoint 2 and Fnatic will now face the winner of OG vs MiBR on Thursday 3rd whilst Dignitas will face the losing team on Wednesday in the Lower Bracket. There’s also MAD Lions vs Envy and Virtus.Pro vs BIG to look forward to over the next few days, so with plenty of games to wager on it’s the perfect opportunity to visit Midnite.com for all your betting needs!
 

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