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Flashpoint 2 Match Report: OG Stun Fnatic in Clean Sweep and Book Their Place in the Grand Final

vacant 2020-12-06 05:11:22

Key Prematch Stats: 

  • To win this series: 
    • Midnite Odds: Fnatic 1.89 / OG 1.89
    • HLTV Fan Picks: Fnatic 30.3% / OG 69.7%
  • Previous Meetings:
    • 2-1 Win to OG at Dreamhack Open

A 30-Round Epic on Mirage

On the final day of Flashpoint 2 it was Fnatic and OG to begin proceedings in the consolidation final on Mirage, OG’s map pick. Jesper "JW” Wecksell started with aplomb, picking up 16 kills as Fnatic raced to a 9-3 lead on the CT side. With JW on the AWP and Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin dominant with the AUG, OG looked like they were in trouble as Fnatic just kept shutting them down. Eventually though, cracks started to appear in the Fnatic defence as Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså stepped up with a series of multi-kills to help OG pick up three rounds on the bounce and finish the half only 9-6 down. In the second half Fnatic came out fighting. They picked up the pistol round with ease and despite a close call in the 2nd round as OG did a lot of damage with SMGs, a confident clutch from JW closed it out for Fnatic and put him on 24 kills in only 18 rounds.  Fnatic chipped away at the OG defence getting through onto the sites time and again. It was scrappy though and some good retakes from OG meant they picked up 4 rounds in a row and the lead narrowed to only 13-12 in favour of Fnatic. It was back and forth between the teams as rounds were traded to bring it to 14-14, before some crucial frags from Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså and Issa "ISSAA" Murad finally gave OG the lead as they wrapped up the match 16-14, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.

OG Outgun Fnatic on Overpass

OG kept the momentum going into their CT-Side on Overpass as they opened up a 8-3 lead over Fnatic, with Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski and Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså picking up 12 kills apiece. Fnatic took one round back, but it was only a blip as OG stormed into half time with a 11-4 lead.  The second half was more of the same for OG, who picked up 4 consecutive rounds from the off to get to 15-4 and the Grand Final within their grasp. Fnatic pulled back a round and it came to an all-or-nothing clutch for Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, but it wasn’t to be and OG sent Fnatic home with their tails between their legs, finishing the map with a resounding 16-4 victory to complete the 2-0 clean sweep and go into the Grand Final to face Virtus,Pro.

Key Stats:

Map 1 (Mirage)
  • Jesper "JW” Wecksell was imperious on Mirage, picking up 36 kills including 17 AWP kills with a 1.62 rating.
  • OG managed to win 3 out of 4 of their force-buy rounds against all odds, which was enough to take them over the line and win the map.
Map 2 (Overpass)
  •  Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså was the star man for OG, picking up 23 kills and a 1.73 rating
  •  Issa "ISSAA" Murad was the opener for OG, picking up 5 opening kills and putting his team into favourable man-up scenarios time and again.

Vacant's Analysis:

  • OG did it the hard way coming all the way through the lower bracket into the Grand Final to face Virtus.Pro. However thanks to two 7-round winning streaks in the match over the two halves and some fantastic calling from Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, they find themselves in the final. 
  • Fnatic go home and have every right to be disappointed in their performance. At times they had rounds wins in their grasp, but they were sloppy and let too many points slip out of their grasp. Whether it was against force buys or ecos, or a lack of communication where they failed to deal with a flanking opponent, they let OG in again and again.

Next game:

It’s the final showdown between OG and Virtus.Pro in the Grand Final. Midnite.com have Virtus.Pro at 1.97 and OG at 1.81, so go and get your bets in now before it all kicks off at 7pm GMT!
 

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