A week on and we still haven't quite got over that IEM Katowice final. No one gave Fnatic a chance going in, with their final opponents – FaZe – a far more decorated team than they. Many saw Fnatic as something of a relic, a team whose greatest achievements were long behind them. While FaZe came into this final intent on cementing themselves as the best team in CS:GO, Fnatic's simply wanted to prove that they were still relevant. What followed was one of the most thrilling finals CS:GO has ever seen. In an encounter that was back-and-forth until the death, Fnatic eventually pulled out a 19-17 win on Train to secure their first title in one-and-a-half years. Star rifler Flusha rightly grabbed the headlines for his extraordinary skill and composure, but this win was very much a team performance. Julia "bish" Robson, our correspondent at the event, managed to grab Fnatic's Jumpy and Golden mere minutes after their win.
Fnatic's Jumpy and Golden Minutes After Their IEM Win
They were happy.
Published on March 13th, 2018