Fnatic's new lineup is delivering good results
Much of Fnatic’s recent success has to be attributed to Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti. Since joining Fnatic, the Filipino player has been doing an excellent job as the new offlaner in the place of Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' Khoo. Chrissy performs extremely well on disruptive and annoying heroes such as Tusk, Clockwerk or Earthshaker (click here for an example of his amazing Tusk play). In the Finals versus FD, Chrissy once again proved his worth. Taking Clockwerk in the first two games, he managed to set up kills and isolate the enemy heroes inside his Cogs. Wai Pern 'Net' Lim’s Lion had a much easier time finding and finishing the target. Chrissy’s great use of Cogs also saved his teammates more than once from enemy ganks while his timely Rocket Flares helped secure crucial vision for the team as well.
However, the highlight of the series comes from Game 3, when Chrissy was given his renowned Earthshaker. Securing an extremely early Blink Dagger, he put it to great use, pressuring the map and securing Fnatic the advantage in combats as Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier was not having a great time. The German eventually caught up with the pack and took over the game with Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung’s famed Templar Assassin.
With Chrissy doing heavy lifting from the offlane, Fnatic cruised through FD and won the BTS SEA Cup #1, claiming the prize of $5000. Along with winning the ESL New York Qualifier merely a few days earlier, Fnatic has established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the region. Who will stop them?
1st place: Fnatic $5000 USD
2nd place: First Departure* $3000 USD
3rd-4th place: Orange.Taring* $1000 USD