posted by Supafida,
The Finals of BTS SEA #1 concluded a few hours ago. Fnatic maintained a great record, crushing First Departure without giving up a single match. The MVP of the series was definitely Chrissy, whose commendable performances on Clockwerk and Earthshaker helped Fnatic secure the first place and $5000 USD. Hop inside for more information! Hours ago, the Finals of BTS South East Asia took place between Int Fnatic and sg First Departure*. Fnatic was looking strong, 2-0’ing each and every single one of their opponent on their path to the podium. FD, on the other hand, looked slightly less dominant, albeit sg Galvin 'Meracle-' Kang Jian Wen’s spectacular showing on Phantom Lancer against my Orange.Taring* yesterday secured them a top 2 spot. However, the Singaporean squad was unable to stop the Fnatic train as Mushi and co. swept them with a 3-0 victory in a Best-of-Five series.

Fnatic's new lineup is delivering good results

Much of Fnatic’s recent success has to be attributed to ph Djardel 'DJ' Mampusti. Since joining Fnatic, the Filipino player has been doing an excellent job as the new offlaner in the place of my 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. my 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 de Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier was not having a great time. The German eventually caught up with the pack and took over the game with my 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?

Final standings

1st place: Int Fnatic $5000 USD
2nd place: sg First Departure* $3000 USD
3rd-4th place: my Orange.Taring* $1000 USD