The New Fnatic Lineup Looks Promising
After an unexpected win over Heroic in the opening match of the event, a lot of CSGO betting sites experts now have their eyes on the new Fnatic roster. The British professional esports organization benched Alexander “ALEX” McMeekin and Valentin “poizon” Vasilev back on May 19 and it was hard to predict what was coming for the team as they didn’t get the results they wanted. We’ve plenty for you to consider the CSGO odds.
After looking through many of their options, Fnatic decided to acquire Nico “nicoodoz” Tamjid and Fredrik “roeJ” Jørgensen from Copenhagen Flames after they performed well over the expectations at the PGL Major Antwerp 2022.
Although we didn’t know what to expect from this lineup, it’s safe to say that they delivered a solid performance in the Pinnacle Cup Championship considering that they had Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg as a stand-in player. They scored a 16-14 win over Heroic, the team that went all the way to the finals and won it all.
Fnatic went on to face BIG in a best-of-3 series and came really close to scoring a victory in their books, but BIG ultimately took them down. Now they would have to face Heroic once again, except that now cadianN’s team were craving for revenge.
This time, the Heroic members were able to beat down their counterparts, though once again we had very close games. 16-14 and 16-13 were the scores, and looking at what happened during the games, it’s safe to say that the series could’ve gone either way. Now we’re excited to see Fnatic in their upcoming tournaments as they turned out to be an interesting team to watch.
Heroic Looks Unstoppable, But Only Sometimes
Let’s face it, we were all disappointed to see Heroic get knocked out so early in the PGL Major Antwerp 2022 playoffs. Most CSGO Betting fans were expecting to see this team make it very deep into the tournament, maybe all the way into the finals, just because they have very likable players.
Unluckily for them, in the first round of the playoffs they had to face NaVi, one of the strongest contenders for the major title. Although the series went all the way to the 3rd game, the Ukrainian team completely dismantled Heroic in game 3, making it very clear that they were the superior team.
Now here at the Pinnacle Cup Championship, Heroic only dropped 2 out of the 12 maps they played. Their only concern is that those maps they dropped were against Fnatic and Finest, two teams that were considered way weaker than them before the event started.
As long as Heroic can put up the kind of performance they showed against Astralis and BIG during the playoffs, it’s safe to say that Heroic might be able to surprise a lot of their opponents in their next appearance at a big event.
“It’s definitely a confidence boost. We wanted a LAN win for a long time now and we’ve been in so many playoffs, top-fours, top-eighths as well, play at every single tournament on LAN, so this means a lot to us.” said Rasmus “sjuush” Beck, player for Heroic, after defeating Astralis in the PCC grand finals. The future is looking bright for Heroic and their fans, which was long overdue.
The Evil Geniuses Organization Once Again Disappoints Their Fans
Even though it was expected to see them get knocked out early on in the tournament, it’s still very frustrating to see such a prestigious organization fail to achieve any kind of success on the international stage. In our esports picks of the match between Astralis and Evil Geniuses, we talked a bit about how the EG organization is not even close to getting the same results from 2-3 years ago.
To nobody’s surprise, The North American squad got completely dominated by Astralis on Overpass in a 16-6 manner. The Geniuses now would have to face Team Finest in an best-of-3 elimination series, and although Finest isn’t anywhere near as strong as Astralis, they were able to dismantle the North American squad.
They recently signed two extra squads, Carpe Diem and Party Astronauts, to be used on a co-equal basis. We saw the Party Astronauts play in the Pinnacle Cup Championship and it wasn’t anything spectacular. There are some speculations regarding this decision, changes coming to the main lineup being one of them.
The Evil Geniuses will be participating in the ESL Challenger League Season 41 playoffs very soon, and most likely they’ll be using their main lineup. The main concern being that they’ll have to face teams like GODSENT and PaiN, which are teams that they’ve struggled against in the past.