Fnatic Win The IEM Katowice Counter-Strike Championship Using Magic Bullets

Fnatic Win The IEM Katowice Counter-Strike Championship Using Magic Bullets

To nobody's surprise, the unstoppable FnaticCounter-Strike team claimed yet another major championship today, and put an end to Luminosity's ongoing Cinderella story with a 3-0 finals sweep at IEM Katowice.

That score doesn't do justice to how hard Fnatic had to fight for this championship, and just how close Luminosity came to taking a victory on two of those maps. Luminosity opened a huge, seemingly insurmountable lead over Fnatic on the first map, Overpass, before Fnatic pulled-off yet another stunning comeback to force overtime rounds.

It was in overtime where we got another taste of the kind of things that happen when Fnatic plays Counter-Strike to deliver them unlikely victories. Take this 1v2 clutch play from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, where he takes one shot and kills both of Luminosity's remaining players.

A great play? Yes. Evidence of an unholy bargain that Fnatic have made with dark forces beyond the understanding of man? Draw your own conclusions!

Rob Zacny is a freelance writer and esports journalist. You can reach him at [email protected]

Top photo: Olofmeister celebrates another triumph at Barcelona last month, by Helena Kristiansson for ESL. Source


    That olof 1v2 kill on overpass was just so fucked. Pure luck. And at such a crucial moment that it would break the mental state of LG players.

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