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GamesCom 2012: Fnatic vs Curse.EU

By Krasimir 'fmde' Kolev
Aug 16, 2012 14:49

ImageThe European Regional Finals kick off today, with what promises to be an event to remember! Only 3 spots are available for the Grand Finals in LA. Which will be the teams to secure them and have a shot at Season Two's Grand Prize? SK-Gaming with a full LIVE coverage!

The first match is between two teams, that have huge ambitions to take one of the 3 spots available for the Grand Finale in LA. Both EU Fnatic and EU Team Curse EU are among the top European Teams and are looking forward to bring a good performance. Will their hard work and hours spent training will pay off? There's only one way to find out!

EU Fnatic vs EU Team Curse EU


Fnatic bans: Irelia Nunu Yorick
Curse bans: Kassadin Rumble Alistar

Fnatic picks: Ahri, Corki, Malphite, Leona, Jayce
Curse picks: Shen, Ezreal, Morgana, Taric, Dr. Mundo

The match started off with Curse making a move on the enemy. They invaded their opponents's jungle and managed to steal the red buff. Fnatic on the other hand responded by stealing the lizard on the contrary side.

Firstblood came out relatively quick: 7 minutes into the game, knowing that Fnatic's red buff has respawned again, Curse managed to trap their opponents, giving Morgana the first kill. Both teams resumed farming and following their game plans. Fnatic's presence was really clear on the top side of the map, where Soaz's Jayce was already knocking at enemy's doors.

After half an hour it was still everybody's game to win. Knowing that, both teams decided to make a move. This is the time, when the most amazing plays happened. First Curse managed to score an Ace, killing all members of Fnatic. The favour however was returned in the same flavour to them just minutes later.

Curse, however was not able to recover, as their opponents had baron buff and a a huge advantage in terms of map control. Fnatic pushed in to increase their advantage and finished the game after a great comeback.


In case you missed it, click here for a vod.



Fnatic bans: Irelia, Yorick, Alistar
Curse bans: Kassadin, Jayce, Rumble

Fnatic picks: Shen, Ahri, Nocturne, Ezreal, Lulu
Curse picks: Nunu, Malphite, Gragas, Ashe, Olaf

As the game started, both teams were looking forward to aggressive plays and securing early advantage. After an all-out battle between them, fnatic managed to ge the upper hand, securing 2 kills on Ezreal and huge advantage.

From that moment on, the game was pretty one-sided. With Fnatic looking really solid, scorring kill after kill and securing global objectives. First big teamfight was also in their favor: In a typical "dance" around the Baron pit, they managed to kill 3 members from Curse and secure Nashor in the process.

Curse however were still into the game, and they proved with an otstanding 4:0 exchange in the next Baron fight. Knowing they are ahead, they tried everything to push and hope for a comeback. A comeback, never to be seen...

After Baron buff expired, Fnatic stepped on the accelerator again and were pushing all 3 lanes at the same time. Minutes later disaster stroke for Curse: they got caught out of position and Fnatic sealed the game, winning the series 2:0. They will play in the semifinals tommorow.


In case you missed it, click here for a vod.




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