ESL One Birmingham SEA: Fnatic takes another one
ESL One Birmingham SEA: Fnatic takes another one

Fnatic continues to reign over the SEA region by winning the ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online: Southeast Asia.

rand 1919
Freelance Esports Writer
2nd Jun, 20·☕️ 4 min read

Moon carries Fnatic to its fourth straight title at the ESL Birmingham Online: SEA. Fnatic continues to reign over the SEA region by winning the ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online: Southeast Asia. The team defeated surging Indonesian squad, BOOM Esports, 3-1 in the grand final of the tournament. This is the fourth straight tournament win for Fnatic.

Grand Finals

Fnatic beat BOOM Esports 3-1 in the Grand Finals of the ESL One Birmingham 2020 - Online: Southeast Asia to claim the championship and the lion’s share of the $40,000 prize pool. This is Fnatic’s fourth championship win in a row. BOOM Esports will have to settle for a second-place finish. The Indonesian team has been rapidly rising the ranks in the SEA region and clearly proved themselves to be the 2nd best team in the region. Although they went toe-to-toe with their opponents, Fnatic’s experience proved to be the difference-maker between the two teams.

Game 1

Fnatic won the first game of the series with an MVP performance from Kam “Moon” Boon Seng, who finished the game with a 14/0/16 KDA record on his middle lane Death Prophet. Meanwhile, Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang secured the play of the game by baiting in BOOM’s Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman with a heads-up play by teleporting right in front of the enemy Dragon Knight. In response, Mikoto took the bait and initiated a team fight with Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon’s Faceless Void waiting in the sidelines with his Chronosphere ultimate. Fnatic then extended their lead by winning the remaining team fights of the first game. And, with Fnatic’s 20,000 gold lead, they stormed the Radiant base and forced BOOM Esports to call a good game.

Game 2

BOOM struck back in Game 2 picking up a quick-paced lineup which allowed them to build up a good net worth lead which let them sustain and break through Fnatic’s global teamfighting lineup.

Game 3

Fnatic picked up a surprise Position 4 Ember Spirit which caught BOOM Esports by surprise and let them defeat the Indonesians to secure an easy game 3 win.

Game 4

In the last game of the series, Moon proved to be the difference-maker for Fnatic once again by dominating BOOM with his middle lane Storm Spirit. With Djardel “DJ” Mampusti’s Bounty Hunter casting Track on multiple BOOM heroes, Moon was able to target and isolate enemy support heroes by using his Ball Lightning ultimate to pick them off which also helped his team secure a notable gold advantage by securing Track kills. Fnatic finished the tournament with a perfect Overgrowth from iceiceice’s Treant Protector that trapped four BOOM heroes in place. This gave Moon and 23savage the opportunity they needed to clean up the remaining Radiant heroes and finish the series, 3-1.

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The end

The winning Fnatic lineup featured Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon, Kam “Moon” Boon Seng, Daryl “iceiceice” Koh Pei Xiang, Djardel “DJ” Mampusti and Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong. BOOM Esports, who posted the best record (4-1) during the group stage, earned $10.000 for second place. Fnatic’s championship streak includes victories at BTS Pro Series: Southeast Asia, ESL One Los Angeles 2020 — Online: Southeast Asia, and DOTA Summit 12. The Dota 2 event was originally slated for 36 teams to compete from May 26-31 in Birmingham, England. Those plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Four separate online regional competitions were held instead: Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States, North America/South America, China and Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asia prize pool is $40.000.

ESL One Birmingham SEA Online Final Rankings:

  1. Fnatic - $15.000
  2. BOOM Esports - $10.000
  3. Geek Fam - $6.000
  4. Team Adroit - $4.000
  5. TNC Predator - $3.000
  6. Reality Rift - $2.000
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