Today FaZe Clan and Fnatic guaranteed their spots in the Grand-final at IEM Katowice 2018 in Poland. FaZe went up against Astralis, dominating them 2-0 while Swedish team Fnatic took down the North American Team Liquid.
Fnatic and FaZe will now meet on the main stage for the Grand Finals of IEM Katowice 2018, competing for the $250,000 First Place Prize. Second place will take away $100,000, so still a good payday. Tune in 11AM EST for all of the action at http://live.intelextrememasters.com/ or http://twitch.tv/esl_csgo/
We recently covered the $500,000 prize pool in another post, that you can check out here
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Players like Twistzz from Team Liquid pulled off some clutch plays like this 4 kill on CT side to defend the bombsite on inferno.
However, as the game got closer, Fnatic were able to pull off some weak buy rounds, including one important round 14:13.
Starting the round with just pistols, a few sets of armor, and grenades, Fnatic used their utility perfectly and caused enough damage to the other team make their pistols effective.
After a few kills went in favor of the CTs, guns were picked up and Fnatic was able to steal the round.
Definitely a key turning point that late in the game of what was only the first map.