Fnatic beat Cyclone 3-1 in the two teams’ first Vainglory Unified Spring Championship match today, in an England vs Ireland showdown.
London-based Fnatic had 17-year-old British player Palmatoro on their side, so were the home team ‘hosting’ this tournament.
Fnatic lost the first game to Dublin-based org Cyclone despite being 14-2 ahead. They were pushing towards Cyclone’s base, but Cyclone got the ace and stormed Fnatic’s base to take the game.
But Fnatic put in an excellent performance to turn things around, and take three games on the bounce.
This meant that Cyclone were eliminated from the tournament.
In the other games today, SK Gaming smashed Mousesports 3-0, Immortals beat Hollywood Hammers 3-2 and Gankstars secured a 3-0 victory over Tempo Storm.
Check out Esports News UK this weekend for interviews with British caster Excoundrel and Fnatic chief gaming officer cArn.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) May 19, 2017
— Cyclone (@CycloneGG) May 19, 2017
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