NUTURN Drop, Fnatic Advance to Grand Finals of VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters
Fnatic took down NUTURN Gaming 2-1 to have their fated rematch against Sentinels in the Grand Finals of VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík.
To start off the day, Fnatic had to knock out their European rivals in Team Liquid who they lost to 3-2 in the EMEA Stage 2 Challengers Finals. Despite the weight on their shoulders, Fnatic pushed on confidently to take a 2-0 series win against TL.
After a 13-10 showing on Bind, they followed it up with another 13-10 in Ascent to proceed to the Lower Bracket Finals against Korea’s NU. In the finals, the teams went back-and-forth looking evenly matched as they tied the series 13-8 on Bind and Ascent to go for a deciding Game 3.
Despite hopes on high for NUTURN after taking down the highly-praised VISION Strikers in regionals, they ultimately fell down to the hands of James “Mistic” Orfila and Fnatic 13-8 on Haven. Regardless, the performance of NU’s Kim “Lakia” Jong-min gives hope for their comeback on the international stage later on in the year.
When the clock strikes past twelve, Sentinels and Fnatic will be going at it once again in the Grand Finals to prove who’s the best team in VALORANT.
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