fnatic earn another win with the current roster which seems to be what fnatic needed, to get back on top long term, finishing at least top 2 on the last 4 events they've played.
Although Eternal Fire were able to down the CIS stalwarts in Virtus.pro, as well as up & coming Entropiq on their way to the Grand Final, fnatic were the ones to finally crush their narrow tunnel to victory. The all Turkish roster on Eternal Fire managed to take fnatic for all they were worth in the first map, Vertigo. After an even fight on the first half, the second half proved just as even, and it was only by the narrowest of margins fnatic were taken down, 16:13 towards the end of the map. Next up was a passage to a far distant land, Inferno. Here, Eternal Fire absolutely floundered and were completely unable to figure out any sort of feasible tactic to overcome the newfound force fnatic had pulled out of nowhere. Eventually the crew from Turkey were squashed 16:2 on the map. Finally, the decider of Overpass, fnatic were once again eager to show off dominance, and Eternal Fire were roundly and speedily sent home, putting up only a slightly more impressive fight, ending 16:7.
All of this will prove good practice for fnatic, as they will now attempt to sustain their winning streak in the much harder pool of teams at IEM Winter which starts in around a week and a half, on December 2nd. Here they'll face off against names such as G2, Liquid, NIP, FaZe & Heroic, all ranked far higher than the average team they found at REPUBLEAGUE. fnatic leave with $71,000, and the runners up Eternal Fire gets $30,000. Entropiq finished third with $12,000, and GODSENT 4th with $7,000. Unfortunately for anyone who placed lower, they'll go home with sweet nothing, just memories and experience.