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Original article by : AFK Gaming

  • T1 defeated Execration while Fnatic beat 496 Gaming in the fifth series of both the teams in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division.
  • Fnatic is currently positioned at the second spot in the points table while T1 occupies the fourth place.
  • T1 is going to play their next series against Vice Esports on February 17. Fnatic plays Neon Esports next, on February 18.

Fnatic and T1 are gaining momentum in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division as both teams have registered two consecutive series wins. While T1 defeated Execration 2-0 in the first match of the day, Fnatic was able to outclass 496 Gaming 2-0 in the second one. The victories were one-sided affairs for both teams as they were on point with their drafting and execution. After these results, Fnatic occupies a comfortable second spot in the tournament’s points table while T1 is a little below as they sit in fourth place.

T1 vs Execration: Results and Highlights

The cores of T1 delivered an impressive performance to help them register their third series victory in the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division.

In game 1, after a relatively quiet first 15 minutes, T1 became bloodthirsty and started picking off enemy heroes with Karl’s Puck and Kuku’s Legion Commander. JaCkky was also able to assist with his Arc Warden clone. In the teamfights as well, T1 always came out with favorable numbers which allowed them to establish a strong lead and win the first game in 44 minutes.

Game 2 saw Karl deliver a flawless performance in the mid lane on Batrider. He made all the right map movements, played around his cooldowns as he hunted down enemy heroes. Yowe for Execration single-handedly kept his team alive and at one stage was close to securing them a win. However, T1 was more potent as a team, which allowed them to end the game in their favor in 49 minutes.

Fnatic vs 496 Gaming: Results and Highlights

Fnatic registered their fourth series victory of the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division by overpowering 496 Gaming in the second series of the day.

Game 1 witnessed 496 let go of their early game lead by taking some bad fights. In almost every mid game fight, they had poor positioning, which allowed Fnatic to set up easy Static Storms and Ravages. Even DJ was spot on with his Hookshots on Clockwerk. Their cores capitalized on all this space as Fnatic won game 1 in 32 minutes.

Game 2 was an easy game for Fnatic as they won all three lanes. 496 had snowballing cores in the form of Queen of Pain and Slark, and as a result of this tough laning phase, they considerably lagged behind enemy cores in the mid game. At 33 minutes when they won the game, Fnatic was even killing 496’s heroes in their Fountain.

By notching up wins in their fifth series of the SEA 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division, Fnatic and T1 continue to contend for the top three spots. Fnatic will have a chance to reach the top of the table if they manage to win their next series against Neon Esports, scheduled to happen on February 18. T1 will ideally want to grab wins in the remaining two series to solidify their chances of finishing in the top three and reach the first Dota 2 Major of the season. They play against Vice Esports next, on February 17. 

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