Fnatic Dota’s reign of terror in the SEA Dota 2 scene has finally come to an end after they were eliminated from the BTS Pro Series 2: Southeast Asia tournament following a 2-1 loss to BOOM Esports in the lower bracket finals. The team finishes in 3rd place and will take home $6,500 in prize winnings, as a result.
Fnatic Dota’s Loss to BOOM Esports
Not many expected the Indonesians to bring down a team like Fnatic Dota. However, that is exactly what BOOM Esports managed to accomplish.
Game 1: Rafli Fathur “Mikoto” Rahman had a monstrous showing on his Silencer in the first game of the series, carrying his team to victory in just 26 minutes. Meanwhile, all of Fnatic Dota’s cores had a rough game. Fnatic lost control of the match around the 16-minute mark and simply couldn’t overcome the sheer firepower on the side of BOOM Esports.
Game 2: The second game saw Randy Muhammad “Dreamocel” Sapoetra put his team on his back on Riki and carry them to victory with 20/0/7 scoreline. Fnatic simply had no answers to his overfarmed Riki.
It was certainly a disappointing way for Fnatic Dota to drop out of the tournament, especially considering their winning streak.
Fnatic Dota’s Streak
Fnatic’s streak kicked off at the last premier international Dota 2 LAN before all the lockdowns: The Summit 12, where they managed to beat teams like Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid to secure the championship.
Following that victory, Fnatic won four straight online tournaments in the SEA/Asian region.
- ESL One Los Angeles 2020 – Online: Southeast Asia
- BTS Pro Series: Southeast Asia
- ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Southeast Asia
- Huya World E-sports Legendary League
- During this win streak, Fnatic won 13 playoff series in a row without dropping a single game. Their streak came to an end earlier in this tournament when they lost their match against Geek Fam.
During this run, they won RM497,163.75 ($116,500) in prize winnings.