Dota 2 Summit 12: Fnatic Shows Strong Performance On Day 1

Cloud9 ends Day 1 with no wins.
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DJ slams the house down.
DJ slams the house down. Fnatic

The LOOT.BET DOTA Summit 12 has started and it has been an exciting first day. Dota 2 team Fnatic had an excellent performance, taking the first two matches and sweeping both opponents 2-0.

Fnatic was scheduled to have the first two matches taking on Team Liquid as the tournament opened. Fnatic made short work of Liquid. In the first game, Kam "Moon" Boon Seng managed to get 10 kills and only two deaths on Void Spirit. Even Djardel Jicko B. "DJ" Mampusti, who was playing Rubick, had higher kills compared to Liquid. The second game was pretty much the same. This time Moon went for Ember Spirit and had seven kills and one death. Surprisingly, it was DJ that had the highest number of kills for the whole game at eight.

Fnatic's second match followed immediately and this time it was against Cloud9, which has a new roster competing for the first time. Again, this was a strong showing for Fnatic, particularly from Moon and DJ. You have to remember that DJ is playing Position 4.

The second game against Cloud9 took a little longer and was over just within the 30-minute mark. Moon again had a strong performance on Puck with 11 kills. Contributing with the win was Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, who also scored 11 kills on Drow Ranger.

However, the play of the day had to be the Echo Slams from DJ's Earthshaker.

OG.Seed had a good showing as well. They managed to get a tie with both Evil Geniuses and Thunder Predator. They also managed to take down Liquid 2-0.

For Day 1 of the competition, so far it's Cloud9 that has yet to get a win. The standings at the end of the first day are:

  • Fnatic: 2-0-0
  • OG.Seed: 1-2-0
  • Evil Geniuses: 1-1-0
  • Thunder Predator 1-1-1
  • Team Liquid: 1-0-2
  • Cloud9: 0-0-3

As of the publishing of this article, matches for Day 2 have begun with Liquid taking on EG and Fnatic going against OG.Seed.

The LOOT.BET Dota Summit 12 is organized by Beyond the Summit and has six invited teams fighting for a $150,000 prize pool. This isn't a Valve-sanctioned event though, so no DPC Points are awarded to winners. The competition lasts for four days starting on March 10 and is held in Los Angeles.

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