The playoffs of the Major starts with the battle between our guys and fnatic. Gambit was the first team to advance to playoffs without a single defeat, whereas our opponent faced some difficulties in the first stage and gave in two meetings.
After their legendary line-up reunited, fnatic is not as dominant as it used to be. It's been half a year since the team fails to gain the shape they had: after the former roster came back together, the Swedes managed to cope with the group stage only at two LANs (SL-i League StarSeries S3 and DreamHack Summer 2017). Even more interesting is that we fought against fnatic at two Majors in a row (ESL One Cologne 2016 and ELEAGUE Major 2017) and both times the teams played for getting to the semifinals. In Cologne we lost both maps, but in Atlanta Gambit made it difficult for the Swedes though we managed to win only one map. Twice Gambit eliminated from the quarterfinals at the main tournament because of a loss to fnatic.
Today we have a chance to change this tendency and get even with the Swedes. The winner of this principal meeting will get to the semifinals of PGL Krakow Major, find out who it's going to be at 13:00 CEST!
Gambit: Zeus, AdreN, HObbit, mou, Dosia
fnatic: JW, olofmeister, dennis, flusha, KRIMZ