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Fnatic were in a good mood during the press conference after edging out a win over Korea’s NUTURN Gaming. With a rematch on the horizon, Fnatic seems confident about their game against Sentinels in the grand final of VALORANT Champions Tour Masters 2: Reykjavik.

“We won’t be choking,” joked Fantic’s Domagoj “doma” Fancev. “We played only 65% of our strength the first time [against Sentinels]. Now we’re going to come guns-blazing and destroy them.”

“In our first match, they got a free VOD on us,” added James “Mistic” Orfila. “Since we had to play an extra game they got a bit more time to prepare for us. Especially with recent VODs, they were able to read us a bit better. This time we have the VODs and information on them. We’ve got a pretty good team behind us and we will be more prepared this time.”

Fnatic look to stop Sentinel’s win streak

Sentinels first faced off against Fnatic earlier in the tournament after they won their debut match against KRÜ Esports. Despite a 2-0 loss to North America, Fnatic played Sentinels close with both maps going over twenty-three rounds. Icebox could have gone to overtime if it hadn’t been for a loss in the final round to end the game 13-11. Haven also could have gone into overtime, but Sentinels were able to keep things together to win 13-10.

Doma brought up a line he had used for FunPlus Phoenix back when Fnatic was still known as SUMN FC. When speaking about FPX’s Pontus “Zyppan” Eek before First Strike Europe, doma jokingly mentioned that he would put Zyppan ‘in his pocket.’ That catchphrase came full circle when asked about Fnatic’s matchup against Sentinels.

“We had a close game the first time,” said doma. “Then we had to grind our way through the lower bracket and now we’re just going to put Sentinels in our pockets!”

Fnatic battle Sentinels for the title of Masters 2 Champions on May 30 in the ultimate battle of Europe versus North America.


Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Valorant. When Danny is not writing about all the latest news, he can be found on the 100 Thieves / Seattle Surge Discord or playing Call of Duty.


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