Fnatic are currently playing against Kru Esports in opener of VCT Masters Reykjavik.
It is a David vs Goliath battle between Fnatic and Kru Esports to kick off the first match of VCT Masters Reykjavik.
VCT Masters Reykjavik is off to a hot start as Fnatic, one of the tournament favorites, dominates on Haven. The European squad are currently 1-0 up on Kru Esports after a 13-5 victory on Kru’s map pick. The LatAm darkhorses are now looking to reverse their fortunes on Fnatics map pick Icebox.
Pick and Ban Phase of First match of VCT Masters Reykjavik
Nothing is entirely different about the pick and ban phase in the maps. Fnatic defaulted to once again banning Split. The Split ban for Fnatic is one that is a staple in every Fnatic matchup. The European team does not like playing on Split and will continue to avoid playing there if they can. As a result, Kru Esports followed by banning Bind in the first match of VCT Masters Reykjavik. As a result, Kru go on to pick Haven as Fnatic pick
Fnatic Dominate After Technical Pause
A delay struck the first match of VCT Masters Reykjavik in the beginning following the Pick-Ban Phase. However, this technical pause only lasted for 10 minutes before kicking off VCT Masters before things began again.
And for Fnatic, the pause left Fnatic more energized as the Europeans take a 10-2 first half during their first match against Kru Esports, outpacing their opponents heavily.
Kru Esports found better stride in the second half after taking the first pistol round, bringing it back to 10-3. Kru Esports are able take one more round following their pistol victory before Fnatic regain their stride.
Kru Esports Hot Start Cut off By Fnatic Dominance
The second map on Icebox started a little bit differently, thanks to some Kru Esports pistol rounds. However, following the two rounds taken by Kru Esports, Fnatic regain dominance on Icebox.
The Europeans go on a 10 round win streak before Kru Esports are finally able stop the momentum. Kru Esports are able to take one more round in the map before Fnatic close it out 13-4.
Fnatic will move forward into round 1of the winners bracket at VCT Masters Reykjavik while Kru Esports move into the losers bracket. Kru Esports will be fighting for their tournament lives against a loser in the Upper Bracket Round 1 of the tourney.
Kru Esports, will now have some time to recalibrate before aiming to make the miracle run through the VCT Masters Reykjavik Losers Bracket.
After a dominant first game for Fnatic on Kru’s Haven pick, the Argentinian team will need to quickly reassess in order to win on Icebox.