Polo “Raven” Fausto played God-like with his Spectre in Game Three to help Fnatic take down the pesky Smart Omega Esports in The International 10 Southeast Asia regional qualifiers, Wednesday night.
Fnatic moved up to the upper bracket semifinals while Omega Esports will love to fight another day down the lower bracket.
After losing the laning phase in Game Three, Fnatic was able to take over by the mid-game through Raven’s well-farmed Spectre.
Omega tried to pull a heist near the 33-minute mark, committing all their resources to take down Raven which they successfully did. However, the 22-year-old carry bought himself back and took out the Omega contingent which led to a free Roshan take.
A clash down the bottom lane a couple of minutes after the Roshan take sealed the win for Fnatic.
Raven ended up with 17 kills and 18 assists against just two deaths for Fnatic in the 36-25 Game Three victory which lasted for 37 minutes and 43 seconds.
Meanwhile, Justin “Tino” Grimaldo’s Phantom Assassin was held to just six kills, five deaths, and 10 assists.
Fnatic, despite falling behind in terms of net worth early in the match, managed to stage a comeback in Game One all while riding a huge Medusa performance from Raven.
The former TNC carry tallied a game-high 28,055 net worth and finished with a perfect 7-0-6 kill-death-assist tally in the 19-11 Game One win which lasted for just 35 minutes and five seconds.
Not wanting to go down, Omega Esports — after several clashes — turned a once-lopsided Game Two to their favor all thanks to Tino’s Lifestealer, who rose back after being down early to lead the epic 34-35 rally.
The former Adroit carry finished with 11 kills and 13 assists against five deaths to help Omega Esports even out the series through the match that also saw Mark “Shanks” Redira (Lina) and Samson “Sam_H” Hidalgo (Dragon Knight) step up.
Fnatic will go up against the winner between the OB Neon Esports-Motivate.Trust Gaming quarterfinals match up while Smart Omega will face Galaxy Racer in the second round of the lower bracket.