Fnatic misplaced out of their opening match at Valorant Champions, falling 2-1 within the sequence in opposition to 100 Thieves and whereas the loss might have dampened the staff’s spirits, head coach Jacob ‘mini’ Harris mentioned the staff will rebound for a decrease bracket run.
Fnatic is among the most constant groups in Valorant. The EMEA squad has appeared in each worldwide event in 2022 and solely missed one in 2021. In an interview with Dexerto, mini spoke about how the staff got here into this event with a excessive degree of confidence, however that the squad was not on the similar degree as they have been at Masters Copenhagen.
“We have been taking part in most likely like one of the best Valorant that perhaps any staff has ever performed,” mini mentioned about Fnatic going into Copenhagen. “Like, we have been insane and we went to the occasion, and we didn’t reside as much as that expectation in any respect. We weren’t nearly as good. So I believe final occasion was most likely the occasion the place we have been like Jesus Christ, we’re unstoppable.”
Earlier than making the journey to Copenhagen, Fnatic was on a sizzling streak and didn’t lose a single sequence over the course of Valorant Champions Tour EMEA Stage 2 Challengers league. Some would name the interval for Fnatic a brief honeymoon as they signed two new gamers to the squad, former Fnatic stand-in Enzo ‘Enzo’ Mestari and Turkish expertise Emir Ali ‘Alfajer’ Beder.
Fnatic’s publish Masters blues
Boaster and the staff must regroup for a decrease bracket matchup in opposition to FURIA Esports.
However after falling wanting their expectations and bouncing out Prime 4 on the subsequent Grasp, mini mentioned the staff’s confidence took a success. Coming into Valorant Champions Fnatic and the opposite groups who certified off of circuit factors have been in a position to lick their wounds and rebound for the occasion.
Now, the squad is trying to do this once more after their loss to 100T.
“Clearly, we’ve been knocked slightly bit, we’ve misplaced our opening sport, prefer it’s going to be laborious, however we’ll get our confidence again,” mini mentioned.
Fnatic will face FURIA Esports within the Group D elimination bracket on September 5.
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