Fnatic got cooked

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Illustration by ANDYJ. Source: Reinald Kirchner, Superspidey33

Out of the frying pan into the fire.

Or at least that’s how it looked liked for the Snax led mix team, Let us cook, as they fought their way out of qualifiers only to meet fnatic in the first playoff match.

fnatic on the other hand, probably suspected this would be a bit like a Korean Barbecue: Full control over the heat and what to cook by when. And while winning 8 rounds on T-side Nuke did look like control, something went wrong in the second half where they got burned and ended up in OT before ultimately winning the map.

But despite the fresh burn marks, fnatic made a deadly mistake as they began on map two: They let them COOK.

With Snax’ culinary expertise, the team served a Michelin-star Vertigo so good it could get them out of Tier 2 CS. Okay, maybe that’s a bit much. Still, s0und and byali (yes that byali) were a force to be reckoned with.

But surely a 40-year-old byali couldn’t repeat that?

Wait, he’s only 28? And he 30 bombed on the next decider map? Oh.

Some vintage byali was enough to bring the series home in a tight Mirage that went all the way to 16-14, knocking out fnatic before they even got started and sending Let us cook through on a run that ended in the semi-finals.

We hope that Snax and co stick around, and let this be a reminder for other teams to DON'T LET THEM COOK 👨‍🍳 🗣️

On a related note, Astralis finally won something. Or Astralis Talent rather, as they won the CCT North Series 4 finals over Gamer Legion.

March 16, 2023

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