Fnatic again delivered, maybe for the final time, a resounding stomp of class and supremacy when they ruled the Pro Gamers Series 2012 (PGS) Counter-Strike 1.6 tournament. And it wasn’t just any team, it was Natus Vincere (Na’Vi’) they beat 2-1 to win the €9,000 top prize.
Considered the last major international CS 1.6 event finals, Fnatic and Na’Vi were the rightful ones to meet in the penultimate round---having been both dominant in their almost decade long fragfest. It was a bittersweet tournament for fans and players alike, as now the players of both teams will have to transition to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or disband.
Fnatic was struck down by Na’Vi first on the very tight de_train map with a close score of 18-22. Na’Vi successfully mounted a comeback in that round and force an overtime, which they won. In the second map, Fnatic came back to win the de_dedust2 with a 16-13 come from behind victory---their version. Though the 2nd map was delayed quite considerably as they were subjected to an apparent DDOS attack, and it took the organizers some time also to sort out the ingame money after they restored the service. The 3rd and final map was de_tuscan, which was dominated by Fnatic, and they probably knew that Na’Vi had problems in that map against Anexis in the previous playoffs. An impressive performance by Fnatic, a fitting tribute to the game that made them world famous.
PGS 2012 CS 1.6 Final Standings