The Kuala Lumpur Major
After assembling one of the most exciting Southeast Asian squads in recent memory Fnatic attended the first major of the season in Kuala Lumpur.In a recent interview Abed mentioned that the KL Major was the most difficult of the season, due to the squad still being newly formed. They were knocked to the lower bracket by eventual champions Virtus.Pro before being finished by EG, finishing 7-8th place.
The Chongqing Major
Next stop China for the Chongqing Major. Fnatic got off to an amazing start in the group stages going undefeated, including a revenge 2-0 against EG, and went straight to the upper bracket. The home teams however proved strong and EHOME sent the boys down to the lower bracket before eventually losing to PSG.LGD. It was still a much-improved showing and the team finished 5-6th.
The Stockholm Major
The DPC then went to Sweden for the DreamLeague Major and Fnatic started strong again, winning all of their group stage series and going straight to the upper bracket. They achieved a season highlight by taking down Virtus.pro 2-0 in the playoffs and was just one game away from the grand finals before Vici Gaming secured the spot. Virtus.pro found their way back via the lower bracket and won the rematch with Fnatic 2-1. The boys finished the tournament in 3rd place and just a few points shy of an invite to The International.
The Paris Major
The penultimate major took place at Paris Disneyland and, given Fnatics constantly improving results, the expectations were huge. The team stumbled, finishing bottom of their group before being eliminated in a lower bracket BO1 by Keen Gaming. However the sting of finishing last was slightly offset by securing the all important invite to The International 2019 with the 75 ranking points that last place offered.