TSM defeat fnatic in a best-of-five 3-1 (de_cbble 16-5, de_mirage 7-16, de_inferno 16-11, de_dust2 16-7) and take the main prize of 225,000 SEK (~$26,850).
Fragbite Masters Season 4 Finals’ last series started on de_cbble, where the Swedes were clear favorites, but despite them getting the initial pistol, it was TSM who got off to the better start thanks to a full Tec-9 forcebuy on the second round.
A couple of ecos thrown in and stalling time from fnatic’s side later, the score was sitting at 2-4, as Finn “karrigan” Andersen continued to abuse the Swedish defence on the B bombsite plateau on and on.
Only one round got through thanks to Robin “flusha” Rönnquist’s smart positioning in a one-on-two out of the remaining nine until the end of the half due to amazing individual performances from the TSM side, especially from Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth, Nicolai “device” Reedtz and Andersen in three of those rounds.
fnatic managed to delay TSM’s inevitable win with a pistol round, but this time Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen stopped fnatic in their tracks right afterwards with a one-on-two on a second-round Five-SeveN buy.
Markus “pronax” Wallsten was forced to buy in all of the remaining rounds, but only the one at 11 match points got through TSM’s solid defence, which provided a 16-5 victory against all odds.
Xyp9x seemed to have the upper hand in every duel on cbble
Rönnquist’s one-on-two clutch on the B bombsite secured fnatic a Counter-Terrorist pistol round, but this time they were able to hold off TSM’s second-round forcebuy, as well as the following eco and a first gunround for 5-0.
Jesper “JW” Wecksell’s one-on-one and a quick triple from window and jungle in the following two rounds pushed fnatic to a 9-0 lead, before TSM got on the board with a quick A bombsite takeover twice in a row. The two teams split the last four rounds for a 11-4 scoreline at halftime.
TSM picked up the second pistol round thanks to Rasmussen and his three USP headshots while on low health points, and followed it up with a couple of successful antiecos for 11-7. From there on it was all she wrote for TSM as fnatic picked up five in a row to even the series at 1-1 at 16-7.
de_inferno was set to be the third map and TSM started off strong as Counter-Terrorists, picking up both the pistol and the first couple of gunrounds to get a six-round streak for nothing on the Swedish side.
fnatic finally picked one up just to get money-screwed right afterwards at 8-1, which is where the team called for a timeout. A talk seemed to have made the difference as Wallsten and company picked up five of the following six rounds for a decent 6-9 halftime score.
Everyone on TSM had solid individual performances throughout the series
Winning their own pistol round helped them even it out at nine all, only for TSM to get back on the horse with five in a row partially thanks to a couple of entry kills at the hands of Rasmussen. Only Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer’s flank from underpass held TSM back from winning map three with a decent forcebuy and an attack on the B bombsite for 16-11, 2-1.
A ten-man battle in the upper dark ended up with TSM getting the upper hand, only to lose to a couple of scouts in the hands of fnatic and starting off 1-4. Three rounds after, the score was equalized at 4-4 also thanks to a couple of crucial frags from Reedtz.
Andersen’s one-on-three then pushed TSM’s lead to 7-4, but then a lonesome Kajbjer arrived on cat and killed the entire opposing team to get two rounds in a row on the board for fnatic.
TSM managed to get the last couple of rounds, as well as the CT pistol round and the first gunround, which was when there was little to no doubt the Danes would close the series soon after.
fnatic then split the B bombsite with no grenades in middle, catching TSM off-guard, but their long attempt was shut down afterwards and a couple of forcebuys didn’t work out, as TSM emerged victorious at 16-7, 3-1 in the series.