Worlds 2021 – PSG Talon and Fnatic are Eliminated

Worlds 2021 - PSG Talon and Fnatic are Eliminated

PSG Talon and Fnatic will be leaving Iceland soon, following their elimination from Worlds 2021. After their heartbreaking loss against the second-place Hanwha Life Esports, Fnatic ended last in their group with a 1-5 record. PSG Talon were also eliminated by HLE, who beat RNG in the process and securing a top 2 finish.

With PSG’s elimination, only the top four regions are left in the tournament, as PCS will not have representatives going into the Knockout Stage.

Fnatic’s Worlds 2021 run

Coming into Worlds 2021, Fnatic was ready to repeat last year’s surprising run. Always known as the aggressive and scrappy team, they were able to outperform enemies when it mattered the most. This year, however, Fnatic didn’t get the chance and fell in our LoL pick’em too.

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Due to a family urgency matter, ADC Elias “Upset” Lipp had to go back home before the group stage started. Fnatic made a public announcement a few hours prior to the start of the main event, shocking all fans who knew nothing of what went down. In order to replace him, Fnatic called their ADC Louis “Bean” Schmit from the Academy team Fnatic Rising. Despite having very little practice and with all the pressure that Worlds tournaments bring, Bean performed impressively, holding well against the best players in the world.

While Bean stepped up during Worlds 2021, Fnatic’s other members struggled to deliver on the day. Out of the five members, mid laner Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer seemed “out of sorts”. The core member that was responsible for transferring the pressure across the side lanes was getting caught repeatedly during the early game, making it impossible for him to showcase his strengths. Not only that, but the whole Fnatic squad showed a severe lack of team play and coordination. As a consequence, their LoL odds throughout the tournament fell drastically.