Team SMG beat Fnatic in DPC 2021-22 with excellent performance

Team SMG untangled it by beating Fnatic 2-0 in the opening series of Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Southeast Asia (SEA) 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 1. The recent addition of the two teams. Strong players have been lined up in Fnatic’s lineup making the team an early favorite to win this series. However, the SMG team came up with a clear strategy and executed it in an exceptional way, winning both games with ease. Although Team SMG performed well, it was also Fnatic who played passively and without cohesion as a block, letting the opponent play to their strengths.

Fnatic vs Team SMG: Match Summary and Highlights


Round 1 saw a quiet phase of laning with both teams scoring a few kills on opposing support champions. Within 20 minutes, all cores got their desired farm, until a skirmish broke out, and Team SMG suddenly took the lead. Ah fu played brilliantly on his Earthshaker, setting up multiple kills for his team. The game seemed to be under control, but at one point, Fnatic lost control and lost in the 28th minute.

Game 2 was quite similar to game 1, the laning phase was not very attractive. Fnatic prefers to farm on its core instead of punishing MidOne for taking the greedy path of picking Hand of Midas over Luna. As soon as Team SMG’s cores hit the BKB moment, they attacked. Similar to the first game, Fnatic failed against the enemy and gradually lost the match within 30 minutes.


Here are some highlights of the series.

The players of Team SMG hit the field today with a clear mind, effectively playing around their capture and teamfight timing. While recruiting Ryan”Raging Potato“Jay Qui was initially questioned how well he is still playing, today he tried to show that he has a lot left in the tank. In two games, his final score he didn’t seem impressive at first, but he made a significant impact on the game.In his two convincing performances, Team SMG’s support duo was also excellent.

Fnatic, who is expected to be one of the main contenders for this tournament, hasn’t had the best start to their campaign. Individually, all of the players on the team rank among the best in their respective regions, but the team’s efforts today were less than impressive. To find the right combination, Fnatic may need a little more time.

Fnatic’s next series will face TNC Predator on December 8, 2021 while Team SMG plays against T1 on December 9, 2021.

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