The Pinoys had an impressive run in the tournament, first outclassing Phenomenal Boys , Evil Geniuses and TS Gaming in the groupstage, followed by defeating Jokes on you and Infused Gaming in the brackets.
On the other side, the European World Cup champions only had to get a win and a draw in the groupstage versus Infused Gaming and Icons of Vanity to go through to the playoffs. Once there, they have shown everyone that they're the old self by defeating Phenomenal Boys and Online Kingdom .
Fnatic 3 - 2 DuskBin
Mixing it up with some interesting picks, fnatic took the early lead in the first two matches of the series and never let it go. They seemed confident and every aspect of their play was spot on.
Maybe exactly because of that confidence, after they started the third and possibly final game of the finals with a similar lead, a summary of dubious item choices and huge overplays allowed Duskbin to get back into the game after some hefty turtling action and they managed to turn the game around. The scoredboard was now 2-1.
fnatic were not startled by their mistakes in the previous game and once again took control of the field with a significant lead. Unfortunately, this is when Trixi's internet troubles began and after an incredibly long pause, fnatic was forced to continue playing 4v5. DuskBin took the match over and tied the series. The Southeast Asians agreed to postpone the 5th and last match of the series to a later date, allowing fnatic to fight with a complete roster.
Unfortunately, what was supposed to be an epic end of a great series, ended up with a quick stomp by fnatic who deservedly took the title, but one must not forget to applaud DuskBin on their impressive run in the tournament, as well as impeccable manners.
3rd place match
Online Kingdom 2 - 0 Infused Gaming
Shortly after the finals, it was time for Online Kingdom and Infused to fight it out for the consolation prize.
In two quick blitzkrieg style matches, the DreamHack Summer 2011 favorites, Online Kingdom looked more than OK and the mixed EU/US team of Infused looked like they never stood a chance.
GosuCup HoN #1 final standings:
1. Fnatic - $1500
2. DuskBin - $1000
3. Online Kingdom - $500
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