fnatic have booked the last place at the CS:GO Championship Series (CCS) offline finals following a 3-0 victory over FlipSid3 Tactics (16-7 on de_cobblestone, 16-3 on de_mirage and 16-1 on de_overpass).
Following the end of the CCS group stage, the two group winners, EnVyUs and Team SoloMid, automatically secured qualification for the offline finals, whereas the remaining participants were left to square off for the final two places at the LAN event.
In the Swedish classic between Ninjas in Pyjamas and fnatic, it ended up being Richard "Xizt" Landström's troops to emerge victorious following a 3-1 success, which threw the ESL One Katowice champions to the Lower Bracket of the last-chance tournament.
|fnatic eased past FlipSid3 Tactics to book last place in Bucharest photo hltv.org|
There, FlipSid3 Tactics raised eyebrows by moving past Copenhagen Games winners Virtus.pro and CIS rivals Natus Vincere to set up what looked to be an entertaining Consolidation Final against fnatic.
However, the Swedish giants never looked in trouble and were in the driving seat during the entire series as they ran out 3-0 victors following a 16-7 victory on de_cobblestone and 16-3 and 16-1 maulings on de_mirage and de_overpass, respectively.
The full list of participants for the CCS Kick-off Season offline finals, scheduled for April 24-26 at DreamHack Bucharest, is the following: