EnVyUs defeat Fnatic 3-1, advance to Grand Final of Overwatch Open

by theScore Staff Sep 26 2016
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Team EnVyUs are the first team to advance to the Overwatch Open Grand Final after defeating Fnatic 3-1 in the North America Playoffs.

EnVyUs started their run at Overwatch Open with a quick 2-0 of Splyce, before defeating Team Liquid 2-0 to advance to the playoffs. In the Semifinals, EnVyUs defeated Cloud9 3-1, setting the stage for their match against Fnatic in the Finals.

Fnatic took the first map on King's Row by preventing EnVyUs from securing the first point on offense. That would be their only map win in the series, with EnVyUs dominating on the second map, Lijiang Tower, to tie the series. Dorado went EnVyUs' way on the back of Timo "Taimou" Kettunen's McCree, who carried the team to a third map victory.

Nepal saw Fnatic come close to taking rounds several times, but EnVyUs excelled on defending each control point, winning three rounds in a row to seal their win.

EnVyUs picked up their Overwatch roster in February with the acquisition of Team Hubris, but disbanded that roster in April. The organization subsequently picked up the roster of IDDQD, but brought back Ronnie "Talespin" DuPree from their previous roster. The team recently placed fourth at the 2016 ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown, which was held at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany in August.

EnVyUs will face the winner of the Europe Playoffs on Sept. 30. The Overwatch Open Europe Group Stage will run from Sept. 28-29.

Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.