ROAD TO RIO:
ASTRALIS GOES 1-1
Astralis and Fnatic clashed again on April 25th. This time in the first group phase of Road to Rio. Fnatic proved that they have maintained the edge since Pro League as Astralis lost 1-2 in their second Road to Rio match.
The first map on Train was a struggle with Astralis losing their own map pick 9-16.
The first half of the second map, Inferno, was an improvement. Despite Fnatic winning 5 of the first 6 rounds, Astralis mounted an 8-round streak and finished 9-6. From there, Fnatic took 8 rounds of their own to gain a 14-9 advantage over Astralis. An impressive comeback took the two teams to overtime where Astralis edged out Fnatic, 19-16.