Fnatic defeat MVP Phoenix 3-2, qualify for ESL New York

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Fnatic have qualified for ESL New York 2015 with a 3-2 victory over MVP Phoenix.

With the win, Fnatic join the four invited teams (Team Secret, Virtus.pro, CDEC Gaming and Evil Geniuses) as the qualifier from Southeast Asia, and are the first region to finish. Europe will determine its qualifier from the result of Vega Squadron vs Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Fnatic's run through the SEA qualifier was relatively unchallenged as they were seeded directly into the quarterfinals instead of the Round of 12, and defeated Execration and Mineski without losing a game. MVP Phoenix has a more difficult road, defeating First Departure and TnC Gaming 2-1 before falling to Fnatic.

This qualifier represented a chance for Fnatic to warm up with their new roster, as they had dropped three of the players from their roster that attended The International. New to the roster are Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier, Djardel Jicko b. "DJ (formerly Chrissy)" Mampusti and Wai Pern "Net" Lim.

Fnatic had finished 13th-16th at TI, while MVP Phoenix finished 7th-8th.

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