RoX.Kis taking on Fnatic tonight in the Netolic final
After five individual cups and one double elimination bracket, the time has come for Netolic Pro League season 4 final. Tonight at 19 CET, Fnatic will go up against RoX.KiS in the best of five series.
One already majorly established team going up against a clear underdog, it is Fnatic vs RoX.KiS. After opening strong in the playoffs both in DreamLeague and EMS One, Fnatic fell short in the finals and finished as runner-up for both tournaments.
Fnatic are most likely eager to claim a title before the year is over. History speaks in their favour, even within the tournament where they already beat Rox two to nothing in the upper bracket earlier on. Prior to that it was the finals of the G-League qualifiers where RoX.KiS already eliminated Alliance in a best-of-three. Fnatic won the final even though they could not attend G-League in the end due to visa issues regarding the fact that they have multiple nationalities and not having been in China previously.
Recently, RoX.KiS have been playing well and coordinated, delivering signature aggression and lane dominance which is a style heavily favoured by the team's arguable most tactic-crafting member; Goblak. Previously, he has been part of line-ups such as Natus Vincere, Team Empire and Quantic and is the unpronounced king of best-of-ones. His teams have in the past resorted to unpredictable hero combinations and aggressive innovation, which always bring in a vast wildcard factor when it comes to best-of-ones. This time around though, RoX.KiS are playing a best-of-five versus one of the most experienced and established squads in the Western scene. It remains to be seen which team is the better prepared and will deliver tonight. The winning team nets $6,000 while the runner-up will have to make do with $3,000.