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The winner of the Barcelona CS:GO Invitational presented by MWC has been crowned!

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The Barcelona CS:GO Invitational presented by Mobile World Congress is now over. Alliances were made and shattered, favorites rose and fell and, finally, a champion was crowned. Check out which team secured the lion’s share of the €75,000 prize pool and emerged triumphant in this high-stakes CS:GO competition!

The final four

After the playing field was cut in half following day two, only Fnatic, Dignitas, G2 and Astralis remained, with EnVyUs being the only invited team to drop out ahead of the final day. The French squad played a grand total of three matches versus Fnatic over the course of the tournament, with Saturday’s 16-7 loss against them sealing their fate while Dignitas took their spot among the final four.

But their alliance with Astralis was bound to come to an end on the final day as the two Danish teams were pitted against each other while G2 looked to take down Fnatic. Unfortunately for G2 and Dignitas, the favorites would not slip up in the semifinals, both securing convincing 2-0 victories and thereby setting up the highly anticipated Astralis versus Fnatic grand final. The strongly contested series proved to be a thrilling matchup with lots of back and forth between the Counter-Strike giants, making it the perfect conclusion to the Barcelona CS:GO Invitational presented by Mobile World Congress.

Results

The final day of the Barcelona CS:GO Invitational presented by Mobile World Congress saw the following matches unfold:

  • Match 17: Astralis 16 vs. 11 Dignitas
  • Match 18: Astralis 16 vs. 12 Dignitas
  • Match 19: Fnatic 16 vs. 7 G2
  • Match 20: Fnatic 16 vs. 8 G2
  • Match 21: Astralis 14 vs. 16 Fnatic
  • Match 22: Astralis 13 vs. 16 Fnatic

Congratulations to Fnatic!

After dropping only a single game to EnVyUs on day one, Fnatic underlined their status as favorites by winning eight straight games on their way to the Barcelona CS:GO Invitational presented by Mobile World Congress trophy. Their successful trip to Spain sees them take home €32,000!

Next up is the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice, which kicks off at the Spodek arena on Friday the 4th of March. To find out more, head over to the official Intel Extreme Masters site - entry is free!

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