The first big online event of the year, Funsparks ULTI Finals, sees several big teams compete for $250.000 as they warm up their engines for IEM Katowice.

BIG dismantle Fnatic

In faveN’s debut for the German organization, BIG has dispatched of Fnatic with a convincing 2-1 victory. AWPer syrsoN decided the third map with an impressive performance.

Fnatic now faces the tough task of playing Astralis in an elimination match. BIG continue on in the upper bracket, facing K23 next.

Gambit spoil Complexity debut

Gambit has secured a labored victory against Complexity in their opening match at Funsparks ULTI Finals. Complexity had a solid performance in the debut of the new roster.

Complexity started the series handicapped, as their in-game leader JT had to play from his home in the US due to visa issues.

Gambit faced tougher opposition than expected, but eventually closed it out in three maps. The CIS representatives will face their fellow countrymen in Entropiq next. Complexity isn’t out of the tournament yet, as they will face Ecstatic next to keep their run alive.

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