Fnatic Derke at Red Bull Home Ground

Fnatic emerged victorious at the Red Bull Home Ground 2023

By George Geddes


Nov 6, 2023

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European organization Fnatic defeated Cloud9 in the finals of the Red Bull Home Ground 2023 Valorant event to take the trophy.

Yesterday, Fnatic took down Cloud9 in five hard-fought maps to continue the European team’s dominance in the Valorant competitive circuit even outside of the Valorant Champions Tour, where the team won two major tournaments earlier this year.

The Red Bull Home Ground 2023 was one of the largest off-season tournaments in terms of the caliber of teams in attendance. Fnatic, DRX, Cloud9, 100 Thieves, ZETA Division, and other big teams took part in the tournament.

Cloud9’s North American rivals 100 Thieves were unable to make it through the latter stage of the playoffs following a defeat to DRX.

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Fnatic shows no signs of slowing down

European team Fnatic, known as one of the best Valorant teams in the world, was able to take down Cloud 3-2 in the grand final following a flawless run in the early stages of the tournament.

Fnatic defeated FENNEL, ZETA Division, and DRX without losing a single map to move on to the grand final, where Cloud9 was waiting.

The grand final was back and forth with both teams pulling out victories on different maps, but Fnatic managed to edge out the victory on Haven in convincing fashion, winning the map 13-5.

Fnatic player Leo Jannesson continues his impeccable individual form as he was the highest-rated player of the main event with a 1.36 rating, according to VLR.gg.

Fnatic came into the event with a major change, however. Former head coach Jacob “mini” Harris stepped down from the roster in September. He was replaced by former Gen.G head coach Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit last month.

Fnatic is open to assistant coach applications, but it’s likely the European team will settle for an established coach to join the roster.