Vitality and fnatic have both had positive starts to their respective IEM Katowice 2023 campaigns, with wins over Ninjas in Pyjamas and Outsiders respectively. Now, they will both be gunning for a spot in the Upper Bracket Final of Group B en route to ensuring a spot in the knockout phase and potentially, a better seed.
The two teams last met in ESL Pro League Season 16, with Vitality edging fnatic 2-1 in a best-of-3 series. However, a lot of changes have since come into play in both lineups and it will be intriguing to see which project gains the upper hand.
MVP Candidate (Points)
Vitality’s ZyWOo is by far the best option considering the average fantasy points scored over the last 3 months on FanClash. The prodigious Frenchman is one of the best players in the world and is undoubtedly the man to watch and pick in Vitality vs fnatic.
MVP Candidate (Opinion)
When Spinx arrived from ENCE, he struggled to get into form. However, once Vitality gave him positions he was more comfortable in, Spinx has shown just why Vitality snapped him up from ENCE. If ZywOo is a must-pick in your team and a candidate for captaincy, Spinx is a viable option to be picked as the vice-captain for the second multiplier.
The Credit Optimiser (Most Economically Efficient Squad)
If you are looking to make a squad that utilises credits optimally, the expert opinion on FanClash suggests picking 3 Vitality players, with ZywOo and Spinx joined by Magisk. On the other hand, you can fit mezii and roeJ into your squad, basically allowing you to take two of the best fnatic players in your squad as well.
The Stacked Squad (Best Squad according to Fantasy points)
Coincidentally, if you made a team according to the FanClash expert opinion to optimise credit utilisation, you also picked the team filled with the top 5 fantasy performers from the 10 players taking part in Vitality vs fnatic.
Writer’s Squad and Summary
ZywOo and Spinx are must-haves from Vitality and so they are in my squad. From fnatic’s side, mezii is guaranteed to earn you points so naturally he comes into my team. Since we expect Vitality to win against Fnatic, we will go with a third Vitality player in the form of Magisk, who has outperformed dupreeh and apEX recently. With the credits left, roeJ is the player we go with to fill our squad.
In terms of other options, you can make different variations of teams with dupreeh coming in instead of Magisk and roeJ being replaced by nicoodoz.
In terms of captain and vice-captain, I have gone with ZywOo and Spinx as my respective choices. You can make a different squad taking Magisk and dupreeh as vice-captains to maximize your probability of winning as much prize money as possible.
Boosters are pretty much clear. If you have Magisk in your team, go with the Helping Hand booster on him. ZywOo can be used in the I’ll watch you die, Frag Leader and Damage Control boosters. But, I have gone with the first option. Other booster options include dupreeh in the Helping Hand booster and Spinx in the Damage Control booster if you are making multiple teams.
You can make up to 20 different squads and/or combinations of the same squad to maximize your chances of winning in our Match of the Day. Another way to optimize your chances of winning the Match of the Day contests is to use up as much of the 20 team slots available to each user.
Now that we have equipped you with the relevant information regarding the match between fnatic and Vitality, it is time to put your thinking cap on and build the best team(s) for the Match of the Day events.