Here’s how they execute this strategy.
- DSN - alley
- f0rest - entry middle
- ins - second middle
- Archi - aggressive ladder
- cArn - ladder flank
ins, at the same time, removes the area under the ladder from contention as he smokes, flashes under the six train and down by the alley, and, if he hears someone close, banks a grenade off the side of the six train. This opens up the pathway from the middle to back alley where DSN will soon appear. These flashes and smokes shut down the potential alley awper, and riflers while ins gets in position to help DSN who momentarily will pop out alley.
As f0rest moves across the middle opening Archi and cArn let loose their grenades. Archi throws a smoke deep to the bomb train. and cArn uses a flash and a smoke to cover Archi as he moves to the ladder train hitch to clear the sniper tower.
cArn's flash blinds Z hall and his smoke close to the ladder room covers Archi while he gets into position. As f0rest gets ready to move on top of the five train cArn lobs another flash bang to the same place as before.
As these coordinated flash bangs and smokes go off in the train yard, DSN moves up the alley. DSN did not throw any flashes in the particular round this strategy was culled from, he managed to pick off the alley defender early as he was distracted by the smokes and flashes middle.
f0rest jumps on five train and moves on to the electrical box to help Archi and cArn cover the front of the bomb train. Archi is on the ground near the electrical box helping f0rest clear five train and the bomb train. cArn pops out and sits in the pitch black area by the ladder train hitch before returning to the ladder flank.
DSN and ins wrap around the dark area to the back of the bomb train while Archi and f0rest converge on it from the front side. (In this particular round Archi died to a hidden defender under the five train.) Below is a video of the strategy from the overhead perspective.
The key to this strategy is the coordination of fnatic and their mastery of the number game. They force 2v1 and 3v1 situations throughout their strategy and unless their opponent has lucky positioning or spraying take the win.