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In the 3rd place decider at IEM6 World Championship, Lions managed to surprise SK Gaming and come back from a devastating 2-16 loss on de_mirage, to win the match in the next two maps, 16-7 on de_inferno and 16-9 on de_nuke.
The two group winners from the earlier stage of the competition at IEM6 World Championship, SK Gaming and Lions, lost their semi-final matches earlier today which meant they would play the 3rd place decider in a fight for an $8,000 prize.
The match kicked off on de_mirage where SK Gaming showed complete domination after starting on the CT-side, winning it 13-2 and closing the match right away at the 16-2 result.
Even though Lions seemed completely distraught during the first map, they somehow gather up some strength and retaliated on de_inferno. Starting on the CT-side Lions fought off the first seven attacks by SK, and later secured a 13-2 lead at half time. After the change of sides, SK started coming back by winning four in a row, but it wasn't enough as soon after Lions clinched the map with a 16-7 score.
The decider ended up being de_nuke, where Lions played off of their momentum, while SK was still unable to get back into the game, although being on the less favored T-side. The scoreboard at the half-time said 11-4 advantage for Lions, and SK would have to produce a pretty big come back in order to finish 3rd.
They started off on the right foot by winning the pistol and the next anti-eco, but Lions cut them off thanks to an ace by Jim "zneel" Andersson in a 2vs5 situation to take a 12-6 lead. They slowly built on that lead with a few close round wins and finally managed to take the overall win with a 16-9 score.
Thanks to this result, Lions earned a cheque for $8,000, while SK Gaming will go home with $3,800.
Don't forget to tune in for the grand final tomorrow at 09:10, when ESC Gaming and Natus Vincere will meet to decide the winner of the $50,000 cheque.
two top sweden team results (SK and Fnatic)in this tournament even worse than IEM Global challenge because the curse of Pita and delpan xD
Just kidding maybe Trace and Moddii need more time to fit well with his team :o)
can't wait for final match ESC vs Navi. it must be interesting match to watch :)
r u seriously?
Post edited 2012-03-09 21:16:15
sk lost this because they were mentally fucked,just imagine how they felt after the ESC game? did you saw gtr's face?
i'm not an sk fan but i support them on this loss,they had 12-3 on Nuke and lost,on train they came back from a devastating 14-1 just to loose 16-14,imagine how would you feel after such a game?
if sk play lions on 10 bo3s,they would win all of them
if a team ends up in the semi final of the biggest event of 2012 (for now) while its the first tournament together, its a fail?
dude ur from India, burning people on the side of a river and throwing their half burned bodies in the river while 10 miles further people are washing themselves in the same water, THATS A FAIL!
You can have the best players of the world in one team, but stability(Na`Vi, ESC, LIONS) always prevails!
and even if it's not
there is talking about SK vs Lions so u mustn't be sad
Post edited 2012-03-09 18:18:30
Everything they did just backfired at them. They think they're too good for everyone and that is why this is the result.
Post edited 2012-03-09 18:39:00
sick lions :D
(8k eur vs 3k also not important)
PASHA > ALL
Well played Lions.. Keep it up with good games :)
i bet even SK gathers all the best players around the world, they are not gonna win even a single match against the stable (better team play) teams like ESC, Navi, LIONS and ofc M5(i knw they are not on top poddium but they have a good teamwork).
1. Gathering all best players in 1 team <<< A best team.
2. Need teamplay and strats not only depending on pure aim.
3. RoBBaN can't strat. it's a true fact and you have to accept it (rushing inner bombsite on NUKE against LIONS again and again and getting failed wtf start can't u change sumthing).
4. Dont steal players anymore :P .... dont kill cs ....... let the danes to play for their country
Stealing player is not a one-sided decision.
It needs the player's confirmation as well.
So yes, SK has a pretty strange view, but stealing is not a stealing, although many peoples would like to introduce this as a complete stealing, but it's not.
SK cannot do that, if the players don't let it...
Do you use to change flag every time when you gonna support any team from a particular country ....
U retard bro ..... just support them coz they r better and struggling to be on top ....
why always licking SK, NAVI and top teams d**k.
Think over it !!!!
Thank You God, for not letting SK win. :) GG by all the LIONS players.
I'hd like to see LIONS, MOSCOW 5 and MOUZ (fnatic too) to score the top charts.
Its boring to see SK,NAVI winning again and again.
We all know these underdogs teams have brilliant talent and they can give us some best moments.
If all top players are starting to gather in one team then cs will have no more craze.
I want these teams to excel .... thats it
and I hope that threat is not going to join fnatic instead carn's slot.
4. $3,800 SK
they just get 1800d more than 11th and 12th team after getting so far in tournament hahaha :DD
Post edited 2012-03-09 18:42:14
i thought they gonna winn this...
that would not be wise as he needs some time to adapt to the new player again, and I think there would not really be any difference wether it was robban or threat at the helm of SK's steering wheel, and I think it's not very likely because of the personal bond between robban and f0rp/gtr
Post edited 2012-03-09 18:56:36
SK in top4 of the world! Good to know that they are soo good.
Post edited 2012-03-09 19:12:12
SK need more tactics
I hope when fnatic bring up new player
fnatic will be play better than this losers from SK
Congratz Lions, well played!
Lions just gave an amazing tournament, and they are getting better and better - their teamplay is great and obviously they have super skilled players, but you can't compare them as individuals to players like f0rest and GeT_RiGhT , at least not in my opinion.
Changing a player before IEM6 WC( 100.000$ price pool) is great idea.
trace played the semi great, stop being such bitches.
^ one of the best up and coming team play teams.
So for you defense on nuke without single buy round lost is NOTHING.
Diagnosis: brain cancer
Die from it bitch