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SK Gaming have been crowned winners of 3rd Generation Intel Core Challenge by Inferno Online, beating fnatic 2-0 to win the $10,000.
The final started on de_dust2, which was SK's map of choice. fnatic won the pistol round from the CT side, only allowing SK one kill. Two rounds later fnatic had a 3-0 lead, SK equalized the score by replying with three rounds won in a row. The teams took turn on winning a round, fnatic were close to tying the score at 6-6, but SK's Johan "face" Klasson managed to win a 1-versus-3 situation to make the score 7-5 in favor of SK. As the first half came to a close, SK had a 8-7 lead.
In the second half Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund put down four fnatic members to win the pistol round and SK then went on to win another four, giving them a 13-7 lead. Rounds then exchanged back and forth, both took two, meaning SK had map point at 15-9. The first of six map points went SK's way, winning first map 16-9.
Second map de_nuke, fnatic won pistol round, playing on the CT side. SK went for the buy in the second round and won it, which led to a 3-1 lead. SK were then leading fnatic for quite some time, but momentum shifted as the half came to a close, fnatic had claimed a 9-6 lead.
SK, now on the CT side, won the pistol round as fnatic failed to make their entry on the A bombsite, then trying ramp where they got denied. Fourth round, SK leading 3-0 and fnatic had bought and went through ramp to the inner catwalk on the A bombsite, but SK won the round and tied the match 9-9. SK continued to take rounds, leading up to 6-0, fnatic then won their first round, score 12-10.
fnatic could only pick up one more round before SK bounced back into the game with an aggressive push into lobby taking the match to 13-11. SK then played very stable throughout the rest of the game, fnatic made a last attempt to make it a draw, but SK were too strong for that to happen and the map ended 16-11 in the favor of SK.
1. SK Gaming - $10,000
3-4. ESC Gaming
Stay tuned for more content from this event, we have photos and interview with Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund coming up.
as a spectator, this kind of policy related to prizes will extinguish any mid-skill teams and, over a long period of time, extinguish the e-sport itself (in this case 1.6). therefore don't expect me to agree with it, regardless of me being a winner or a loser...
SK|Delpan >>> SK|trace
I love you all! Until next time.
Post edited 2012-05-13 08:44:33
However i was joking, BUT i do think having a couple of tournaments with this sort of prize distribution is great to encourage more competition.
Na`Vi is the only team can beat SK
kaRRiGaN bOB in de_nuke map ?
i heard abt sum c0ld fight ?
All best to trace, but he could't replace Delpan ..
GL SK in this year, I think that they'll gonna win some more major tournaments ..
fnatic is still the strongest
f0restbambi > f0rest
SK.Delpan > KARRiGAN + Friis
Their problem before with the lineup was that when Delpan sucked, the whole team sucked.
Unlucky fnatic, seems you are the 2nd best team on dust2 :) You'll get them next time!
He needs motivation
e.g. when f0rest played in fnatic, he was then the "main" star of the team, because he overall was a much better player than the rest, not saying that his teammates sucked, but they were just not in the same level you would say. And he then needed to carry the team a lot sometimes and that's why he seemed like a much better player.
Now when they've got players like GeT_RiGhT, delpan and face (you would even in some situations say robban), it's not that necessary for him to step up his game to keep the team going, and even if he played like he used to, his teammates just frags a lot more when facing an opponent.
Also I'm pretty surprised to see that Delpan ended up with such bad stats. I guess he excelled more in the other games.
SK'S BACK THO!