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SK Gaming and ESC Gaming met in the last match of Group A, but instead of just deciding the first place as it was expected, they were fighting for the remaining playoff spot. The Poles ended up securing their place in the semi-final after a 16-12 win, while SK is knocked out of the tournament after only getting 1 point in three matches.
The Swedish and Polish giants SK Gaming and ESC Gaming had numerous battles this year, including many on de_train, so this Group A decider was set to be added to their collection of classics.
ESC Gaming got off on the harder side, as Terrorists, but they quickly built up a lead, which they kept through the most of the half.
SK's last chance to get at least a decent score before the sides changed fell through due to miscommunication in a 2-on-1 situation when they ended up not defusing the bomb, letting ESC take a 9-4 lead. Following an eco round by SK, the Swedes won the 15th round for a 10-5 deficit, with things not looking good for their tournament chances.
Things looked even worse for SK when Filip "Neo" Kubski pulled off one of his trademark pistol rounds with 4 kills, increasing ESC's lead. The Swedes still wanted to stay in the game and they did so by winning four of the next six rounds after an eco, making the score 14-9 in favor of ESC.
But then the Poles took their 15th round which meant they would certainly go through as 2nd placed in Group A, and even though SK still didn't give up, they eventually lost 16-12 and finished their tournament with a loss.
In the other match of Group A that ended up meaning nothing, even though WinFakt could have had a chance if SK had won, Virtus.pro drew with the Swedes 15-15 on de_tuscan.
Virtus.pro surprisingly topped Group A with 7 points and they will play against Group B's 2nd placed team tomorrow at 10:00.
ESC Gaming ended up 2nd in Group A with 6 points and they will be facing off against Group B's first placed team tomorrow at the 10:00 in the semi-final of DreamHack Summer 2012.
SK Gaming only managed to get 1 point in three matches and they are out of the tournament after group stage just for the second time since Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg joined the team (first time was their first tournament in SK, IEM5 European Finals in January 2011).
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Post edited 2012-06-17 13:43:42
fanboys now will say this fackt again and again
Sk just losers
- Dreamhack summer 2012(finish, gg.)
- eSport SM 2012 finals
- GameGune 2012
- FireCore #4
Post edited 2012-06-17 13:44:34
Once the game has flopped after a year or so they'll withdraw the sponsorship and pump retards up on CS2 (read: Source 2), claiming that CS:GO was just a console venture and they never intended it to replace 1.6/Source.
Gosh, it's a sad era. Valve used to be one of my favourite game developers but I've lost all respect for them due to their involvement (or more crucially - lack of thereof) in the entire CS saga.
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Post edited 2012-06-17 13:49:33
CS PLAYERS Y U NO SMART? Y U NO GROW UP?
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Post edited 2012-06-17 13:55:12
_ delpan + smbdy!
Cfg's of VP players!
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
forest best player ever TROLOLO
but wait on f0rest madfanboys :D
I'm sure they will be trolling soon :D
Filip 'Neo' Kubski
Neo best player ever TROLOLO