Lemondogs got off on the wrong foot at Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational after losing their first group match, against e-Sports.rs, 16-8 on de_mirage_csgo.
There has been no shortage of surprises on the first day of the Austrian tournament, and the first round of Group D matches brought yet another one to the fare, as Lemondogs were simply no match for e-Sports.rs.
The Serbian team took the venue by storm, shouting so loud after every round won that everyone in the room knew in which direction the match was heading. After going down 11-4 in the first half, Lemondogs still tried to mount a comeback, but their plans were haulted by the Serbians, who sealed a 16-8 victory, an impressive result, especially if you consider that they lost both pistol rounds.
e-Sports.rs were joined at the top of Group D by LDLC.com, who are attending the event with Robin "GMX" Stahmer as a stand-in for Mathieu "MaT" Leber, after the French team defeated 3DMAX 16-14 in a close match on de_nuke_ve.
Group C was heavily delayed as several players experienced computer problems, but that did not get in the way of ESC Gaming, who comfortably defeated TeamCRG 16-3 in their match to secure their first points in the tournament.