VeryGames has overcome ESC Gaming in the third place decider match at Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational with a score of 2-1 (16-6 de_inferno_se, 13-16 de_dust2_se, 16-7 de_mirage_csgo).
The third place decider couldn't have started worse for ESC who found themselves in the hole for 0-8 as counter-terrorists on de_inferno_se. They won the next two, but VG repeated the same feat, making it 2-10.
A late comeback gave ESC some hope as they won two more rounds as well as the terrorist side pistol round, but VeryGames were able to pull through a third round win, gaining momentum.
Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas and Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski were close to winning a two-on-two to keep ESC in the game, but in the end VeryGames were too strong for the Poles on the first map, winning 16-6.
ESC started de_dust2_se by losing the first five rounds as well, but a middle to B attack gave them their opening round, followed up by a successful attack towards catwalk, making it 2-5.
The Poles won the next round as well, but Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski ran out of time on his one-on-three attempt, and VG ran their lead up to 7-3. ESC snuck back into the game though, winning four straight before Kenny "kennyS" Schrub took a one-on-one home on the last round.
Second half pistol round saw Jarosław "pasha" Jarząbkowski pick up two P2000 kills to win ESC the round, and strong play from across the board all of a sudden had the Polish side up 5-0, or 12-8.
Filip "NEO" Kubski's side clinched thirteen rounds before VeryGames could score again, but the Poles never fully took their foot off the pedal again, securing a 16-10 victory on the second map and forcing a third map to decide the series.
Unfortunately the third map wouldn't live up to the expectations set earlier in the series, as network cables being unplugged delayed the match for over half an hour and VG were simply too dominant for ESC.
The Frenchmen were up 3-0 prior to the break, and although ESC Gaming had a handful of close rounds that could have swung the score their way, they were unable to close them, and found themselves trailing 3-12 half.
ESC won the pistol round and fought back for a few rounds, including Wojtas' almost successful one-on-four attempt, but Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom's four M4A4 headshots and solid teamplay on the following round clinched VeryGames the third place in Vienna.
Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational final standings:
1. NiP - 6,000€
2. Anexis - 3,000€
3. VeryGames - 1,000€
4. ESC Gaming
5-8. Natus Vincere
The tournament may be over in Vienna but we are not done with our coverage, as we are processing the final stats, updating our Dreamteam and bringing in more photos and highlights as the night continues.