VeryGames have been crowned champions of Mad Catz Birmingham following a 2-0 victory over fnatic in the final (16-6 de_mirage_go, 16-10 de_dust2_se).
Starting off on the CT side on de_mirage_go, fnatic came out the brighter in the first half and won the first two rounds. A buying attempt from VeryGames in the third round paid dividends as they reduced the deficit to 2-1 despite Andreas "MODDII" Fridh' double kill.
From then on, VeryGames were on cruise control and won six rounds in a row, with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans picking up important kills and winning clutch rounds. Several rounds were then exchanged between the two sides, but in the end the French side came out on top 9-6.
After switching to the CT side, VeryGames took control of proceedings, winning the first seven rounds as fnatic were helpless against the well-organised Frenchmen.
On de_dust2_se, fnatic started out on the Terrorist side and took an early lead following a long rush. However, the Danes were immediately stunned in the following round as VeryGames camped the B site and easily took down the rushing terrorists.
A lot of close rounds then followed, with neither side being able to stamp their authority on the game, until fnatic picked themselves up and took five rounds in a row to take the score to 7-3. The rest of the first half was neck and neck, and fnatic went into the break with a 9-6 lead that was anything but comfortable as they were about to play as CT.
The second half was completely dominated by VeryGames, who gave a great account of themselves, losing just one round, to win the map 16-10 and lift their first international trophy in CS:GO.
|VeryGames||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ||47 - 31||+16||-||1.32|
|Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS||36 - 22||+14||-||1.20|
|Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-||35 - 25||+10||-||1.15|
|Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz||37 - 29||+8||-||1.14|
|Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM||28 - 31||-3||-||0.83|
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII||44 - 36||+8||-||1.29|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||24 - 35||-11||-||0.69|
|Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis||22 - 36||-14||-||0.67|
|Lasse 'stingeR' MidtstuestingeR||25 - 40||-15||-||0.66|
|Martin 'trace' Heldttrace||23 - 37||-14||-||0.63|
Mad Catz Birmingham final standings:
1. VeryGames - £6,000
2. fnatic - £3,000
3. Western Wolves - £1,000
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