Astana Dragons edge Reason
Astana Dragons take a step closer to making it into the quarter-finals after a comfortable 16-11 win versus Reason Gaming on de_inferno.
Reason Gaming didn't have the best of starts to the match, as they lost the pistol and both ecos afterwards as Terrorists. They were able to exchange the next four rounds equally, which made the score 5-2.
Three following rounds went into the hands of Astana Dragons because of unsuccessful attacks coming from Reason. After 8-2, an early pick on Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow allowed Reason to rotate to B to meet only one defender.
Despite Yegor "markeloff" Markelov's efforts with three headshots while defending the A bombsite, Astana Dragons were unable to take over the site in an afterplant situation.
The Danish push to arch resulted in a two-versus-two, where the Danes only had nine health points combined, but that did not stop them as they won the round without losing either of the players.
Dosia was instrumental in key rounds as always
Yet another first frag helped Reason take over the B bombsite, thanks to which they were able to switch sides with a satisfying number of six rounds.
A slow strat by AD resulted in Reason defending A bombsite after stacking it with four players, which tied the game at 9-9. A following save round by the CIS team rocketed them back to a 10-9 lead.
Only one round out of the next four was close, but a teamkill from Morten "coloN" Johansen helped Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov win a one-versus-two afterplant situation.
Reason was able to pick Astana off one by one in both of the following rounds, making it 14-11, that was all they could do though as Stolyarov was once again crucial in an afterplant defense, which made the score 16-11.
K - D
Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff
25 - 16
Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia
22 - 13
Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1
19 - 17
Emil 'kUcheR' AkhundovkUcheR
20 - 14
Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN
16 - 15
The next round of matches should be starting soon after SK Gaming's match versus Copenhagen Wolves is over, where the Swedes are trailing 10-14.