AD come back; proceed to play-offs
Astana Dragons eliminate Reason Gaming from the tournament after coming back to win 16-13 on de_nuke. They will meet compLexity in the quarter-finals later on.
For the second time in the tournament, de_nuke was played, again picked by Astana Dragons, this time against Reason, who got off to a good start in the match for the second place.
Astana once again tried to take it slow in the first few gunrounds, which was decimated by Reason time after time, and the Danish squad started off 5-0.
Entry kills were piling in on the CIS team, as Morten "coloN" Johanssen dominated with his AWP outside, which forced Astana Dragons to push the upper bombsite a few times in a row. They weren't able to break through, as Reason continued sweeping the floor with their opponents.
The first round going in the way of Astana Dragons was after 9-0, although it was still as close as it could get, when Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen almost managed to win a one-versus-three retake.
AdreN's performance was key in the comeback
Only yet another wipeout on upper was standing in Astana's way, as they finally picked up the game after Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev's triple in the yard area.
After the teams switched sides, the Dragons kept racking up rounds after the won pistol with only one round exchanged for seven on the other side also thanks to Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov's triple under cat in a difficult situation.
Reason Gaming then decided for a slow push outside, thanks to which they were able to do a sneaky boost on cat, which helped them win a flawless round after an upper attack from three different directions.
That was all they could do though, as Astana Dragons picked up again to win all four rounds in quite an easy manner, making the final score 16-13.
The quarter-finals are both scheduled to start at 20:00 with VeryGames against Copenhagen Wolves and compLexity taking on Astana Dragons for at least an extra $12,000 in prizemoney.