fnatic to final over compLexity
compLexity dissapoint in the match versus fnatic, who will now move on to the Grand Final to meet NiP after beating the North Americans 2-0 (16-7 de_inferno, 16-7 de_mirage).
Coming to the second semi-final, fnatic and compLexity started off on de_inferno with the Swedes taking the Counter-Terrorists side.
Fnatic were on the front foot after the first pistol round when they pushed up banana quickly and met with the whole team of compLexity, but managed to exchange two players and the Americans ran into a trap.
The first gunround was their first chance to get into the match, as Braxton "swag" Pierce picked up a triple kill in a three-versus-three to make it 3-1.
Things went to a complete catastrophy for the American team afterwards, as even though a lot of the rounds ended up with a two-versus-two, the agressive fnatic team always came out on top with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist putting up big numbers.
After a mistake in the form of a teamkill by Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert and two frags from Jesper "jw" Wecksell on banana in two consecutive rounds, the half ended up being 14-1.
With a won pistol round, compLexity were hoping to get back from the deficit, although never did as a B bombsite attack by fnatic worked out in a four-versus-four. The match was finished up by a perfect A bombsite attack three rounds afterwards to make the first map 16-7 in favor of the Swedes.
flusha was fnatic's best player of the series in terms of rating
Switching over to de_mirage, it was fnatic as Terrorists who once again had a good start in spite of Corey "semphis" Friesen's opening round at mid. The Swedes then attacked the B bombsite, where they traded one player for defending two and eventually won the pistol round after an agressive defense.
The first attempt to take over the A bombsite was fended off by the Counter-Terrorists, as well as a push to short by fnatic, although another two slow A attacks eventually panned out and the score was 6-2.
Fnatic tried the same strategy for the fourth time and it was compLexity learning that time. Andreas "schneider" Lindberg picked Sean "sgares" Sgares in the following round, but Martin "hiko" Spencer and Friesen combined for four frags while defending B bombsite.
That made the score 6-5 after a scary eco, which almost caught compLexity off guard, as it ended up with a one-versus-one, which Rönnquist disappointed to win.
Yet another A bombsite attack from fnatic ended up in a two-versus-two, finished off by the Swedes once again, and with another eco on the American side, the score was 8-5.
fnatic move on to the final versus NiP
With Wecksell and Markus "pronax" Wallsten opening up in the following round and a bad buy from compLexity, fnatic were able to win the side 10-5 comfortably.
Pierce got four frags in their B bombsite rush through house in the second pistol round, but fnatic responded strongly with the following eco, which they were able to win with each player getting a kill in the process.
Two anti-ecos then followed, and with an insufficient galil buy, fnatic rocketed to 15-6, not leaving compLexity any space to breath.
Only a one-versus-two by Gilbert holded fnatic off in the second semi-final, as fnatic won second map and the whole series 16-7 to meet NiP in the Grand Final.
K - D
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha
41 - 30
Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder
42 - 28
Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW
34 - 24
Jonatan 'Devilwalk' LundbergDevilwalk
34 - 26
Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax
31 - 25
The Grand Final, which will start at 22:00, will now move on to the DreamArena Extreme as always with DreamHack.