fnatic easily defeat iBUYPOWER
fnatic have defeated iBUYPOWER 16-7 (9-6, 7-1) on de_cobblestone in their opening match at ESL One Cologne 2014.
A good save by iBP netted them two kills, and star player Braxton "swag" Pierce put up three headshots, including a one-on-two, to get them on the board in the next round.
After a save swag won another key one-on-one with two kills, and after another weapon round that saw them trade picks early on, they found themselves up 5-2 as terrorists.
Now at 5-5, iBUYPOWER took over B and gained one final lead at 6-5, before fnatic replied. Markus "pronax" Wallsten's triple forced iBP on a save, and a double kill from him made it 8-6.
pronax led his team to a win on de_cobblestone
The team's captain pronax continued strong play in the second half, putting up another double on the pistol, followed by a triple against iBUYPOWER's triple Scout buy.
The North Americans went for a weak Scout buy next, but it paid no dividends. A full buy later saw fnatic run over their A defense, and break iBUYPOWER's money again.
K - D
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
29 - 11
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha
19 - 8
Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax
19 - 14
Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW
16 - 15
Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ
12 - 16
fnatic will face off against Virtus.pro tomorrow, while iBUYPOWER will now go on to face dAT in a game where the loser will be sent packing in Germany. Group D begins later today.