fnatic overcome Virtus in overtime
fnatic have come back to defeat Virtus.pro 19-16 (5-10, 10-5, 2-1, 2-0) in overtime on de_overpass to advance to the playoffs at ESL One.
fnatic almost overcame a two-on-four situation on their terrorist pistol on de_overpass, but Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas final P2000 bullet connected and got Virtus.pro the early lead.
The Poles were in danger on round three, but Paweł "byali" Bieliński's double in a two-on-three retake put them up 3-0. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson won a one-on-two next though, and fnatic ran over B after.
fnatic again easily ran over B to win round nine, but doubles from byali and Filip "NEO" Kubski gave Virtus the control. NEO's side then stopped fnatic in B, and his there kills and as assist against an eco with an Incendiary made it 9-3.
TaZ's team had a good start but couldn't finish the game
Virtus came close to winning a save in A, though ultimately lost, and then another multi-kill round, this time a triple, by olofmeister got fnatic within one round at 9-10.
JW came up huge in the second half versus Virtus.pro
Tied 15-15, Virtus were able to take A with under twenty seconds to go, plant the bomb and win the crucial opening round. However, fnatic instantly adjusted, stopping them in A.
Final round saw JW score three frags in the B bombsite, giving fnatic a 17-16 lead. As terrorists fnatic quickly attacked B, giving them two map points, with a 18-16 lead.
The game was settled with KRIMZ scoring a triple kill on yet another quick B bombsite attack, securing fnatic a 19-16 win, coming from a 12-15 deficit.
K - D
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
31 - 25
Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW
27 - 24
Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ
26 - 24
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha
23 - 24
Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax
21 - 24
Virtus.pro will face iBUYPOWER in an elimination game with the winner advancing to the playoffs. fnatic's quarter-final will take place tomorrow with bracket drawn later tonight on ESL TV.