Titan move past Epsilon 2-0
Titan defeated Epsilon 2-0 (16-10 on de_dust2, 16-13 on de_cache) in the opening match of SLTV StarSeries XI Finals.
The first match in Kiev, Ukraine this weekend saw two of the three French teams in attendance cross paths, with Epsilon's new lineup taking on DreamHack Stockholm winners Titan.
Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli and Christophe "SIXER" Xia were making their debut for Epsilon, the latter also playing his first international CS:GO LAN. On the first map, de_dust2, their team managed to keep up the pace early on as Terrorists, evening the score out at 5-5 and 7-7 but still losing the first half 7-8.
Maniac had a great series in Titan's 2-0 win over Epsilon
However, the Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian double AWP combo looked as good as ever and kept going after the sides changed, with Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez chipping in with 13 second half kills. After winning the pistol Titan were in complete control, despite seeing Epsilon snatch a few rounds inbetween, and they won the first map 16-10.
Second map, de_cache, brought more of the same with Titan strolling to an early 10-2 lead as CTs. Epsilon didn't give up though, and they managed to take the last three rounds of the half, as well as the following pistol round to reduce the deficit to 10-6.
However, KQLY then scored 3 CZ75 kills at the A bombsite in the second round and practically paved the path for his team's victory. Titan reached match point at 15-9, after which MAJ3R saved his team from losing the match by winning a 1-on-2.
Epsilon kept their hope alive for three more rounds, but it was too late and the map ended 16-13 in favor of Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans' team.
K - D
Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS
50 - 30
Hovik 'KQLY' TovmassianKQLY
49 - 33
Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac
41 - 33
Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX
42 - 37
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ
22 - 32
Titan are still not done for the day, as they will meet either LDLC or Natus Vincere in the upper final at 19:00, while Epsilon will try to stay in the tournament tomorrow when they take on the loser of that match in the lower final.