LDLC see off Virtus.pro
LDLC made it three in a row for them at the FACEIT LAN Finals following a comfortable 16-7 victory on de_cache.
After moving past Cloud9 in their first two matches in Milan, LDLC continued on a roll and secured a place in the semi-finals with a victory over Virtus.pro on the Polish side's own choice of map.
LDLC got off to a great start and won the opening three rounds despite playing on the less-favoured Terrorist side, but in the first gun round Filip "NEO" Kubski, calm and collected as ever, won a 1-on-2 situation after taking down the first opponent and then defusing through the smoke.
It was NBK's time to shine
Virtus.pro managed to turn things around and take a 4-3 lead, but a 1-on-3 clutch from Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey in B put a stop to the Poles' winning streak. LDLC continued to pile the pressure on their opponents and eventually picked up a 9-6 lead going into the second half.
In the pistol round, Virtus.pro played it slowly in an attempt to get some information from their opponents. They eventually pushed A but were stomped by LDLC's players. After losing the first eco round, Virtus.pro went for an early buy, but they were once again denied entrance into the A bombsite.
A 1-on-2 clutch from Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski at 14-6 gave Virtus.pro their first round of the half, but that did little in the way of bothering LDLC, who kept their cool and won the next two rounds with ease.
K - D
Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-
27 - 14
Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa
16 - 11
Richard 'shox' Papillonshox
16 - 10
Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz
17 - 13
Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy
16 - 11