LDLC came out on top of the G2A Cup, powered by FACEIT, following a 3-0 victory over HellRaisers (16-10 on de_nuke, 16-7 on de_dust2 and 16-12 on de_cache).
After winning their first two matches of the tournament, against 3DMAX and mousesports, without dropping a single map, LDLC continued their excellent run of form and eased past HellRaisers, who fielded Egor "flamie" Vasilyev as a stand-in for Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov, on just three maps in this best-of-five contest.
The first map of the series was de_nuke, where LDLC turned in a disappointing display on the CT side, picking up just eight rounds. However, the Frenchmen turned up the heat as Terrorists and, powered by Richard "shox" Papillon and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, picked up a 16-10 victory to take a one-map lead.
LDLC kick off 2015 with a bang
Next came up de_dust2, where LDLC ran riot on the CT side and secured a whopping 14 rounds. HellRaisers still tried to respond but all they got was six rounds as LDLC ran out 16-7 winners.
The third map was de_cache, where, despite a strong display from Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, HellRaisers could not prevent LDLC from posting a 16-12 victory after going up 11-4 at the break.
K - D
Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz
60 - 45
Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-
63 - 46
Richard 'shox' Papillonshox
64 - 44
Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa
51 - 40
Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy
59 - 51
G2A Cup powered by FACEIT final standings:
1. LDLC - $5,000
2. HellRaisers - $3,000
3-4. mousesports - $1,000
3-4. dAT Team - $1,000