LDLC to MLG final over dignitas

LDLC are through to the MLG X Games Aspen grand final following a 2-1 victory over dignitas (16-10 on de_dust2, 14-16 on de_inferno and 16-5 on de_cache).

Starting off on the Terrorist side on de_dust2, dignitas went for a mid-B split in the pistol round, and it almost worked out really well for them, but LDLC executed a great retake to deny the Danish team.

After losing the first eco round, dignitas went on a full buy, a move that did not pay off as they were left frustrated in the middle and then in short by Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer, who got four kills with the Famas.

In the following gun round, a teamkill from Richard "shox" Papillon in long early on almost proved costly, but Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey saved the day with two wallbang kills in the B doors when dignitas were entering the site.

With the scoreline 8-0 in favour of LDLC, dignitas managed to win back-to-back rounds after going for the B site twice, but the French side quickly regained control of the match and conceded just one more round before the break as they were leading 12-3 when switching to the Terrorist side.

The second half began with LDLC being completely slaughtered in B following a fast entry into the site, with Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen  playing a crucial role in stopping the rush with two important kills. Despite being on the brink of winning both anti-eco rounds, LDLC then showed some sloppy play in gun rounds, which allowed dignitas to reduce the deficit to 10-12.

In the 23rd round, LDLC got a free pass into short as dignitas placed three men in long, and that turned out to be the turning point in the game as the French team ended the Danes' winning streak and then picked up the following three rounds to run out 16-10 winners.

LDLC vs. Liquid

LDLC played really well on de_dust2

Next up was de_inferno, where LDLC, who started out on the Terrorist side, got off to a flying start, winning the pistol round without losing a single player as they pushed A.

After winning the first two anti-eco rounds, LDLC surprised everyone with a no-nonsense middle push that caught dignitas off-guard as the Danish team did not have enough time to use their grenades.

Double kills from Nicolai "device" Reedtz and René "cajunb" Borg then gave dignitas their first round of the map, but the Danish team’s recovery was short lived as LDLC got another round on the board following an A split. It was only then that dignitas finally managed to get their game going and to use their grenades to halt LDLC’s rushes, which allowed Finn "karrigan" Andersen’s men to pick up five rounds in a row and take a 6-5 lead.

A triple kill from Happy during an A push then levelled the score on six rounds. The two teams then exchanged some rounds, but in the end dignitas secured a narrow 8-7 lead, a scoreline that certainly made LDLC’s players very happy as they were about to play on the highly-favoured CT side.

LDLC picked up where they had left off and won the pistol round to restore parity on eight rounds. A third-round buy from dignitas stunned their opponents and set the score at 9-9, but then a quad kill from Happy in B put the French side back in the lead.

After taking an 11-9 lead, LDLC then conceded two rounds in a row following two B pushes from dignitas, but the French side immediately regained some momentum thanks to kioShiMa’s triple kill in the middle. dignitas then tied it up 12-12 following yet another B push. Back-to-back rounds then went to LDLC, but dignitas won the last four rounds of the map to take the game to de_cache.

dignitas

dignitas equalised the series

The final map of the series was de_cache, where dignitas, who began on the CT side, were punished for their aggressive play in the pistol round as LDLC entered the A site easily, with Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt getting four kills to his name.

LDLC piled some more pressure on their opponents after the first gun round, which they won thanks to a quad kill from kioShiMa. It was only after dignitas found themselves trailing 0-5 that they finally managed to get their first round of the map, but LDLC immediately regained control of proceedings, this way breaking the Danish team's economy.

Despite some good individual actions - which included a quad kill from Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth in the 14th round -, dignitas only managed to get four rounds on the board in the first half as LDLC seemed to have one foot in the grand final.

In the second half, LDLC further enlarged their lead by taking the opening four rounds of the half. dignitas still managed to get one round, but all they did was delay the inevitable as the Frenchmen picked up a 16-5 victory to progress to the grand final, in which they will face NiP.

Matchpage
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1
25th January 2015
16
Dust2
10
14
Inferno
16
16
Cache
5

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1452
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1576
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.17
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1253
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
baguette ftw
2015-01-25 06:17
#8
World Soupy 
NiP vs LDLC. :D One hell of a match !
2015-01-25 06:18
expected
2015-01-25 06:17
LDLC ez Edit: Also, Dignitas choke so hard.
2015-01-25 06:19
Dig need more practice to become big.
2015-01-25 06:18
#23
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Denmark fyhn 
Honestly they, and by they I in particular mean device, just needs to stop choking in playoffs. I don't think any amount of practice will fix that.
2015-01-25 06:45
I think dignitas has mentality problem in playoffs
2015-01-25 08:25
nah, they had more than enough time, also with fetish, they just don't have the quality to make it to the finals, top 4 forever...
2015-01-25 11:26
#47
Denmark sFn 
They have the quality... They just choke everytime they get to playoffs..
2015-01-25 12:41
French 3 op 5 me
2015-01-25 06:21
cancer confirmed
2015-01-25 06:21
#CHOKEDEVICE
2015-01-25 06:21
gj
2015-01-25 06:21
gg wp dignitas next major coming Need more practice
2015-01-25 06:23
woop woop
2015-01-25 06:27
THIS FINAL IS GOING TO BE HUGE BOYS ! Don't disappointed me swedaguettes.
2015-01-25 06:30
Happy was really the man who kept them on track. Without his impressive performance, I think dignitas would have had a chance. Also, really sloppy plays on inferno, it should have been something 16-7 or 16-9 for LDLC if they had stayed focused. Anyway, let's hope for a great final!
2015-01-25 06:32
gl vs. fnatic. They're gonna need it.
2015-01-25 06:32
The DH winter rematch is real
2015-01-25 06:34
n1
2015-01-25 06:38
wp
2015-01-25 06:45
#25
New Zealand Ajgi 
Kek
2015-01-25 07:31
gg ldlc <3
2015-01-25 07:57
No dignitas stop chokey, no bignitas go pokey.
2015-01-25 08:26
Once again Dignitas eliminated before the final. Sad :<
2015-01-25 09:12
Dignitas were absolute trash this game. They kept making the same mistakes. Their aim was also pretty fucking awful.
2015-01-25 09:15
They played well vs C9, the game I bet against Dignitas :( - Bet Shahzam added to his skin collection ;)
2015-01-25 09:30
#34
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
back to semifinal choke boys karrigan on bottom instead of fetish, device just above him.
2015-01-25 09:40
#35
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
forever semifinalists .... however gl in future ... nice potential but Dig need to do something more than just pooling out from Semifinals
2015-01-25 10:00
Stats?
2015-01-25 11:21
#41
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
watch twitter block on left side of website main page, stats are always updated faster there pbs.twimg.com/media/B8LAyFVCUAAZC2v.png
2015-01-25 11:49
Thank you mate.
2015-01-25 14:57
that 2K spray on cache by Happy with Famas vs 2 dignitas players who were on top of A site red box!!
2015-01-25 11:43
LDLC I love u. Its ur champ.
2015-01-25 11:44
#42
ZywOo | 
France Puppet* 
expected
2015-01-25 11:57
If LDLC win the lan, Happy MVP for sure, if not already !
2015-01-25 12:14
#44
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World LeviathaNz 
Happy again, what a fucking monster...! Stood awake to see that game and he has been on fire still, this guy will never stop :D
2015-01-25 12:18
chokerino is back
2015-01-25 12:21
#46
f0rest | 
Serbia dankooo 
happy again...
2015-01-25 12:39
#48
hed0r | 
Afghanistan gaIaxies 
Device need to stop wasting his talent on AWP seriously
2015-01-25 13:43
#52
Lithuania eVey 
2015-01-25 15:58
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