TSM beat G2; to IEM final

TSM are through to the IEM San Jose grand final after seeing off G2 by a 2-1 scoreline (5-16 on de_cache, 16-7 on de_overpass and 16-6 on de_mirage).

The opening semi-final brought together two teams who had faced each other during the group stage of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca. Back then, TSM passed the test with flying colors, so the question heading into the series was whether G2 had learned lessons from that match, now with a slightly different roster.

The opening map, de_cache, began with G2 winning the pistol round and the following two anti-eco rounds to start off the game with a 3-0 lead. Despite losing the first gun round, G2 continued their impressive run, with the scoreline blooming to a 5-1 advantage for them. A force buy from TSM in the seventh round paid dividends and powered the team to reduce the gap to two rounds, but G2 rallied back and set the score at 8-3.

The following round went TSM's way, but the Danish team were unable to build on that win as Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad pulled off an insane 1vs3 clutch, with G2 taking a 10-5 lead into the break. The second half was a complete blowout as G2 did not give their opponents any room to operate, winning six rounds in a row to complete a 16-5 victory.

G2 won the first map of the series 

Map number two, de_overpass, began with G2 taking bragging rights first following a successful pistol round, but then they were caught off-guard by TSM's force buy, with René "cajunb" Borg getting three kills to his name. The Danish team won five of the following six rounds to bring the scoreline to 6-2, when a quad kill from Philip "aizy" Aistrup put G2 right back in the game. However, the Danish team did not take their foot off the gas and closed out the half with a commanding 11-4 lead.

Things went from bad to worse for G2, who were slaughtered in the pistol round, but they replied right after on the back of a fierce force buy. The former Kinguin side picked up a couple more rounds to cut the gap to 7-12 before TSM won four straight rounds to tie up the series 1-1.

It all came down to de_mirage, where TSM got off to a great start, winning the first three rounds after a bloodbath in the A site in the pistol round. Once they bought up, G2 looked much livelier as they equalised the score at 3-3, but TSM embarked on a fantastic run that propelled them into a 9-3 lead, forcing G2 to call a tactical pause. The pep talk paid off as it allowed the team to work out their problems and win the final two rounds to make it 5-10.

TSM advance to the grand final 

TSM bust out of the gates with an impressive A push in the pistol round that G2 could not do anything against. Even when they bought up, G2 were outclassed, with TSM giving up just one round before sealing an impressive 16-6 success.

22nd November 2015

 TSM K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 58 - 38 +20 - 1.31
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 55 - 43 +12 - 1.21
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 55 - 44 +11 - 1.19
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 44 - 47 -3 - 0.97
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 37 - 46 -9 - 0.79
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 54 - 51 +3 - 1.12
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 47 - 46 +1 - 1.02
Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' BillMaikelele 48 - 46 +2 - 1.00
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain 37 - 52 -15 - 0.76
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox 32 - 54 -22 - 0.61

Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
René 'cajunb' Borg
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Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
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Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
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Mexico Jordi 
RIP TSM CS [*] Last tournament as TSM organization tho
2015-11-22 22:35
Russia Lifa 
[*] #1 comment
2015-11-22 22:39
mexico do you have visa ?
2015-11-22 22:39
2015-11-22 22:53
ahahahaha LMAO
2015-11-22 23:32
Turkey Mustafa- 
2015-11-22 22:34
Bosnia and Herzegovina anteS 
2015-11-22 22:34
Mom get the cam
2015-11-22 22:35
Russia stat1c 
2015-11-22 22:35
fox on bottom, expected.
2015-11-22 22:35
fox was so bad
2015-11-22 22:36
2015-11-22 22:52
Norway eved 
fox at his best
2015-11-22 22:36
Keiti | 
Canada Lizzie 
fox -22
2015-11-22 22:36
0.61 fox....
2015-11-22 22:36
Denmark b0ychild 
fox cant perform vs tier1 teams, imo -fox +pimp or +s1mple
2015-11-22 22:36
"can't perform against tier1 teams" was 2nd best in G2 (dennis was 1st) and top fraggin' vs EnVyUs less than a month ago he was also the top fragger for G2 in 4 out of their 9 maps at the Cluj major. but nt
2015-11-22 22:49
Spain Alser 
2015-11-22 23:46
ez & expected
2015-11-22 22:37
2015-11-22 22:37
Well played guys. Expected a really tough one on cache, but you showed up on the last two maps and closed out the game fairly easy. Good to see Karrigan hitting his late 1.6 form and if continues this way, tsm might reach even new heights. Good job guys, looking forward to the final game.
2015-11-22 22:37
-fox + s1mple pls
2015-11-22 22:37
tsm win the grand final eZ pZ 1emon qUezy
2015-11-22 22:39
all the retarded 12 y olds complaining about fox as usual. first time in ages he is in bottom and they emerge from the shadows to hate. get a fucking life kids
2015-11-22 22:39
Dropping truth bombs.
2015-11-23 02:40
final is gonna be tsm navi, hope i can stay awake for this bo5
2015-11-22 22:40
fox carry
2015-11-22 22:41
First time cajun has showed up big for TSM since July
2015-11-22 22:42
now all of a sudden is -fox again but rain that has been playing bad for a while its totally fine, nice mentality hltv kids
2015-11-22 22:50
i dont know were rain has been playing bad? + his calling now, so he cant focus to much on his fragging.
2015-11-22 22:55
They said he doesn't really call, rain just says a basic strat at the beginning of the round then everybody makes mid round calls. No excuses bud.
2015-11-22 22:59
who said he doesn't really call? in a interview 1 day ago after g2 beat clg, rain said that he isn't comfortable with being the igl. so calm down fanboy.
2015-11-22 23:02
nt but maikelele said it himself youtu.be/K8UnV9042X0?t=73
2015-11-23 02:42
World lrf 
They need to get someone to be a dedicated IGL (maybe a coach), it is really hurting rains game.
2015-11-22 22:55
+pronax in 2016 you mean?
2015-11-23 01:27
fox is amazing player, that last game isn't the best ofc not, but previous games he's a great guy and he's a great player, just a bad game, sh1t happens..
2015-11-22 22:59
-fox +s1mple
2015-11-22 23:00
Fox over rated AF.
2015-11-22 23:00
They cant let rain call the shots for much longer. It hurts his game, and as we all know he is a amongst the best players in the world right now in terms of raw skill. Get rid of the manager and bring in an dedicated IGL.
2015-11-22 23:14
United Kingdom Dird 
remove fox and add a scandi pls
2015-11-22 23:34
-fox +pronax pls make it happen
2015-11-22 23:49
African Union pepejerky 
the picture looks like TSM lose Kappa
2015-11-22 23:53
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
-fox + Delpan g2 please..
2015-11-23 00:05
fnatic having two squads: fnatic.swe and fnatic.dnk
2015-11-23 00:10
-fox +schneider -maikelelelelele +pronax
2015-11-23 01:40
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