OpTic and Splyce victorious
The second day of the ESL One Cologne 2016 Major offline qualifier started out with a victory by OpTic against Fluffy Gangsters, by 16 – 9 on Train, followed by team Splyce defeating Renegades on Cobblestone on the last round of the map. The winners will be able to take a breath while the losers will be on the ropes as they will be facing elimination by giving up just one more map.
The favorites coming into the match, OpTic, started out on the right foot by winning the terrorist side pistol round on Train. They were then able to lock down the two anti-ecos and and the following two gun rounds.
An incredible four kill round with the AWP by Anatoliy "liTTle" Yashin stopped OpTic from keeping the streak going after five rounds, but OpTic regained control immediately by winning the sixth round executing on the outside bomb site and managing to take out all opposition after planting.
OpTic then kept abusing the A bomb site with FLuffy Gangsters unable to make plays to stop the North American side. The Russian team was able to soften the blow with a couple mid half rounds, particularly thanks to liTTle who managed to tally another four kill round before the half, which ended 9 – 6 for the Canadians.
Despite an impressive display by liTTle, FLG couldn’t match up to OpTic
FLuffy Gangsters flew out of the gate on the terrorist side pistol round, and won the two anti-ecos to tie the match up 9 – 9. Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas got two entry frags on the B bomb site to slow FLuffy Gangsters down, who were able to plant the bomb but were then unable to stop the defuse, giving the round over to the North American side.
Three kills by mixwell who was really finding his groove with the AWP on the inside bomb site put OpTic back in the driver’s seat with a two round lead, which became a seven round lead as OpTic put up the wall and closed the match out.
K - D
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell
23 - 13
Damian 'daps' Steeledaps
20 - 13
Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF
21 - 17
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw
15 - 16
William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH
13 - 15
K - D
Anatoliy 'liTTle' YashinliTTle
30 - 15
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper
15 - 15
Vladislav 'El Patron' KopitinEl Patron
11 - 19
Vladimir 'ROBO' NeskeyROBO
12 - 22
Roman 'roman' Redihinroman
6 - 21
The match between Renegades and Splyce started with the North American side taking the counter-terrorist pistol round with Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski getting three kills. After losing the next two eco rounds, Renegades were able to get their first point on the scoreboard as Aaron "AZR" Ward led the charge with a triple.
Renegades’ won another round before teams traded round 5 – 3. It would be Splyce, however, who would start to run away with the incident plagued match, particularly surprising as the American side started playing on the CT side on Cobblestone.
The side ended with Splyce ahead 10 – 5 and the Australian team in dire need of a strong CT side. It seemed putting in coach Nicholas "Peekay" Wise as an in game leader didn’t quite solve the team’s issues.
Splyce were able to close it out in the 30th round
Splyce executed A and won the pistol round, putting Renegades between a rock and a hard place, but the Australian team didn’t give up and took the eco round to the limit, despite Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill not being able to close out the round against Abraham "abE" Fazli.
Renegades went on to win the following eco, but then losing the next one to a force buy, giving Splyce a healthy 13 – 7 lead. A double entry with the AWP by Yaman "yam" Ergenekon pushing on sidewalk kept his team in contention and with hopes of bringing the map back.
|Splyce||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|David 'DAVEY' StaffordDAVEY||29 - 20||+9||91.3||1.31|
|Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' HeintzProfessor_Chaos||20 - 17||+3||84.3||1.23|
|Abraham 'abE' FazliabE||20 - 19||+1||81.0||1.15|
|Arya 'arya' Hekmatarya||20 - 20||0||64.9||1.01|
|Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR||16 - 17||-1||59.2||0.98|