OpTic beat HR; to Cologne Major
OpTic Gaming are through to the ESL One Cologne Major after defeating HellRaisers 16-14 on Cache.
The match began with HellRaisers sucessfully retaking the B bombsite in the pistol round, with Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný picking up his first three frags. The European mixture went on to add the following two rounds to increase their advantage to 3-0, but when OpTic finally bought up they picked up a series of rounds to bring the deficit to a minimum.
HellRaisers then upped the pace and won six rounds in a row to take a commanding 10-3 lead before OpTic won the final two rounds of the half to keep themselves in the game, which was starting to look like a foregone conclusion.
OpTic secure Major spot
OpTic came out from the break with a fresh attitude and mindset, and they kept their defense tightened up rather well, never allowing HellRaisers to build on the few round wins that they managed to edge out.
Down 12-14, HellRaisers called a timeout to adjust their offense, but with almost no money in the bank they let OpTic reach match point. HellRaisers still tried to mount a last-gasp comeback and force overtime, but OpTic held on and ended the game in the last round of regulation.
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|25 - 15||+10||96.6||1.51|
|25 - 22||+3||83.3||1.17|
|19 - 22||-3||78.4||0.93|
|19 - 22||-3||69.4||0.92|
|17 - 20||-3||57.2||0.81|
|HellRaisers||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|28 - 21||+7||94.3||1.32|
|22 - 22||0||82.7||1.15|
|18 - 20||-2||67.3||0.95|
|15 - 21||-6||68.8||0.86|
|17 - 21||-4||51.9||0.80|
HellRaisers, who are now 2-2 in the qualifier, will fight for a spot at ESL One Cologne in the decider round, which starts at 20:00 .
The participants' list for the Major currently looks as follows:
|Ninjas in Pyjamas|| Offline Qualifier