Round two at Northern Arena finished
The second round of matches at Northern Arena have finished - Immortals qualified for the playoffs while CLG and OpTic picked up their first wins.
In group A, the winners match was played between Immortals and NRG. Both teams won their opening matches comfortably, so it came down to a match on Cobblestone to see which team would seize the first spot in the group and qualify for the playoff stage.
The match started with a brilliant four-kill pistol round by Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninić that allowed NRG to take a 3-0 lead. Wilton "zews" Prado's troops quickly replied with three rounds of their own to tie up the score at 3-3, and a tight scoreline followed throughout the match.
boltz's force buy play allowed Immortals to close out the match
K - D
Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1
22 - 22
João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps
23 - 19
Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz
25 - 18
Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1
17 - 14
Wilton 'zews' Pradozews
20 - 17
The pick looked bad for Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas's team at first, but even though TSM were on seven map points, the OpTic players managed to keep their cool and claw their way to a 19-17 overtime win in the first map.
OpTic capitalised off of TSM's inability to close on two maps
The following map - Mirage, was a one-sided affair, with TSM ending the first half with a resounding 12-3 lead. OpTic tried to put up a fight, but Skyler "Relyks" Weaver and his new team managed to close it with a swift 16-6.
On the decider map, Train, TSM had a good start as Terrorists and ended the half with a 9-6 lead, but struggled to close out the map once again and allowed another comeback from OpTic, this time to a 16-14 victory.
K - D
William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH
71 - 59
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell
59 - 62
Damian 'daps' Steeledaps
57 - 60
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw
53 - 63
Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF
50 - 66
Meanwhile, the best-of-three Group A elimination match between CLG and the unknown Canadian side Synthetik was a quick one, with James "hazed" Cobb's side dealing with their opponents with a quick 2-0 (16-1 Cache, 16-8 Cobblestone) score and knocking them out of the tournament.
|CLG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta||58 - 17||+41||142.7||2.33|
|Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC||38 - 21||+17||81.5||1.40|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||29 - 21||+8||78.5||1.27|
|James 'hazed' Cobbhazed||27 - 18||+9||67.5||1.23|
|Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza||28 - 26||+2||87.5||1.18|