Flipsid3 send MVP packing
Flipsid3 Tactics defeat MVP Project with a 16-9 score on Mirage to keep themselves in the tournament.
Coming into the elimination match of Group B, it was FlipSid3 with the pressure on their backs as the CIS team is without a win in the last 15 matches - with a 20-1 map score since their victory over Ninjas in Pyjamas in the group stage of the last Major.
Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy's team got the pistol round to start the match off but MVP Project replied instantly with a force buy on the second round. With that round, the Koreans got to a 4-1 lead before FlipSid3 brought one back, only to be eco'ed on the following round.
It was Hyun-Pyo "XigN" Lee and Jung-Hyeon "rindA" Jeon with the five-seven double kills to win that round for MVP Project, but they didn't manage to hold the next round versus a mixed FlipSid3 buy.
That round reset the Koreans economy, but they managed another pistol buy victory with a three-man A main push that ended up flanking B1ad3 and Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin who were setting up in middle.
wayLander's team managed to break the negative trend versus MVP project
With three rounds lost to pistols in the first 10 it was looking grim for FlipSid3, a team that is usually good on Terrorist sides and in anti-eco's. But with clutches from WorldEdit and Yegor "markeloff" Markelov in the last rounds of the half they managed to get to a respectable 9-6 scoreline.
The CIS team took the momentum into the second half, getting the pistol and rolling to a 11-9 lead before MVP Project managed to get into a good situation on the Terrorist side.
The Koreans had 4v2 situation and the control of the B site, but decided to rotate to A where WorldEdit and Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen were waiting, presumably already given up on the round. With the clock ticking low, the CT players managed to get the enough kills to prevent the bomb plant, winning the round due to time running out.
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