OpTic send G2 packing
OpTic Gaming have moved into the fourth round of ESL One New York after beating G2 Esports 16-7 on Cache.
The first elimination match of the day in New York pitted G2 Esports, coming off a disappointing 7-16 beating at the hands of Team Liquid, against OpTic Gaming, who had been thrashed by fnatic in the previous round of matches.
The French team started out the brighter of the two sides as they won the opening pistol round thanks to a trio of kills from Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro during an A retake. After losing an eco round, OpTic went on a full buy, a gamble that paid off as they won the round without losing a single man.
G2 looked to be in a great position to win the next round after Richard "shox" Papillon landed a double AWP kill through the door inside A, but Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas stepped up to the plate and won a 1v2 clutch to equalise the score and break the Frenchmen's economy.
OpTic pick up their first win in New York
OpTic continued amassing rounds, forcing G2 to call a tactical pause while down 2-7. A 1v3 clutch from William "RUSH" Wierzba was further evidence of the state of disarray G2's players were in as the North Americans picked up 12 of the final 13 rounds of the half to take a commanding lead going into the second half.
The home side piled more misery on their opponents in the second half by winning the pistol round with an A retake before taking the next two rounds to reach match point. With G2 having no margin for error, their offense finally came to life, but it was too little, too late, as OpTic hammered the final nail into the Frenchmen's coffin to move on to the next round.
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell||20 - 12||+8||108.0||1.54|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||20 - 15||+5||88.3||1.40|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||19 - 15||+4||73.7||1.34|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||16 - 16||0||90.0||1.26|
|Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw||16 - 13||+3||68.3||1.11|
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Richard 'shox' Papillonshox||19 - 18||+1||88.0||1.13|
|Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM||21 - 19||+2||97.3||1.12|
|Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy||11 - 19||-8||69.9||0.72|
|Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz||11 - 17||-6||56.0||0.70|
|Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK||9 - 18||-9||54.8||0.65|
The standings of ESL One New York's group stage, two matches into the third round, are: