Virtus.pro edge OpTic for NY semis
Virtus.pro survive a narrow 16-14 Cobblestone encounter with OpTic and become the last team in ESL One New York semi-finals.
Virtus.pro and OpTic vetoed their way to Cobblestone, where the former picked up an early 4-1 lead on the offence. Despite being on an eco, OpTic managed to turn the tide by rushing middle and coming out on top of a big fight, eventually equalizing the score at 4-4.
In the next several rounds, OpTic had to save weapons over and over to no avail, but the weapons they snatched away in an eco round at 8-4 allowed them to start racking up rounds. Keith "NAF" Markovic and Tarik "tarik" Celik put in 10 kills over the next three rounds, helping OpTic reach seven at halftime.
Virtus.pro barely survived the OpTic encounter
After the next two rounds were traded again, Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's team had to opt for two more ecos and OpTic grabbed their first lead in the match at 14-13. Virtus.pro finally put their foot down, defending B comfortably three rounds in a row for a narrow 16-14 victory.
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||26 - 18||+8||94.5||1.51|
|Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell||24 - 18||+6||78.9||1.32|
|Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw||20 - 20||0||74.6||1.09|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||22 - 19||+3||68.2||1.05|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||13 - 21||-8||58.5||0.88|
|Virtus.pro||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali||27 - 21||+6||98.5||1.47|
|Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ||16 - 20||-4||66.2||0.96|
|Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax||17 - 20||-3||57.3||0.95|
|Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO||17 - 23||-6||64.9||0.88|
|Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps||19 - 21||-2||60.3||0.84|
The final standings of the Swiss group stage are following:
Tomorrow's schedule looks as follows:
|17:00||Natus Vincere||vs. Liquid|