GODSENT & iGame.com win in Kiev
GODSENT and iGame.com advanced to the quarter-finals at the WESG Europe & CIS Regional Finals and qualified for the WESG Global Finals.
The knockout stage has started in Kiev as the third seed in Group A GODSENT took on Group B's second seed Astralis while .Norway who finished second in Group C went up against the third-placed team in Group D iGame.com.
Astralis had an imperious start against GODSENT, winning 16-5 on Dust2. The situation was the same on Mirage as the Danes led 13-2 at halftime but Finn "karrigan" Andersen & company evaporated, allowing a comeback which resulted in a 16-14 GODSENT victory.
Kjaerbye thinking back to his tweet
|GODSENT||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||61 - 56||+5||91.2||1.16|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||57 - 51||+6||83.5||1.08|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||51 - 55||-4||72.8||0.93|
|Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder||40 - 59||-19||54.5||0.73|
|Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax||39 - 56||-17||51.3||0.70|
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice||72 - 45||+27||89.7||1.39|
|Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye||63 - 50||+13||94.0||1.26|
|Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan||63 - 48||+15||76.1||1.13|
|Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x||37 - 51||-14||54.8||0.82|
|Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh||41 - 54||-13||57.0||0.82|
.Norway secured the first map against iGame.com with a 16-10 scoreline but the Finns came back to take Dust2. Sami "xseveN" Laasanen's team were comfortable on Train and won the series 2-1, advancing to the quarter finals. They also qualified for the $1.5m WESG Global Finals.
|iGame.com||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Saku 'SAGGERTON' JokinenSAGGERTON||62 - 53||+9||82.8||1.22|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||62 - 51||+11||94.0||1.18|
|Lasse 'ZOREE' UronenZOREE||42 - 51||-9||63.8||0.96|
|Slaava 'Twista' RäsänenTwista||44 - 46||-2||61.2||0.95|
|Eetu 'sAw' SahasAw||41 - 50||-9||70.0||0.94|
|.Norway||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||53 - 54||-1||81.5||1.07|
|Bjoern 'Skurk' MaarenSkurk||52 - 51||+1||80.2||1.06|
|Pål 'Polly' KammenPolly||50 - 47||+3||69.4||1.04|
|Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem||53 - 52||+1||76.0||0.99|
|Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO||43 - 48||-5||67.3||0.95|
These are the teams who are locked in for the $1.5 million finals:
Two quarter-finals will be next in Kiev and you can follow these series by going to our match page.
BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.