fnatic 1, VP 1 - group stage ends
Virtus.pro and fnatic split maps in the last match of the group stage (16-11 on Cobblestone, 13-16 on Mirage) to secure the top two spots in Group B.
The last match of the day, that would decide the final placings in group B, started off on fnatic's pick - Cobblestone.
The Swedes lost the pistol, but Dennis "dennis" Edman got three kills with a Deagle in the following round to allow his team to bounce straight back. After a tight start to the first half, Virtus.pro were the ones to build a lead on the Terrorist side of Cobblestone and go 9-4 up.
Virtus.pro were in control throughout the first half of Cobble
After a 5-10 first half, fnatic came in strong in the second, losing only one round out of the first five and equalizing the score at 11-11 thanks to the economy of the Poles getting reset.
Snax picked up two more kills in round 26 with some good positioning, getting the Poles on match point and allowing them to close out the map 16-11.
K - D
Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali
26 - 22
Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO
22 - 19
Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ
16 - 19
Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax
17 - 16
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps
15 - 16
With the first place in Group B already secured, Virtus.pro had little to play for in the second map. However, SK would be in Virtus.pro's side of the bracket if they were to lose Mirage, which might've motivated the Poles a bit.
After some technical issues and delays, the second map started with Filip "NEO" Kubski and co. being a bit slow out of the gates. Simon "twist" Eliasson was doing a lot of work for his team, putting fnatic 8-4 up.
It was to no avail, as the Swedes closed it out 16-13 in the end to get the second seed in group B.
K - D
Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist
31 - 21
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
27 - 17
Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis
21 - 18
Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0
20 - 18
John 'wenton' Erikssonwenton
13 - 20
The final standing in group B is as follows:
*fnatic are placed second due to having a better head-to-head result over SK (16-5, 9-16)
With the group stage ending, we will have the following matchups in the playoffs this weekend:
|Saturday, October 22nd|
|Sunday, October 23rd|
|Virtus.pro||vs. G2 - SK winner||BO3|
|Natus Vincere||vs. fnatic - Dignitas winner||BO3|