HellRaisers over Space Soldiers, 2 - 0
HellRaisers knocked Space Soldiers down to the lower bracket, 2 - 0, on Nuke and Cobblestone at the PGL EU Minor in Bucharest. HellRaisers will go on to face GODSENT while Space Soldiers will meet the other Swedes, Epsilon.
The first map between HellRaisers and Space Soldiers was Nuke, a map that is known to be particularly strong for Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow and company. Patrik "Zero" Žúdel started out the fragging with a tec9 headshot on Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş who tried to get information in lobby, and thus giving HellRaisers the space needed to move in on Space Soldiers and take the first round.
Soon, HellRaisers had a five round lead over Space Soldiers, who seemed unable to stop their enemies’ aggressions until Ahmet "paz" Karahoca went big on A site with three kills to get the Turkish side on the board. Following that round, HellRaisers went for immediate outside control, gaining the advantage of having large areas of the map under their control. Coming in from every angle, HellRaisers were able to take out the Space Soldiers players one by one, resetting the Turkish team’s economy.
Down 8 – 1, Space Soldiers were finally to put a second one on the board with paz once again getting two frags and doing damage on the third in the A bomb site while Tugay "TuGuX" Keskin and Çağatay "DESPE" Sedef cleaned up. The next round ended up as a 2 vs. 1 situation with paz being the last man standing for Space Soldiers. A quick frag on Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz who was walking from squeaky to lobby and besting Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk in site gave paz enough time to defuse and tally another round.
HellRaisers finally closed the half 11 – 4. Space Soldiers were able to win the second pistol round, though, in an attempt to claw themselves back into the game. Space Soldiers managed to get up to seven 11 – 7 before HellRaisers put their twelfth on the board. HellRaisers were then able to put up the 13th, forcing Space Soldiers to a suboptimal buy. Space Soldiers won the round, keeping themselves alive and fighting to get back into the game. HellRaisers were finally able to close it 16 – 12.
HellRaisers were able to stick it out and close both comeback attempts by Space Soldiers
The second map, Cobblestone, started with Space Soldiers taking the pistol round, but HellRaisers immediately answered with a forcebuy win, and followed it up forcing Space Soldiers to go down in the scoreboard and have to eco. HellRaisers quickly ran away in the scoreboard, as they went up to and 8 – 2 lead after ten rounds of playing showing dominance over their Turkish rivals.
With 12 – 3 at the change Space Soldiers had to once again try and pull off a heroic comeback. Winning the pistol round was a first step, but winning the CT side on Cobblestone would still be quite a ways away. Six rounds later, Space Soldiers were starting to be on HellRaisers’ heels, winning round after round to a 12 – 9 score.
Unable to take a round, HellRaisers took a timeout, and this was the beginning of the end for Space Soldiers as HellRaisers then took four rounds to make it to 16 while Space Soldiers could only get to a total of 13, losing 2 – 0.