OpTic blow past NRG, 2-0, to semis

OpTic made it to the semifinals—where they will play Heroic—after beating NRG in the last decider match of the day in Montreal. They won the first map, Dust2, 16-9, and followed it up on Cobblestone, 16-5.

OpTic and NRG came into this match having played three maps yesterday—one for Northern Arena and two for ECS—, with the former coming out on top on all three of them: Nuke, Cobblestone, and Cache. The first map of today’s best-of-three decider was one not played the day before, Dust2, in which NRG hoped to change yesterday’s dynamics. OpTic started out swimmingly winning the T side pistol round with tarik getting a triple, and then establishing an early lead with five straight rounds.

Three AWP frags by Peter "ptr" Gurney and two by Fatih "gob b" Dayik got NRG on the board, but were instantly reset by OpTic who scored three more rounds in a row to further their lead to 8-2. OpTic were then able to continuously find openings in the defense and ran away with the half not giving up any more rounds.


mixwell’s thirty bomb propelled OpTic past NRG on Dust2

Four glock headshots by ptr kept NRG alive, and the German-American team starting grinding their way back into the map round by round, winning seven of the first eight rounds. OpTic were finally able to squeeze in a second round to get 15, though, with a triple by Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas and Tarik "tarik" Celik cleaning up the last two NRG players pushing onto the A site from short. The map got closed off after NRG were unable to defend a 3vs3 afterplant in the B bombsite, with mixwell and tarik defusing the situation and the bomb without a hitch.

Cobblestone, the second map, was the closest one played yesterday, but it was eventually OpTic who came out on top. In the same manner, today OpTic started winning the pistol round on the terrorist side and got a quick 3-0 lead. A 1vs2 clutch by Jacob "FugLy" Medina in an afterplant situation kept NRG within reach early in the match.


stanislaw’s CT pistol round on Cobblestone was the nail in NRG’s coffin

After mixed results and a 4-3 lead, NRG were able to stop OpTic, who seemed to have trouble losing players early in the round on the default set-up, to tie it up 4-4 and put their rivals on an eco. With the game starting to go their way, NRG dropped the ball losing against an unarmored pistol buy and giving OpTic the chance to get back in the game. Finally, OpTic found their footing and got a 10-5 lead going into the switch.

Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz got three opening pistol kills with a huge flank, and closed the pistol round out with four tallies to keep OpTic’s momentum going. NRG tried to exploit A in the first gun round, but were forced to fall back towards drop and eventually long as their players perished one by one, and OpTic got themselves two rounds away from taking the series. Inevitably, OpTic rolled over NRG, 16-5, for a spot in the semifinals.

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 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 48 - 31 +17 114.7 1.63
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 41 - 20 +21 91.6 1.62
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw 40 - 20 +20 91.6 1.53
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 41 - 22 +19 83.6 1.49
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 27 - 26 +1 67.1 1.05
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurneyptr 26 - 35 -9 63.6 0.79
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 24 - 39 -15 76.2 0.72
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 29 - 42 -13 72.5 0.71
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 19 - 40 -21 56.8 0.63
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA 19 - 41 -22 53.0 0.53

 

Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellas
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Peter 'ptr' Gurney
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Canada Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1009
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Tarik 'tarik' Celik
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1198
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
NRG sucks super hard honestly. They need changes or something. Three EU players funded to be in the US and this team simply isn't any good and their best accomplishment on LAN was beating envyus once with their old roster. This NRG org has honestly made some really bad decisions in all games. Good job optic, hopefully they can do something this tournament.
2016-11-12 02:46
if NRG wants to win they need to kick legija and gob b is overrated af I'd rather see tabseN in attax or mouz
2016-11-12 02:45
#17
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
How does that help them win?
2016-11-12 03:09
I think nrg should kick legija and gob b They will need good igl maybe slemmy? hmm maybe daps?
2016-11-12 03:19
#20
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
Still doesn't help
2016-11-12 03:24
Optic performing well against NA as usual
2016-11-12 02:43
#3
L0NER | 
North America aidenkula 
OpTic and NRG put up a long and enjoyable series, best of luck to OpTic Gaming in the Semi-Finals, whilst NRG will go back home to their team house in Atlanta.
2016-11-12 02:44
A 2-0 without a map lasting more than 25 rounds is not a long series lmao
2016-11-12 08:44
lul
2016-11-12 02:43
ez
2016-11-12 02:43
I arent think that
2016-11-12 13:53
That's my M1xwell
2016-11-12 02:44
gob b and legija with the fifflaren stats
2016-11-12 02:43
#11
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Sweden lagcats 
holy shit optic
2016-11-12 02:43
#12
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North America S1lentz 
ez for OpTic
2016-11-12 02:44
#14
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Spain Alser 
mixwell performing in every map so far PogChamp. pls no choke in playoffs
2016-11-12 02:45
Just think of -denis +mixell on mouz, that would be sick.
2016-11-12 02:55
#16
North America Oakz 
+tabsen, i doubt mixwell would leave optic
2016-11-12 03:02
mixwell just doin his thing. impressive
2016-11-12 05:03
Fucking mixwell, he didn't came to get paid and be one more pro, he wants to take over.
2016-11-12 10:13
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