SK edge out Immortals
SK defeated Immortals in Group B's elimination match 2-0 (Cache 16-9, Train 16-14) to advance to the re-match with dignitas, which will be played at the end of the day.
Group B's elimination match started on Cache, where SK got a huge lead early on after winning the pistol and the two of the first three gunrounds. It wasn't until 7-1 when Immortals got back on their feet after a big fight in middle which yielded them two rounds.
After SK surprised with a forcebuy victory on B, Immortals got three of the last four rounds for respectable six rounds on the CT side. SK snatched the second pistol round, and Marcelo "coldzera" David and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo put up individual plays (a quad and a triple) for a 14-6 lead.
The following two rounds were split evenly, as Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles and João "felps" Vasconcellos combined for five kills while Fernando "fer" Alvarenga got a triple with a stolen AK, and Immortals managed to delay for a couple of rounds, but it was all for naught as another eco round went SK's way for a 16-9 win on map one.
The start of Train saw the teams trading three for three rounds as Immortals got the pistol round while SK snatched the first two full buys away. The teams then traded two for two rounds before FalleN tipped the scales in his team's favor with a 1v2 defuse in a smoke during an anti-eco round.
SK survived the Brazilian battle for survival
FalleN put in two more big plays before the half ended, a triple at 8-5 and another nearly unwinnable 1v2 clutch on the B bombsite for a 9-6 half on the defense.
With an aggressive push towards stairs, Immortals got the second pistol and equalized the score at 9-9. SK won the first gunround in return, but then Lucas "steel" Lopes stepped up with five kills in the next two rounds on the B bombsite for a 12-10 lead.
SK then got three rounds in a row to regain the lead before steel showed up with another big play, a quad-kill on the B bombsite once again. felps' three kills then forced SK on a shoddy buy with three rifles and two Tec-9's, but it worked out as this time they managed to make the B bombsite attack work.
Immortals then took too long to attempt a 3v3 retake on A, which sent them on a poor buy for the last round. LUCAS1' double with a Deagle gave them a chance to take the match to overtime, but Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and FalleN managed to win the 2v4 to advance to Group B's decider at 16-14, 2-0.
K - D
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
54 - 38
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
38 - 34
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
33 - 34
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
34 - 36
Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox
32 - 39