Vega Squadron edge CLG on Mirage
Vega Squadron defeated CLG 16-14 on Mirage in their first match at the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier.
At the beginning of Mirage between CLG and Vega Squadron, the two teams were even at 3-3 following the Americans' pistol round win while the Russian side got the first two gunrounds and an anti-eco on the defense.
The next two rounds were exchanged, as Kenneth "koosta" Suen stepped up with a quad-kill with the AWP, while Dmitriy "jR" Chervak and Nikolay "mir" Bityukov defended B with each player getting a double.
Thanks to an eco round victory, in which Yassine "Subroza" Taoufik got a double with a stolen AWP, CLG began running away with the half with koosta getting a triple on their way to 8-4. However, the last three rounds went the way of Vega Squadron, who then also clinched the second pistol round to get their first lead in the match.
mir led the way as Vega Squadron defeated CLG
Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov and company snatched away the first gunround as well despite Subroza getting two opening kills, but four more kills from the 19-year-old over the next two rounds, one of which was a forcebuy, equalized the score at 11-11.
mir continued to play well and clutched a 1v2, while James "hazed" Cobb got four quick kills in the next round, which sent Vega Squadron on a double eco. With a couple of attacks towards A, the Russians managed to reach match point and finished the map off at 16-14.
K - D
Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta
28 - 21
Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan
23 - 21
Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza
23 - 22
Stephen 'reltuC' CutlerreltuC
15 - 21
James 'hazed' Cobbhazed
17 - 22
With half of the matches of the first round being over, the standings are following: