fnatic knock Misfits out
The second match of the day, which had fnatic and Misfits going up against each other, ended up with the Swedes taking it on Mirage, 16-9.
The first round of the second elimination match of the day went down to the last second, as Robin "flusha" Rönnquist was able to win a 1vs2 after plant situation by killing "" as he was defusing, to secure the first round for fnatic.
The Swedes were able to take the first gun round thanks to three big entries by Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, rolling over the North American side and winning the following eco for a 5-0 lead. An aggressive push in apartments by Jesper "JW" Wecksell in the following round got him killed, and Misfits were able to get on the board after materializing on their advantage.
A triple by Skyler "Relyks" Weaver on the seventh round stopped fnatic, and the North Americans chained a second round to bring it to 5-2. The Swedes, however, struck right back with a swift A takeover, which started a roll for fnatic, as the Swedes went on to win three in a row for an 8-2 lead.
olofmeister put the pressure on early
Down by six, Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan and Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken were able to retake a B plant after taking JW out to stay in the game. With 4-9 on the board, Misfits took a timeout to try and end the half with enough rounds to at least compete with fnatic in the second half. The Swedes had none of it, though, and closed it 11-4.
The second pistol round went to Misfits, who were able to win the first round of the second half and followed it up winning the anti-ecos, clawing their way back to a 7-11 deficit. With a smooth execute on B, Misfits were able to further shorten the distance with fnatic on the first buy round.
Key moment: olofmeister burst into the A site during the first buy round of the match, getting three early kills and setting the pace for himself and the rest of the team in the first half of the match, which ended 11-4.
K - D
Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK
21 - 18
Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz
19 - 13
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM
14 - 19
Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks
9 - 21
Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res
8 - 23