fnatic win against OpTic; IMT beat AST

Round three of IEM Katowice's Day 1 started off with fnatic beating OpTic 16-10 on Train and Immortals winning 16-12 on Cache against Astralis.

OpTic started out as Terrorists on Train and it was Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas that managed to pull out a 1v2 to win the pistol round. The North American squad continued to win the following rounds as they had assured a 3-0 lead, but as the Swedish team bought guns they managed to tie the game.


fnatic could already smell their victory as they began as Terrorists

The North American team won the 7th round, but from that point onward the Swedish squad kept winning rounds until the 12th round. The scoreline was 7-5 and, by the end of first half, fnatic had guaranteed a five round margin in their favor.

The second pistol round had the attacking side execute B, but it wasn't enough to win it. Although they were on a force buy, the Swedish squad was able to win the following round. From that moment, fnatic only lost four more rounds as Terrorists, including one thanks to a triple kill by mixwell, and won the map for 16-10.

Matchpage
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1st March 2017
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Train
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 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 22 - 18 +4 94.8 1.27
United States William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH 15 - 20 -5 69.3 0.85
Canada Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF 14 - 17 -3 50.9 0.78
United States Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik 12 - 23 -11 59.2 0.68
United States Spencer 'Hiko' MartinHiko 8 - 18 -10 47.7 0.53
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 23 - 14 +9 96.5 1.41
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 22 - 17 +5 84.7 1.32
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 22 - 14 +8 75.6 1.29
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 18 - 14 +4 69.1 1.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 11 - 12 -1 68.8 0.99

Astralis began Cache on T-side. They secured the pistol round and the following two rounds, but the Brazilian's defense was too strong for the Danish side as they managed to get a four round lead as Counter-Terrorists – which included a AWP triple kill by Henrique "HEN1" Teles in the 10th round – until they finally lost one. 


fnx's new team has guaranteed their second Katowice victory

In the 12th round, Lucas "steel" Lopes won a 1v1 against Nicolai "device" Reedtz, which broke Astralis's economy and eventually made them lose first half for 11-4. device secured the second pistol round for his team with a triple kill, which eventually led them to a four round difference.

As the Brazilians bought AKs, an A execution had guaranteed them their first T-side round. Despite Immortals's effort, the Danish squad was able to win three straight rounds until they were losing for a 12-10 scoreline. Astralis lost the following one and the 25th as Lincoln "fnx" Lau's new team won a semi-buy for a 14-11 lead, and although Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's squad won one more, it was another semi-buy that had assured the match point for the Brazilians and eventually the map for 16-12.

Matchpage
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1st March 2017
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Cache
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 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Markus 'Kjaerbye' KjærbyeKjaerbye 20 - 18 +2 91.7 1.22
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 21 - 18 +3 71.8 1.18
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 20 - 20 0 79.7 1.05
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 17 - 21 -4 66.7 0.86
Denmark Lukas 'gla1ve' Rossandergla1ve 8 - 20 -12 39.2 0.54
 Immortals K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopessteel 23 - 16 +7 75.9 1.27
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Laufnx 18 - 20 -2 109.6 1.14
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1 19 - 17 +2 68.7 1.07
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1 19 - 16 +3 73.0 1.04
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 18 - 17 +1 66.5 0.97

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
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
784
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
961
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1403
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Lincoln 'fnx' Lau
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.17
nice
2017-03-01 17:38
is optic out?
2017-03-01 17:38
#38
fnx | 
Brazil Beicom 
yes
2017-03-01 17:49
#6
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Portugal SecretJo 
throw
2017-03-01 17:38
GG
2017-03-01 17:38
#12
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yes
2017-03-01 17:38
#13
Potti | 
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easy imt
2017-03-01 17:38
nice
2017-03-01 17:38
#16
fer | 
Brazil Ze_Pequeno 
NICE
2017-03-01 17:38
#17
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Denmark potatomato 
Nice.
2017-03-01 17:38
Time to change the IGL again it seems.
2017-03-01 17:38
#20
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India TsWaGg 
gg
2017-03-01 17:38
#21
North America Oakz 
tarik LUL
2017-03-01 17:38
8/20 xDDDDDDDD
2017-03-01 17:38
#25
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Brazil Dgk! 
"fnatic could already smell their victory as they began as Terrorists" LMAO
2017-03-01 17:38
#36
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Finland TomBale 
:D
2017-03-01 17:47
imt n1
2017-03-01 17:38
ASTRALIS CHOKE
2017-03-01 17:38
#28
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
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2017-03-01 17:38
Asthrowlis era kek <- this one kek kek kek kek
2017-03-01 17:39
#30
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World Sins 
HIKO 0.51 Elegigle
2017-03-01 17:39
#31
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Brazil Marcola 
Astralis top 1 LUL
2017-03-01 17:40
Very Surprised
2017-03-01 17:40
Nice pic choice for JW.
2017-03-01 17:40
#34
woxic | 
Turkey EydeX 
JW<3
2017-03-01 17:42
#39
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Brazil Charizaldo 
2 EZ
2017-03-01 17:50
nice astralis era kekek
2017-03-01 19:38
Steel best rated vs. Astralis What world is this?
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