G2 beat SK; to StarSeries playoffs

G2 are the second team through to the playoffs at the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 finals after defeating SK Gaming 16-8 on Overpass.

The match began at a frantic pace as the teams struggled to stamp their authority on the game, with rounds going back and forth following strong individual plays.

With the scoreline reading 3-2 in favor of G2, Kenny "kennyS" Schrub got two peek kills with the AWP to give his team the first two-round lead of the game, with Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro following that up with a clean sweep ace, forcing SK to call a tactical pause.

G2 continued picking up rounds and eventually jumped out to a 7-2 lead. SK then brought that streak to an end after overturning a 3vs5 situation, but they were unable to build on that win as the Frenchmen hit back in the following round thanks to a double spraydown from bodyy. G2's defence was simply impenetrable, and they ultimately finished the first half with 12 rounds on the board.


G2 advance to the playoffs in Kiev 

Epitacio "TACO" de Melo turned hero in the pistol round as CT, denying Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt the ace with a great headshot to give his team some breathing room. SK put together a small run of rounds and reduced the deficit to 7-12, but then G2 won three in a row to hit match point.

SK still found a lifeline with a shoddy buy thanks to a last-minute kill from Fernando "fer" Alvarenga onto G2's man carrying the bomb, but the Frenchmen would win the following round to book passage to the playoffs.

PoTM: Richard "shox" Papillon was 18:0 in the rounds that G2 won, which speaks volumes about his contribution. He was G2's top fragger and also had a crucial triple kill in the fourth round, which marked the beginning of a great run from his team.

Brazil
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France
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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 23 - 8 +15 94.6 1.59
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 21 - 16 +5 96.4 1.44
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 21 - 12 +9 82.8 1.40
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 21 - 16 +5 96.8 1.32
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 16 - 17 -1 74.2 1.00
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 22 - 19 +3 90.4 1.29
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 11 - 17 -6 67.4 0.80
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 16 - 22 -6 72.1 0.70
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 11 - 24 -13 56.6 0.62
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 9 - 20 -11 45.0 0.58

With only one match remaining today, the Swiss group stage's standings now look as follows:

3W-0L 2W-1L 1W-1L 1W-2L 0W-3L
CIS Natus Vincere  Europe FaZe
Denmark Astralis Korea MVP Project  China TYLOO
France G2 Europe HellRaisers
Sweden fnatic Brazil Immortals China UYA
  Denmark North
Kazakhstan Gambit
  Sweden NiP
United States CLG
  Brazil SK
Poland Virtus.pro 
France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1652
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
957
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1531
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1107
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1542
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
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Sweden Daquan 
G2 top 1? I are think that PoTM: Richard "shox" Papillon was 18:0 in the rounds that G2 won, which speaks volumes about his contribution. Wow!
2017-04-06 20:06
why did SK ban train against G2...
2017-04-06 20:03
its about the games they play right before the events, bootscamps and so, one of the casters said that g2 crush every team on train.
2017-04-07 05:32
#25
France Bouf 
mad brazilians inc
2017-04-06 20:03
So happy that both my favourite teams Navi and G2 are both making playoffs rn and in such a fashion of 3-0. g2 lost a total of 13 rounds i think during groups lol.
2017-04-06 20:04
17 i think : 6 8 and 3
2017-04-06 20:13
ye u r right. nonetheless its still rlly impressive and a rlly dominant performance. I really hope that it would be a NaVi v G2 final. Would be so dope.
2017-04-06 20:15
Indeed. But i have the feeling one of those 2 will face VP in quarter
2017-04-06 21:05
16: 6,2,8
2017-04-06 20:43
#123
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Poland kapoo 
that's 11
2017-04-07 07:13
super team
2017-04-06 20:05
ez
2017-04-06 20:03
#5
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Switzerland Jubei 
ez
2017-04-06 20:03
#7
Estonia csRas 
Bodyy and KennyS shake lul
2017-04-06 20:03
It will become a meme soon
2017-04-07 04:51
GOD BnTeT
2017-04-07 16:06
jurrrr indo juga wakakakkkaa
2017-04-07 17:42
wakakakakakak
2017-04-07 23:06
#8
shox | 
Sri Lanka tr1gg3r 
an easy win - as expected
2017-04-06 20:03
GG
2017-04-06 20:03
#12
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United Kingdom Recks 
PZEZ for Superteam G2
2017-04-06 20:03
n1
2017-04-06 20:03
bodyyyy
2017-04-06 20:03
#15
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Israel Netanyahu 
Nice
2017-04-06 20:03
easy
2017-04-06 20:03
expected
2017-04-06 20:03
tier 2 team
2017-04-06 20:03
ez
2017-04-06 20:03
well played
2017-04-06 20:03
superteam
2017-04-06 20:03
#24
smooya | 
Indonesia rimusi 
GG G2
2017-04-06 20:03
#26
Europe bueR 
#1 team
2017-04-06 20:03
#27
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Australia DabBoy 
Ez
2017-04-06 20:03
#28
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Romania pRagmA 
GG
2017-04-06 20:03
#29
es3tag | 
Germany vipitis 
french revolution!!
2017-04-06 20:03
G2 to strong
2017-04-06 20:03
#31
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Sweden Div-\ 
G2 looking quite scary, only 16 round losses in 3 matches.
2017-04-06 20:03
#59
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Europe MyNameIsWho 
navi lost 15 at the major but still got eliminated at quarterfinals
2017-04-06 20:08
#63
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Sweden Div-\ 
Yeah, as in the case of Navi we cannot say for example how deep is their map pool or how well they'll do in a BO3, but they show some promise :)
2017-04-06 20:08
#67
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Malaysia gkshiang 
Looking solid so far, hope G2 will perform as well against Top 3 teams
2017-04-06 20:10
#32
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Poland mamba99999 
Totally expected, the super-team is going to win the whole thing.
2017-04-06 20:03
#33
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Armenia cGev 
Hype2
2017-04-06 20:03
supreme game from G2 <3
2017-04-06 20:04
Ez 4 ShoxieJesus RAPEX NBKING- Godyy KennyGod
2017-04-06 20:04
Not sure what's going on with Fallen,he used to be godlike. ):
2017-04-06 20:04
Fallen is starting to fall into the same scenario seang is in, great strategic mind, but aim is going away. I think he should take a step back from playing and become SK's coach and bring in HEN1. I think SK would go back to dominating people again. Just my 2 cents though...
2017-04-06 20:08
You might be right, but I thought Seang was still doing ok in Misfits? And that leaves Immortals with nothing ^^ It's just that everytime I see fallen pick up the AWP, I expect at least 2-3 kills yaknow. I guess we've been spoilt by his previous form.
2017-04-06 20:12
SK without fallen won't be top 10
2017-04-06 21:29
#41
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Belgium GQHAN 
I'm so proud of them. A phenomenal match for G2. They impress me with their behavior. FalleN is joking about the result (16:3), VP's players doing it as well (Snax, pasha for example) while the French keep calm and just do step by step.
2017-04-06 20:05
#43
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Portugal dracø 
Proper lanliners. Impressive showing so far. I wonder how they'll perform when they have a bad start in a game tho, previous g2 used to shut down pretty fast, especially if it happened in the T side.
2017-04-06 20:04
They lost both pistol round in this game, that as bad as you can say
2017-04-07 04:58
#120
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Portugal dracø 
But they won a force, broke sk's economy and ended up in a position of strenght from the start. I recall a game in de_train where shox just tilted out of the server after the 1st gun round and their T side was simply non existent from there. Wanna see if they fixed it with the new lineup. That's what I was refering to as a bad start :>
2017-04-07 05:15
#44
s1mple | 
World Stoos 
bodyy proved he is good enough to play in this line up
2017-04-06 20:04
#62
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Malaysia gkshiang 
He definitely has stepped up compared to the Pro League matches recently.
2017-04-06 20:08
#45
Spain SR4 
Brazilian CS in 2017 LUL
2017-04-06 20:04
#46
Ethiopia xohs 
EZ FOR: shoxieJESUS pennyS NBKING GODYY RAPEX Coach: Will SmithZz
2017-04-06 20:04
#48
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Brazil vass28 
well deserved if continues like that, I would say: - fallen (coach) + kNg - taco + boltz/fnx
2017-04-06 20:05
#73
FalleN | 
Brazil Lk1Ng 
kng LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL
2017-04-06 20:13
#86
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Brazil vass28 
hen1 dont play without lucas kNg in my opinion is much better than yel So who do you suggest if fallen continue to play like shit?
2017-04-06 20:53
Kng????? No OMG
2017-04-06 20:30
#87
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Brazil vass28 
#86
2017-04-06 20:54
#50
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France rsi_rise 
GG!
2017-04-06 20:05
#51
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Denmark regnant 
Promising showings at LAN boys
2017-04-06 20:05
#54
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Malaysia gkshiang 
G2 putting up solid display of teamwork. Hope they continue in doing so and lift the trophy. GG :)
2017-04-06 20:06
#69
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Japan eoeoeoewowow 
Yeah. This really reminds me of their form at EPL and ECS.
2017-04-06 20:12
#55
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Poland mamba99999 
A cool video about it, still relevant: youtube.com/watch?v=T2T3_YKsiKA .
2017-04-06 20:06
#68
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Austria SPatrick_ 
brutal
2017-04-06 20:11
Easy.
2017-04-06 20:12
BOYS THIS IS WHAT WE WANTED, G2 ARE THE KINGS, SITTING ON THRONE AFTER THEY WORKED HARD TO GET THERE #G2ARMY
2017-04-06 20:12
#75
REAL | 
Spain deBurrows 
So many people laughing at G2's first online results since the shuffle. Haha. I think Shox + KennyS on fire in the same game can beat Guardian + s1mple. That would make a great final.
2017-04-06 20:14
#78
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Malaysia gkshiang 
True, tbh their first showing was really worrying for me, hope G2 make it to the final :)
2017-04-06 20:18
Sorry to my homies but i just have to say another time,FalleN is playing like a bot. Famboys keep burning my comments but Im so fucking right,fallen now is a shame for our country,he dont represents me.
2017-04-06 20:16
S U P E R T E A M
2017-04-06 20:23
#84
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United States r0seCS 
SUPERTEAM PogChamp
2017-04-06 20:43
#94
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Poland sajlent 
we all know Na`Vi and G2 won't win the tournament it rarely happens that team with the 3-0 record or team already in semis win the whole lan
2017-04-06 21:44
#95
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
I just knew they were gonna destroy SK
2017-04-06 21:44
ez 4 G2. SKZOU
2017-04-06 21:48
#102
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France StickyRice 
Where are the people in denial "G2 only played sh*t teams, wait before they play SK/Astralis or VP" Where are the people who made fun of me when i said "G2 best team in the world, their era started". LMAO : VP 2-16 SK, VP obviously not the best team in the world. Astralis conceeding 11 rounds to CLG (which also scored 11 vs HR :) ), losing to North, Astralis not the best team in the world in current form. So the best team was either G2 or SK, G2 made it extremely clear : they are by far the best team in the world right now.
2017-04-06 22:12
#104
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France cedd 
I hope they can keep the same form into the playoffs. If they do, nobody will be able to stop them :)
2017-04-06 22:50
Huge G2 fan here I believe in them winning the whole event <3
2017-04-06 22:54
+5
2017-04-07 03:14
bodyy vs sk video pls
2017-04-06 22:51
#110
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Indonesia HawkzZ7 
BOT FALLEN
2017-04-07 00:59
#112
FalleN | 
United Kingdom 7hznd 
eZZ 4 G2
2017-04-07 02:16
#126
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Poland mamba99999 
"PoTM: Richard "shox" Papillon was 18:0 in the rounds that G2 won, which speaks volumes about his contribution. He was G2's top fragger and also had a crucial triple kill in the fourth round, which marked the beginning of a great run from his team." nice.
2017-04-07 10:07
#128
shox | 
Canada dB- 
where are all the brazil fans?
2017-04-07 14:00
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