Liquid stun OpTic; North beat NRG
While North have secured their second victory after defeating NRG, Liquid have picked up their first win after stunning OpTic.
After losing the pistol round on Nuke, OpTic seemed like they were about to win the force-buy following a double-kill from Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas. Despite not being able to do it, OpTic's defense prevailed in the gun round as they were up against a fast A execution.
Regardless of both teams winning rounds back to back until the ninth, Liquid won seven rounds in a row to assure a 12-3 lead by the end of the first half. As the second half began, OpTic grabbed the pistol round. Still, after losing one more, Liquid went out to close off the map 16-5.
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||22 - 13||+9||101.1||1.67|
|Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw||19 - 9||+10||105.9||1.64|
|Josh 'jdm64' Marzanojdm64||23 - 11||+12||98.8||1.58|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||16 - 10||+6||73.9||1.36|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||10 - 14||-4||62.6||0.99|
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||15 - 17||-2||99.0||1.12|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||16 - 20||-4||82.6||0.85|
|Jason 'jasonR' RuchelskijasonR||11 - 17||-6||62.4||0.66|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||7 - 17||-10||48.6||0.48|
|Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell||8 - 19||-11||45.6||0.47|
During the other group B match, NRG guaranteed their T-side pistol after executing A through drop on Cobblestone. However, North was the first team to reach the three rounds following a force and a buy-round win.
NRG then almost pulled off the seventh round, but a triple-kill from Emil "Magisk" Reif had guaranteed yet another round in favor of his team. From that moment onward, the first half proved to be a one-sided affair as North finished it off with an unavoidable 14-1 lead.
As for the second half, the Danes lost the pistol round once more. This time, the North Americans did not let their adversaries win another force-buy. Actually, Peter "ptr" Gurney's team went on picking up six rounds before North closed off the map 16-7.
|NRG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Peter 'ptr' Gurneyptr||17 - 17||0||62.5||0.94|
|Damian 'daps' Steeledaps||12 - 18||-6||72.4||0.80|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||11 - 18||-7||55.7||0.73|
|Derrick 'LILMAN' BoyneLILMAN||12 - 19||-7||64.3||0.73|
|Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy||7 - 18||-11||42.1||0.44|