PENTA to Minor final over dignitas
PENTA have guaranteed their spot in the Europe Minor Championship grand final after beating dignitas 2-1 in the Upper Bracket final.
The last series of the day kicked off on Mirage, Dignitas' map pick, and with a back-and-forth pistol round. After Kevin "HS" Tarn added three kills to his name, Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen would eventually clutch a 1v3 situation, securing the first CT round for his team.
Once again, the Norwegians grabbed the pistol and the subsequent two rounds, reducing the deficit to 7-11. With an early A execution, Dignitas picked up the first gun round, but they would lose to a semi-buy in the following one.
However, Dignitas did not let their opponents answer for six more rounds, securing a dominant 9-1 lead. PENTA then managed to win a semi-buy, but it was not enough to stop their opponents, who ended the half with a 13-2 lead.
With a fast B execution and double-kills from Jesper "TENZKI" Plougmann and Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel, Dignitas easily picked up the pistol round. With a low economy and no room for error, PENTA could not prevent Dignitas from taking the series to a third map with a 16-2 beating.
The decider map was Overpass and PENTA started it on the right foot, retaking the A bombsite to secure the pistol round. Surprisingly, Dignitas did not eco in the following round, which meant they would only be able to buy in the fourth round.
Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad's men then grabbed the first gun round with a B execution, but the same would not happen in the following round, which they lost after another B play. Until half-time, even though PENTA were largely superior, Dignitas still won four more rounds – with the last two being clutched by RUBINO and Ricardo "fox" Pacheco in 1v2 situations.
From that moment onward, the Norwegian team still reached the nine-round mark before Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend's squad hit match point. After losing the next four rounds, PENTA finally closed out the series 2-1 with a 16-13 win to guarantee a spot in the title decider.
|PENTA||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||67 - 56||+11||85.9||1.23|
|Kevin 'HS' TarnHS||53 - 57||-4||77.2||0.99|
|Paweł 'innocent' Mocekinnocent||46 - 55||-9||72.2||0.92|
|Kevin 'kRYSTAL' AmendkRYSTAL||38 - 49||-11||56.1||0.85|
|Jesse 'zehN' LinjalazehN||31 - 55||-24||51.5||0.73|
|Dignitas||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox||53 - 48||+5||78.8||1.20|
|Jesper 'TENZKI' PlougmannTENZKI||54 - 45||+9||76.2||1.19|
|Ruben 'RUBINO' VillarroelRUBINO||60 - 50||+10||84.5||1.18|
|Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem||55 - 44||+11||78.0||1.15|
|Jorgen 'cromen' Robertsencromen||49 - 48||+1||70.2||1.06|
Tomorrow, Dignitas will face the winner of the match between BIG and Envy in the Consolidation Final.