SK move past G2 in London

After defeating G2 16-7 on Cache, SK have advanced to the winners' match of Group A, where they'll meet FaZe.

After FaZe overpowered OpTic in the opening match in London, day one of ECS Season 3 Finals continued with Group A's second battle between SK and G2 on Cache, where the Brazilians started on the Counter-Terrorist side.

Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's squad got off to a fantastic start, winning the pistol round and the first gunround with relative ease before Fernando "fer" Alvarenga saved the following with a 1v1 clutch when G2 only bought a few Deagles.

SK to take on FaZe for first place in the Group of Death

After Epitacio "TACO" de Melo picked up a quad-kill from the boost on A site, SK continued their dominant run until it was 9-0, at which point G2 got on the board with a quick A split. However, SK capitalized on their economic advantage and proceeded to end the half with three more rounds going their way for a 12-3 lead.

G2 saved their chances in the match with an aggressive pistol tactic to lower the massive deficit to six rounds, but it was the Brazilian side who grabbed the first gunrounds and soon got away with the win at 16-7.

France
Matchpage
7
16
23rd June 2017
Brazil
7
Cache
16
News tags:
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 15 - 19 -4 79.1 0.92
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 17 - 17 0 66.6 0.91
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 14 - 21 -7 65.0 0.81
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 10 - 20 -10 64.3 0.62
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 7 - 22 -15 56.3 0.52
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 25 - 12 +13 98.6 1.64
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 24 - 12 +12 101.5 1.59
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 17 - 13 +4 83.0 1.32
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 17 - 11 +6 82.9 1.27
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 16 - 15 +1 77.6 1.11

France
Matchpage
7
16
23rd June 2017
Brazil
7
Cache
16

 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 15 - 19 -4 79.1 0.92
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 17 - 17 0 66.6 0.91
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 14 - 21 -7 65.0 0.81
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 10 - 20 -10 64.3 0.62
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 7 - 22 -15 56.3 0.52
 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 25 - 12 +13 98.6 1.64
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 24 - 12 +12 101.5 1.59
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 17 - 13 +4 83.0 1.32
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 17 - 11 +6 82.9 1.27
Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps 16 - 15 +1 77.6 1.11

Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
996
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1146
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1158
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
#1
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
ez faze
2017-06-23 16:00
#23
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Brazil chuckdam 
FaZe will lose to SK...
2017-06-23 16:01
#27
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
Flag checks out
2017-06-23 16:01
#31
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Brazil chuckdam 
nt R4in
2017-06-23 16:02
#45
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
Is that an insult?
2017-06-23 16:03
#56
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Brazil chuckdam 
I'm sorry, you're so confident on your country player that you even consider him to be an insult? Shieeet.... I just pointed you have the same flag as a player of FaZe, so your argument falls apart. An insult would be saying that you have no scene in Norway.
2017-06-23 16:06
#62
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
I have no clue about what you are trying to imply.
2017-06-23 16:08
ikr lol
2017-06-23 16:10
Try learning English, that would help...
2017-06-23 16:11
#76
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
I know how to read pal, what i said was that i don't know what he is implying.
2017-06-23 16:12
You called him out for being biased when you're being biased yourself.
2017-06-23 16:15
#86
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
Being biased had nothing to do with our conversation. Maybe you should find out what country you are from before entering a simple discussion.
2017-06-23 16:17
Maybe I should stop wasting my time talking to donkeys like you. Have a nice day.
2017-06-23 16:19
#108
FalleN | 
Brazil Corega 
Wtf, this BR dude is stonned
2017-06-23 17:14
#32
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Brazil inside_1 
ez sk
2017-06-23 16:02
#35
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Norway AleXeiCS 
Flag checks out, but ez FaZe
2017-06-23 16:03
Like ez g2... lol
2017-06-23 17:00
#110
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Brazil chuckdam 
ez FaZe LuL
2017-06-23 17:32
disappointing from G2
2017-06-23 16:01
#70
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Brazil romp  
me too
2017-06-23 16:10
In the last 3 tournaments, G2 ALWAYS lost the first match. They won two of them *shrug face*
2017-06-23 16:19
#5
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Germany AngiMerkel 
gg
2017-06-23 16:00
lets go SK
2017-06-23 16:00
#8
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India sachinmeister 
G2 broke my heart
2017-06-23 16:00
#9
Nepal OTAN 
SmithZz would have rekt SK ez pz kick_kennys_ffs
2017-06-23 16:01
ez
2017-06-23 16:00
#12
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Brazil rickz1996 
French superteam LUL
2017-06-23 16:00
Awesome!
2017-06-23 16:01
#14
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Brazil xpassw0rd 
Expected
2017-06-23 16:01
#15
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
GG EZ GO SK !
2017-06-23 16:01
#16
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Russia Sur10n 
ez for Vaco
2017-06-23 16:01
#17
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Sweden WhisperingEye 
Sk supeeteam
2017-06-23 16:01
Expected!
2017-06-23 16:01
#20
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
expected, G2 is so overrated
2017-06-23 16:01
Seeing off? Implying G2 are out of the tournament, no?
2017-06-23 16:01
#22
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Brazil vass28 
expected
2017-06-23 16:01
#24
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Brazil xMoita 
ez vaco
2017-06-23 16:01
To think that G2 won ESL S5 just a week ago and then performs shitty like this is crazy.
2017-06-23 16:01
#55
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Portugal KSCERATOGOD 
They always start tournaments slowly and it's just a bo1. They lost to Cloud9 and Immortals early in the Pro League finals and later beat SK 2-0 and North 3-1 in the final. Don't take too much from this game.
2017-06-23 16:06
Yeah, I hope so.
2017-06-23 16:07
ez SK top 1
2017-06-23 16:01
#28
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Brazil hunte[R] 
great game from TACO
2017-06-23 16:01
#29
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Brazil cabocl0 
lets go!
2017-06-23 16:01
xDDDDD that rating kennyS he deserved at least 1.10
2017-06-23 16:02
#34
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France Meerkat_ 
I thought see off meant the other team is eliminated...
2017-06-23 16:02
Not necessarily, but I understand the confusion
2017-06-23 16:05
#51
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France Meerkat_ 
ah ok. btw ily
2017-06-23 16:05
Maybe you guys should diversify those titles, it's clear that you guys always recycle them each tournament. Maybe include notable performances in titles? An example I could give would be: "TACO takes down G2 in London."
2017-06-23 16:06
In 99% cases, you can't really highlight one player in that way, and especially not in one-sided matches like this, where everyone played well.
2017-06-23 16:08
#79 something like that
2017-06-23 16:18
#79
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Sweden Div-\ 
Or better "TACO with a huge display against G2 in London", but you are right, some variability would be good!
2017-06-23 16:14
#36
Brazil Laan 
So EZ For TACO LUL
2017-06-23 16:02
French teams seem to struggle in their first games of the day/tournament. SK looked like they were smurfing.
2017-06-23 16:02
Send hello to all fans of g2 who wrote ez 4 g2
2017-06-23 16:03
#39
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
#RUNSKG
2017-06-23 16:03
#40
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Singapore AerusXV 
g2 has a slow start everytime. Look at the past 2 events they won. They gt upset at the start but came back stronger at the end.
2017-06-23 16:03
#58
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Brazil Charizaldo 
I think it's not fair the elimination match being played tomorrow. Gives another day to shitty teams make miracles happen
2017-06-23 16:07
VACO
2017-06-23 16:03
#42
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Brazil GhostzeraNTC 
Ez My friends
2017-06-23 16:03
are g2 out now? title makes it seem that way
2017-06-23 16:03
#48
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Indonesia FinZzz 
They gonna play optic for the losers match, the loser will get eliminated.
2017-06-23 16:04
ez for SK the best team in the world. ez for Marcelo "coldzera" david the best player to ever touch counter strike. ez for felps the brazilian fer. ez for follenrazer aka O verdadeiro best igl and awper in the world. #thecryisfree #saltytears #keepemcomin #SKera #sktop1 #AREUMADcuzIarent
2017-06-23 16:03
#46
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Indonesia FinZzz 
G2 starting slow like always.
2017-06-23 16:04
#47
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Brazil eITApai 
misleading title, gj sk!
2017-06-23 16:04
#49
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Spain Brejo 
GG WP
2017-06-23 16:04
#52
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Belgium bioZARRRD 
"see off" lol
2017-06-23 16:06
#53
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Portugal seccaZ 
EZ SK
2017-06-23 16:06
#57
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Poland Pjatka_fox 
Taco on fire
2017-06-23 16:07
#61
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Japan LuiZaoCS 
GO SK
2017-06-23 16:07
best CS GO Team of all time. If they keep performing like this for 1-2 years I'll say of all time. way too consistent even with standins and after huge victories. never real slumps.
2017-06-23 16:10
#66
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Sweden crindz 
2ez4TACO
2017-06-23 16:09
TACO on fire = eazy game!
2017-06-23 16:09
#74
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France kennySsSsS 
wp
2017-06-23 16:11
Was expecting a better game, g2 was so terrible. Nice sk XD
2017-06-23 16:12
no disrespect for SK but on this high level bo1. I don't like it. Imo they could play like 10 times Cache in a row and anything would be possible. 5:0 into 5:5 or the other way around. I don't like it.
2017-06-23 16:14
It's not disrespect, I agree with you, don't like as well but when that are the rules you need to manage and make the minimum mistakes and then you can to win that map. Not best way of course but neither a excuse to a loss
2017-06-23 16:18
I simply don't like it because bo1 makes it possible for weaker teams to get through groupstage while the best teams kick each other out. it's like the golden goal rule that existed a while ago in football. one team could dominate and creat alot of high quality chances to score and then one lucky punch sets the game to an end and no chance to reply. it's bs. and it's not fair.
2017-06-23 16:20
Agree but now G2 has two BO3 to go throw playoffs. BO1 winnters bracket is not a huge problem
2017-06-23 16:27
yes I agree
2017-06-23 16:28
Fanboys and trolls everywhere, lol. G2 played like shit
2017-06-23 16:15
#82
shox | 
Brazil Linkadox 
ez for vaco
2017-06-23 16:15
#83
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Germany LisaOqvist 
2EZ
2017-06-23 16:16
Apex...
2017-06-23 16:17
#85
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Sweden godname 
apEX entryfrager HUH?, he had 0 kills when Sk had 9-0 or something like that , the is not accepted
2017-06-23 16:18
GG SK
2017-06-23 16:19
#93
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Brazil LucaS10 
GG
2017-06-23 16:21
#95
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United States nANDO111 
EZ for G2 to lose ofc
2017-06-23 16:22
#99
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Portugal Mutiris 
GG Expected
2017-06-23 16:33
well
2017-06-23 16:33
#102
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Serbia livefour 
Faze 16:9
2017-06-23 16:40
taco noob topfrag lol
2017-06-23 16:45
#105
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Portugal Stifmyster 
Tacinho top fragger xD only against g2
2017-06-23 16:46
Apex back to his shit inconsistent self
2017-06-23 16:50
n1
2017-06-23 17:14
EZ SK Gaming <333
2017-06-23 17:38
#112
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North America yoshunaka 
G2 always start off bad on every tournament? That is bad. Plz fix
2017-06-23 22:47
oh yeah, I came from the future to say that g2 won this championship! kek
2017-06-24 22:33
#114
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North America yoshunaka 
Oh yeah, thanks a lot future man
2017-06-24 23:59
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