G2 edge past Immortals after OT in their opener
G2 beat Immortals in the first round of the Main Qualifier for the PGL Major in Krakow after two intense overtimes, 22-20, on Inferno.
The match started with G2 running around to B from mid on the attacking side, but were denied a plant as the Immortals players took the whole French team out. G2 force bought two rounds in a row, and the second time around it worked out, as the French side were able to bring it back to 2-2.
The match quickly became a brawl, as the teams involved started trading rounds. Quickly, though, Immortals were on the losing end of that bargain, as their economy started dwindling and G2 took the reins of the first half. By the time the teams switched sides, the French were ahead 11-4.
The Brazilian team won the second pistol round, and closed the gap with G2 winning the two anti-ecos. Immortals didn’t give a single round up after six, bringing the match within one, 10-11. Then doubles by Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro holding B kept the French team in the lead. Once again, the teams went back and forth, this time at the tail end of regulation time, with 13-13 on the board after 26 rounds.
For the first time since the third round, Immortals got in the lead thanks to their ability to find holes in G2’s defense. The match eventually went into overtime, and G2 got the early lead on the CT side, 17-16, but were then unable to close it in the second half, as Immortals sent the match into a second OT.
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-||34 - 28||+6||98.4||1.33|
|Richard 'shox' Papillonshox||27 - 24||+3||63.7||1.07|
|Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX||25 - 28||-3||71.8||1.01|
|Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy||24 - 27||-3||65.0||0.99|
|Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS||24 - 26||-2||54.5||0.83|