PENTA upset OpTic in Bucharest
PENTA won their first match of the Main Qualifier by besting OpTic, 16-14, on Train.
The match started with a quick USP double headshot by Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas, which propelled OpTic out of the gate and to a 3-0 lead. The second PENTA got their hands on weapons the dynamic changed, however, as the European side started racking up rounds until getting in the lead, 8-3, abusing a lackluster inside defense which OpTic were not adjusting.
Eventually, OpTic won an eco round and got the wind back in their sails, as the North American-Spanish team went on to close the rest of the half out without giving up a round, with PENTA ahead at the equator, 8-7.
The second pistol round went to the European side, and was followed up by an eco bash. After that, OpTic started the comeback, bringing the match to a 10-10 tie on the shoulders of Keith "NAF" Markovic and Tarik "tarik" Celik. With the momentum on their side, OpTic tried to close it out with a rush outside, but PENTA were able to stop the play to stay in the game.
A quad kill from Jesse "zehN" Linjala got his team within one of OpTic, who had to go on a full eco with only a couple pistols bought. At 13-13, William "RUSH" Wierzba was able to outplay Paweł "innocent" Mocek in a 1vs1 afterplant situation, getting his team on the verge of match point. PENTA brought it back to 14-14 retaking on the B site, resetting OpTic. After winning the anti-eco, PENTA stood their ground and shut OpTic down to go 1-0 in Bucharest.
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||29 - 20||+9||92.6||1.42|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||25 - 21||+4||76.4||1.15|
|James 'hazed' Cobbhazed||22 - 23||-1||83.9||1.05|
|Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell||15 - 20||-5||63.3||0.96|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||13 - 22||-9||48.8||0.65|