TyLoo edge out Renegades
TyLoo have picked up their first victory at the Main Qualifier for PGL Major Krakow after defeating Renegades 16-14 on Cache.
Day two of the Major Main Qualifier continued with a rematch of the Asia Minor final, with TyLoo and Renegades facing the prospect of a second straight defeat. The match began with TyLoo taking the pistol round with an A execute thanks to a trio of kills from Zhen "HZ" Huang.
After winning both anti-ecos convincingly, TyLoo picked up the first full gun round, but then Renegades pulled one back following a trio of kills from Noah "Nifty" Francis with an AWP. The following round also went the Australians' way, but then TyLoo regained control of the game. Despite calling two tactical pauses, Renegades could not find a way to keep their opponents at bay as the Chinese team cruised to a 12-3 lead.
Renegades emerged from the break looking livelier and secured the first six rounds to bring the scoreline to 12-9. TyLoo then won their first round as CT after finally getting some map control, with Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand pulling off a quad kill in A main in the following round. But the Australians refused to throw in the towel and went on another great run to reduce the gap to a minimum.
Following a tactical pause, TyLoo were able to hit match point on an eco round thanks to a stunning trio of Desert Eagle kills from HaoWen "somebody" Xu. Renegades would go on to win the following round, but they were unable to force overtime as a last-gasp effort from TyLoo earned them a hard-fought victory.
|TYLOO||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ke 'captainMo' LiucaptainMo||30 - 19||+11||83.9||1.44|
|Hansel 'BnTeT' FerdinandBnTeT||23 - 21||+2||86.2||1.24|
|Hui 'DD' WuDD||22 - 18||+4||75.0||1.16|
|Zhen 'HZ' HuangHZ||17 - 20||-3||75.0||1.16|
|HaoWen 'somebody' Xusomebody||20 - 20||0||78.6||1.11|
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||28 - 18||+10||102.9||1.35|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||23 - 21||+2||66.9||1.05|
|Karlo 'USTILO' PivacUSTILO||16 - 27||-11||72.9||0.91|
|Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa||17 - 23||-6||71.5||0.88|
|Noah 'Nifty' FrancisNifty||14 - 23||-9||52.1||0.78|
Three matches into day two, here is how the Swiss stage is looking: