Renegades go 1-2; eliminate OpTic
OpTic have been eliminated from the PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier by Renegades as the Australian side secured a 16-10 victory on Mirage.
Despite losing the CT pistol on Mirage and going for full saves on the following two, Renegades were quick to get a couple of rounds on the board, successfully retaking both A and B to tie the score at 3-3. The North American side picked up the following round, but an anti-eco blunder cost them the possibility to take control of the map early on.
A tight post-plant situation on A went down in round 12, William "RUSH" Wierzba found himself in a 1v2 but couldn't take down Aaron "AZR" Ward and Noah "Nifty" Francis, who were both on low HP. That round swung the match in favor of Renegades, who were able to close out the half with a 9-6 lead.
The second pistol round was almost a carbon copy of the first as the Terrorists overwhelmed the A site quickly and Renegades secured a great start for themselves on the Terrorist side. Justin "jks" Savage opened the first gun round wide up with a double entry on A, getting his team to a 14-6 lead shortly after.
With the Major practically on the line, OpTic went for a double AWP setup that paid off in spades, Tarik "tarik" Celik got all five kills on the B site defense with the sniper rifle, keeping his team alive.
After the Australian side got to match point, Keith "NAF" Markovic's AWP 3K kept his team alive—but only shortly. At 15-10, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and co. took over the A site and defended the retake attempt to close out the game 16-10 in their favor.
K - D
Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF
17 - 17
William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH
22 - 19
Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik
17 - 19
James 'hazed' Cobbhazed
16 - 19
Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell
9 - 20
With two teams now eliminated, this is how the PGL Major Krakow Main Qualifier standings look: