G2 to playoffs after beating SK
G2 beat SK on Inferno, 16-11, to make it to the LANXESS Arena stage in Cologne.
The map started off with the CT side, SK, taking the pistol round as an opening frag by Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo followed up by doubles by Fernando "fer" Alvarenga and João "felps" Vasconcellos gave the Brazilians the round. The anti-eco went their way as well, as they cleaned the map without a single loss. On the first force buy by G2, though, the French side were able to get on the board.
G2 took the lead, 3-2, but a 2v1 clutch and defuse by FalleN in the sixth round gave his team the round, after which they would go and win several rounds in a row for a 7-3 lead thanks to a big triple by fer in the eighth round which put G2 in an eco. In the eleventh round, FalleN kept the wall up, as a close range triple with the AWP stopped the French team on their tracks.
Despite trailing 3-8, G2 finally got a couple rounds on the board, after winning 2vs2 and 2vs3 after plants, and forcing SK on an eco of their own. After trailing 6-9, G2 won the second pistol round, and tied the match, 9-9, after winning the anti-ecos.
SK wasn’t ready to give the lead up quite yet, though, as they took the first gun round. G2 weren’t about to let SK run away, though, and late frags by Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt, rotating from the A site to B in the twentieth round, stopped the Brazilians from planting the bomb, thus bringing it back to 10-10.
After trading rounds, it was finally G2 who were able to put up the wall, and take a few rounds in a row. SK called a timeout when down 11-14 to try and revert the situation, but G2 were finally able to close it out, 16-11, to clinch a spot in the playoffs.
K - D
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
22 - 17
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
21 - 16
João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps
20 - 19
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
15 - 21
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
11 - 20
|Qualified for playoffs|