G2 managed a huge comeback against Natus Vincere on Overpass, recovering from a 12-3 first half deficit to go 1-0 in Krakow.
The first pistol round of Overpass went the way of Natus Vincere, who shut down the B site attack thanks to three USP-S headshots that were handed out by Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. The pistol win was followed up by three more round wins, putting Natus Vincere 4-0 up.
A chaotic A site offensive lead to Kenny "kennyS" Schrub being in a 1v2 situation, but with the AWP in his hands, the Frenchman was able to clutch it out to put G2 on the board. The following round didn't go their way though, as late deployment of the utility stopped G2's attack on A and caused a reset of the French team's ecnomy.
An unorganized force-buy round in the middle of the first half paid out for G2, making the score 8-2, but no momentum could be built as s1mple proceeded to shut them down with a triple AWP kill in the bathroom area.
Finishing the CT half 12-3 up, and with s1mple and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev both racking up more than 20 kills in the first 15 rounds, the CIS side swapped to the offensive side. The second pistol round went the way G2, allowing the Frenchmen to finally tie some rounds together by cleaning up the anti-eco's.
Natus Vincere were on the brink of breaking G2's round winning streak when Dan "apEX" Madesclaire was able to clutch out a 1v2 on the A site and defuse the bomb in time—despite not having a kit—and made it 12-7. kennyS's quad-kill gave his team another round, but Natus Vincere were finally able to pick up their first on the Terrorist side by overwhelming the B site after gaining some map control.
With the score at 13-10, G2 managed to secure the following, crucial round, but Natus Vincere saved a couple of guns, including an AWP for Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács, and that is exactly what unlocked them the next round, making it 14-10. The French still didn't give up, locking down the advances towards the sites and tying up the score at 14-14.
K - D
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple
30 - 20
Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward
25 - 19
Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie
19 - 18
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
15 - 16
Denis 'seized' Kostinseized
6 - 19
This is how the the Swiss group stage looks going into the last game of day 1:
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