BIG survive lengthy battle against Cloud9 in Krakow
BIG have secured their second win in as many matches at the PGL Major Krakow 2017 after defeating Cloud9 16-11 on Inferno.
Cloud9 and BIG faced off on Inferno in the second round of the Swiss stage after both of them won their first games. Cloud9 who started on the CT-side won the pistol round but BIG were able to plant the bomb. With the money they earned from the plant, BIG executed on the A-site in the second round and made it 1-1.
BIG won eight rounds in a row to lead 8-1 before Cloud9 could answer with a 2vs3 win (8-2). However, the economy of Cloud9 was reset when they lost the following round as BIG took the A-site. Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's quad kill in the fourteenth round gave Cloud9 their third round and they went on to trail 3-12 at halftime.
BIG started their CT-side by getting three opening kills in the pistol round but Timothy "autimatic" Ta's double entry allowed for a bomb plant. Then, Skadoodle clutched a 1vs2 to win the round, making it 12-4. Cloud9 made it 12-6 after winning the anti-ecos. After this round, the match wasn't streamed because of internet issues.
The off-camera action continued more than half an hour later with BIG winning the first weapon round of the second half (13-6). BIG then reached to fifteen rounds to earn nine match points and the German squad won the match 16-11 and improved their record at the Major to 2-0.
|BIG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN||28 - 15||+13||110.5||1.65|
|Johannes 'nex' Magetnex||26 - 13||+13||89.4||1.50|
|Kevin 'keev' Bartholomäuskeev||22 - 15||+7||77.4||1.34|
|Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b||12 - 17||-5||63.6||0.95|
|Nikola 'LEGIJA' NinićLEGIJA||9 - 19||-10||37.9||0.64|
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||30 - 17||+13||95.6||1.40|
|Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle||19 - 18||+1||71.1||1.14|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||16 - 19||-3||80.5||0.93|
|Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing||10 - 21||-11||50.4||0.51|
|Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud||4 - 22||-18||48.5||0.41|
Here is how the Swiss group stage currently looks: