SK defeat Astralis; go 2-0 up
SK picked up their second win of the PGL Major Krakow, beating one of the favorites for the tournaments Astralis 16-8 on Inferno.
Rounds were traded back and forth at the start of one of the match between Astralis and SK, but it was the latter team that managed to started stringing rounds together first. Playing on the Terrorist side of Inferno, SK looked indominable, going 8-1 up before the Danes managed to reply with a round of their own.
A followup round was needed from Astralis for them to get back into the game, but a 2v2 situation on B was resolved by Marcelo "coldzera" David, giving them a massive advantage in the economy. The #1 player of 2016 did the same thing two rounds later, this time closing out an A site afterplant to make the score 11-2 in their favor.
coldzera finished the first half with 23 kills and only 3 deaths, with his team being 13-2 up before the switch. As CT, the Brazilians weren't able to get to the flying start, Astralis secured a pistol and then the second round anti-force with a clean A site execute. Nicolai "device" Reedtz started waking up in the second half, with a great example of that being his quad kill with the AWP in round 20, which made the score 13-7.
Despite Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen's missplay in the following round, that came down to a 1v1, Astralis bounced straight back as Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye got all three kills in a 2v3 B site afterplant. Astralis' CT side run was stopped then and there, with coldzera once again doing he imposible, picking up three Deagle kills to allow his team to secure a eco round win that was followed up by an A site lockdown that won SK the game.
K - D
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
35 - 10
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
20 - 14
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
16 - 15
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
15 - 18
João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps
12 - 17
Here is how the Swiss group stage looks: