G2 defeat Cloud9 in overtime
G2 are now 2-1 at PGL Major Krakow following a 19-17 overtime victory over Cloud9 on Cobblestone.
The North Americans started the match as Terrorists and with a successful push to A through drop. Despite picking up the subsequent force-buy to eventually reach a 3-1 lead, G2 could not hold Cloud9 off for five straight rounds.
Jake "Stewie2K" Yip's squad then changed the pace of the game with a fast B execution, but they were not able to prevail against the Frenchmen's defence. Cloud9 would respond with another set of slow rounds to get two more on the board, but G2 managed to reduce the deficit to 7-8 by half-time.
Now as Terrorists, the French team got the lead after winning the pistol round and the following anti-ecos. Still, a triple-kill from Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham with an AWP in the first gun round allowed Cloud9 to reach an 11-10 lead.
The North American team then seemed to be ready to pick up another round, but Kenny "kennyS" Schrub broke their economy with a crucial quad-kill that included a 1v3 clutch. G2 would go on to reach match point but they were unable to deal the finishing blow, letting Cloud9 restore parity at 15-15.
G2 won the first round of overtime thanks to a triple-kill from Dan "apEX" Madesclaire. They would lose the next two rounds before stepping up in the second half to finally close out the map, 19-17, and secure their second win in the PGL Major Krakow Swiss stage.
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Richard 'shox' Papillonshox||25 - 24||+1||69.4||1.08|
|Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS||25 - 25||0||72.5||1.03|
|Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK-||23 - 29||-6||90.8||1.00|
|Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy||21 - 22||-1||63.8||0.97|
|Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX||18 - 25||-7||50.3||0.78|
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||32 - 23||+9||93.6||1.49|
|Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle||23 - 16||+7||68.5||1.19|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||28 - 25||+3||79.2||1.13|
|Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbertn0thing||20 - 23||-3||68.1||1.06|
|Mike 'shroud' Grzesiekshroud||22 - 26||-4||72.5||0.93|
As of now, here is how the Swiss group stage currently looks: