BIG edge out SK; secure playoff spot
BIG went 3-0 in the PGL Major Krakow group stage by picking up wins against three teams ranked in the top 5: FaZe, Cloud9 and now SK. With that, the German organization has earned a playoff spot in their first Major apperance.
With a pistol round and the following rounds BIG set themselves up for a good start on the Terrorist side of Inferno, but rounds went the way of SK when the guns rolled in, with the strong A site hold earning the Brazilians mutliple rounds.
Wrapping B through CT earned BIG another Terrorist round, but no momentum could be built as Marcelo "coldzera" David locked down the Germans arch play on his own, acing his opposition with the AWP. Fatih "gob b" Dayik wasn't able to clutch a 1v2 in round 13 and SK closed out the half 10-5 up.
BIG picked up the second pistol as well and managed to avoid an anti-eco blunder in the second round of the half Johannes "nex" Maget and gob b managed a 2v4 retake of the B site. The gun rounds then went the way of the German side and they managed to shortly take the lead, but an A push in which Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo picked up three kills with the AK47 got SK their first T side round.
The following round was crucial, and it once again finished up on the A site, as the trades on the entry lead to FalleN and Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz being in a 1v1 situation. The clutch was resolved by the German player, but there was no followup as a B stack didn't work out for his side in round 24.
From 14-12 down, BIG managed to tie the game at 14-14 with lock down holds, and they fended off the B rush to get to match point as well. In the last round, SK took control of mid, but BIG shut them down on the arch wrap to win the game 16-14, go 3-0 in the groups and secure a playoffs spot.
K - D
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
28 - 20
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
21 - 17
João 'felps' Vasconcellosfelps
21 - 23
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
15 - 16
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
13 - 20
Below, you can find the current group stage standings:
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