Spirit defeat Nemiga, to CIS Minor playoffs
Spirit have booked their spot in the CIS Minor playoffs after beating Nemiga 2-0 (Overpass 16-12, Nuke 16-10) in the Group A decider match.
Starting out as Counter-Terrorists on their opponents' map pick, Overpass, Spirit got off to a 5-1 lead despite losing the first gun round of the series. Nemiga then responded with their second-round win, but the Russians would continue to control the half, losing only one more until half-time.
The second half began with Spirit hitting their 14th-round on the board after picking up the pistol round. Although the Belarusian squad found some breathing room as they won nine rounds in a row, Spirit closed out the first map, 16-12.
On Nuke, Spirit's map pick, Roman "CyberFocus" Dergach and co. kicked it off by winning their first pistol of the series. Nemiga increased their lead further after losing the first gun round, but they were only able to bag a minimum lead by half-time.
A 1v2 clutch from Spirit's new player, Vladyslav "arch" Svistov, in the second pistol paved a way for his team to secure a seven-round streak. Down 8-14, Nemiga still tried to mount a comeback, but Spirit didn't lose more than two rounds, finishing it off 16-10 to assure their place in the CIS Minor playoffs.
K - D
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' ForostyankoS0tF1k
48 - 35
Vladyslav 'arch' Svistovarch
48 - 32
Vadim 'DavCost' VasilyevDavCost
36 - 29
Dmitriy 'Dima' BandurkaDima
34 - 36
Pavel 'COLDYY1' VeklenkoCOLDYY1
33 - 33