compLexity to Americas Minor playoffs over NRG
With a 2-1 victory (Mirage 11-16, Inferno 16-10, Cobblestone 16-14) in a down-to-the-wire decider against NRG, compLexity have locked the second spot in Group A and a place in the playoffs at the Americas Minor.
In the deciding match of Group A, Complexity and NRG kicked things off on the latter's pick, Mirage. It was the former team, however, who got off to a great start on the Terrorist side, picking up a 4-1 lead towards the beginning. A low forcebuy then helped Jacob "FugLy" Medina's side claim their second and third round, but coL quickly got ahead again on the back of Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor's quad-kill. NRG grabbed three more rounds before the half ended, switching over to the offense with 6-9.
Thanks to Allan "AnJ" Jensen's triple in the second pistol round, NRG were able to make things even and grab their first lead in the match, as their A executes and following retake scenarios kept working wonders. Complexity could only catch up when they were up against six map points, locking down the defense on the A bombsite twice in a row, at which point NRG switched things up and secured map one at 16-11 with a B attack.
Map two, Inferno, began with Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov & co. getting off to 6-1 early on as Terrorists with the Bulgarian youngster clutching a 1v2 along the way. Rory "dephh" Jackson's double opening from the balcony on A short then threw Complexity a lifeline, as with the help of Peter "ptr" Gurney's crucial double-kills, his team strung four rounds together. NRG regained control of the half with three rounds in a row to switch sides at a comfortable 9-6.
Complexity quickly turned things around with a pistol round going their way, as well as a couple of executes towards each site that ended up with NRG forced to save their weapons. FugLy's triple on the A bombsite then gave his roster their 10th round, but Complexity immediately got back on track, forcing map three after a five-round streak for 16-10.
The series was decided on Cobblestone, where economy made little difference, as the teams went back and forth no matter the money invested by the winning side. NRG managed to get ahead of the curve with four forcebuy and eco wins throughout the first half, but Complexity mustered a reply in each case, which led to an 8-7 scoreline in favor of FugLy's lineup.
Complexity stabilized in the second half, winning the pistol round, a few dangerous anti-ecos, and the first gunround for a 12-8 lead. Individual heroics kept NRG in the match, as FugLy clutched two rounds in a row, a 1v1 and a 1v3, while Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte pulled off an ace in a hairy anti-eco. Due to the close rounds, Complexity only needed to win the next round to break their opponent's economy and push for match point at 15-12. Even though NRG held on until the 30th round, it was all for naught, Complexity secured the series after barely saving another 1v3 attempt from FugLy.
K - D
Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy
64 - 54
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq
64 - 59
Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze
68 - 57
Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-ArnceRIKO
44 - 61
Allan 'AnJ' JensenAnJ
45 - 57