OpTic take down Misfits in group B decider
OpTic was able to overcome Misfits on Overpass (16-10) to secure a spot in the playoffs of iBUYPOWER Masters 2017.
The final group stage match took place on Overpass, where OpTic took on Misfits. After winning the CT pistol, the European mixture dropped the second round, which allowed Sean "seang@res" Gares' side to take the early lead. In the first buy round, Misfits kept the pace high, and Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan got a fast double opening on long A to put his team into a great position to extend their lead.
Misfits got to 7-2 before OpTic started putting up a fight and adding rounds to their name. Adam "friberg" Friberg's 3K from the sandbags boost on B shut down Misfits map control attempt early on and really pushed OpTic in the right direction, allowing them to close out the half with minimal, 8-7 lead.
François "AmaNEk" Delaunay's two kills secured the pistol for his side, and another good start to a half for Misfits. The North Americans got to a 10-8 lead, but OpTic equalized it shortly, as they avoided Misfits' three-man long setup and outdueled their opposition.
Emil "Magisk" Reif's SG556 saved OpTic in round 22, as he brought a 4v2 to a 2v2 situation, which Kevin "HS" Tarn then resolved. The Dane continued causing issues for Misfits, with his quad kill on match point sealing the deal for OpTic as they took the 16-10 win.
K - D
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM
21 - 19
Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK
19 - 17
François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk
21 - 21
Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res
13 - 21
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek
10 - 19