SK defeat OpTic to book spot at Oracle Arena

SK have earned a spot in the IEM Oakland semi-finals following a 2-0 victory over OpTic (16-2 on Overpass, 16-12 on Inferno).

The first quarter-final match of the event kicked off on Overpass, with SK securing a quick 3-0 lead following a successful B execution in the pistol round. Despite losing the first gun round, the Brazilians would increase their lead to 5-1 with a fast-paced style.

In the next round, OpTic came close to winning their second round of the game, but they were left frustrated thanks to a 2v4 clutch from Epitacio "TACO" de Melo and Marcelo "coldzera" David.

SK did not give their opponents any breathing room and closed out the half with a commanding 13-2 lead. Then, an ace from coldzera in the second pistol round set themselves up for a clean 16-2 finish. 

On Saturday, TACO and co. will take on NiP for a place in the grand final

OpTic got off to a much-needed flying start as Terrorists on their map pick, Inferno, securing a 6-1 advantage despite losing the first gun round – in part thanks to two clutch rounds from Emil "Magisk" Reif.

Still, a successful 1v2 situation from coldzera in the following round marked the beginning of a turnaround for SK, who would win every round until the end of the half. 

 The Europeans did not back down and began the second half with yet another pistol round win. They would carry that momentum into the gun rounds, securing a narrow 11-9 lead following a quad-kill from Kevin "HS" Tarn in the pit, but then SK stepped up to the plate and won seven of the next eight rounds to take the map at 16-12.

Brazil
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16th November 2017
16
Overpass
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16
Inferno
12

 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 46 - 29 +17 109.7 1.57
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 36 - 28 +8 87.1 1.34
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 38 - 25 +13 83.0 1.30
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 35 - 22 +13 70.2 1.19
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 28 - 27 +1 73.0 1.12
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 33 - 34 -1 66.3 0.89
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 26 - 38 -12 75.2 0.83
Spain Oscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 25 - 39 -14 72.6 0.82
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 27 - 34 -7 65.2 0.80
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 20 - 38 -18 55.5 0.63

Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Marcelo 'coldzera' David
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
1079
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.12
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Epitacio 'TACO' de Melo
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
992
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
660
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Emil 'Magisk' Reif
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
#1
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Slovakia AdorrioN 
gg
2017-11-16 22:05
#5
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North America YungKDP 
thats sick!!
2017-11-16 22:05
#27
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Germany No_Kappa 
TACO: 2 good maps 2 horrible tournaments hltv.org/stats/players/events/9217/TACO?..
2017-11-16 22:14
this is comment #36 yet it is #4 LUL
2017-11-16 22:30
#47
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Brazil llskll 
Who cares?
2017-11-17 01:37
#2
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Europe keNLey94 
nice GOOD PLAYED TACO!
2017-11-16 22:05
RIP
2017-11-16 22:05
#4
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Bulgaria j9restt 
Gz monsterss
2017-11-16 22:05
#6
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United States burz3u5 
ok
2017-11-16 22:05
gg
2017-11-16 22:05
TACO GOD <3
2017-11-16 22:05
#9
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
ez
2017-11-16 22:06
#10
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Denmark JustYes 
ezzzzz4taco
2017-11-16 22:06
EZ
2017-11-16 22:06
ez ferGOD
2017-11-16 22:06
#13
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Bulgaria _Hattrick_ 
TACO played good today tho.
2017-11-16 22:06
#14
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
welp gj on getting this far optic
2017-11-16 22:06
WP SK WP OpTiC
2017-11-16 22:07
Run TACO pls, give u best!
2017-11-16 22:07
#17
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Brazil rickz1996 
expected. Taco played very well today :]
2017-11-16 22:08
gg
2017-11-16 22:08
YOU KNOW NOTHING OF ESPORTS - Toledo, Wallen
2017-11-16 22:08
GG EZ
2017-11-16 22:09
20 kills in bo3 groan
2017-11-16 22:10
#22
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United Kingdom Astaria 
At least we came this far...
2017-11-16 22:11
+1
2017-11-16 23:05
#45
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Europe tweekzter 
No shame to get knocked out by SK
2017-11-16 23:16
#24
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United States AmericaIsBest 
GG!
2017-11-16 22:12
YOU KNOW NOTHING OF ESPORTS - Toledo, Wallen
2017-11-16 22:12
#26
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Brazil ovomexido 
Lot of mistakes from optic side but happy that taco played well and fixed his problems from yesterday, Go SK!
2017-11-16 22:13
E A Z Y I E
2017-11-16 22:14
#29
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Sweden ThorinEk 
easy for monkeys
2017-11-16 22:15
#44
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Ez report
2017-11-16 23:10
TACO in front of Cold FalleN and boltz.. Now I've seen it all.
2017-11-16 22:15
#31
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Brazil hugoalmeida 
When SK plays with 5
2017-11-16 22:16
HELLO WORLD!
2017-11-16 22:16
Taco plays better than cold?!Is opposite day today?
2017-11-16 22:19
#34
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Brazil igricardf 
Ez for the #1
2017-11-16 22:21
-botberg +Dennis pls optic. I highly doubt friberg is doing that much in the igl role and dennis could add some much needed firepower to this team
2017-11-16 22:25
1 lost match = disband like faze does? It doesn't work like that. Did you expect optic taking the 3rd map considering opting winning on inferno? I don't think so. Optic is a fresh team and hopefully they will improve because they have talent for sure
2017-11-16 22:31
Óptic should have a Lot of firepower with mixwell, HS and Magisk, but only the First seems to wants to Win. I Still don't get How Magisk Fell from Monster god of spraying to this shit he is nowadays.
2017-11-16 22:37
#38
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Brazil Williamkss 
Ez peasy lemon squeezy
2017-11-16 22:35
#40
fer | 
Brazil FrizoR 
GG finally, when TACO isn't a BOT no one can beat SK.
2017-11-16 22:48
Shitberg
2017-11-16 23:07
#43
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
EZ FOR TACO
2017-11-16 23:09
If im not wrong this is the first series since LG days that TACO plays better then Cold
2017-11-17 00:05
#48
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
send magisk to astralis instead of one of their choker
2017-11-17 05:35
#49
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Who would win? Whole EU squad or One TACOBoi
2017-11-17 13:45
#50
FalleN | 
Brazil Gagazo 
fribot
2017-11-17 16:06
#51
FalleN | 
Brazil tails36 
Can we address how magnificent HS hair is?
2017-11-17 17:43
RiP SK
2017-11-19 20:51
#53
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Denmark Kab1x 
yes
2017-11-19 20:52
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