HellRaisers have moved up to first place in Group A after thrashing Liquid, while fnatic are now second following a close win over Luminosity.
fnatic made LG pay for that mistake, stringing five rounds together to secure a comfortable lead. However, Gustavo "yeL" Knittel's side would not give up so easily and won eight rounds straight after constantly punishing the CTs' overaggression. The final round of the half would still go to fnatic, who brought the deficit to 9-6.
In the second half, fnatic won a near-flawless CT pistol and back-to-back anti-ecos to tie up the score at 9-9. yeL then won an all-important round by clutching a 1v2 with an AWP in hand, with Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato then raising eyebrows with a quad-kill in the following round.
With fnatic down 9-12, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson rescued his team with a 1v2 clutch inside A. That ended up being a major turning point in the game as the Swedes ran all over the Luminosity defense for the rest of the half, sealing a 16-13 win that moves them up to second in Group A.
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0||24 - 18||+6||91.1||1.30|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||22 - 20||+2||81.5||1.17|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||21 - 15||+6||71.9||1.15|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||18 - 19||-1||82.4||1.12|
|Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden||20 - 18||+2||76.5||1.10|
|Luminosity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedeschelo||23 - 23||0||94.4||1.21|
|Gabriel 'NEKIZ' SchenatoNEKIZ||23 - 20||+3||83.1||1.10|
|Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' GonçalvesSHOOWTiME||14 - 20||-6||55.4||0.88|
|Gustavo 'yeL' KnittelyeL||15 - 19||-4||55.7||0.85|
|Vinicios 'PKL' CoelhoPKL||15 - 23||-8||59.6||0.73|
Meanwhile, HellRaisers made light work of Liquid on Inferno. The European team came out with fire in their bellies and stormed to an 11-2 lead on the CT side, but Liquid still kept their hopes alive by bagging the final two rounds of the half.
There would be no miraculous comeback, though, as Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's side picked up where they had left off, winning five rounds in a row to win the match with a dominant 16-4 scoreline.
|HellRaisers||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1||21 - 12||+9||104.1||1.63|
|Issa 'ISSAA' MuradISSAA||19 - 9||+10||84.5||1.59|
|Özgür 'woxic' Ekerwoxic||21 - 10||+11||87.2||1.55|
|Bence 'DeadFox' BöröczDeadFox||15 - 11||+4||88.5||1.40|
|Kristjan 'fejtZ' AllsaarfejtZ||11 - 10||+1||83.0||1.21|