As the first day of the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals is coming to an end, two teams managed to pick up 16-14 upsets: OpTic defeated SK and NRG took down NiP.
OpTic and SK met on Mirage, with the start of the game being a back and forth affair. OpTic started off with a pistol round win, but lost the follow-up, which was key for the Brazilians to take a 6-4 lead.
Adam "friberg" Friberg's two kills on force buy allowed OpTic to get to six round on the CT side, but that is where they were stopped as Ricardo "boltz" Prass picked up three in round number 15 to make the score 9-6.
With a pistol round win and an early economy reset going their way, the European mixture was off to a great start in the second half of Mirage and he lead was in OpTic's hands shortly. SK's second round win on the CT side coming as a result of Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's triple with the AWP, but it was once again being followed with a hard reset, and OpTic went up to a 14-11 lead.
As Marcelo "coldzera" David and co. were mounting a comeback, bringing the score to 14-14 and the economy back in their favor, a B rush in which Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas and Kevin "HS" Tarn got the opening kills allowed OpTic to close out the game 16-14.
K - D
Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO
21 - 18
Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN
20 - 20
Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera
19 - 17
Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz
17 - 21
Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer
19 - 21
With Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov leading the charge, NRG were off to a great start against NiP, picking up a 7-1 lead on the T side of Overpass. NiP was able to stabilize at the end of the half ended, with Richard "Xizt" Landström's triple in the 14th round playing a crucial part in their recovery.
After finishing the first half 9-6 down, NiP tied up the score by winning the Terrorist pistol and the following two, but Damian "daps" Steele's side was quick to take back the lead with the rifles coming into play. William "draken" Sundin and Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg were doing their best to keep NiP in the game, but the trio of Jacob "FugLy" Medina, CeRq and Allan "AnJ" Jensen managed to outperform them, earning a upset victory for NRG.
|NRG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Allan 'AnJ' JensenAnJ||26 - 18||+8||100.8||1.47|
|Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy||26 - 19||+7||98.2||1.38|
|Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq||26 - 18||+8||92.1||1.31|
|Damian 'daps' Steeledaps||18 - 21||-3||62.9||0.87|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||14 - 19||-5||51.2||0.82|