SK top Group B; OpTic crush NRG to finish second

MIRAA
December 6th, 2017 20:24

SK Gaming have nailed down the top spot in Group B after defeating Misfits, who have been leapfrogged by OpTic in the table following a 16-3 thrashing of NRG.

With SK and Misfits level on points at the top of the table, the clash for the first place began with a dominant start from the Brazilians, who strolled to a 7-1 round after recovering from a lost pistol round. Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan then took matters into his own hands, clutching a 1v2 to bring SK's streak to an end.

That individual action sparked a great run from the North Americans, who shut down any chances of SK stringing rounds together again, reducing the gap to 9-6.

SK top Group B to avoid a potential FaZe semi-final match-up

The second half was a complete one-way street from the get-go. After losing the pistol round and the following anti-ecos, Misfits won the first full buy round to keep themselves in the race. However, their hopes of finishing at the top of the group were soon quashed as SK ran all over the North American defence, winning four rounds straight to lock down the map, 16-7.

ESL Pro League Season 6 FinalsBest of 1
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 SK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer 24 - 11 +13 112.3 1.71
Brazil Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera 23 - 10 +13 91.8 1.66
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prassboltz 20 - 14 +6 97.6 1.48
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN 19 - 9 +10 83.0 1.47
Brazil Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO 14 - 11 +3 63.6 1.03
 Misfits K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM 17 - 17 0 76.1 0.96
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevicdevoduvek 10 - 21 -11 69.7 0.64
United States Sean 'seang@res' Garesseang@res 9 - 21 -12 47.7 0.63
United States Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK 10 - 21 -11 55.7 0.53
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 9 - 20 -11 45.0 0.44

Meanwhile, OpTic and NRG faced each other on Cobblestone for the all-important playoff spot. Many had expected this to be a close contest after the North American had acquitted themselves quite well on the first day of the event, but it ended up being a one-sided affair, with the European mixture cruising to a 12-3 lead on the Terrorist side after constantly countering their opponents' few round wins.

OpTic ran over NRG

Carrying their momentum into the second half, OpTic quickly wrapped things up, with Adam "friberg" Friberg hammering the final nail into NRG's coffin with a triple kill spraydown.

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 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Bulgaria Cvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 9 - 18 -9 64.0 0.70
Denmark Allan 'AnJ' JensenAnJ 10 - 14 -4 46.3 0.66
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 8 - 16 -8 64.6 0.63
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 10 - 17 -7 61.1 0.53
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 7 - 18 -11 51.8 0.40
 OpTic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Estonia Kevin 'HS' TarnHS 30 - 8 +22 142.9 2.48
Spain Óscar 'mixwell' Cañellasmixwell 15 - 9 +6 83.1 1.61
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg 17 - 9 +8 78.3 1.48
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu 13 - 10 +3 77.8 1.29
Denmark Emil 'Magisk' ReifMagisk 8 - 8 0 57.9 1.13

The final group match was a Nordic classic between NiP and North, two teams already out of the race for the playoffs. A lively start from NiP saw them take a 6-2 lead after constantly denying North the chance to string any rounds together, but the Danes then tightened up their defence and won seven rounds straight to pick up a 9-6 lead.

NiP recovered from a 15-10 deficit to beat North in OT

North overcame a slow start to the second half and brought the scoreline to a 15-10 advantage with a 1v4 clutch from Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen, but they failed to deal the finishing blow, allowing NiP to force overtime - in which the Swedes would run riot.

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 North K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 32 - 22 +10 95.3 1.45
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 22 - 25 -3 72.1 0.94
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' LauridsenMSL 18 - 23 -5 64.0 0.88
Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig 22 - 27 -5 66.4 0.80
Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangsåvalde 15 - 23 -8 50.8 0.68
 NiP K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden William 'draken' Sundindraken 38 - 21 +17 115.6 1.68
Sweden Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ 29 - 23 +6 91.1 1.20
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT 19 - 22 -3 70.2 1.00
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest 18 - 19 -1 56.2 0.93
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 16 - 24 -8 56.5 0.79

Below you can find the final standings of Group B:

1. Brazil SK - through to semi-finals
2. Europe OpTic - through to quarter-finals
3. United States Misfits - through to quarter-finals
4. North America NRG
5. Sweden NiP
6. Denmark North

With the group stage now over, the quarter-final match-ups look as follows:

Europe HellRaisers vs. United States Misfits
Europe OpTic vs. Sweden fnatic
United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
613
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1169
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1211
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Great playoff teams. Lookin forward to that crowd!
2017-12-06 20:25
#19
fnx | 
Brazil ariel439 
kappa
2017-12-06 20:31
? No crowd on quarter final?
2017-12-06 20:33
HR VS MF LUL
2017-12-06 20:50
#44
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Japan Snute 
well yeah obv. the danish teams are out so..
2017-12-06 23:11
They still have hope in karrigan friend!
2017-12-07 00:15
#46
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Japan Snute 
Only better for FaZe then FaZe the fuck up
2017-12-07 00:16
+1
2017-12-07 00:17
#51
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United Kingdom Joshimitsu91 
Magisk
2017-12-07 01:11
k
2017-12-06 20:25
#3
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United States KpleeZy 
EZ for HS
2017-12-06 20:25
#49
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United Kingdom Joshimitsu91 
yes
2017-12-07 01:05
#57
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Japan Snute 
Kevin "SoonToBeDropped" Tarn
2017-12-07 14:31
#4
cogu | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
ez for the new mibr lineup
2017-12-06 20:26
Sk vs Faze final
2017-12-06 20:25
NIP RIP
2017-12-06 20:25
#7
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United States Toxsick11 
EZ for OpTic
2017-12-06 20:25
Nice!
2017-12-06 20:25
#9
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Brazil rickz1996 
expected
2017-12-06 20:25
#10
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
We did it again, let's go my team! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-12-06 20:26
Gg
2017-12-06 20:33
#11
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Poland raaVz 
nice
2017-12-06 20:26
North has become become bad again :(
2017-12-06 20:26
I don't mean to be rude, but they really were never good
2017-12-06 21:01
I agree. The best they've been is/was tier 1.5. They've had some good periods imo, but now they have gotten worse after kicking magisk
2017-12-06 21:03
I never liked their attittude, since they started having a few good results, msl, magisk and config started acting like they were top1 in the world. I instantly thought that wouldn't last long.
2017-12-06 21:08
This makes it funny to look at how humble sk is
2017-12-06 21:40
Yeah, they should learn from SK
2017-12-06 22:08
#50
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United Kingdom Joshimitsu91 
SK are as arrogant as anybody
2017-12-07 01:06
They may be arrogant now but they've got humble beginnings
2017-12-07 08:46
#58
Brazil FLXG 
Well I guess its hard to avoid it when you've been top3 in the world for 2 years now
2017-12-07 15:23
actually sk aren't humble at all
2017-12-07 00:23
They may be arrogant now but they've got humble beginnings
2017-12-07 08:46
Ez for FaZe
2017-12-06 20:26
And they said kick HS... OMEGALUL
2017-12-06 20:27
I WAS THE ONLY PERSON THAT SAID +TIME PPL DO NOT HAVE PATIENCE
2017-12-06 20:29
#30
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China GODMethyl 
Idk why people doubted him, he was nuts on penta.
2017-12-06 20:53
HS 2.48 PogChamp
2017-12-06 20:28
#16
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Russia Nikosimus 
These PO teams Wowwwwww, insane Kappa
2017-12-06 20:29
#18
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Brazil hugoooo 
30 frags in 19 rounds :O
2017-12-06 20:30
Friberg in playoffs, guess where is nip LUL
2017-12-06 20:35
#31
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Canada Jagg3rknot 
And North
2017-12-06 20:53
#40
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
Friberg and magisk in Quarters, NiP and North out omegalul
2017-12-06 22:06
SK are looking for another library :)
2017-12-06 20:36
IKR! One of the best teams in the CS:GO history!
2017-12-06 20:48
+1
2017-12-06 22:17
bye nip
2017-12-06 20:37
Loving thse upsets
2017-12-06 20:46
Ok
2017-12-06 20:51
NIP rip again tier 4 confirmed only 2 tournaments at good level in all year jajaja
2017-12-06 20:52
#32
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Europe Mitso_112 
OpTic for the win
2017-12-06 21:00
#34
Zeus | 
Israel JezuSw0w 
Nip and north lmao
2017-12-06 21:02
SK on top... nothing new to see here bois
2017-12-06 21:09
Misfits to semis!
2017-12-06 21:52
30/8 HS, incredible oscilation
2017-12-06 22:15
#52
fnx | 
Iceland cy_ro 
wtf astralis and nip?
2017-12-07 06:12
HS 30-8 142.9 adr ;o
2017-12-07 10:50
#56
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Brazil mano_Onetwo 
NiP LUL. xizt joke
2017-12-07 12:28
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