G2 survive Flash scare

Flash had a great start in their first game at the ELEAGUE Major 2018 Main Qualifier, but the Frenchmen managed to claw it back and close out the game 16-11.

Flash, currently ranked #61 in the world, started off the game against G2 by winning the much-needed pistol round as Terrorists on Inferno, and avoiding an anti-eco mishap allowed them to go 3-0 up against the French side. After KunHua "LOVEYY" Bai picked up a quad kill in round three, the Chinese side decided to hit the B site in the full buy, with the same player picking up two big kills that earned them the round.

On the following eco, G2 stacked apartments and got a favorable trade, but Flash still managed to close out the round on B, going up 5-0 shortly. The Frenchmen finally got on the board when Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub locked down A, Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire did the same in the next round and Flash's economy was broken, allowing G2 a chance to stabilize (5-2).

That didn't happen, however, as a sloppy anti-eco which saw Flash claim the round by overwhelming the A site with pistols, and Andrew "Kaze" Khong's 1v1 clutch on B in the next round took away any momentum from the CT side. Flash's AWPer Kaze continued bringing the pain and Flash went 9-2 up before some heroics from Richard "shox" Papillon and NBK- got the favorites to just a three-round deficit before halftime.

NBK having standout game helped in G2's comeback

Flash claimed the second pistol as well, thanks to YuanZhang "Attacker" Sheng and LOVEYY combining for four kills with a bait setup on arch, going up 11-6, but G2 went for an early Galil-based buy and took their first Terrorist round before Flash could establish their economy. The following round was a bank-breaker and it came down to the wire, but Flash were not able to stop the bombplant on B and G2 started their comeback.

The score was tied 11-11 when bodyy took advantage of trades happening on the other side of the map and walked out of A apps, catching two Flash members off guard to get his side in the lead for the first time.

Attacker and Kaze secured two entries for their side, but couldn't close out the 5v3 as bodyy broke open the A site and G2 closed out the round easily. The deciding match was the following one, where QiFang "Karsa" Su picked up two on G2's fast B offense, but NBK-'s quad was enough to seal the deal and allow the French side ti close out the game 16-11.

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 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 25 - 19 +6 90.7 1.35
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 23 - 15 +8 81.4 1.33
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianarobodyy 17 - 13 +4 84.9 1.22
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 15 - 16 -1 63.6 1.02
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 17 - 17 0 58.5 1.00
 Flash K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' KhongKaze 19 - 17 +2 86.3 1.23
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' ShengAttacker 20 - 20 0 79.6 1.03
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' BaiLOVEYY 15 - 23 -8 58.2 0.80
China QiFang 'Karsa' SuKarsa 12 - 18 -6 48.0 0.76
China YuLun 'Summer' CaiSummer 14 - 20 -6 58.6 0.74

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1658
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
578
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.12
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
762
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
China QiFang 'Karsa' Su
QiFang 'Karsa' Su
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
420
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
936
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
700
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1605
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
Exceptional work from G2 Esports to defeat Flash Gaming. It was not looking well at the beginning of the match; however, with Richard "shox" Papillon's leadership, they pulled the match around to secure a victory.
2018-01-13 01:04
rip flash
2018-01-13 01:04
#24
France Bouf 
Flash put up a good fight I think they can beat the other lower teams and make it to the major.
2018-01-13 01:05
#33
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
they already are in the major
2018-01-13 01:07
#37
France Bouf 
This is only the qualifier.
2018-01-13 01:07
#38
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
this is the major
2018-01-13 01:08
#45
France Bouf 
"ELeague Major 2018 Main Qualifier"
2018-01-13 01:09
#47
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
"ELeague Major 2018"
2018-01-13 01:09
2/8
2018-01-13 01:10
#51
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
0/8
2018-01-13 01:10
Stupid emo go bait some dicks elsewhere if u need a shlong
2018-01-13 02:36
#71
shox | 
United Kingdom DeKo^ 
his name lol
2018-01-13 02:05
#83
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China jbsteven 
LMAO
2018-01-13 08:07
#72
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United States SladesterG 
Stickers in the game and with the new format they are technically in the major
2018-01-13 02:05
#85
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Switzerland Alzameister 
This is the major
2018-01-13 08:18
#90
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Czech Republic Charlie13 
+1
2018-01-13 11:29
no they cant..they r so bad in ct side..their rotation omggggggggggggggggggggggggg....
2018-01-13 01:07
#40
Summer | 
China ezpz95 
It's too hard. Maybe Flash could beat QBF and F3 but others no chance.
2018-01-13 01:08
G2 is the lower team dude, shit t2 team that cant acomplish shit against t1
2018-01-13 01:22
#89
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Greece knk74 
They can beat sk
2018-01-13 08:40
I thought G2 pretty low ady?
2018-01-13 02:39
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!
2018-01-13 01:05
#20
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Denmark JEBO 
agree :D
2018-01-13 01:05
that copypaste was faster than kennys flicks
2018-01-13 01:06
#57
Twistzz | 
Estonia dev2ce 
wasnt copy paste i typed it on the page
2018-01-13 01:13
#2
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Hungary StraYzie 
GG Flash
2018-01-13 01:04
CHINA NUMBA WAN
2018-01-13 01:04
#4
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Denmark danishwarrior 
cool
2018-01-13 01:04
Ezz
2018-01-13 01:04
#7
North America Oboe 
Good god
2018-01-13 01:04
Flas braindead
2018-01-13 01:04
lol i thought G2 was going to take the L but ok
2018-01-13 01:04
#11
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Uruguay Faq^v^ 
lul, i almost died
2018-01-13 01:05
Yeah the match had me on the edge of my seat..
2018-01-13 13:20
nt flash
2018-01-13 01:05
#13
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
nic
2018-01-13 01:05
<survive flash scare <11 rounds choose one
2018-01-13 01:05
It was 11 6 for flash lol so definitely a scare
2018-01-13 01:05
#77
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United States _waterrr 
9-2 at one point
2018-01-13 04:49
#81
pecks | 
North America quandoo 
Did you watch?
2018-01-13 07:31
#16
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Germany AYEON 
nt boys
2018-01-13 01:05
#17
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United States _SaltY 
G2 shit start expected
2018-01-13 01:05
+11111111
2018-01-13 01:06
nice title
2018-01-13 01:05
#19
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Iceland caverat 
g2 chokes
2018-01-13 01:05
#21
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Brazil digozamaral 
SUPER TEAM MY PICK EM CHALLENGE IS STILL ALIVE
2018-01-13 01:05
This just shows the cohesion problems with g2.
2018-01-13 01:05
Lul it showed nothing,
2018-01-13 08:18
G2. NEVER. WINS. FUCKING. PISTOLS.
2018-01-13 01:05
Chinese just outplayed them pretty easily
2018-01-13 01:06
well G2's tactics are so fucking gay and risky
2018-01-13 01:07
#32
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France AnTr3aS48 
THEY. WIN. GAMES. THO.
2018-01-13 01:06
you're happy after coming back against a tier 398419041804180 team?
2018-01-13 01:08
#43
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France AnTr3aS48 
a win is a win so yes
2018-01-13 01:08
nah that's scary m8
2018-01-13 01:09
#46
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France AnTr3aS48 
you don't know how bad my heart is rn
2018-01-13 01:09
thats my fucking point, they always do risky decisions and tactics
2018-01-13 01:09
#50
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France AnTr3aS48 
lets hope tommorw they play stronger
2018-01-13 01:10
inb4 playing against mouz or faze, calling it rn
2018-01-13 01:11
#56
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France AnTr3aS48 
if they I cri
2018-01-13 01:12
#78
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United States _waterrr 
At least Shox is looking good with a change of roles; maybe the Frenchies can finally get a Legend spot
2018-01-13 04:50
Its just their first game on the tournament They never good But still, seems they didnt solve their pistol problem from 2017
2018-01-13 08:20
g2 looks really bad, won because of flash mistakes... Dont see them passing the groups tbh
2018-01-13 01:05
Lol and flash winning 11 rounds because of g2 mistakes. It all has to be other team mistake to win a round. And g2 always struggling againts underdog and na’vi and c9. Other than that they have 70/30 chances to win. They’ll pass this.
2018-01-13 01:11
quals yea, but im talking about main groupstage
2018-01-13 01:11
G2 is garbage, and by long time now. The all star lineup gives the false impression they are good, but they cant beat any t1 in a b03
2018-01-13 01:27
#67
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France Leskines 
Sk never beat g2 on a bo3 lul
2018-01-13 01:30
G2 cant go deep in any events, no wonder sk, faze or ast have few games agaisnt then.. They are shit, face it. I see more potential in NV than G2
2018-01-13 01:44
#79
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United States _waterrr 
You're refuting actual arguments with shit retarded statements. Seeing more potential in NV is mind boggling but expected from Brazilian.
2018-01-13 04:52
#84
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China jbsteven 
U mean NV? They have no chance, scream is good but xms and sixer are just shit
2018-01-13 08:14
#92
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France Leskines 
G2 cant go deep in any events Won 3 tournaments on 2k17 pick one
2018-01-13 18:43
Look at their results against SK/Astralis/North Only T1 team they struggled against is Faze And Navi/C9 in tier 1,5/2
2018-01-13 08:23
#28
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Israel xpicyyy 
nt flash
2018-01-13 01:05
Here we see a rare match where Richard 'shox' Papillon topfrags. Shox plz get good again
2018-01-13 01:07
#59
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
i wanna say he's back and fucking fanboy it but im afraid of jinxing it
2018-01-13 01:15
me2 man
2018-01-13 01:15
That was insane game
2018-01-13 01:08
#42
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South America jotto 
Almost RIP Pick'Em 0-3. LUL
2018-01-13 01:08
#62
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Malaysia byaIi 
G2 0-3 Flash 3-0
2018-01-13 01:21
#58
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United States V1ruh 
nt
2018-01-13 01:13
Summer threw away the game at 11-7
2018-01-13 01:15
FG literally played no that bad, they actually beat G2 when they were T
2018-01-13 01:21
LuL
2018-01-13 01:27
I think it's cute that HLTV still calls this the qualifier when Valve changed the name a few months back. Why not call it by the name you announced in a news report a few months back? Forget already???? LOL
2018-01-13 01:35
#69
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
who the fuck cares xD
2018-01-13 01:38
#75
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Asia cpy9898 
Interesting match.
2018-01-13 02:47
#76
Poland hqs- 
shox will be back, but csgo is dying
2018-01-13 04:05
#80
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Turkey lulpump1 
The best topic i have ever seen
2018-01-13 06:28
ti close out
2018-01-13 07:56
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