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
25 - 19 +6 90.7 1.35
23 - 15 +8 81.4 1.33
17 - 13 +4 84.9 1.22
15 - 16 -1 63.6 1.02
17 - 17 0 58.5 1.00
 Flash K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
19 - 17 +2 86.3 1.23
20 - 20 0 79.6 1.03
15 - 23 -8 58.2 0.80
12 - 18 -6 48.0 0.76
14 - 20 -6 58.6 0.74

France Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1280
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
Malaysia Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Andrew 'Kaze' Khong
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
330
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
France Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
China QiFang 'Karsa' Su
QiFang 'Karsa' Su
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
China YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
YuanZhang 'Attacker' Sheng
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
512
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.66
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1214
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1113
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
China KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
KunHua 'LOVEYY' Bai
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
492
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1171
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
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
21 replies
rip flash
2018-01-13 01:04
16 replies
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
15 replies
they already are in the major
2018-01-13 01:07
9 replies
This is only the qualifier.
2018-01-13 01:07
8 replies
this is the major
2018-01-13 01:08
7 replies
"ELeague Major 2018 Main Qualifier"
2018-01-13 01:09
6 replies
"ELeague Major 2018"
2018-01-13 01:09
#71
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United Kingdom DeKo^
his name lol
2018-01-13 02:05
1 reply
#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
This is the major
2018-01-13 08:18
+1
2018-01-13 11:29
no they cant..they r so bad in ct side..their rotation omggggggggggggggggggggggggg....
2018-01-13 01:07
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
1 reply
#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
1 reply
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
cool
2018-01-13 01:04
Ezz
2018-01-13 01:04
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
1 reply
Yeah the match had me on the edge of my seat..
2018-01-13 13:20
nt flash
2018-01-13 01:05
nic
2018-01-13 01:05
<survive flash scare <11 rounds choose one
2018-01-13 01:05
3 replies
It was 11 6 for flash lol so definitely a scare
2018-01-13 01:05
1 reply
#77
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United States _waterrr
9-2 at one point
2018-01-13 04:49
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
1 reply
+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
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
1 reply
Lul it showed nothing,
2018-01-13 08:18
G2. NEVER. WINS. FUCKING. PISTOLS.
2018-01-13 01:05
13 replies
Chinese just outplayed them pretty easily
2018-01-13 01:06
1 reply
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
10 replies
you're happy after coming back against a tier 398419041804180 team?
2018-01-13 01:08
9 replies
#43
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France AnTr3aS48
a win is a win so yes
2018-01-13 01:08
8 replies
nah that's scary m8
2018-01-13 01:09
7 replies
#46
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France AnTr3aS48
you don't know how bad my heart is rn
2018-01-13 01:09
5 replies
thats my fucking point, they always do risky decisions and tactics
2018-01-13 01:09
4 replies
#50
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France AnTr3aS48
lets hope tommorw they play stronger
2018-01-13 01:10
2 replies
inb4 playing against mouz or faze, calling it rn
2018-01-13 01:11
1 reply
#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
#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
2 replies
i wanna say he's back and fucking fanboy it but im afraid of jinxing it
2018-01-13 01:15
1 reply
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
1 reply
#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
1 reply
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
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Thailand hqs-
shox will be back, but csgo is dying
2018-01-13 04:05
The best topic i have ever seen
2018-01-13 06:28
ti close out
2018-01-13 07:56
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