Vega Squadron picked up their second win at the ELEAGUE Major 2018 Main Qualifier by beating FaZe 16-6 on Inferno.
Vega Squadron picked up the pistol round to start off the CT side of Inferno on the right foot, with Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov's 1v1 clutch in the first buy round playing a key part in the Russian side establishing an economic advantage in the match.
It was 4-0 when Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács got a fast entry with the AWP, but chopper got the advantage back for his side with two kills, and added two more on the B site retake to advance the lead. FaZe finally got a round on the board with a mixed buy push on B, with Håvard "rain" Nygaard doing the majority of the heavy lifting as he secured a quad kill.
The European mixture lost the following round due to running out of time and got locked out of B on the follow-up, which resulted in their bank being broken (9-1). After struggling to take banana and B, FaZe decided to switch it up and hit A, with the semi-fast wrap tacting yielding three unanswered kills and their second round of the half.
Dmitriy "jR" Chervak's side finished the half with a 12-3 lead after a sloppy 5v3 retake in the final round of the half, and FaZe took that opening to get to five rounds by winning the CT pistol and the followup. In a round where a loss would force them on an eco, Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer stepped up with three massive kills from pit, allowing his teammates to come in for a 2v2 retake. However, the reset would happen in the next round, as Vega Squadron's Mac-10 B site rush worked out (14-6).
K - D
Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain
14 - 18
Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo
16 - 19
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN
12 - 17
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister
10 - 18
Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan
11 - 17
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