G2 qualify after beating Vega Squadron in overtime
It took G2 35 rounds, but the French team finally qualified after defeating Vega Squadron, 19-16, on Overpass.
The first round of Overpass went to the defending team, G2, as Richard "shox" Papillon and Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt got doubles, which Dan "apEX" Madesclaire topped off to eliminate Vega Squadron. G2 then won the anti-ecos, but Vega Squadron won the first gun round after a play in A and two quick frags which opened up the site.
G2 came back the following round, though, and increased their lead to 6-1 after winning two anti-ecos. After an aggressive play by G2 the following gun round, the French side was able to close the round out as Vega Squadron tried to rotate towards B. From there on out, the match went downhill for the Russian side as G2 dominated on the CT side, giving up but the last two rounds of the half for a 12-3 scoreline at the half.
A triple by Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov kept his team alive in the match, and started to make a match of it by winning the two anti-ecos to go 7-12. Two entries by Dmitriy "jR" Chervak, followed by a triple from chopper stopped G2 on their tracks in the first gun round of the second half. Up 12-10, G2 finally got an early round man advantage, but a huge four-kill round by chopper got his team within one, prompting G2 to take a timeout to try and reverse the situation.
After the timeout, G2 finally took a round on the Terrorist side, taking control of A site, planting, and forcing Pavel "hutji" Lashkov to save in a 1vs2. Vega Squadron then reset G2, at 12-13, and won the eco to tie the match up. The French team wasn’t about to let the match slip away, though, and they won the following round in part thanks to a big triple by shox on the A site.
Once again, though, Vega Squadron tied it back up as hutji stopped a great three man push late in the round on B, killing two and stalling until jR could rotate to take the last. With G2 financial trouble, Vega Squadron were able to take the lead for the first time in the match, as well as get on match point, 15-14, with G2 still without a penny. A pistol buy was enough for the French side, however, as three quick frags by apEX and shox with CZ75’s gave them the round and pushed the match in overtime.
In overtime, G2 absolutely dominated Vega Squadron on the Terrorist side, taking all three rounds and putting the Russian team in a bind. Vega Squadron won first round on the attacking side, but G2 finally bagged the match in the 35th round in large part thanks to two big entry frags by Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro early on.
K - D
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakovchopper
29 - 25
Dmitriy 'jR' ChervakjR
26 - 24
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir
19 - 25
Pavel 'hutji' Lashkovhutji
19 - 27
Sergey 'keshandr' Nikishinkeshandr
16 - 27
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