Group B: NRG send B.O.O.T-d[S] packing; MVP PK sweep Chiefs to advance

NRG and MVP PK move on through the Group B lower-bracket at IEM Sydney 2018, while B.O.O.T-d[S] and Chiefs are eliminated.

NRG and BOOT-d[S] battled for survival through the lower-bracket of Group B, starting on BOOT-d[S] map pick, Cache.  A pair of doubles from Jacob "FugLy" Medina and Ethan "Ethan" Arnold secured the T pistol on the B entry, piling four more to their 5-0 lead. BOOT-d[S] retaliated in attempt to reduce their deficit, but Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov’s quad kill in the post-plant further pushed NRG’s T-side aggression to seal the 13-2 half.

NRG stay alive in the Group B lower-bracket

In the second half, BOOT-d[S] slapped NRG in the pistol to then win the following anti-ecos for three, 8-13. NRG finally stamped their first in their buy round and pressed on to secure mappoint, with help from Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte's triple-kill to eventually secure map one 16-5.

The series moved on to Inferno, where NRG T-side secured their pistol but BOOT-d[S] Kumaresan "Tommy" Ramani claimed four heads with the Deagle on A to even things out 1-1. NRG didn’t seem rattled and racked up four in a row to take the 5-1 lead. BOOT-d[S] economy was stable enough to put an end to NRG’s streak with three, but could not contest for the lead as Damian "daps" Steele and co. secured the first half, 9-6.

NRG started their second half by winning the CTs second pistol and racking up the anti-ecos for a comfortable 12-6 lead. Although BOOT-d[S] made some noise with the following round win, NRG struck back to inch closer to match point, in which they eventually did to stay alive through Round 2.

Matchpage
0
2
2nd May 2018
United States
5
Cache
16
9
Inferno
16

 BOOT-d[S] K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Singapore Benedict 'Benkai' TanBenkai 32 - 37 -5 80.6 0.90
Singapore Kumaresan 'Tommy' RamaniTommy 22 - 34 -12 70.7 0.80
Singapore Anthony 'ImpressioN' LimImpressioN 23 - 36 -13 58.8 0.75
Kazakhstan Alikhan 'w1nt3r' Kopzhanovw1nt3r 21 - 35 -14 63.4 0.71
Singapore Nevin 'splashske' Awsplashske 22 - 38 -16 51.6 0.60
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 41 - 23 +18 94.7 1.54
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 38 - 22 +16 87.1 1.43
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 33 - 23 +10 71.9 1.32
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 40 - 29 +11 78.3 1.31
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 28 - 23 +5 80.9 1.31

The other Group B elimination match saw MVP PK snag the CT pistol from Chiefs map pick, Nuke, and press through the anti-ecos for a dominating defensive first half with eight straight before Chiefs answered back. The two teams then traded rounds, in which Chiefs finally found some footing on the back of Euan "sterling" Moore’s quad-kill to end the half 5-10.

The sides switched and so the momentum as Chiefs shut down everything MVP PK could throw at the defense to equalize the score (10-10). Tyler "tucks" Reilly and co. secured two more before MVP PK snapped out of it to finally answer back. The two teams then traded rounds before MVP PK established their T-side dominance to edge Nuke 16-14 for the series lead.

MVP PK kicked off their map pick, Inferno, where their T pistol was secured with a quick entry on A. MVP PK went on to secure the following round before Chiefs ended the chaos on banana to split the lead (1-2). The dust then settled whereas MVP PK took the reigns of the offense and surged through the first half for a dominating 12-3 score at the half.

In the second half, MVP PK’s CT-side came out red-hot and shut down Chiefs on banana to secure the second pistol. Chiefs were able to respond with a quick fix on A, in which the T-side corralled with four straight (8-13). In the end, MVP PK managed to pick up what was left of their economy to claim three in a row to survive through Group B.

Matchpage
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2
2nd May 2018
14
Nuke
16
8
Inferno
16

 Chiefs K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling 46 - 35 +11 92.0 1.31
Australia Mike 'ap0c' Aliferisap0c 31 - 37 -6 66.9 0.91
Australia Sam 'flickz' Jonesflickz 30 - 43 -13 65.1 0.82
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reillytucks 32 - 41 -9 62.8 0.79
Australia Matthew 'Texta' O'RourkeTexta 29 - 42 -13 60.0 0.72
 MVP PK K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Korea Min-Seok 'zeff' Parkzeff 52 - 36 +16 97.8 1.55
Korea Hyun-Pyo 'XigN' LeeXigN 48 - 36 +12 90.4 1.39
Korea Min-Soo 'glow' Kimglow 39 - 34 +5 76.4 1.09
Korea Hae-Sung 'HSK' KimHSK 29 - 27 +2 62.0 1.03
Korea Keun-Chul 'solo' Kangsolo 30 - 35 -5 65.5 0.92

United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
Australia Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Tyler 'tucks' Reilly
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
680
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Singapore Kumaresan 'Tommy' Ramani
Kumaresan 'Tommy' Ramani
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
370
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Moore
Euan 'sterling' Moore
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.09
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Worldstar
2018-05-02 06:34
Noice
2018-05-02 06:35
#12
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
rekted
2018-05-02 06:48
#2
ScreaM | 
Romania DESEDE 
Ok
2018-05-02 06:34
lets go NRG :D
2018-05-02 06:35
#5
JULTN1 | 
Estonia HDTanel 
Ez4solo
2018-05-02 06:35
#6
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Denmark OfficialHLTV 
Well done NRG! Send these polish shit home
2018-05-02 06:35
We're Singaporean u racist
2018-05-02 06:37
No we're Polish, you high bro?
2018-05-02 07:02
I tht we were indo
2018-05-02 07:03
#16
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Singapore Wadufuk 
I tot we are china
2018-05-02 07:18
#19
cajunb | 
China Kistah 
hahahaha nice bro laugh my tears out
2018-05-02 08:18
#27
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Singapore Wadufuk 
glad that i make someone day
2018-05-02 17:26
#15
flusha | 
Norway owowow 
Nt fakeflagr
2018-05-02 07:09
Bye bye
2018-05-02 06:35
Yoy
2018-05-02 06:36
#9
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United States STERBENVII 
Koreans are improving...Oh no.
2018-05-02 06:36
Lul
2018-05-02 14:36
#11
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Korea alphes 
plz come back peri
2018-05-02 06:45
#17
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
lets goo
2018-05-02 07:19
#18
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Lithuania Afgan` 
my name is zefffff
2018-05-02 07:31
#20
cajunb | 
China Kistah 
MVP.PK getting stronger and stronger.
2018-05-02 08:21
#21
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Russia GramDEL 
Lol, who vs who = nothing
2018-05-02 09:23
no na vi no xavi
2018-05-02 09:28
respect legendary player solo
2018-05-02 15:15
#22
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Asia somila 
mvp underestimated for no good environment dude
2018-05-02 09:27
#24
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Europe Vallon 
FeelsBadMan for BOOT.
2018-05-02 14:05
Nothing much to write home about. NRG just played good, fundamental counter-strike and were able to out-aim their opponents for the majority of the series. They got complacent a few times on inferno, but in the end, it was still a reasonably easy game. Daps has been a huge surprise so far in this tournament - the third highest player in Sydney with a huge 1.34 rating, which is unbelievable for an IGL -. But really, every player in the team has in one way or another played to their standard. G2 will be a much harder test, but if you want to become a top team, you need these tests to get better and improve your game.
2018-05-02 19:49
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