SK beat AVANGAR in four maps to become Adrenaline Cyber League 2018 champions
SK won the last three maps of the four played in the best-of-five final over AVANGAR to become this year’s Adrenaline Cyber League champions.
The match kicked off going the way of AVANGAR on Cache as Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov downed three with his silenced USP. SK quickly turned it around, though, winning the second round forcebuy losing only one player. With 4-1 in favor of the American team, the first proper gun round of the match was played out, which went the way of SK, but doubles by Dzhami "Jame" Ali and Timur "buster" Tulepov with double AWPs kept them in contention. Tied 5-5 after a series of rounds won by AVANGAR, SK finally broke through to B and take the round. SK then planted on A the following round, but AVANGAR tied it back up after buster and Jame, once again with the AWPs, retook the site successfully in a 2vs2.
The second half started with Jame winning a 1vs4 clutch with the glock, increasing his team’s 9-6 lead at the half. With 12-7 on the board, Alexey "qikert" Golubev was then able to win a 1vs1 afterplant against Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo to put his team ahead with a comfortable six round lead. The Kazakh team then closed it out as SK could not find a way to stop AVANGAR’s advance, ending it 16-7.
Mirage saw AVANGAR take the lead once again on the defending side. This time around they didn’t give up anything to the forcebuys, but SK were able to even it up quickly after the first gun rounds. From thereon out it was all SK, who only gave up one round in the whole half to take a comfortable 11-4 lead into the half in dominant fashion.
AVANGAR started the second half out with a B rush, which they were able to win as qikert picked up a triple to deny the retake by the CTs. SK once again put order in the server after the anti-ecos, keeping a comfortable 12-7 lead. With all players firing on all cylinders, there wasn’t much AVANGAR could do to penetrate the Brazilian team’s defense, with FalleN & co. eventually closing out the map 16-9 and tying the series up, 1-1.
Fernando "fer" Alvarenga and Jake "Stewie2K" Yip got all of the kills for SK in the first pistol round, winning it for their team after defusing the bomb. Up by one, 2-1, Ricardo "boltz" Prass got four kills in apartments with an MP9 and forced AVANGAR on a pistol buy. The American side then had another completely dominant side, going on a tear while AVANGAR ran into a wall over and over.
Having masked the score a bit winning the last three rounds of the half, on top of the two they had before, AVANGAR were unable to keep the momentum in the second pistol round, smoked out of A site. With the control of the economy early in the second half, a large lead, and Marcelo "coldzera" David playing incredible Counter-Strike with 29 frags and 117.9 ADR after 32 rounds, SK closed out the third map to take the lead in the best-of-five series, 2-1.
The first pistol round on Dust2 went down to the wire, as it ended up with FalleN as the last man standing with 16 hp left. Having won the three first rounds, SK let the first gun round slip as KrizzeN and buster downed their rivals. After that, the American kicked it into gear once more controlling the scoreboard and the economy early in the fourth map as they came out ahead from the trade situations round in and round out.
Having won the half 12-3, SK took steps to closing out the map by winning the second pistol round, which they did without skipping a beat, ending it 16-3 and claiming the title of Adrenaline Cyber League champions.
K - D
Dzhami 'Jame' AliJame
59 - 56
Dmitry 'dimasick' Matvienkodimasick
57 - 72
Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster
56 - 70
Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert
50 - 71
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN
55 - 75
The final standings of Adrenaline Cyber League are: