NRG to StarSeries i-League Season 5 final over North
NRG have advanced to the grand final at StarSeries i-League Season 5 after beating North 2-1 in the semi-finals (16-5 on Overpass, 13-16 on Mirage, and 16-9 on Inferno).
The first semi-final at StarSeries i-League Season 5 was between North and NRG. The best-of-three game kicked off on Overpass where the T-sided North Americans grabbed the pistol round victory thanks to Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov's two opening kills.
North responded in the first gun round with Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså's triple kill to trail 3-1. The Danes had a 5vs3 advantage in the following round but Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte and CeRq managed to turn it around to extend NRG's lead to 4-1.
Mirage started almost perfectly for NRG who won the first three rounds on the CT-side with a single player loss. They also had a 4vs2 advantage in the first gun round but Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's triple kill gave North their first round (3-1).
Damian "daps" Steele & company recouped swiftly and won the next three rounds, making it 6-1. Then North went on their longest streak in the series, winning eight rounds in a row to lead 9-6 at halftime.
Brehze got three entry kills to win the second half pistol round and NRG tied the game at 9-9 after winning two anti-eco rounds. North survived NRG's first gun round push with three players who had less than 30 health points. The Danes went on to close out the map 16-13.
Inferno was the deciding map of the series and it kicked off with NRG on the CT-side. The first half was a close one as the deficit was always two or less rounds. NRG edged the 8-7 first half victory, winning the fifteenth round by running down the time.
Ethan "Ethan" Arnold and FugLy won a 2vs4 in the second half pistol round and the North Americans extended tehir lead to 11-7 after picking up two anti-eco rounds. FugLy's two entry kills were enough for the first gun round victory. NRG stayed composed on the T-side and went on to win the map 16-9, grabbing the 2-1 series victory to advance to the grand final at StarSeries i-League Season 5.
|NRG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq||68 - 42||+26||87.0||1.38|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||57 - 43||+14||93.6||1.31|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||57 - 46||+11||89.0||1.21|
|Damian 'daps' Steeledaps||44 - 49||-5||64.7||0.98|
|Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy||37 - 45||-8||59.9||0.94|