The last series of day one in China began on Inferno, Envy' map pick, with the French squad securing a quick 3-0 lead after winning their Terrorist pistol. VG.Flash responded well, stringing three rounds together to level up the score.
Envy then got back to winning ways with another three-round streak. The Chinese team nearly restored parity thanks to YuanZhang "AttackeR" Sheng and YuLun "Summer" Cai stepping up to the plate – the former denied a 1v4 clutch from Christophe "SIXER" Xia while the latter found an AWP quad-kill – but then Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey clutched a 1v2 for his team, who would lose just one more round to go up 9-6 by half-time.
Now playing as Terrorists, VG.Flash picked up the pistol and the subsequent anti-ecos. The Frenchmen were simply too hot for the Asian team to handle, however, and lost a single round before closing out the map, 16-10, to take the lead in the series.
Next up was Cache, the map picked by VG.Flash, who started things off on the right foot by bagging a 5-0 lead as Terrorists. Envy responded with their first round thanks to a double and a triple-kill from Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss and kioShiMa, respectively, but they could not follow that up.
Down 1-7, that was when Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and co. tightened up their defence, which prompted them to bring the deficit to a sole round before switching sides. The French squad came from half-time eager to turn things around, and it all started with kioShiMa equalizing things off with a 1v3 clutch.
From that moment, Envy, except for a single round, kept breaking through their opponents' defence to hit 14 rounds. VG.Flash still tried to halt the Frenchmen by winning two of the next three rounds, but without success as EnVyUs went on to put the last nail in the coffin, 16-11.
|Envy||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Fabien 'kioShiMa' FieykioShiMa||48 - 26||+22||90.6||1.49|
|Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM||48 - 32||+16||88.7||1.38|
|Ali 'hAdji' HaïnousshAdji||39 - 33||+6||80.1||1.08|
|Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER||32 - 35||-3||67.7||1.02|
|Alexandre 'xms' Fortéxms||29 - 36||-7||67.4||0.93|