Ghost see off Sharks to move on to ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas final

Ghost are through to the grand final of the ZOTAC Cup Masters Americas final after moving past Sharks on just two maps.

With FURIA already through to the final after defeating eUnited on Saturday evening, Sharks entered the match with the intent of following in the footsteps of their compatriots and set up an all-Brazilian final, but they were soon given a reality check by Joshua "steel" Nissan's men.

Starting out on the defensive side of Nuke, Ghost took control of proceedings from the get-go and cruised to a 6-0 lead. Sharks then finally got something going, but, with no follow-up on their part, the North Americans ran riot and further cemented their lead.

Sharks had a good chance to get a second round on the board in the 12th round after planting the bomb in a 3v2 situation, but Matthew "WARDELL" Yu pulled off a sensational triple-kill to shock the Brazilians, who would be limited to just two rounds in the half.

Now playing on the CT side, Sharks kept themselves in the game after taking the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos, bringing the deficit to eight rounds. However, once Ghost had money to work with it was all over for the Brazilian side, who could not find their feet again in the game.

Ghost move on to the grand final in California

Next up was Train, where Sharks took the lead for the first time in the series after responding well to a lost pistol round. After getting their economy back on track, Ghost set up a strong defence, winning seven rounds straight as the Brazilians struggled to find room to operate.

A triple-kill from Jhonatan "jnt" Silva brought Ghost's streak to an end, but steel came up huge in the following round with a 1v3 clutch to restore a five-round lead for his team. The two teams then traded rounds, with the half ending with a 10-5 scoreline in the North Americans' favour.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first, this time with Ghost hitting back after losing the pistol round. The North American side used that momentum to hit 14 rounds, but then surprisingly lost control of the game. With every close situation going their way, Sharks went on a fantastic run and brought the deficit to a sole round, but then Ghost picked up up the pace and won two in a row to put the match to bed.

 Ghost K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Matt 'Pollo' WilsonPollo 51 - 29 +22 91.0 1.38
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 42 - 31 +11 94.1 1.30
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' YuWARDELL 40 - 27 +13 72.6 1.24
Canada Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza 31 - 31 0 73.3 1.10
United States Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta 30 - 35 -5 73.4 1.01
 Sharks K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakanonak 37 - 40 -3 84.5 0.99
Brazil Raphael 'exit' Lacerdaexit 27 - 34 -7 76.8 0.97
Brazil Leonardo 'leo_druNky' Oliveiraleo_druNky 33 - 41 -8 70.7 0.92
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silvajnt 27 - 40 -13 61.9 0.81
Brazil Rodrigo 'RCF' FigueiredoRCF 28 - 40 -12 57.1 0.77
Canada Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Matthew 'WARDELL' Yu
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.10
Brazil Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Jhonatan 'jnt' Silva
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
377
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Nt
2018-07-01 22:15
Exshaakehd
2018-07-01 22:53
#23
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expected
2018-07-01 22:59
#26
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-07-01 23:11
good for cheater subroza, good for scene
2018-07-01 22:15
#6
NEO | 
Yugoslavia sotomonte 
Ez for Steel
2018-07-01 22:16
#7
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Israel Netanyahu 
good
2018-07-01 22:16
Lul
2018-07-01 22:16
#9
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Greece rusty1 
Nice
2018-07-01 22:16
Expected, Ghost tier 2 inc
2018-07-01 22:17
ez for subroza aka cheatbroza
2018-07-01 22:17
wallroza
2018-07-01 23:29
hackbroza
2018-07-02 11:11
Ez for pollo
2018-07-01 22:20
#16
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
so ez for steel
2018-07-01 22:30
#18
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Brazil skazzi 
#DIADEFURIA Se prepara ghost
2018-07-01 22:46
#19
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France Reshxd 
Ez for Steel
2018-07-01 22:49
#20
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Finland Smoonah 
ez polio
2018-07-01 22:53
GG
2018-07-01 22:54
Prepara o cu aí ghost pq o kscerato tá chegando
2018-07-01 23:05
nt steel but easy for furia
2018-07-01 23:06
#27
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North America Kropsinz 
Unban Steel from Valve events!
2018-07-01 23:22
easy for wallroza
2018-07-01 23:30
#30
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Denmark Zorrondo 
PT CS and BR CS GIGALUL loosing to NA xd
2018-07-01 23:36
#31
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Europe TheSench 
Lul
2018-07-02 00:15
#32
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Brazil ThiagoBuccos 
ez for cheaters
2018-07-02 01:15
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