Spirit defeat forZe to book CIS Minor playoff spot
The CIS Minor continued with Group B action as forZe and Spirit won their opening matches against AVANGAR and Monolith, respectively. The victors then met in the winners' match which took place on Mirage for a spot in the playoffs.
Spirit were on the T-side in the first half which they kicked off with a 2vs4 clutch in the pistol round. After Spirit cleaned up in the anti-eco rounds and took the 3-0 lead, forZe picked up the first weapon round win.
forZe's CT-side looked promising as they managed to take the lead (5-4). However, Spirit won a 3vs5 in the tenth round to tie the game which started a six round streak that gave a 10-5 lead to Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyevs team at halftime.
Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov secured the second half pistol round with an ace to clutch a 2vs5. Spirit made it 11-8 by winning the first weapon round in the second half. forZe responded in the following round by taking the B-site and broke Spirit's economy (11-9).
forZe were about to tie the game at 11-11 but Spirit won the round with an A-site stack thanks to Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko's 1vs2 clutch and quad kill (12-10). Spirit won the match 16-11 and secured their place in the CIS Minor playoffs.
|forZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|23 - 19||+4||99.3||1.32|
|22 - 16||+6||94.4||1.23|
|20 - 17||+3||75.1||1.11|
|14 - 19||-5||56.7||0.94|
|11 - 20||-9||50.4||0.66|