SCARZ Absolute upset Renegades; secure Asia Minor playoffs spot
The match kicked off with SCARZ Absolute winning their Terrorist pistol in a straight B rush that saw Takemori "takej" Shogo and Shibasaki "poem" Yumeki find two opponents each. Renegades responded well, however, countering the Japanese squad with nothing but pistols to take control of proceedings, 3-1.
SCARZ Absolute then strung two rounds together to level up the score, so Renegades called for a tactical pause in a bid to halt them. Still, Koji "Laz" Ushida and co. further added to their lead with three more successful rounds, 6-3. Renegades did not back down, losing just two more rounds until half-time to bring the deficit to a sole round, in part thanks to Justin "jks" Savage stepping up to the plate with multi-kills.
Renegades came from half-time set to turn things around, and began the second half with jks and Karlo "USTILO" Pivac finding a entry kill each. But with a triple-kill from takej, SCARZ Absolute won their second pistol to eventually go up 11-7.
Although the Japanese men followed that up with two more rounds fairly easily, 13-7, that was when Renegades came back to life, winning five rounds in a row to reduce the deficit to a single round.
SCARZ Absolute won the subsequent round, but Renegades immediately crushed their economy to equalize the score at 14-14. Nevertheless, SCARZ Absolute remained calm and collected to complete the upset in regulation, 16-14.
|SCARZ Absolute||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|28 - 19||+9||92.3||1.32|
|20 - 15||+5||70.7||1.22|
|20 - 22||-2||86.8||1.11|
|19 - 21||-2||61.1||0.87|
|9 - 22||-13||30.5||0.55|