Red Reserve see off Kinguin at Europe Minor
Red Reserve faced Kinguin in the Group B elimination match which started on Cache. The T-sided Swedes won the first three rounds despite giving up the first kill in each of them. The Poles hit back with five rounds in a row and took the lead (5-3).
Red Reserve reclaimed the lead with Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun's 1vs4 clutch and won four more rounds to lead 10-5 at halftime. A triple kill by Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas in the second half pistol round gave Kinguin their sixth and the Polish side trailed 10-8 following two anti-eco wins.
Even though Kinguin started well on the T-side and tied the game at 12-12, they couldn't go ahead as Red Reserve won two post-plants to make it 14-12. Hampus "hampus" Poser & company wrapped up the map with a 16-12 scoreline.
TaZ's team started Dust2 on the T-side and secured the pistol round. The Polish squad had a scare in the second round as they found themselves in a 2vs4 situation but they prevailed. Paweł "reatz" Jańczak clutched a 1vs2 in the seventh round to make it 5-2.
When Kinguin made it 10-2, Red Reserve switched over to a triple AWP setup to break the streak and the Swedes trailed 10-5 at halftime after winning the last three rounds in the half. reatz got a triple kill to win the second half pistol round and Kinguin made it 13-5 with two anti-ecos.
Red Reserve denied nine map points, coming back from 15-6 to take the match to overtime with a quad kill by disco doplan in a 2vs5 in the 30th round. Red Reserve closed out the map 19-17 in overtime and won the series 2-0 to stay alive at the Europe Minor.
|Kinguin||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|49 - 42||+7||97.6||1.25|
|47 - 41||+6||67.7||1.08|
|49 - 47||+2||77.2||1.06|
|41 - 44||-3||66.1||0.98|
|32 - 44||-12||60.8||0.84|
|Red Reserve||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|43 - 40||+3||77.9||1.13|
|43 - 38||+5||67.3||1.13|
|45 - 51||-6||86.3||1.06|
|44 - 47||-3||78.0||1.01|
|43 - 42||+1||68.9||0.96|