BOOT-d[S] upset Gambit; TyLoo defeat Grayhound in Shanghai
The Group B opening match featuring Gambit and BOOT-d[S] kicked off on Train with the Singaporeans on the T-side. Nevin "splashske" Aw and Anthony "ImpressioN" Lim opened up the pistol round as BOOT-d[S] went 1-0 ahead but Gambit hit back in the following round to tie the game.
Abay "Hobbit" Khasenov's team led 3-1 before the next weapon round which they lost as Leslie "Bobosaur" Soen got a double kill. BOOT-d[S] reclaimed the lead and got to seven rounds but Gambit finished the first half ahead by taking the last four rounds (8-7).
Things looked much better for the CIS team after they won the pistol and the anti-eco rounds at the start of the second half to make it 11-7. BOOT-d[S] responded with five rounds in a row thanks to their strong defense, leading 12-11.
Gambit then tied the game at 12-12 with Rustem "mou" Telepov's double kill in the 24th round. However, that was the last round they picked up and BOOT-d[S] went on to win the map 16-12, moving on to the winners’ match at IEM Shanghai.
|Gambit||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Abay 'Hobbit' KhasenovHobbit||20 - 22||-2||81.0||1.17|
|Rustem 'mou' Telepovmou||23 - 20||+3||71.8||1.03|
|Nikolay 'mir' Bityukovmir||19 - 20||-1||73.1||0.92|
|Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN||13 - 24||-11||62.0||0.85|
|Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia||13 - 20||-7||54.5||0.67|
|BOOT-d[S]||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Leslie 'Bobosaur' SoenBobosaur||28 - 16||+12||98.8||1.45|
|Anthony 'ImpressioN' LimImpressioN||23 - 16||+7||99.3||1.29|
|Benedict 'Benkai' TanBenkai||21 - 17||+4||78.1||1.14|
|Nevin 'splashske' Awsplashske||15 - 16||-1||52.4||1.02|
|Kumaresan 'Tommy' RamaniTommy||19 - 23||-4||79.2||1.01|
Grayhound and TYLOO squared off in the other opening match in Group B. The game was on Cache where the T-sided Grayhound won the pistol round in a 5vs5 post-plant. After Grayhound cleaned up in the following two rounds, TYLOO secured the first weapon round with a 4vs4 retake on the B-site (3-1).
The back-and-forth half ended with Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney's ace in the 14th round and Kevin "xccurate" Susanto's quad kill in the 15th as TYLOO led 8-7. Ke "captainMo" Liu & company secured the second half pistol round and made it 10-7 following an anti-eco victory.
|Grayhound||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction||19 - 20||-1||92.9||1.24|
|Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy||17 - 18||-1||71.9||1.02|
|Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt||18 - 22||-4||85.5||0.94|
|Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter||18 - 22||-4||63.7||0.83|
|Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta||12 - 23||-11||58.0||0.57|