TyLoo ease past BOOT-d[S]; to IEM Shanghai playoffs
The battle for a semi-final berth in Shanghai began on Dust2, with BOOT-d[S] coming out with all guns blazing. Boosted by their stunning victory over Gambit, the Singaporean side got out to a 3-0 lead on the Terrorist side, but once TYLOO had money to work with the landscape of the game changed dramatically, with the half ending with a commanding 11-4 lead in favour of Ke "captainMo" Liu's side.
Carrying their momentum into the second half, TYLOO won five rounds right off the bat to seal a convincing victory in a one-sided game before heading into their own map pick.
The Chinese side ran all over the BOOT-d[S], unfazed by a 1v4 clutch by Anthony "ImpressioN" Lim in the 10th round. Down 4-9, the Singaporean side were able to put their foot down thanks to a trio of kills by stand-in Leslie "Bobosaur" Soen, with Benedict "Benkai" Tan following that up with a decisive kill in a 1v1 to deny HaoWen "somebody" Xu the miraculous 1v3 clutch.
Up 9-6, TYLOO further extended their lead after winning their CT pistol and the corresponding anti-ecos. BOOT-d[S] responded in their first buy with a clutch from Nevin "splashske" Aw, but the Chinese side hit back immediately following a quad-kill from somebody - the only team member with a gun.
|BOOT-d[S]||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nevin 'splashske' Awsplashske||25 - 38||-13||70.2||0.77|
|Anthony 'ImpressioN' LimImpressioN||26 - 35||-9||60.2||0.75|
|Benedict 'Benkai' TanBenkai||24 - 35||-11||63.8||0.70|
|Kumaresan 'Tommy' RamaniTommy||16 - 37||-21||50.6||0.51|
|Leslie 'Bobosaur' SoenBobosaur||13 - 40||-27||48.1||0.38|