BIG defeat OpTic; move on to New Legends Stage in London
The best-of-three round five match featuring BIG and OpTic started on Dust2 with the CT-sided Germans taking the pistol round thanks to a quad kill from Johannes "nex" Maget. BIG salvaged the second round despite having a 2vs4 disadvantage and won a 3vs5 in the first weapon round to lead 4-0.
Fatih "gob b" Dayik's team then won a 4vs5 and another 3vs5 to extend their lead to 6-0. OpTic got on the scoreboard in the 12th round but couldn't initiate a streak, losing the first half 14-1. The Danes got some hope after winning the first five rounds in the second half but BIG swiftly closed out the map with a 16-6 scoreline.
Train kicked off with a triple kill and defuse by Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch. BIG, who were on the CT-side, got close to stopping OpTic's early buy in the third round but Jakob "JUGi" Hansen had different ideas as he came up with a triple kill in a 2vs4 to grab the round victory.
When the game was tied at 3-3, tiziaN showed up with a triple Deagle kill and BIG won the round with pistols to take the lead. gob b clutched a 1vs3 to extend their lead to 9-3. North gathered some momentum towards the end of the half to secure three more rounds and trailed 9-6 at halftime.
René "cajunb" Borg's triple kill gave the second pistol win to OpTic who then won two anti-ecos to tie the game at 9-9. tiziaN and nex opened up the first weapon round with their entry kills as BIG reclaimed the lead.
Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz found three entry kills when the score was 12-12 and BIG went on to win the map 16-14, taking the series 2-0 and advancing to the New Legends Stage. Meanwhile, OpTic's run has come to an end.
|OpTic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nicklas 'gade' Gadegade||38 - 33||+5||80.5||1.10|
|Jakob 'JUGi' HansenJUGi||36 - 36||0||72.9||1.03|
|Kristian 'k0nfig' Wieneckek0nfig||37 - 41||-4||79.9||1.02|
|René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb||23 - 34||-11||45.3||0.79|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||22 - 38||-16||54.3||0.67|
|BIG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN||46 - 33||+13||91.7||1.37|
|Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN||36 - 27||+9||74.3||1.14|
|Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya||37 - 31||+6||74.5||1.14|
|Johannes 'nex' Magetnex||35 - 35||0||79.1||1.10|
|Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b||28 - 30||-2||61.0||1.03|