compLexity beat BIG; to New Champions Stage
Complexity kicked Nuke off with a good, clean, A rush, taking the site and winning the afterplant on the back of doubles by Bradley "ANDROID" Fodor and Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan. After winning the anti-ecos another A rush came from the North American side prompting BIG’s last two players to save their weapons. Complexity then found themselves on a 3vs3 afterplant on A with a 5-0 lead as ShahZaM got a double to close the round out and increase his team’s lead.
BIG were finally able to get on the board after losing the seven first rounds, but were instantly reset as Complexity once again hit the upper bombsite to keep wrecking their opposition. It was then that the Americans got completely blindsided as BIG won a full eco with a double by Fatih "gob b" Dayik and triple by Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz. The German-British side then stopped an A rush with four kills by gob b. Complexity were able to make it 9-3 to really hurt BIG’s economy, but three opening kills by the British AWPer around outer kept his team alive. Despite the weak start, BIG were able to bring it back to 6-9 before the half.
The second half started with Complexity once again winning the pistol round, and although BIG won the forcebuy, a four-kill by Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker broke BIG’s economy as Complexity kept racking the rounds to 12-7 with BIG having to go on a full eco. Down 7-13, BIG were able to walk into B and after killing the only player defending planted the bomb and successfully defended it.
A huge double by Rory "dephh" Jackson to stop BIG from entering B following an opening frag from Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz then reset the German team. ANDROID then got a triple against the eco on the A site to get on match point. The American-British team then closed it out, 16-8, making dephh the first UK player to make it to the playoffs of a Major.
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|26 - 15||+11||109.3||1.70|
|19 - 19||0||92.9||1.33|
|22 - 14||+8||85.7||1.33|
|15 - 10||+5||65.4||1.21|
|16 - 11||+5||71.0||1.12|
|BIG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|20 - 19||+1||82.5||1.00|
|16 - 19||-3||67.7||0.93|
|14 - 21||-7||65.7||0.70|
|11 - 19||-8||63.5||0.70|
|8 - 20||-12||40.5||0.46|
With the first team through to the playoffs, the standings are as follows: