MIBR see off compLexity to book semi-final spot in London
The match began on Train, MIBR's pick, a map unfamiliar for Complexity at this Major. This was perhaps the reason why the Brazilians were so dominant on it, taking control of proceedings from the get-go following a scrappy pistol round and an impressive first full gun round in which they punished the North Americans' passive setup.
MIBR kept winning all aim duels, so it was with no surprise that they brought the scoreline to 8-0. It was only then that Complexity finally got something going, thanks to a 1v2 clutch from Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker, and they were able to follow that up with another round despite being on a very weak buy.
It looked like Complexity had finally found the key to stop MIBR's relentless executes, but the Brazilians were right back at it again and returned to winning ways after Jake "Stewie2K" Yip found three frags on the inner site. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo's side quickly hit double digits after that before Complexity bagged the last two rounds of the half to keep their hopes alive.
Now playing on the CT side, MIBR piled more misery on Complexity after winning the pistol round without losing a single man. Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz still tried to catch the Brazilians off-guard with a full buy in the third round, but the move did not pay off, leaving the North Americans without money in the bank to contest the rest of the game.
Inferno was Complexity's trump card, but they quickly found themselves on the back foot after being destroyed by Marcelo "coldzera" David while attempting to push the B site in the pistol round. After buying up, the North Americans managed to respond following a quad kill by Rory "dephh" Jackson, and put together a string of rounds to take the lead for the first time in the series.
An ace from FalleN in the ninth round brought Complexity's streak to an end, but the North Americans hit back immediately. Their fantastic run on the T side continued, increasing their lead to 7-4 before the Brazilians tightened up their defence to restore parity at 7-7. It looked like MIBR would be going all the way, but a triple kill by Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan gave coL the edge in the half.
Tarik "tarik" Celik opened up the action in the second half with a quad-kill as MIBR pushed the B site. Complexity rallied back immediately, however, and put together a string of rounds to bring the scoreline to 11-8. After getting their economy back on track, the Brazilians were able to pick up their first full gun round of the half, with Fernando "fer" Alvarenga and FalleN coming up huge in the following round in a 2v5 situation.
The game appeared to be snowballing out of control for Complexity, but stanislaw kept his team in the game with a quad-kill on archside. There was now follow-up, however, as MIBR replied on a force-buy and went on another great run, winning six rounds straight to send the North Americans packing.
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|23 - 38||-15||59.8||0.77|
|27 - 37||-10||55.7||0.73|
|24 - 38||-14||58.9||0.61|
|20 - 36||-16||55.2||0.61|
|18 - 35||-17||46.9||0.57|