NRG edge out G2, advance to semi-finals in New York
The series started on Cache, picked by G2, who got off to the better start as they won the pistol round and the first gunround for a 3-0 lead as CT. With just a Deagle, Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte turned around a retake scenario with a quad-kill, but NRG were unable to string more together as Kenny "kennyS" Schrub replied with a quad-kill of his own, which included a wallbang double from squeaky.
NRG then found their footing and started taking over the half with six rounds in a row before the final four rounds were split among the two teams, as Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro securing his team two rounds with a triple and a 1v1 while Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov put up a quad-kill in another.
Down 6-9, G2 clinched the second pistol round and survived the following two antiecos, in one of which Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans had to clutch a 1v2 to prevent getting reset. Once again, NRG seemed to have the upper hand in the gunrounds, as they won five of the following six rounds for a 14-10 lead, but G2 fought back and went on to clinch map point.
They couldn't close it out in the last round, however, as NRG came out on top of a retake on A and proceeded to secure the win in overtime, getting 3-0 on the CT side before finishing off the opening map at 19-16.
Overpass followed as NRG's pick and it was the North American side who picked up momentum at the beginning, leading 5-1 on the Terrorist side despite losing the pistol round, as Jacob "FugLy" Medina cemented the second-round forcebuy win with a 1v1 clutch.
From there on, the first half went back and forth until it was 8-3, when quad-kills from bodyy and Richard "shox" Papillon helped G2 grab three out of the last four rounds for a total of six on the defense.
The second pistol round went the other way as Ethan "Ethan" Arnold and Brehze combined for five, but G2 came out on top of the first gunrounds to lower the deficit to 10-11. However, they faltered against pistols and didn't check behind barrels on B in a 2v2 situation, which allowed Brehze to grab two kills from behind, giving NRG the 12th round.
|NRG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq||57 - 39||+18||95.6||1.38|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||52 - 42||+10||88.0||1.30|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||43 - 46||-3||77.2||1.01|
|Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy||37 - 42||-5||68.3||0.94|
|Damian 'daps' Steeledaps||30 - 40||-10||57.3||0.79|