MIBR take down Virtus.pro to secure grand final spot; Cloud9 beat Space Soldiers
MIBR lost both pistol rounds on Cache to Virtus.pro, but still secured a convincing, 16-11 victory and advance to the grand final. Meanwhile, Cloud9 closed out the game against Space Soldiers on Mirage 16-11.
Despite a good opening to the match by Virtus.pro, as they won the pistol and went 3-0 up on the T side of Cache, it was MIBR who was in control of the early portion of the map, rolling over the Poles in rifle rounds (7-3). That is when Filip "NEO" Kubski, Michał "snatchie" Rudzki and Michał "MICHU" Müller combined on an A site split to get Virtus.pro their first rifle round. However, no momentum was built as the Poles wasted a 5v3 advantage and then lost a 2v1 clutch to Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, allowing MIBR to finish the half on a high, 10-5 up.
After the switch, Virtus.pro once again won the pistol and converted for a 3-0 start, but just like in the first half, it was all about MIBR when the rifles came into play and they shortly made the score 13-8. Virtus.pro won the following round and broke MIBR's money, but they couldn't hold against a simple B rush and allowed the American team to close out the game shortly, 16-11.
|MIBR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|26 - 22||+4||107.4||1.39|
|22 - 16||+6||70.8||1.19|
|17 - 19||-2||75.9||1.10|
|17 - 21||-4||74.3||0.96|
|16 - 19||-3||53.6||0.81|
|Virtus.pro||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|31 - 20||+11||109.4||1.65|
|22 - 19||+3||93.2||1.11|
|18 - 17||+1||65.5||0.96|
|14 - 21||-7||62.7||0.76|
|12 - 21||-9||51.6||0.69|
Space Soldiers and Cloud9 faced off on Mirage, with the Turkish side bursting out on the A site and winning pistol to the jubilation of the local fans. The happiness would be short-lived, though, as Robin "flusha" Rönnquist's two Scout headshots helped Cloud9 to bounce straight back.
The American-Swedish team would then go on to win twelve out of the next thirteen rounds, showing absolute dominance on the CT side, with William "RUSH" Wierzba proving to be a thorn in Space Soldiers' side with 20 kills in the first half. Space Soldiers switched to the defensive side 12-3 down, but got a lifeline as Ahmet "paz" Karahoca and Buğra "Calyx" Arkın combined to win the force-buy.
Maikil "Golden" Selim and co. then struggled to break through the defences for quite some time, Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli's side was mounting a serious comeback, but couldn't take it all the way and lost the game in the end, 16-11.
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|26 - 18||+8||91.8||1.36|
|22 - 15||+7||85.4||1.31|
|18 - 14||+4||89.0||1.25|
|19 - 16||+3||71.4||1.12|
|14 - 20||-6||61.3||0.79|
|Space Soldiers||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|24 - 19||+5||84.6||1.21|
|22 - 20||+2||81.1||1.11|
|14 - 20||-6||57.8||0.84|
|16 - 19||-3||60.1||0.76|
|7 - 21||-14||51.2||0.59|