The second quarter-final match of the day kicked off on BIG's map pick, Overpass, but it was ENCE who came out the brighter of the two sides, first with a successful pistol and then with the first gun round, in which Jani "Aerial" Jussila got a quad-kill to his name. Down 5-0, BIG got on the board thanks to Fatih "gob b" Dayik and Owen "smooya" Butterfield turning a 2v4 situation around, with the German veteran finding three frags with just 3hp.
Johannes "nex" Maget opened up the second half with a clean quad-kill to win the second pistol for his team, who then picked up the anti-ecos fairly easily to go up 10-8. ENCE responded with a three-round winning streak to hit 11 rounds, but BIG immediately restored parity.
Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen called a tactical pause, inspiring his team to hit map-point after winning four rounds in a row. BIG did not back down, however, winning four rounds of their own - the last of which thanks to a quad-kill from Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch that included a 1v2 clutch - to take the game to overtime. The match remained a chaotic affair from there on out, but BIG managed to prevail after 12 extra rounds.
Nuke followed the same pattern as the previous map, with ENCE, this time around as Terrorists, getting five rounds right off the bat before BIG won their first. But contrary to Overpass, gob b's men could not handle their opponents' gameplan, with the Finns eventually picking up a convincing 8-2 lead.
Nevertheless, BIG were able to reduce the deficit to five rounds by half-time, and then to just one after winning the pistol, the subsequent anti-ecos and the first gun round of the second half. Surprisingly enough, ENCE got their first round as CTs with nothing but CZs, and, after that, went on a massive run to take the series to a third map without conceding any more rounds.
Starting out as Terrorists on the decider, Train, ENCE got off to a lively start once again, this time around picking up the opening four rounds. After losing their first round, the Finnish side were forced to eco, but once they got their economy back on track, they put together another string of rounds, increasing their lead to 8-2.
BIG struggled to keep the Terrorists at bay, but still managed to win the final three rounds of the half to reduce the deficit to 6-9 and keep their comeback hopes alive.
In the second half, the Germans levelled up the score on the Terrorist side after winning the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos. ENCE responded with two consecutive rounds, forcing gob b to call a tactical pause. However, that was not enough to stop Aleksi "allu" Jalli's troops, who bagged a 13-9 lead without much effort.
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||69 - 64||+5||83.8||1.19|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||71 - 62||+9||80.6||1.15|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||69 - 53||+16||71.2||1.11|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||61 - 57||+4||73.1||1.07|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||48 - 69||-21||67.2||0.83|