NRG clinch last semi-final spot over North in Kiev
The fourth quarter-final match at StarSeries i-League Season 6 featured NRG and North. The best-of-three series kicked off on Train with the North Americans starting on the T-side and winning the first three rounds.
North hit back in the first weapon round and followed it up with four more to lead 5-3. Even though NRG won the ninth round, Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså's triple kill in the following one stopped them from making it two in a row as North made it 6-4.
NRG took the final three rounds of the half to trail 8-7 and continued their streak on the CT-side, winning the pistol and one anti-eco to go ahead (9-8). The North Americans led 14-13 after both sides went on five round streaks. Damian "daps" Steele clutched a 1vs2 in the penultimate round and Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte sealed the 16-14 map victory with a triple kill in the 30th round.
North kicked off Overpass on the CT-side, winning the pistol thanks to double kills by Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye and Nicklas "gade" Gade. Unfortunately for the Danes, they lost the following round which reset their economy. NRG picked up five consecutive rounds to lead 5-1.
A 2vs5 clutch by Ethan "Ethan" Arnold and Jacob "FugLy" Medina made it 8-5 in favor of the North American team who went on to finish the half 9-6 ahead. Kjaerbye's triple gave the second pistol round to North who tied the game at 9-9 by winning the anti-ecos.
The Danish squad secured three more rounds to lead 12-9 but NRG settled down on defense and picked up six rounds in a row to earn three match points (15-12). The North Americans won the map 16-13 and the series 2-0, advancing to the playoffs at StarSeries i-League Season 6 and becoming Vega Squadron's opponents.
|NRG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||56 - 37||+19||102.0||1.46|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||50 - 38||+12||93.5||1.31|
|Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy||34 - 34||0||57.8||0.99|
|Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq||31 - 34||-3||62.0||0.99|
|Damian 'daps' Steeledaps||24 - 34||-10||46.3||0.81|