NRG overcome BIG 2-1; to cs_summit 3 grand final
The first map of the upper-bracket final of cs_summit 3 was Train, BIG's pick. However, Ethan "Ethan" Arnold's 3K on the defense saw NRG win the pistol round and take the early lead. As the score was 4-0, BIG had their best opportunity to get on the board yet as Johannes "nex" Maget found himself in a 1v1, but Jacob "FugLy" Medina clutched out the round to extend the North American team's lead.
nex did get his side their first round soon, though, clutching a 1v3, which was followed up by two more rounds going the way of BIG. (7-3) NRG then struck back, and in a key round, after Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz found three openings, Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte snuck up behind the last two BIG players and clutched the round to set his team up for a great finish to the half, 12-3. In the second pistol, Damian "daps" Steele' men split the A site through B and Popdog and claimed the round, swiftly closing out the game, 16-4.
On Overpass, NRG continued their pistol round win streak, but fumbled against a B site BIG defense that was mostly equipped with USP-S'. That gave the Germans a 3-1 start, which they slowly but surely built up to 6-2. Rounds were then traded back and forth, but NRG ended on top, and with FugLy leading in the fragging department, they managed to hustle back a solid half, finishing it 8-7 down.
BIG regained momentum early in the second half, surviving through a force-buy loss and quickly running up a 14-8 lead. They then faced a limited NRG buy, and after losing a man to an aggressive play on A from the CTs, rolled into the B site and held the afterplant to earn match point, closing it out straight after that, 16-8.
Brehze's triple with the Glock-18 started off the decider map, Inferno, with BIG bringing the score to 3-2 after triples from nex and Fatih "gob b" Dayik in rifle rounds. Things then swung back into NRG's favor after a force-buy win, and then the North American side started founding success towards both sites, running up an 8-2 lead. The half ended with more of the same, BIG snuck in just a single CT round before the half ended 12-3.
Owen "smooya" Butterfield opened up the pistol with two frags and tabseN closed it out with three in the after plant, giving BIG a lifeline in the series. Putting a stop to their comeback was a successful A hold from NRG which was followed up by Ethan clearing up top banana with the help of a single flashbang. (14-6) After that it was all done and dusted, NRG locked in Inferno 16-6 and took the series 2-1, advancing to the grand final. BIG will play the consolidation final tomorrow, with the winner of he Complexity - OpTic match.
|NRG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy||62 - 33||+29||91.1||1.48|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||59 - 41||+18||86.7||1.39|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||45 - 39||+6||90.0||1.37|
|Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq||42 - 42||0||60.0||1.01|
|Damian 'daps' Steeledaps||33 - 42||-9||61.2||0.92|