NRG overcome BIG 2-1; to cs_summit 3 grand final

After three maps, NRG claimed a 2-1 win over BIG (16-4 Train, 8-16 Overpass, 16-6 Inferno) and advanced directly to the grand final of the event in Los Angeles.

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.

FugLy was outstanding in the series, finishing with +29 KDD

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.

cs_summit 3Best of 3
United States
Matchpage
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1
3rd November 2018
Germany
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Train
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8
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
6
 NRG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
United States Jacob 'FugLy' MedinaFugLy 62 - 33 +29 91.1 1.48
United States Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze 59 - 41 +18 86.7 1.39
United States Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan 45 - 39 +6 90.0 1.37
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq 42 - 42 0 60.0 1.01
Canada Damian 'daps' Steeledaps 33 - 42 -9 61.2 0.92
 BIG K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' WodarztabseN 55 - 46 +9 91.3 1.24
Germany Johannes 'nex' Magetnex 46 - 50 -4 80.6 0.96
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfieldsmooya 36 - 49 -13 63.8 0.82
Germany Tizian 'tiziaN' FeldbuschtiziaN 34 - 51 -17 59.7 0.78
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayikgob b 26 - 45 -19 41.0 0.66
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Germany Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1300
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Germany Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Fatih 'gob b' Dayik
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
975
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Germany Johannes 'nex' Maget
Johannes 'nex' Maget
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1048
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
gg -smooya +some useful player
2018-11-04 02:11
#SaveOneTapseN
2018-11-04 02:12
+1 -coldzera +tabsen
2018-11-04 02:13
Nice fix
2018-11-04 02:20
mibr will still be shit xD
2018-11-04 02:20
no bait no shit
2018-11-04 02:21
+1
2018-11-04 02:21
Tabsen probably wishing he was still in NRG :D
2018-11-04 16:54
#freejumpglitch
2018-11-05 13:37
#2
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
Shame for big.
2018-11-04 02:09
K
2018-11-04 02:09
Smoowho
2018-11-04 02:09
Smoobot
2018-11-04 02:10
Best UK player
2018-11-04 02:12
sad for UK
2018-11-04 02:13
ALEX from ldlc is best uk player
2018-11-04 05:09
Alex is a really good player, he doesn't talk shit on Twitter and plays really smart. + Respect to him
2018-11-04 05:14
#5
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Europe martwica 
First
2018-11-04 02:09
#7
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
lol
2018-11-04 02:10
#8
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Mexico izuku 
BIG SUCKS LOL
2018-11-04 02:10
#9
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
bug clan suckz
2018-11-04 02:11
m0-5r fan talking kakakkakakka
2018-11-04 02:12
#17
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
do you see "fan of mibr" in my prof??
2018-11-04 02:13
#19
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
im brazilian lol
2018-11-04 02:14
brazilian = fan of mibr
2018-11-04 02:14
#23
kNgV- | 
Brazil matwoks 
lol
2018-11-04 02:15
#28
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
nt hitler fan
2018-11-04 02:27
reported racist
2018-11-04 02:31
#31
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Indonesia segopecel 
Reported retard
2018-11-04 03:12
reported
2018-11-04 03:17
#48
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Brazil Apol0_1705 
Your name is MonkeyDestroyer and you're calling someone racist?
2018-11-04 15:20
whats wrong with my name
2018-11-04 17:06
#53
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Brazil Apol0_1705 
It sounds racist
2018-11-04 20:46
monkey = animal nothing racist about destroying monkeys
2018-11-04 22:09
hitler was austrian
2018-11-04 08:57
#42
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643 
Can be said to both
2018-11-04 09:07
#44
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Sweden Zaser5 
Nope
2018-11-04 11:40
#10
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Brazil digozamaral 
Thanks Big for Wasting my money
2018-11-04 02:11
+1
2018-11-04 02:14
+2
2018-11-04 02:15
#30
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Australia CaZeR01 
How much
2018-11-04 02:45
#39
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United States gtmaniacmda 
2 bolsanaro bucks
2018-11-04 05:09
#11
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Albania D3OXYS 
WUT
2018-11-04 02:12
Fugly is the kioshima of NA, he is one of the most underrated players there is. He is the only reason they beat BIG he carried them so hard, and other days he plays support when they don't frag good to help others win. respect Fugly
2018-11-04 03:18
+1
2018-11-04 03:23
do u think hes bettee than rush ?
2018-11-04 12:29
of course everyone is better than rush at this point, RUSH at his best might be a little better than kio BUT the thing is kio plays near best almost always, where RUSH seldom does so the consistency is one of the most attractive things about playing aisde kioshima, rush has like no consistency so yes is my answer
2018-11-04 14:13
k
2018-11-04 03:19
lul
2018-11-04 03:51
#37
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Cerq on lan.
2018-11-04 04:33
Cerq has been struggling lately on lan and online. Maybe he's in a slump. Seems that NRG are still able to do well without him having huge games (although I think his horrible performance against Vega cost them a chance at Starladder). They really are just an all around good team with each player being important to their success.
2018-11-04 16:52
Old school fugly
2018-11-04 11:13
2015 Liquid FugLy :) I just think his roles nowadays don't allow for him to have big games like this too often. FugLy was actually the highest rated player on NRG the last half of 2017 and that was even while Brehze was on the team. His stats started falling off the beginning of 2018 at the same time when some of his roles were changed. For instance, he played ivy on train for ages and then was switched to B. At first he was terrible on B but now he does pretty decent.
2018-11-04 16:49
I missed this Fugly
2018-11-05 01:33
Nice
2018-11-04 15:01
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