Ghost beat Rogue to book semi-final berth
The final match of the day in Atlanta began at a fast pace, with Ghost bouncing back from a pistol round loss with a successful force-buy. That marked the beginning of a dominant run from the Canadian team, who were in control of proceedings for a large period, even after an anti-eco round went awry as they ran into a full B stack.
It was only when they were down 2-7 that Rogue finally managed to get a foothold in the game, with Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen's troops keeping a tight defence for the remainder of the half to cut the gap to three rounds before switching sides.
Now on the offense, Rogue won the pistol round and the subsequent anti-ecos to restore parity at 9-9. The game then entered a frantic period as rounds went back and forth and neither side could stamp their authority, but a trio of Desert Eagle kills by Kenneth "koosta" Suen in the 24th round turned the game on its head.
Ghost kept a water-tight defense after that and locked down the map at 16-13 to book a spot in the last-four stage of the tournament, while Rogue will fight for their tournament lives against the winner of the elimination match between Vitality and Fragsters.
|Ghost||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel||27 - 18||+9||93.4||1.43|
|Jason 'neptune' Tranneptune||24 - 19||+5||72.6||1.25|
|Kenneth 'koosta' Suenkoosta||19 - 16||+3||62.4||1.07|
|Matthew 'WARDELL' YuWARDELL||14 - 14||0||68.3||1.06|
|Yassine 'Subroza' TaoufikSubroza||11 - 17||-6||63.2||0.84|