ZywOo shines as Vitality beat compLexity in DH Atlanta semi-finals
The second semi-final of the tournament kicked off on Dust2, where Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer's triple-kill in the first pistol set his team up for a great start on the CT side. Complexity responded with two strong executions, leaving the Frenchmen seemingly disoriented on their own map pick.
Despite their opponents calling two tactical pauses in the process, Complexity went on a massive run, losing just two rounds before bagging a 9-6 lead by half-time.
Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt's men responded by winning their Terrorist pistol and an anti-eco, but Complexity remained in charge and strung four rounds together to go up 13-8. Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire then clutched a 2v4 post-plant situation, but the North Americans hit map-point fairly easy, eventually closing out the map at 16-12.
Vitality got off to a flying start on their opponents' map pick, Train, winning six rounds in a row as CTs. Complexity then finally got on the board, but the French squad were far too hot for Complexity to handle and went on bag a 14-1 half-time score, in part thanks to ZywOo leading the way with 27 kills. The North American side still tried to respond, but Vitality wrapped things up with a 16-6 scoreline.
Starting out as CTs on the decider, Nuke, Complexity strolled to a 5-1 lead with a tight defence. With ZywOo leading the charge once again,Vitality reduced the deficit to a single round, forcing Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz to call a pause.
After picking up their fifth pistol of the series and the following anti-eco, Vitality lost the third round in a 3v2 situation as Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker secure a trio of kills. Still, NBK-'s troops did not let their opponents take control of the game and constantly shut down Complexity to seal the deal at 16-8, with ZywOo topping the scoreboard with 31 kills.
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jaccob 'yay' Whiteakeryay||53 - 53||0||79.2||1.05|
|Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh||55 - 55||0||75.6||1.02|
|Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM||52 - 57||-5||78.4||1.01|
|Bradley 'ANDROID' FodorANDROID||44 - 51||-7||63.9||0.92|
|Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw||33 - 59||-26||57.6||0.69|