Sharks upset North; Ghost eliminate ORDER in Odense
In the match between Sharks and North, the former squad got off to a flying start on their map pick, Mirage. With Raphael "exit" Lacerda leading the way with 20 kills, the Brazilians had a stunning CT side, with their opponents enduring a half to forget as they could not win more than two rounds.
Next up was North's map pick, Inferno, where the Danes started off on the right foot, losing just the first gun round to go up 3-1. Still, Sharks were able to respond in convincing fashion and kept denying their opponents' strategies to eventually pick up another dominant half-time lead, 10-5.
Nicklas "gade" Gade opened up the action in the second half with a quad-kill, helping his team win their CT pistol. After building up their economy, Sharks completetly shut down North to hit 13 rounds. Then, North looked set to win their eighth round, but exit pulled off a great 1v3 clutch, inspiring his team to seal the deal at 16-7.
|Sharks||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|39 - 21||+18||100.0||1.55|
|38 - 24||+14||93.8||1.41|
|36 - 20||+16||86.8||1.39|
|33 - 26||+7||76.4||1.21|
|28 - 19||+9||59.9||1.11|
|North||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|36 - 35||+1||69.1||0.96|
|19 - 35||-16||76.5||0.78|
|22 - 36||-14||64.1||0.78|
|23 - 33||-10||62.0||0.77|
|10 - 35||-25||43.1||0.47|
Starting out as CTs on their map pick, Cache, ORDER bagged the first two rounds of the match to take control of proceedings, but Ghost responded well, stringing three rounds together to turn the score around.
Train, Ghost's map pick, kicked off with ORDER securing a 2-0 lead as CTs before their opponents went on to the driving seat with a four-round winning streak. Although Joshua "steel" Nissan's men did not let ORDER follow up on any round win from that moment, the Australians still managed to win the final two rounds of the half to reduce the deficit to 7-8.
After winning their third pistol of the series, ORDER looked a livelier side in the second half, racking up five more rounds to take a 13-8 lead. With Kenneth "koosta" Suen stepping up to the plate with a quad-kill, Ghost were finally able to win their first round as CTs, which they followed up with three more to bring the gap to a sole round.
|Ghost||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|42 - 28||+14||86.1||1.48|
|40 - 28||+12||84.6||1.31|
|36 - 31||+5||84.0||1.22|
|33 - 27||+6||73.3||1.16|
|40 - 31||+9||73.6||1.07|