Winstrike beat Runtime; AVANGAR defeat pro100 at CIS Minor
A quick 4-0 lead for Winstrike off the back of the pistol round put pressure on the veteran side of Runtime. Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov and Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys were leading the charge on the Terrorist side of Dust2, and with Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov and co. winning only one round and instantly getting returned on, Runtime found themselves in a tough spot in the first half.
Runtime were close to adding their second to the board as they found themselves in a 3v2, but David "n0rb3r7" Danielyan's timely flank saved his team (8-1). Nikolaj "kalinka" Rysakov did manage a 3K with the AWP in the following round, locking down B, but Winstrike once again hit back, reset their opponents, and ran up a 12-3 lead before the end of the first half.
After a pistol round loss, Runtime bounced back thanks to Alexander "scoobyxie" Marynych's triple with a force-bought AK-47 and managed to secure six rounds with that bit of momentum (13-6), but then we saw Kvik step up and secure multikills in three rounds, back-to-back, pushing his team to a comfortable 16-6 victory.
|Runtime||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|11 - 19||-8||75.4||0.73|
|10 - 17||-7||72.7||0.72|
|13 - 20||-7||54.3||0.71|
|9 - 17||-8||53.5||0.68|
|14 - 19||-5||60.4||0.67|
|Winstrike||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|28 - 8||+20||124.6||2.10|
|22 - 13||+9||92.6||1.48|
|17 - 11||+6||80.7||1.43|
|15 - 13||+2||75.5||1.26|
|10 - 12||-2||66.6||1.00|
Following Timur "buster" Tulepov's triple in the pistol, AVANGAR took control of proceedings on Dust2, dominating pro100 straight from the start. Dima "def" Lemeshchuk and Leonard "kenzor" Volodarchuk went big, securing doubles each, to get their team their first round, but a quick reset by the hands of the Kazakhstani team put them in a tough spot on the CT side (10-1).
Before the end of the half, pro100 mustered a total of three round, with Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis's work in the pistol giving his side a lifeline. However, Alexey "Qikert" Golubev's lockdown of B in the first buy put a stop to any chances of a comeback quickly (14-5). From there, it was straightforward for Dzhami "Jame" Ali and co, who closed out their first game 16-5.
|AVANGAR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|16 - 5||+11||67.0||1.67|
|13 - 7||+6||57.7||1.45|
|16 - 7||+9||77.4||1.41|
|13 - 9||+4||65.4||1.33|
|12 - 12||0||72.9||1.14|