AVANGAR squeeze past FURIA; Winstrike stun fnatic in Katowice
Despite losing the next round, Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato and co. strung three together without much effort, making it 8-1. AVANGAR responded well, however, winning every remaining round of the half to reduce the deficit to a narrow 7-8 score.
Just like in the previous half, FURIA were the better side during the early stages, bringing the scoreline to 11-7. Still, AVANGAR picked up the next round with nothing but Deagles, eventually bringing the gap to a sole round once again.
The game then entered a chaotic stage with neither team being able to take control of the map, but AVANGAR would prevail at the final hurdle, sealing the deal at 16-14.
|AVANGAR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytovfitch||22 - 19||+3||81.2||1.33|
|Ali 'Jame' DjamiJame||27 - 15||+12||81.8||1.32|
|Timur 'buster' Tulepovbuster||20 - 17||+3||72.6||1.06|
|Aidyn 'KrizzeN' TurlybekovKrizzeN||19 - 19||0||65.0||0.99|
|Alexey 'qikert' Golubevqikert||16 - 22||-6||73.6||0.88|
|FURIA||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO||20 - 14||+6||78.1||1.21|
|Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT||23 - 23||0||75.5||1.08|
|Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI||18 - 18||0||69.5||0.99|
|Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda JuniorableJ||17 - 24||-7||60.6||0.78|
|Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih||13 - 25||-12||58.1||0.65|
On the secondary stream, Winstrike took control of proceedings as CTs on Train, winning a flawless pistol and the subsequent anti-eco, fnatic responded in their first gun round, but they were immediately reset by their opponents, who went on a dominant run.
In the 11th round, fnatic finally managed to break their opponents' streak, but they could not follow that up as Aurimas "Kvik" Kvakšys and Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin clutched a 2v3 post-plant situation. The CIS-based team was far too hot for Richard "Xizt" Landström's men to handle, and went on to take a dominant 13-2 half-time lead.
Now playing on the CT side, fnatic did not throw in the towel and rallied to a 9-13 score. However, a 1v3 clutch by Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov, followed by a triple-kill from WorldEdit, put Winstrike on match point, and the Russian side wrapped things up at 16-11 to take their first victory in Katowice, while the Swedes have plunged into despair as they are on the verge of elimination.
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||21 - 17||+4||75.0||1.09|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||17 - 20||-3||80.2||1.02|
|Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan||22 - 21||+1||79.9||0.96|
|Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist||14 - 20||-6||66.0||0.85|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||12 - 21||-9||52.8||0.67|
|Winstrike||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4||22 - 14||+8||82.8||1.34|
|Jan 'wayLander' RahkonenwayLander||23 - 18||+5||83.7||1.24|
|Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit||21 - 17||+4||82.7||1.18|
|Aurimas 'Kvik' KvakšysKvik||19 - 16||+3||75.3||1.02|
|David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyann0rb3r7||14 - 21||-7||62.5||0.80|