fnatic knock out Grayhound to join 1-2 pool
Grayhound and fnatic squared off in a best-of-three series with their tournament lives on the line. Grayhound kicked off Inferno by winning the first two rounds on the CT-side but fnatic responded in the first weapon round after Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin got a double kill. Richard "Xizt" Landström picked up a triple kill in a 2vs3 in the fourth round to make it 2-2.
Xizt's impact in late-round situations persisted as the Swede picked up double kills in a 2vs2 and a 1vs2 in consecutive rounds (5-2). The first half ended 13-2 in favor of fnatic who went on an incredible run on the T-side after losing the first two rounds.
Ollie "DickStacy" Tierney stopped fnatic's streak with a 1vs1 victory in the second pistol and Grayhound picked up two more rounds to trail 13-5. Simon "twist" Eliasson got an AUG triple kill to give fnatic their 14th round but Grayhound hit back with four round wins (14-9).
fnatic earned six map points thanks to an AWP triple kill by twist in the 24th round. The Swedish team finished it off swiftly, coming out on top of a 2vs2 post-plant situation in the following round thanks to twist's double kill (16-9).
The series continued on Overpass where the T-sided Grayhound secured the pistol round with DickStacy's triple kill. fnatic successfully stopped Grayhound's A-site push in the third round to get on the scoreboard. Two rounds later, DickStacy and Christopher "dexter" Nong found opening kills to reclaim the lead (3-2).
Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga and Euan "sterling" Moore won a 2vs5, extending their lead to 4-2. fnatic won seven of the last eight rounds in the first half to finish it 9-6 ahead. twist opened up the second pistol round with three kills and Jesper "JW" Wecksell closed it out with a double in a 2vs2, making it 10-6.
Grayhound's force buy in the second round of the half was a success but the Australian side were unable to tie the game as they lost a 5vs3 in the 20th round (11-9). fnatic managed to win the map 16-10 to take the 2-0 series victory, eliminating Grayhound.
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||43 - 27||+16||92.5||1.39|
|Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan||47 - 34||+13||94.3||1.38|
|Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt||38 - 27||+11||80.1||1.22|
|Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist||38 - 35||+3||74.0||1.13|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||28 - 34||-6||66.5||0.91|
|Grayhound||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter||37 - 36||+1||72.0||1.02|
|Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling||37 - 38||-1||73.8||1.00|
|Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy||33 - 38||-5||72.5||0.92|
|Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt||28 - 42||-14||62.8||0.76|
|Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta||22 - 40||-18||56.2||0.66|