fnatic knock out Grayhound to join 1-2 pool

fnatic have defeated Grayhound 2-0 at IEM Katowice's New Challengers Stage to avoid elimination (16-9 on Inferno and 16-11 on Overpass).

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.

fnatic remained alive

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).

Grayhound had a disappointing campaign in Poland

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.

Matchpage
2
0
14th February 2019
16
Inferno
9
16
Overpass
11
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 43 - 27 +16 92.5 1.39
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan 47 - 34 +13 94.3 1.38
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' LandströmXizt 38 - 27 +11 80.1 1.22
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist 38 - 35 +3 74.0 1.13
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 28 - 34 -6 66.5 0.91
 Grayhound K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter 37 - 36 +1 72.0 1.02
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Mooresterling 37 - 38 -1 73.8 1.00
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy 33 - 38 -5 72.5 0.92
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt 28 - 42 -14 62.8 0.76
Australia Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta 22 - 40 -18 56.2 0.66
The New Challengers stage
0W - 2L
0W - 3L
Sweden Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Ludvig 'Brollan' Brolin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
520
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Simon 'twist' Eliasson
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1190
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Richard 'Xizt' Landström
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1549
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
641
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1547
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Australia Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Christopher 'dexter' Nong
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Ollie 'DickStacy' Tierney
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
565
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
New Zealand Euan 'sterling' Moore
Euan 'sterling' Moore
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
376
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.09
#1
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Argentina Macaca_Sinica 
nice👳‍♂️👍
2019-02-14 17:10
F5
2019-02-14 17:10
#16
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
expected
2019-02-14 17:13
#17
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Sweden Unluko 
Rip grayhound
2019-02-14 17:13
#22
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Other Fookin_Legend 
Rip grayhound Next is Furia
2019-02-14 17:15
lol
2019-02-14 17:10
I believe, for the pick em's!
2019-02-14 17:10
#5
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United Kingdom seoseraph 
Pick em hope is not all lost
2019-02-14 17:10
#6
NBK- | 
China teakvent 
ez pick'em
2019-02-14 17:10
Kick JW
2019-02-14 17:11
#11
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Netherlands Son_of_chrisj 
just signed a 3 year contract lol
2019-02-14 17:11
#42
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India SupratimO8 
even krimz
2019-02-14 18:00
#8
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Netherlands Son_of_chrisj 
yay pickem
2019-02-14 17:11
Fnatic vs Nip and Fnatic goes 1-3 ez
2019-02-14 17:11
Nice TRY DickStacy
2019-02-14 17:11
1st Pickem of 8 xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-02-14 17:11
Same XD .
2019-02-14 17:16
pickem saved
2019-02-14 17:11
sorry for dickstacy but thanks 0-3 pick em boys
2019-02-14 17:11
#15
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Turkey sonbafrali 
Grayhound easy pick 0 - 3
2019-02-14 17:12
#18
s1mple | 
China fu22Y 
I almost picked grayhound, but it's okay. I believe Furia is joining them shortly anyway.
2019-02-14 17:14
#19
cR4zY | 
Myanmar xdcc 
Unexpected.
2019-02-14 17:14
Grayhound really had bad luck with the opponents they faced.
2019-02-14 17:15
#39
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United Kingdom warpspider4 
Yeah fucking cloud9 Vitality and Fnatic probably the most individually skilled teams in the challengers stage it’s rough man still they played well for there team and experience.
2019-02-14 17:46
#48
xseveN | 
Finland TuoPPi 
it was seeding not luck
2019-02-15 18:52
Fnatic vs C9 please
2019-02-14 17:15
EZ 1st pick'em. GJ gh
2019-02-14 17:16
rip :(
2019-02-14 17:17
esketit
2019-02-14 17:17
ez 0-3 pick'em :)
2019-02-14 17:18
#28
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Croatia feelsbadmane 
F for DICK
2019-02-14 17:18
#29
NAF | 
Other oxy333221 
pickem saved.
2019-02-14 17:19
#30
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Vietnam rollofocker 
Thank god the elimination game is bo3
2019-02-14 17:20
#31
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United States RecoS 
saved
2019-02-14 17:22
#32
ZywOo | 
Sweden Le_Dieu 
Ez 0-3 pick
2019-02-14 17:24
#33
Majonez  | 
Europe dip6o 
pickem aliveand kicking in both sides
2019-02-14 17:24
Saved 0-3
2019-02-14 17:25
#35
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France Azowel 
Pick'Em GOOD :D
2019-02-14 17:25
#36
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
- JW - Xizt + draken + hampus
2019-02-14 17:25
1-2 C9 fnatic nip G2 someone is going home
2019-02-14 17:26
Guess that’s the end of Semi-Pro player Dick Stacy in the major
2019-02-14 17:38
#41
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Australia TeBo 
-JW +naawk
2019-02-14 17:56
#43
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
4 teams that i picked are in the 1-2 pool. I might kms later
2019-02-14 18:18
#44
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Brazil MigueItalo 
Ez 2 pick in correct
2019-02-14 18:27
Feelsbad for grayhound tbh
2019-02-14 18:36
#46
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African Union mikecool 
Rip grayhound, good experience for the boys though. They'll come back stronger 💪
2019-02-14 22:33
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