MIBR dominate Astralis; FaZe defeat Cloud9 in Miami
The early game on Overpass was back-and-forth with teams repeatedly winning force buys after Epitacio "TACO" de Melo secured the pistol win a 1v1 clutch. In the end, it was MIBR that chained rounds together first and took the early lead, going up 8-2.
MIBR's aggressive setup in mid then resulted in a two-for-one trade in their favor, with the Brazilians locking down the B bombsite to push their lead further- Astralis looked surprisingly uninspired on the T side, getting the bomb down only once before the end of the half, but were unable to add a single round more.
After finishing the half 13-2 down, Emil "Magisk" Reif and Nicolai "device" Reedtz found openers in the much-needed CT pistol, but the Danes were unable to close out the round, with João "felps" Vasconcellos and Marcelo "coldzera" David annihilating the A site defense. After a force-buy from Astralis fell flat, MIBR was able to swiftly close out the game map, 16-2, largely in thanks to an inspired, 24-4 K-D game from coldzera.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|9 - 17||-8||59.6||0.71|
|9 - 17||-8||63.3||0.67|
|6 - 16||-10||48.6||0.41|
|6 - 16||-10||48.7||0.40|
|4 - 17||-13||35.1||0.33|
|MIBR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|24 - 4||+20||131.9||2.16|
|17 - 8||+9||89.9||1.57|
|16 - 10||+6||106.4||1.46|
|14 - 6||+8||70.7||1.35|
|12 - 6||+6||66.4||1.24|
Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács denied René "cajunb" Borg the ace and got the pistol for FaZe who took control of the early game from the T side of Overpass, 5-0. The same continued on in the following two rounds, with GuardiaN finding an entry on Timothy "autimatic" Ta in the ensuing buy round to help his side extend their lead.
Converting on Daniel "vice" Kim's double-entry in round 10 finally got Cloud9 on the board, but there was no followup as Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer's spray-transfer in Monster netted him a double and his team another round, eventually climbing up to a 13-2 half.
Despite having a poor game overall, vice once again came up with a double kill to help his team win the second pistol, providing a lifeline for Cloud9. They built on that, reaching 14-7, but an A site lockdown by Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev ended that streak and saw FaZe finish the game 16-7.
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|16 - 18||-2||82.4||0.97|
|13 - 19||-6||65.3||0.79|
|13 - 18||-5||50.8||0.61|
|7 - 20||-13||68.8||0.59|
|7 - 20||-13||40.0||0.37|
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|21 - 8||+13||87.6||1.63|
|23 - 10||+13||93.1||1.62|
|19 - 10||+9||92.5||1.53|
|17 - 12||+5||80.0||1.34|
|15 - 16||-1||77.3||1.21|