Grayhound knock out Heroic; Chiefs see off ViCi
Heroic and Grayhound began their lower-bracket best-of-three series on Inferno where the Danes got off to a blazing start to pick up the first eight rounds on the CT-side. Grayhound got on the scoreboard with a team ace in the ninth round but Heroic went on to lead 12-3 at halftime.
Grayhound were indomitable in the second half, winning nine rounds with ease to tie the game at 12-12. Benjamin "blameF" Bremer and Adam "friberg" Friberg clutched a 2vs4 in the 25th round to stop Grayhound's streak and reclaim the lead (13-12). The Oceanic team finished off the map in overtime, winning 19-15.
The Danes built up a hefty lead on the CT-side on Mirage, leading 11-4 at halftime. However, they didn't allow Grayhound to come back this time around, closing out the map with a 16-5 score.
Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga and company kicked off Overpass on the T-side and secured the first three rounds. Heroic responded by taking nine of the following ten rounds to lead 9-4. Grayhound came back from 10-5 thanks to an incredible CT-side campaign and took the 16-11 map victory. Grayhound won the series 2-1 to eliminate Heroic.
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn||68 - 50||+18||80.1||1.22|
|Benjamin 'blameF' BremerblameF||57 - 56||+1||93.1||1.15|
|Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag||60 - 55||+5||76.4||1.13|
|Daniel 'mertz' Mertzmertz||51 - 54||-3||68.0||1.02|
|Adam 'friberg' Fribergfriberg||59 - 52||+7||66.7||1.02|
|Grayhound||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Simon 'Sico' WilliamsSico||58 - 53||+5||70.9||1.06|
|Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' GantulgaerkaSt||64 - 66||-2||88.5||1.06|
|Christopher 'dexter' Nongdexter||56 - 60||-4||82.7||1.06|
|Ollie 'DickStacy' TierneyDickStacy||50 - 58||-8||70.5||0.98|
|Liam 'malta' Schembrimalta||38 - 58||-20||50.3||0.75|
Chiefs took on ViCi in the other lower-bracket match which kicked off on Dust2. The T-sided Chiefs secured five of the first six rounds but ViCi kept it close throughout the rest of the half and trailed 8-7 at halftime.
The Oceanic team had the exact same start on the CT-side as they did in the first half, winning four of the first five to lead 13-8. ViCi managed to come back and tie the game at 14-14 but Chiefs earned one map point thanks to Tyler "tucks" Reilly' quad kill in the penultimate round. Ryan "zewsy" Palmer and company closed out the map with a 16-14 scoreline.
ViCi were much better on Inferno where they led 11-4 at halftime after a strong performance as Ts. The Chinese team ended the map in quick fashion on the CT-side, winning it 16-5.
Chiefs started Nuke on the T-side and picked up six rounds in the first half. The Oceanic side lost only one round in the second half, taking the 16-10 map victory and winning the series 2-1.
|Chiefs||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ryan 'zewsy' Palmerzewsy||54 - 51||+3||74.3||1.09|
|Chris 'ofnu' Hanleyofnu||55 - 55||0||79.4||1.05|
|Peter 'BL1TZ' AthanasatosBL1TZ||50 - 49||+1||71.4||1.01|
|Tyler 'tucks' Reillytucks||40 - 43||-3||57.8||0.93|
|Matthew 'Texta' O'RourkeTexta||41 - 58||-17||62.8||0.90|