Giants stun NiP; ENCE defeat Cloud9 in Madrid
Cloud9 squared off against ENCE on Nuke and started the game on the CT-side. Jere "sergej" Salo picked up a triple kill to win the pistol round for ENCE who made it 3-0 after Jani "Aerial" Jussila's quad-kill in the third round.
Cloud9 got on the scoreboard in the fourth round when William "RUSH" Wierzba picked up a triple kill with the AUG. The North Americans secured seven of the following eight rounds to lead 8-4. sergej got three kills in a 3vs3 post-plant in the 13th round to earn ENCE's fifth.
The Finnish team ended the first half with a three-round run, trailing 8-7 at halftime. RUSH stepped up to the plate in the second pistol round, winning it with a triple kill. Sami "xseveN" Laasanen responded two rounds later with a triple kill of his own to cut the deficit to two rounds (10-8).
Timothy "autimatic" Ta's 1vs2 in the 21st round prevented ENCE from taking the lead but the Finns persisted and won the following two rounds to lead 12-11. Aleksi "allu" Jalli's AWP ace in the 26th round gave ENCE four match points and they won the game with a 16-11 final scoreline.
|Cloud9||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Timothy 'autimatic' Taautimatic||25 - 16||+9||88.4||1.37|
|René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb||20 - 21||-1||79.3||0.95|
|William 'RUSH' WierzbaRUSH||11 - 19||-8||61.1||0.82|
|Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden||14 - 20||-6||61.7||0.78|
|Daniel 'vice' Kimvice||9 - 19||-10||48.2||0.56|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||22 - 12||+10||77.1||1.32|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||21 - 14||+7||83.5||1.27|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||17 - 17||0||63.9||1.09|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||20 - 17||+3||74.7||1.06|
|Aleksi 'Aleksib' VirolainenAleksib||14 - 19||-5||80.7||0.94|
The game between NiP and Giants was also on Nuke, where the T-sided Portuguese team won the pistol round as Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Christopher "MUTiRiS" Fernandes grabbed double kills. Giants lost the fourth round after running out of time but secured four of the following five to lead 7-2.
The Swedes couldn't build up a strong economy on the defensive side and lost the first half with an 11-4 score. MUTiRiS' triple kill in the second pistol round made it 12-4 and Giants won the following three rounds to earn 11 match points. fox and company closed it out with 16-4 score.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Patrik 'f0rest' Lindbergf0rest||16 - 16||0||94.8||0.99|
|Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis||13 - 18||-5||90.2||0.87|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||7 - 17||-10||53.2||0.58|
|Jonas 'Lekr0' OlofssonLekr0||6 - 19||-13||46.0||0.43|
|Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' AlesundGeT_RiGhT||10 - 20||-10||56.3||0.40|
|Giants||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Christopher 'MUTiRiS' FernandesMUTiRiS||30 - 7||+23||136.2||2.25|
|Luís 'ZELIN' LousadaZELIN||17 - 11||+6||90.8||1.45|
|Joao 'KILLDREAM' FerreiraKILLDREAM||14 - 11||+3||85.2||1.43|
|Ricardo 'rmn' Oliveirarmn||18 - 12||+6||70.6||1.32|
|Ricardo 'fox' Pachecofox||11 - 11||0||69.5||1.14|