Vitality breeze past Complexity
Kicking off Group B's opening round, Complexity took on Vitality on Dust2, with the North American side playing their first match after Owen "oBo" Schlatter took Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz's place on the team.
The 15-year-old got off to a great start in his debut, putting up a quad-kill in the pistol round to get his team into a 3-0 lead on the offense. Vitality replied with a halfbuy victory, setting off a back-and-forth between the two teams as they exchanged four rounds evenly, with oBo adding a Deagle triple to his name along the way.
Complexity began to struggle when the French side completed a successful B retake and Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire started to dominate, each grabbing a couple of multikills to set up a comfortable 10-5 halftime score, in the end.
Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan stepped up to the plate in the second pistol round with three kills of his own, but once both sides had full weaponry, Vitality were back to winning ways. A five-round streak saw the favorites reach match point and only a couple of more big plays from oBo and ShahZaM prevented them from closing out the match. Eventually, a simple B split did the job, as Vitality moved on comfortably at 16-9.
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' KhanShahZaM||25 - 18||+7||106.6||1.47|
|Ricardo 'Rickeh' MulhollandRickeh||16 - 18||-2||67.4||0.96|
|Owen 'oBo' SchlatteroBo||18 - 18||0||66.1||0.90|
|Rory 'dephh' Jacksondephh||6 - 19||-13||44.8||0.69|
|Hunter 'SicK' MimsSicK||7 - 17||-10||37.9||0.59|