G2 overrun GamerLegion to reach GGL final
The French team were one step ahead of their opponents for much of the series and hardly had to break a sweat to come out on top in the end. GamerLegion pinned all their hopes on Vertigo, but the gamble did not pay off as G2 were well prepared on the map.
G2, who will go on to face Tricked in the final, look eager to lay hands on the trophy and break a titleless run that stretches back to DreamHack Masters Malmö 2017, with Audric "JaCkz" Jug taking this tournament rating to 1.46 after yet another impressive display.
Richard "shox" Papillon's troops got off to a slow start on Nuke, but things quickly picked up as they won an eco in the third round. They exploited glaring holes in GamerLegion's defence for the remainder of the half and cruised to an emphatic 11-4 lead - a scoreline that could have been even more severe had Dennis "dennis" Edman not come huge for his team with the Desert Eagle in two eco rounds.
After switching over to the CT side, G2 took the pistol round and the following anti-eco before Kevin "HS" Tarn rescued GamerLegion with a 1v2 clutch. The Swedes began to mount a comeback and even reached double digits, but then G2 quickly wrapped things up after taking a more serious approach and dropping the double shotgun setup.
Next up was Vertigo, a map on which GamerLegion had defeated FURIA on LAN back at Moche XL Esports. The game followed the same pattern as the first map as G2, who had won just one of the three games that they had played on this map, took control of proceedings after a slow start, setting up a water-tight defence in gun rounds. Any round that GamerLegion won was immediately countered with a round by G2, who raced to an 11-4 lead.
Things then went from bad to worse for GamerLegion as the Swedish team collapsed under a fast B execute by G2 in the second half pistol. This time around, there would be no comeback attempt as the French side kept the pace going and won five rounds in a row en route to a dominant 16-4 victory.
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz||50 - 24||+26||107.0||1.66|
|Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS||35 - 22||+13||80.9||1.30|
|François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk||35 - 26||+9||86.8||1.29|
|Richard 'shox' Papillonshox||31 - 24||+7||68.9||1.19|
|Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky||20 - 18||+2||50.1||0.99|