G2 best forZe to advance to New Legends Stage

G2 bested forZe 2-0 to secure a placement in the New Legends stage of the StarLadder Berlin Major.

The best-of-three began on Dust2, where Richard "shox" Papillon and his men kicked off swimmingly on the T side, opening with an immediate six-round lead. forZe retaliated with two round conversions but then experienced recurring issues on the defense, leading to an 11-4 half for G2.

Two initial round victories on the defense for the Frenchmen placed the team three rounds short of concluding the map. However Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov and company hit the ground running on the offense, closing the round discrepancy to just three. The defense continued to be lackluster for G2, as the favorites produced map point but failed to capitalize on that, allowing their opponents to take them to overtime.

shox was at the forefront of the comeback on Dust2 with 43 frags

An additional 23 rounds were played out in the succeeding four overtimes before G2 pulled through in the end, closing the series on a grueling 28-25 note.

Inferno followed, where G2 continued on a high note, following up a successful CT-side pistol with two more rounds, securing an early lead. forZe converted their first rifle round but were unable to follow up with momentum, allowing the Frenchmen to gain a steady lead. This dynamic persisted to the conclusion of the first half, producing a dominant 11-4 half for G2.

kennyS posted a 1.43 rating on Inferno to make the New Legends cut

A second pistol round victory on the offense meant an even bigger lead for G2, who maintained pressure on their opponents, bolstered by a spectacular 1v2 clutch conversion from shox in round 18. Upon achieving map point, G2 were faced against a weakened buy on the part of forZe, who managed to extend the series against the odds. Despite a formidable comeback attempt that saw forZe secure seven consecutive rounds, G2 managed to close out the series as a 2v3 conversion from the French side produced a 16-12 victory and advancement to the next stage of the Major.

France
Matchpage
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0
25th August 2019
28
Dust2
25
16
Inferno
12
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 60 - 52 +8 83.1 1.21
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 50 - 53 -3 76.7 1.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 68 - 54 +14 80.0 1.14
France Lucas 'Lucky' ChastangLucky 56 - 56 0 77.0 1.02
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 48 - 52 -4 69.4 0.96
 forZe K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikovxsepower 58 - 46 +12 76.3 1.26
Russia Almaz 'almazer' Asadullinalmazer 55 - 57 -2 81.4 1.06
Russia Dmitriy 'facecrack' Alekseyevfacecrack 60 - 62 -2 77.5 1.03
Russia Jenya 'FL1T' LebedevFL1T 52 - 58 -6 70.4 0.91
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' MekhryakovJerry 42 - 60 -18 57.0 0.74
The New Challengers stage
3W - 0L
3W - 1L
2W - 2L
1W - 3L
0W - 3L
Russia Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Andrey 'Jerry' Mekhryakov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
722
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1580
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
#1
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Germany GERMAN_ 
EZ FOR G2 🔥🔥🔥 so happy for my nigga shox 😍
2019-08-25 15:25
BR CS OMEGALUL
2019-08-25 15:25
nt forZe close game!
2019-08-25 15:25
#27
gfi | 
Germany GDLenny 
+1 Really great Match!
2019-08-25 15:57
#13
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Reunion Esquinox 
+1
2019-08-25 15:26
BUG CS LUL
2019-08-25 15:26
#9
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Ireland Crouchelele 
g2>vitality
2019-08-25 15:25
cool
2019-08-25 15:25
#3
France RAX_ 
ez
2019-08-25 15:25
#4
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Poland mamba99999 
totally expected
2019-08-25 15:25
#5
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Germany Vini_1337 
kennyGOD
2019-08-25 15:25
#8
SpawN | 
Switzerland fanb0yyy 
i love this g2 team
2019-08-25 15:25
EZ 4 THE BEST FRENCH TEAM
2019-08-25 15:25
nice g2
2019-08-25 15:26
#14
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Sweden godname 
ez 4 SHOX
2019-08-25 15:26
Ez4kennySex
2019-08-25 15:28
Ez4kenny
2019-08-25 15:28
#18
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Turkey eXeF 
G2ARMY!
2019-08-25 15:29
#19
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France iNolake 
Good job G2! It's your turn Vitality
2019-08-25 15:29
Hope they'll make it through :pray:
2019-08-25 17:55
#40
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France iNolake 
now it's only bo3s so i think they'll make it :) but stil, being on a 1-2 record is not something i'd call... reassuring
2019-08-25 18:05
#20
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Czech Republic Noxar 
Difficult for G2, but what an absolute banger of a game from both teams. I have G2 as my pickem but I'd like to see more of ForZe.
2019-08-25 15:30
#21
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Romania silksz12 
They need to fix some issues if they want to make playoffs
2019-08-25 15:31
#30
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France Astyx 
As being better to CLOSE THOSE FU**ING GAMES 11-4 to OT 11-4 to 16-13
2019-08-25 16:24
Kenny said in the interview that thye will fix their CT side for the Legend Stage. Hope it's gonna work out.
2019-08-25 17:56
Gg wp Forze
2019-08-25 15:31
#23
kennyS | 
Germany striXSy 
LETS GOOO
2019-08-25 15:36
#25
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Sweden Trkmag 
Closer than I thought, forZe deserves to qualify
2019-08-25 15:47
#26
AmaNEk | 
Europe JaZ1Z 
G2 on fu**en major. if they will make to legends it will be awesome.
2019-08-25 15:51
#28
tarik | 
Malaysia jjhoo 
G2 choke so hard......
2019-08-25 16:11
“G2 best forze”, Nice english
2019-08-25 16:12
#31
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Croatia DNM_ii 
What? That is the correct phrase. Edit: "The word best means to achieve victory or success. To best someone means to do better than the opponent in a contest."
2019-08-25 16:28
#32
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Singapore MrHelloThere 
Wow you just exposed yourself.
2019-08-25 16:38
#34
s1mple | 
Russia fnyke 
Nice pooping own pants in public XD
2019-08-25 17:24
Nice English
2019-08-25 17:28
xsepower is amazing.
2019-08-25 17:03
Shox God
2019-08-25 17:28
#37
shox | 
India iejesus 
what a game
2019-08-25 17:31
#41
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Poland rude_wredne 
lmao every time i see lucky i wanna delete my life. Why he looks life frog mens
2019-08-25 21:05
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