NRG edge past Renegades in New Legends Stage opener
NRG were able to close out their first match of the New Legends Stage in the last round, 16-14, to start off with a 1-0 record.
Ethan "Ethan" Arnold’s good form from the New Challengers Stage spilled over to the New Legends Stage, as he opened Dust2 with three defensive kills to help his team take the pistol round. Renegades then bought the forcebuy, shifting the economy early on, but once again Ethan made a heroic play opening the third round with two 5-7 kills in lower tunnels to once again help NRG win a round. NRG were able to take the early momentum, winning the first gun round and going up 5-1. Renegades then got a few rounds in of their own on the attack, but NRG showed their superiority closing it out 10-5 before switching to the Terrorist side.
Renegades started the second half off on the right foot thanks to four kills by Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad in the pistol round. With the economic advantage, the Oceanian team managed to bring it to 9-10, but lost to a B rush in a pistolbuy from NRG. Renegades then took the following thanks to a double AWP setup by Sean "Gratisfaction" Kaiwai and Justin "jks" Savage, but NRG were able to win another round on A after a timeout. Renegades tied it 12-12 as the match entered its final stages, and both teams stayed shoulder to shoulder until the very last round, when Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte was able to win a 1vs1 against jkaem to seal the deal 16-14 for NRG.
|NRG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||24 - 19||+5||84.1||1.34|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||20 - 17||+3||71.5||1.07|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||22 - 22||0||76.6||1.03|
|Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq||16 - 16||0||51.3||0.92|
|Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw||14 - 22||-8||66.8||0.89|
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||26 - 16||+10||88.1||1.35|
|Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz||22 - 21||+1||88.0||1.17|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||17 - 21||-4||71.2||1.00|
|Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem||18 - 20||-2||63.4||0.86|
|Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction||12 - 18||-6||40.7||0.69|