ENCE hold Natus Vincere to a tie
Natus Vincere kicked off the match by converting the pistol round into a 4-0 lead on the Counter-Terrorist side, as ENCE struggled to keep up with their opponents with a single kill each round at best.
The Finns then got on the board with four out of the next five to bring the deficit down to just one round thanks to a few successful A hits, but a halfbuy win swung the half back into Na`Vi's favor. A 2v3 retake on B, Denis "electronic" Sharipov's save of a 1v4 clutch attempt from Aleksi "allu" Jalli, and another partial buy triumph later, Natus Vincere set themselves up for a 10-5 half.
Upon switching sides, ENCE took control early on in the second half, with their convincing defense equalizing the scoreline at 10-10. Natus Vincere broke through after struggling in the opening five rounds on the back of openings from electronic, retaking their lead to get within inches of victory at 14-11.
A crucial double and a 1v1 clutch from Sami "xseveN" Laasanen kept the Finnish side in the game as they clawed back to 14-14, at which point the two sides exchanged the last two rounds to get away with one point apiece.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||27 - 18||+9||88.1||1.32|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||21 - 19||+2||80.6||1.19|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||21 - 14||+7||71.2||1.13|
|Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4||12 - 22||-10||54.3||0.75|
|Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus||14 - 21||-7||59.6||0.69|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||29 - 16||+13||87.9||1.40|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||21 - 21||0||80.8||1.03|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||16 - 20||-4||65.5||0.98|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||14 - 19||-5||58.8||0.81|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||13 - 19||-6||54.6||0.79|
After the second round of play, the standings are looking as follows: