ENCE, Vitality cruise to first victories in Malmö
Robin "flusha" Rönnquist's double in the pistol got returned on by ENCE swiftly, who overran the B bombsite to kick off the match with a 2-0 T-side lead. fnatic mustered a round win with their first buy, but ENCE quickly regained control and dictated the pace up to a 6-1 lead. The Swedish side only managed a few more rounds before the end of the half, but each of their wins would be responded on by Aleksi "allu" Jalli and co., resulting in a 10-5 half.
fnatic added another round to their name by winning the pistol with an A push, but fumbled against a full-eco mid push which killed their comeback potential on Mirage. In the first buy of the half, ENCE picked up an entry on ramp and pulled off a 4v4 B retake, setting themselves up for the win. With an AWP triple kill, allu brought the game to an end, 16-7 in favor of the Finns.
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||20 - 13||+7||90.0||1.45|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||19 - 10||+9||81.9||1.44|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||19 - 13||+6||91.5||1.42|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||17 - 15||+2||72.2||1.09|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||12 - 16||-4||78.0||0.99|
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||19 - 17||+2||87.2||0.98|
|Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan||14 - 16||-2||63.5||0.90|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||12 - 18||-6||60.9||0.66|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||13 - 19||-6||67.3||0.65|
|Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden||9 - 17||-8||50.8||0.65|
On Inferno against TYLOO, Vitality had an impressive start as CT, losing just one of the first 10 rounds, building up a lead with ease. Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand's quad kill gave TYLOO their second and started the Chinese side's comeback on the offense, with a crucial 4v4 on the A site going their way ahead of a 10-5 half-time finish.
A successful pistol round extended Vitality's lead up to 14-5 swiftly. Lockdown on the defense powered by HaoWen "somebody" Xu and BnTeT gave TYLOO their sixth, but Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut replied with a quad kill and the game was finished shortly, 16-7.
|Vitality||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Mathieu 'ZywOo' HerbautZywOo||22 - 11||+11||106.2||1.62|
|Alex 'ALEX' McMeekinALEX||21 - 14||+7||91.3||1.37|
|Richard 'shox' Papillonshox||16 - 8||+8||63.7||1.28|
|Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX||15 - 15||0||86.8||1.24|
|Cédric 'RpK' GuipouyRpK||15 - 13||+2||65.5||1.01|