Renegades and Liquid go 2-0 in Group C of ESL Pro League Americas
The first series of the night kicked off on Dust2, which began with a close back and forth battle between the defense of Renegades and the offense of ATK. After trading the first 10 rounds of the half between each other, the Australians finally managed to pull ahead thanks to the heroics of Justin "jks" Savage, who picked up a total of 23 kills to carry his team to a 9-6 scoreline. It was smooth sailing from there for Renegades as they gave up just one more round to ATK before closing out Dust2 16-7.
Train ensued in a very similar fashion to that of map one, ATK keeping the scoreline close for the first few rounds of the game before having all control stripped from their grasp by the players of Renegades. The Australians opened up the second half with a lead of 10-5 and showed no signs of stopping as they easily secured the second pistol round of the map. No matter how hard they tried, ATK were unable to find any way back into the game, ultimately resulting in a loss on Train of 16-6 and a 2-0 victory for Renegades.
|Renegades||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Justin 'jks' Savagejks||44 - 21||+23||103.8||1.69|
|Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem||38 - 24||+14||86.3||1.47|
|Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR||38 - 29||+9||83.3||1.31|
|Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction||29 - 31||-2||68.6||1.14|
|Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz||27 - 29||-2||80.3||1.06|
|ATK||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Ian 'motm' Hardymotm||36 - 36||0||80.8||0.98|
|Josh 'oSee' OhmoSee||30 - 34||-4||70.3||0.97|
|Aran 'Sonic' GroesbeekSonic||30 - 36||-6||65.3||0.80|
|Johnny 'JT' TheodosiouJT||17 - 37||-20||54.6||0.65|
|Ricky 'floppy' Kemeryfloppy||19 - 33||-14||65.7||0.65|
The North American battle began on Overpass, which saw Singularity take an early 3-0 lead. However, it didn't last long as Nick "nitr0" Cannella and his troops easily tied up the game and took control of the half. Despite finding themselves down 5-10 at the end of the first half, Singularity opened up their CT side with a bang as they won six rounds in a row to pass Liquid on the scoreboard and ultimately win the map 16-12.
It was clear going into map two that Liquid had no plans on being 2-0ed by the underdogs of the series as they easily took control of the first half by securing an 11-4 lead. Singularity’s struggles continued into their T side as they failed to win a single round until Liquid made it to map point. From there, a fire was lit underneath Skyler "Relyks" Weaver and co.’s feet as they miraculously made their way to overtime in what seemed like a lost game.
Singularity seemed set to take the map and series from their North American rivals after a 10 round win streak. However, Liquid had other plans and in the blink of an eye, stole Dust2 right from underneath the noses of Singularity with a flawless overtime run to finally close out the map 15-19.
Inferno, the final map of the series, kicked off with Liquid yet again gaining an early lead over their rivals. The more experienced North American team took no chances against Singularity as they gave up just three rounds on their CT side, this time securing a 12-3 scoreline. Unlike the last two maps, Liquid managed to hold onto the large lead they had given themselves during the first half to secure the map 16-3 and the series 2-1.
|Liquid||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jake 'Stewie2K' YipStewie2K||62 - 49||+13||87.6||1.31|
|Jonathan 'EliGE' JablonowskiEliGE||73 - 57||+16||96.9||1.28|
|Keith 'NAF' MarkovicNAF||66 - 54||+12||94.1||1.21|
|Nick 'nitr0' Cannellanitr0||49 - 44||+5||65.4||1.08|
|Russel 'Twistzz' Van DulkenTwistzz||45 - 49||-4||60.0||0.91|
|Singularity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Skyler 'Relyks' WeaverRelyks||58 - 51||+7||81.5||1.12|
|Will 'dazzLe' LoafmandazzLe||56 - 66||-10||79.2||1.03|
|Michael 'dapr' Gulinodapr||57 - 61||-4||70.7||1.00|
|Sebastian 'seb' Buckiseb||42 - 59||-17||59.1||0.82|
|Collin 'wrath' McSweeganwrath||40 - 59||-19||58.7||0.77|
Just like in Europe, everything is up in the air in ESL Pro League Group C in Americas, with tomorrow's games deciding the final standing: