Tricked take down FURIA to reach playoffs in Jönköping
The Danish team left it late but were able to record their second victory in Jönköping to top Group A after beating forZe earlier in the day. After a disastrous first half, FURIA mounted a comeback on the CT side on the back of an impressive performance by Yuri "yuurih" Santos, only to fall at the final hurdle. The Brazilians have been sent down to the lower bracket to face the winner of the match between forZe and Marskalk in the decider stage on Saturday.
The early stages of the game were played at a fast pace as rounds went back and forth, with FURIA breaching the Tricked defense using brute force and individual talent rather than careful strategy. It would not take long for things to get out of hand for the Brazilians, who struggled to find openings in the solid Danish defense and kept losing all aim duels.
FURIA came close to ending that losing streak in the 13th round but spurned a two-man advantage, with Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand - who ended the half with 19 kills - pulling off a 1v2 clutch. One more round was all that the Brazilians could muster as Tricked kept their defense very tight to grab a commanding 12-3 lead.
Now playing on the CT side, FURIA kept themselves in the game by winning the pistol round with ease. Tricked responded once they had money in the bank, but they would not be able to build on that as yuurih went huge with a trio of FAMAS kills.
That was the start of a phenomenal half by yuurih, who carried his team to a 14-14 stalemate with a series of multi-kills. It looked like a comeback was on the cards, but Tricked were able to hit match point with a B execute, leaving the Brazilians with no money in the bank to contest the final round of the game.
|FURIA||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Yuri 'yuurih' Santosyuurih||31 - 20||+11||88.4||1.33|
|Henrique 'HEN1' TelesHEN1||26 - 23||+3||91.3||1.14|
|Kaike 'KSCERATO' CeratoKSCERATO||23 - 19||+4||74.9||1.08|
|Vinicius 'VINI' FigueiredoVINI||13 - 24||-11||55.0||0.72|
|Andrei 'arT' PiovezanarT||11 - 28||-17||66.7||0.57|