GODSENT beat SJ to reach DreamHack Open Winter playoffs
Coming off a commanding win over CR4ZY in their opening match, GODSENT looked to continue their impressive run of form as they headed into the Group B’s winners’ encounter against SJ. The WePlay! Forge of Masters Season 2 champions picked up their first pistol round victory of the tournament and went on to add the next round to build an early two-round lead. However, SJ, who were fresh off a dramatic win of their own over Heroic in the previous round, answered back swiftly with guns in hand to run rampant on a six-round streak.
With the half slipping from their grasp on the favoured CT side, GODSENT recomposed to tally up rounds of their own, winning four out of the next six rounds to narrow the score difference to just two. A Martin "STYKO" Styk quad kill in the last round of the half ensured the European mixture stayed hot on the Finns' heels as they swapped sides chasing a 7-8 deficit.
SJ looked to get straight down to business on the defence as Tony "arvid" Niemelä locked down a triple kill on the pistol, but GODSENT refused to allow the Finns to build on their opening round success by responding in kind with a pistol buy of their own, kicking off a string of rounds in the process.
From here, GODSENT began to take the reins as a mass of rounds went in their favour, with a Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend quad kill rapidly securing map point. SJ could only muster two additional rounds before STYKO shut down the Finns in the final round in a flash to close out Nuke, 16-11, and assure GODSENT a place in the semi-finals.
|SJ||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tony 'arvid' Niemeläarvid||24 - 21||+3||86.6||1.31|
|Jesse 'KHRN' GrandellKHRN||24 - 19||+5||90.9||1.19|
|Elias 'Jamppi' OlkkonenJamppi||18 - 18||0||68.1||1.04|
|Mikko 'xartE' VälimaaxartE||14 - 18||-4||65.4||0.86|
|Tuomas 'SADDYX' LouhimaaSADDYX||12 - 22||-10||72.2||0.79|