MIBR edge past FaZe; Na`Vi dismantle TYLOO
Pro League action began with a mouth-watering clash between FaZe and MIBR in what was Marcelo "coldzera" David's first match against his old teammates after leaving the squad in the summer in a move that was heavily scrutinized in the scene.
MIBR were dealt a heavy blow early on as they wasted a 5v2 situation in the pistol round but gathered themselves immediately and responded on a force buy before Nikola "NiKo" Kovač put his team back in the lead with a trio of kills with a saved M4.
The Bosnian talent was a nuisance to MIBR and pulled off several multi-kill rounds as FaZe raced to a 6-3 lead. Things were starting to look ugly for MIBR, who were struggling to string rounds together, but they dominated proceedings in the final stages of the half to go into the break up by one round.
FaZe came out the brighter of the two teams and regained the lead after a great start to the second half, but, they struggled to break through the MIBR defense once both teams had guns in hand. Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo showed glimpses of his old form as the Brazilians kept FaZe at bay for the remainder of the half and picked up a victory that comes as a massive confidence boost for the team.
|FaZe||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Nikola 'NiKo' KovačNiKo||22 - 19||+3||94.5||1.24|
|Helvijs 'broky' Saukantsbroky||19 - 18||+1||86.3||1.12|
|Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister||17 - 16||+1||56.2||0.92|
|Håvard 'rain' Nygaardrain||16 - 24||-8||72.1||0.83|
|Marcelo 'coldzera' Davidcoldzera||13 - 19||-6||53.7||0.72|
|MIBR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Fernando 'fer' Alvarengafer||25 - 19||+6||91.0||1.32|
|Gabriel 'FalleN' ToledoFalleN||24 - 16||+8||83.8||1.31|
|Vito 'kNgV-' GiuseppekNgV-||19 - 18||+1||74.3||1.01|
|Epitacio 'TACO' de MeloTACO||13 - 17||-4||55.8||0.96|
|Lucas 'LUCAS1' TelesLUCAS1||15 - 18||-3||62.7||0.85|
Meanwhile, Natus Vincere made light work of TYLOO on the secondary stream thanks to big performances from their star players. The Russian team got off on the wrong foot and failed to build on a pistol round victory but assembled a water-tight defense once their economy stabilized to grab a commanding 11-4 lead.
The early stages of the second half were played at a frantic pace as rounds went back and forth and neither side could get a grip on the game. But there was no stopping Natus Vincere, who took the upper hand and won four rounds without response to secure a convincing victory and prove that slow starts are a thing of the past.
|Natus Vincere||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple||24 - 9||+15||110.5||1.78|
|Denis 'electronic' Sharipovelectronic||20 - 13||+7||110.8||1.57|
|Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN||17 - 10||+7||87.0||1.52|
|Egor 'flamie' Vasilyevflamie||14 - 9||+5||77.6||1.21|
|Kirill 'Boombl4' MikhailovBoombl4||16 - 9||+7||60.6||1.19|