EG breeze past fnatic; 100 Thieves take down Heroic
The second pair of matches in Odense was headlined by a match between two top-five sides, which turned out to be a one-sided affair as Evil Geniuses made light work of fnatic on Mirage. It looked anything but a clash between teams separated by just two places in the rankings, with the North Americans racing to a 13-2 lead after a dominant CT performance, led by Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov, who racked up 19 frags.
fnatic responded in convincing fashion with a victory in a quick pistol round, but more misery was to come for them. EG rallied back immediately on a force buy and put together a string of rounds en route to a quick finish that puts them through to move on in Group A's upper bracket.
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha||12 - 16||-4||67.2||0.76|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ||10 - 18||-8||75.6||0.71|
|Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW||10 - 16||-6||60.1||0.69|
|Ludvig 'Brollan' BrolinBrollan||7 - 18||-11||56.3||0.47|
|Maikil 'Golden' SelimGolden||5 - 18||-13||39.2||0.37|
|Evil Geniuses||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Tsvetelin 'CeRq' DimitrovCeRq||23 - 10||+13||122.9||1.96|
|Ethan 'Ethan' ArnoldEthan||19 - 9||+10||89.6||1.45|
|Vincent 'Brehze' CayonteBrehze||18 - 6||+12||87.2||1.43|
|Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguzstanislaw||15 - 7||+8||89.7||1.41|
|Tarik 'tarik' Celiktarik||11 - 12||-1||76.1||1.32|
Meanwhile, 100 Thieves beat Heroic on the secondary stream on Vertigo, where they put up a masterclass of a defensive performance. After a slow start, the Danes took the reins of the game and secured the lead, but the Australians fought back and ended the half up 8-7.
Now playing on the CT side, 100 Thieves kept their defense tight and compact and won seven rounds in a row to hit match point. Heroic still attempted a response, but one round was all they could muster as the former Renegades squad laid the game to rest to set up a clash against Evil Geniuses later in the day.
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Patrick 'es3tag' Hansenes3tag||23 - 17||+6||107.4||1.47|
|Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn||16 - 18||-2||72.5||0.92|
|Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP||17 - 23||-6||70.5||0.84|
|Marco 'Snappi' PfeifferSnappi||13 - 21||-8||76.5||0.74|
|Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN||13 - 19||-6||48.1||0.71|