Spirit beat FURIA to join G2 in Champions Cup grand final
The Brazilian squad didn't turn up until halfway through the second map, with Spirit picking up a convincing victory, looking much-improved from their early exit last week at the ESEA MDL Season 32 Global Challenge as they made their first grand final with the new roster featuring Nikolay "mir" Bityukov and Boris "magixx" Vorobiev.
FURIA's pistol round win at the beginning of Mirage proved fruitless, as mir's 1v3 clutch in a second-round forcebuy turned the tables in favor of Spirit, who began mounting a dominant offensive half. The Brazilians stopped the streak at six in a row, but they couldn't string more together as their opponents were up 11-4 by halftime.
With another clutch situation going the Russians' way in the second pistol round, courtesy of Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov this time around, the opening map quickly came to a close, as Spirit claimed a 1-0 lead in the series at 16-4.
Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev's team's rampage continued when the series turned to Nuke, with a 1v2 from chopper helping Spirit get off to a dominant offensive start again. Down 1-7, Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato and HEN1 stepped up with some individual plays and Andrei "arT" Piovezan followed with a triple in a low buy, allowing FURIA to come back into contention with six out of the last seven rounds.
After Spirit clinched the second pistol round, they seemed to hit a snag as FURIA equalized things at 10-10, but triples from magixx in a 2v4 retake and sdy in a halfbuy swung the map back in their favor, with the Russians rallying to a 16-11 scoreline.
|FURIA||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|26 - 40||-14||70.7||0.82|
|26 - 33||-7||70.6||0.81|
|23 - 32||-9||48.9||0.78|
|26 - 35||-9||58.4||0.73|
|23 - 37||-14||64.8||0.65|