OG defeat ENCE 2-0 at ICE Challenge
In the first meeting between Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen's current and former team, OG took the victory over ENCE 2-0 (19-17 Train, 16-7 Overpass), moving on to the winners match of group B at ICE Challenge.
The "grudge match" series between ENCE and OG started on Train, ENCE's map pick. The Finns had a slow start on the Terrorist side, but finished it with a reasonable scoreline and took the lead after the switch to the defenses. Aleksi "allu" Jalli was leading the charge with a spectacular game, but his side still faltered at the end and lost the map in overtime. On Overpass, it was OG's game from start to finish, resulting in a 2-0 victory for the international squad.
A fast push towards the A site gave ENCE the first gun round victory on Train, and combined with OG's poor economy early on, allowed the Finnish team to grab a 4-2 lead. They were looking to extend that, but Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski and Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså turned around a low-buy 2v4, which started their seven-round winning streak, with Issa "ISSAA" Murad leading the charge, posting 18K-8D (9-4 score).
allu managed a 1v3 clutch which gave ENCE room to take six rounds on the Terrorist side, and eventually equalize the score after a successful CT pistol. Five rounds in a row went ENCE's way before the game started going back-and-forth. OG managed to win a couple of rounds to reach 12-12 and break their opponent's economy, but Jere "sergej" Salo's quad kill with the Deagle pushed his team back into the lead, reaching map point.
OG grabbed a strong 5-1 lead as CTs to establish themselves on the defensive side of their map pick. ENCE then managed a crucial eco upset, overrunning the A site defense, and thanks to a big 4K round by allu, get a foothold on the map (6-4). OG bounced back into control shortly, but the Finnish side didn't let go and still finished the half with six rounds, just like on Train.
Nathan "NBK-" Schmitt opened up the second half with a triple kill, pushing OG into a bigger lead. At 14-7, ENCE almost turned around a 3v5, but Aleksib came out on top in a chaotic 1v2 clutch against his former teammates. That gave OG match point, which they shortly converted into the 2-0 series win.
|OG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|50 - 36||+14||85.4||1.32|
|44 - 36||+8||80.0||1.22|
|42 - 46||-4||95.2||1.17|
|43 - 33||+10||73.6||1.14|
|41 - 41||0||71.9||0.94|