G2 take down 100 Thieves in BLAST Premier Group C opener

G2 are through to Group C's winners' match at BLAST Premier following a two-map series against 100 Thieves.

The French team gave a solid account of themselves in a match where both sides showed signs of rustiness after being away from a LAN atmosphere for a long period of time. 100 Thieves were occasionally the better team but dropped off the pace as the games wore on and made a number of uncharacteristic errors, starting with their Vertigo pick, which surprised everyone, including their opponents, and backfired on them.

Nemanja "nexa" Isaković started the series with a bang, delivering a quad-kill in the opening round of Dust2 to kick G2 into the lead. The Serbian player was a man on a mission to beat his former team as he continued racking up kills during the early stages, which were dominated by the French side.

G2 struggled to push forward for a while after that as 100 Thieves enjoyed a spell of dominance that resulted in six consecutive rounds going their way. The map was starting to get away from the French side, but they responded with three round victories in a row before Jay "Liazz" Tregillgas gave the Australians an 8-7 lead with a 1v2 clutch in the final round.

G2 are one victory away from the BLAST Premier Finals

100 Thieves came out of the break the brighter of the two sides and brought the scoreline to a 13-8 advantage after a dream start to the half. G2 then took the game by storm, pressing their opponents all over the map and shutting down both bombsites with a double AWP setup to pick up the map in the 29th round.

A quad-kill by Justin "jks" Savage in the opening round of Vertigo marked the beginning of a lively start from 100 Thieves on their map pick. The Australians jumped out to a 6-1 lead, but as the half came to an end only one round separated the teams after G2 fought back bravely with some great individual actions from nexa and Kenny "kennyS" Schrub.

The early stages of the second half were highly contested as neither side managed to find a breakthrough. But with the score tied 12-12, G2 shut out the Australian offense and won a series of retakes on the A site to run away with the game and put the match to bed.

Matchpage
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2
14th February 2020
France
13
Dust2
16
12
Vertigo
16
 100 Thieves K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Australia Aaron 'AZR' WardAZR 45 - 44 +1 86.5 1.11
Australia Jay 'Liazz' TregillgasLiazz 34 - 33 +1 61.1 0.96
Australia Justin 'jks' Savagejks 38 - 43 -5 71.9 0.95
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' KaiwaiGratisfaction 28 - 41 -13 58.4 0.72
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostadjkaem 21 - 45 -24 51.9 0.66
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isakovićnexa 51 - 32 +19 91.5 1.47
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 47 - 33 +14 85.5 1.37
Serbia Nemanja 'huNter-' KovačhuNter- 40 - 36 +4 84.3 1.16
France Audric 'JaCkz' JugJaCkz 35 - 33 +2 63.7 1.09
France François 'AmaNEk' DelaunayAmaNEk 32 - 32 0 61.3 1.06
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
836
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
Australia Justin 'jks' Savage
Justin 'jks' Savage
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
868
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Australia Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Jay 'Liazz' Tregillgas
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
711
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1636
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
JKAEM ON G2 MATCH-UP: "WE HAVE THE SAME STRENGTHS, SO IT'S A WIDE OPEN GAME, BUT I THINK WE'RE THE BETTER TEAM" gg wp g2 looks good !
2020-02-14 19:07
Nobody would say "I think we will lose this game"
2020-02-14 19:09
#9
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France DesmondHume 
True
2020-02-14 19:09
Gratisfaction skill is as bad as his moustache
2020-02-14 19:15
#34
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Brazil Gaiolero 
+1
2020-02-14 19:19
+1 joke ass disgusting shit stain on his face
2020-02-14 20:36
Dont be that rude, sometimes he flukes and turn on godlike mode with tons of lucky shots, his normal form is more or less what he has shown today
2020-02-14 22:22
exactly, just coz you can't grow a dirty mo like grats, why be hatin'.
2020-02-14 23:21
You got me at first there lul
2020-02-15 00:38
I mean, say what you want but Gratisfaction > flukia and mibr players
2020-02-15 01:43
#90
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Chile strong221 
TRUE KEKW
2020-02-16 02:07
Simply could say "It's going to be a tough match but we're ready". Making bold statement like that is a risky bet.
2020-02-14 19:14
When player say before game that they will win or theyre pretty confident I always bet high on enemy team 90% winrate
2020-02-14 19:34
#11
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Vietnam XanhLongHack 
100 Thieves got roasted hmmmmmmmm
2020-02-14 19:09
#12
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France VITA_RAPEX 
Kanto,johto and hoen are better than sinnoh sorry
2020-02-14 19:10
kanto? lmao. johto is only good because its 2 games in 1 hoenn is 50% water xD
2020-02-14 19:11
#17
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
+1
2020-02-14 19:13
#53
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Sweden quacke 
8/10 too much water
2020-02-14 19:47
Actually +1. But Kanto's got the better mons
2020-02-14 23:41
#24
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France DesmondHume 
pokemon emerald best game
2020-02-14 19:16
+1
2020-02-14 22:24
#66
EliGE | 
France GabiteS 
Unys still the best (fake info) but black version still my favorite and Johto is the best region
2020-02-14 21:20
#15
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
And he's the bottom frag of the game xaxaxa
2020-02-14 19:11
Ez for g2
2020-02-14 19:07
EZ FOR G2 BEST FRENCH TEAM KENNYGOD HUNTERGOD NEXAGOD JACKZGOD AMANEKGOD
2020-02-14 19:08
#25
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Sweden Zupr 
I think you meant: godS goDter- godxa GoDz GodNeK
2020-02-14 19:17
GOD GOD GOD GOD GOD
2020-02-14 19:18
"French" You sound like the same kind of guy that mocks an NA team with European.
2020-02-14 19:33
G2 is majority French. Their team flag on HLTV is French flag. Nt though
2020-02-14 19:34
scoreboard don't lie NT though
2020-02-14 19:35
#4
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Czech Republic imotfhere 
JKAEM ON G2 MATCH-UP: "WE HAVE THE SAME STRENGTHS, SO IT'S A WIDE OPEN GAME, BUT I THINK WE'RE THE BETTER TEAM"
2020-02-14 19:08
Loosing to someone doesnt mean that youre worse team. btw You think Astralis is worse team that CoL? XD
2020-02-14 19:34
#5
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France DesmondHume 
CARRYS IS BACK
2020-02-14 19:08
#23
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
looks like new settings are working good
2020-02-14 19:16
#26
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France DesmondHume 
He switchs his res to stretched?
2020-02-14 19:17
#36
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
yes and I think he changed his vm from left to right hand
2020-02-14 19:20
#40
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France DesmondHume 
ok mens ))) Kenny back to top 20 this year
2020-02-14 19:25
#41
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
yes mens)))
2020-02-14 19:25
nah I think he is same. Don't actually remember his hand but he is on bb still. Check that yt video by kennyS best plays of faceit lvl 10 on nuke.
2020-02-14 19:28
#65
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
Dude he switched stretched a month ago
2020-02-14 21:19
I saw a vid with his pov. Source? How do you know?
2020-02-14 21:37
#83
shox | 
France Zyw0o1v9 
I follow the g2 squad very closely
2020-02-15 04:44
#86
kennyS | 
India Ryuota 
thats old... check his latest settings on csgo config site. He updated it before this tournament itself thats why his playstyle is changing a little now here you go- prosettings.net/counterstrike/kennys/ not even a month more like a few weeks only
2020-02-15 07:43
#6
grux | 
Montenegro Kladiz 
As expected, easiest win ever 4 g2
2020-02-14 19:08
#8
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Switzerland Jeded 
-100thieves
2020-02-14 19:09
#10
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Switzerland Andro7789 
JKAEM ON G2 MATCH-UP: "WE HAVE THE SAME STRENGTHS, SO IT'S A WIDE OPEN GAME, BUT I THINK WE'RE THE BETTER TEAM" You tought wrong
2020-02-14 19:09
both matches were actually very close imo
2020-02-14 19:13
#32
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Switzerland Andro7789 
yes but they werent the better team now were they?
2020-02-14 19:18
they had similar strengths yes It was a wide open game yes they werent the better team today no
2020-02-14 19:21
#64
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France MarcoXY 
2/3 it was nice expectation
2020-02-14 21:12
They were the better team if you - bot 21-44 jkaem :(
2020-02-14 22:22
You englished wrong
2020-02-15 10:57
#13
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Ukraine Chipaet 
Nice start for G2
2020-02-14 19:11
kennys nice baby pussy))
2020-02-14 19:13
good looks g2
2020-02-14 19:13
100KRIEGS
2020-02-14 19:13
#27
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Bulgaria GodHeaven 
BETTORS MALDING
2020-02-14 19:18
#29
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France DRkook_ 
I think the arrivalof new staff into G2's team is a good thing and it will make G2 a top tier team Sorry for the errors I'm french
2020-02-14 19:18
#30
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France 2Ez4MaBoyZ 
Way too ez as expected
2020-02-14 19:18
G2 better than cops
2020-02-14 19:19
Nice g2 lets gooooooo. Wp to 100T
2020-02-14 19:21
-jkaem +sico
2020-02-14 19:27
-rifler+awper? ...
2020-02-15 04:38
#44
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United Kingdom replicanoob 
Good
2020-02-14 19:28
ez bet ez ;ife
2020-02-14 19:39
EZ Life without betting
2020-02-14 19:42
sad life
2020-02-14 19:48
G2 beat Serbian team
2020-02-14 19:44
Sexa nexa
2020-02-14 19:51
#60
shox | 
India iejesus 
He fucked up so many duels still top fragged🤯
2020-02-14 20:33
jkaems interview didnt age well
2020-02-14 20:13
ez g2
2020-02-14 20:14
+1
2020-02-14 20:32
#59
shox | 
India iejesus 
Wpwp
2020-02-14 20:32
#61
kennyS | 
Hungary Frake 
we are not gonna talk about the fact that how does 2 rounds separate the teams at half?
2020-02-14 20:37
kennys been playing before them all you can't compare that xD
2020-02-14 22:16
Shitisfaction as usual
2020-02-14 22:20
Grat wasnt great but it was jkaem that was really poor today. A shame because I love him when hes feeling it
2020-02-14 22:23
#75
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
kennyS top20 2020 please
2020-02-14 23:11
#76
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Japan chanmyse 
talk big, do nothing.
2020-02-14 23:15
#81
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Germany Asra 
Jkaem : 21-45
2020-02-15 04:05
#84
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African Union mikecool 
GG's g2 played better. Especially with entry fragging.
2020-02-15 04:53
kennyS second map first kills success rate 100%(7:0)
2020-02-15 04:58
#87
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Lithuania Extazis 
It was good game every player on g2 showed up i like that
2020-02-15 10:23
No, g2 and 100t don't have exactly same strengths. G2 has way more firepower than 100t. Kennys >>>>>> gratisfaction (Kenny better in everything) Nexa > azr ( more or less similar in igling but nexa is a better fragger and has more potential) Hunter < jks (jks is performing better rn) Amanek > liaz ( more consistent and reliable, better with mac 10, awp sg 553,) Jackz = Jkaem ( both are pretty reliable and similar in fragging, Jkaem is smarter, but jackz has better aim and fragging)
2020-02-15 12:49
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