G2 beat Vitality to advance to Road to Rio consolidation final

G2 keep their ESL One: Road to Rio title dream alive after edging past Vitality 2-1 in the lower bracket final.

The world No.6 move on to Saturday's consolidation final after another scrappy encounter in which all three maps went the full distance. After picking up a narrow victory over Heretics on Thursday, G2 were made to work hard to come out on top of another French showdown as Vitality battled back on Vertigo after losing their map pick of Nuke.

Confidence was rippling through Vitality's players as Dust2 kicked off, but they were unable to go all the way as G2 came back in the second half to end a three-game losing streak on this map and set up a clash with the loser of the match between FaZe and Astralis in the next stage.

G2 made a promising start to the series with a flawless pistol round on Nuke, but the momentum of the game changed once Vitality were able to buy up. Dan "⁠apEX⁠" Madesclaire's charges took control of proceedings and put six rounds together to amp up the pressure on their opponents before a 1v2 clutch from François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay put G2 back in charge for the remainder of the half.

Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's troops were unwilling to let the pace drop and continued to add to their lead after a bright start to their T side. Vitality tightened up and enjoyed a spell of dominance, but they were unable to bridge the gap as nexa picked up two quick headshots in a 2v2 situation to put his team on 14 rounds. The game then entered a scrappy period as nerves began to set in, but G2 would not let things get out of hand and put the game to bed in the 30th round.

nexa led G2 to victory in another French clash

Vitality did not let that setback get to them and took the opening two rounds on Vertigo, but their lead wouldn't last long: G2 kept poking holes in the defense and raced to a 10-3 lead before apEX's troops responded with two frags to keep things competitive.

Vitality came out of the break with a vengeance and won eight of the initial nine rounds of the half to pick up a 13-11 advantage. G2 put their foot down to hold back their French rivals and retake the lead, but those hoping for a swift conclusion to the series were left disappointed: Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut rescued his team with a series of entry frags, with apEX and Cédric "⁠RpK⁠" Guipouy landing the finishing blow to take the series to a third map.

It all came down to Dust2, a map that nexa had promised that his team would not shy away from despite their recent poor record on it (35% winrate in the last three months). G2 were put on the back foot from the outset as their defense was ruthlessly prised apart by Vitality, but they kept themselves in the game by winning the final three rounds of the half with strong retakes.

Now playing on the T side, G2 took control of the match and grew in confidence as their opponents faded away. Vitality still attempted a response after finding themselves down 11-13, but a comeback was not on the cards as G2 were the first to hit series point, leaving their opponents with a battered economy for the final round, which was decided by a trio of AWP frags from Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub.

Matchpage
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15th May 2020
France
14
Nuke
16
16
Vertigo
14
14
Dust2
16
 Vitality K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
63 - 60 +3 78.8 1.12
56 - 59 -3 73.5 0.98
56 - 67 -11 67.9 0.92
53 - 59 -6 63.5 0.91
50 - 65 -15 61.9 0.90
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
72 - 54 +18 86.6 1.28
65 - 58 +7 73.6 1.16
59 - 48 +11 70.3 1.14
64 - 63 +1 81.6 1.07
50 - 57 -7 67.6 1.00
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1473
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1025
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
773
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1760
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1825
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
Gg
2020-05-15 20:41
5 replies
#6
OK | 
Peru Rhenie
fluke
2020-05-15 20:43
4 replies
#9
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
Zywoo come to Mouz already
2020-05-15 20:45
3 replies
fcking yes, join bro DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Europe: hltv.org/fantasy/67/league/83046/join DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - NA hltv.org/fantasy/68/league/83053/join
2020-05-15 20:48
in whose place ? Mouz are good rn, they have strong team (when coronavirus is over and LAN will come back, they won't fluke)
2020-05-16 00:29
1 reply
#43
OK | 
Peru TheJuan
Zywoo is direct upgrade to woxic (because he is too inconsistent), but its true that mouz doesnt need changes
2020-05-16 02:11
expected
2020-05-15 20:41
1 reply
+1
2020-05-15 20:49
#3
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Singapore Wadufuk
The scores tho...
2020-05-15 20:42
4 replies
90 rounds. Very satisfying considering they don't play against each other much.
2020-05-15 20:43
3 replies
Looks like something fxy0 would put money on
2020-05-15 21:01
KennyS > Zywoo
2020-05-15 23:12
#45
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Singapore Wadufuk
+1
2020-05-16 07:13
Thank Mr. Sexa
2020-05-15 20:42
ez g2 no cap
2020-05-15 20:42
ez for joke2
2020-05-15 20:44
Misutaaaaa is definitely tier 2 ... xD He needs another 2 yrs to play at this lvl Makes himself stand in open angles , looses every aim battle when its head on And like every pug star shines in 2-3 rounds in the whole game Apex igl- "we are leading guys howz that possible , start dying and throw the game now . Start rushing and dry peaking solo" Good tournament for shox and zywoo Both shined on either maps in most of the series
2020-05-15 20:45
1 reply
To be fair I didn’t see Vitality going this far into the tourney so I should think they’ll take fourth place
2020-05-15 21:20
EZZZ
2020-05-15 20:48
#13
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United States big_brain
misuttaa biggest bot on earth
2020-05-15 20:49
#15
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Romania FaZe_NBK
16-14 all the time. Books must be happy.
2020-05-15 20:51
stop adding this rigged shit on the site
2020-05-15 20:51
1 reply
how much
2020-05-15 22:46
Esl Scam
2020-05-15 20:51
nexa on fire!
2020-05-15 20:54
Misutaaaaa is definitely tier 2 ... xD He needs another 2 yrs to play at this lvl Apex igl- "we are leading guys howz that possible , start dying and throw the game now . Start rushing and dry peaking solo"
2020-05-15 20:55
nexa such a beast
2020-05-15 20:58
Not really a fan of either of the French teams but would have preferred vit to win. Was a good game to watch.
2020-05-15 20:58
Sexa
2020-05-15 21:01
Damn all these game going down to the wire. Nip vs Faze, Nip vs Vitality, G2 vs Heretics, Vitality vs G2. Doesn’t matter this tournament is online, much better than most of the LANs we saw in past.
2020-05-15 21:04
3 replies
+1 thanks to french teams to put some entertainement )))
2020-05-15 21:09
2 replies
Yeah and Nip witch I feel really bad for. Losing two series that way and being eliminated because of it must be crushing.
2020-05-15 21:14
1 reply
Yeah I feel sad for nip too... They really deserve better
2020-05-15 21:15
not even close
2020-05-15 21:07
2 replies
xd
2020-05-15 21:08
Hello
2020-05-15 23:08
#32
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Ukraine McSwell
Zywoo can carry his team....wait, oh shi...
2020-05-15 21:51
3 replies
KennyS > Zywoo
2020-05-15 23:13
s1mple fans forgeting about the NAVI’s CIS group stage L
2020-05-16 07:23
1 reply
s1mple fans forgeting about NAVI’s CIS group stage L
2020-05-16 08:55
#34
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Romania ViolentJ
GGs
2020-05-15 22:37
#39
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Poland SebL
G2 are so inconsistent, but they were the better team here. Vitality really not looking good atm.
2020-05-15 23:52
2 replies
+1 Any map G2 win they barely scrape it, they need to find a way to motivate themselves
2020-05-16 12:47
1 reply
#53
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Poland SebL
They need to find their consistency, it's their biggest problem.
2020-05-16 13:14
Nexa is so good, actually the best fragging igl rn (dont count Niko as a proper igl pls)
2020-05-16 00:29
#42
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Brazil MimimiBR
CLOSE games
2020-05-16 01:51
What a choke from vitality
2020-05-16 02:28
10-2 when last checked and G2 wins 16-14 wot
2020-05-16 10:14
1 reply
Leave it to the frenchies to keep every game unnecessarily close
2020-05-16 10:41
Nexa best french igl, prove me wrong
2020-05-16 11:31
3x 16-14 wow
2020-05-16 14:27
why the overall kill is 310-278 while the round score is just 46-44?
2020-05-16 22:33
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