NiP dismantle x6tence; Heroic defeat ENCE in cs_summit 6
The Major-qualifying action continued in cs_summit 6 Europe today as group C kicked off. NiP, who finished 5-6th at BLAST Premier Spring 2020 Europe Finals shortly after adding Hampus "hampus" Poser, are off to a good start, beating x6tence 2-0. In the other game, Heroic managed to take a win over ENCE, who are again playing with Sami "xseveN" Laasanen after having some good results with Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen in BLAST.
x6tence picked up a 3-0 lead on Train, the opening map of the series against NiP, thanks to a Jonas "Queenix" Dideriksen triple in the pistol. The underdogs were unable to build on the good start, however, as hampus and Tim "nawwk" Jonasson powered NiP to take the lead (4-3). The Swedish side built on that, looking comfortable on the defensive side on the map to claim 11 of the 12 rounds down the stretch. Fredrik "REZ" Sterner and co. then hold off the B retake in the pistol and swiftly cleaned up the remaining rounds to win Train 16-4.
On Vertigo, NiP carried on with their momentum thanks to REZ's pistol ace, following up the early conversion with a 6-0 streak. With Hector "HECTOz" Jensen on the AWP, x6tence claimed their first, and managed to claw their way back into the half thanks to strong play from Queenix and Ismail "refrezh" Ali (10-5). Unfortunately for them, NiP extended their lead after winning the second pistol and closed out the map, 16-6.
|NiP||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Hampus 'hampus' Poserhampus||37 - 26||+11||105.2||1.49|
|Fredrik 'REZ' SternerREZ||37 - 22||+15||91.5||1.44|
|Simon 'twist' Eliassontwist||37 - 25||+12||91.2||1.42|
|Tim 'nawwk' Jonassonnawwk||30 - 19||+11||72.1||1.23|
|Nicolas 'Plopski' Gonzalez ZamoraPlopski||29 - 20||+9||65.1||1.22|
|x6tence||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jonas 'Queenix' DideriksenQueenix||28 - 35||-7||82.7||0.97|
|Ismail 'refrezh' Alirefrezh||27 - 34||-7||74.0||0.82|
|Hector 'HECTOz' JensenHECTOz||20 - 31||-11||47.4||0.68|
|Rasmus 'HooXi' NielsenHooXi||20 - 36||-16||60.6||0.64|
|Magnus 'Nodios' OlsenNodios||16 - 36||-20||52.4||0.61|
Heroic sprinted to a 7-1 lead on the T-side of their map pick, Nuke, setting the tone for the match early. ENCE then put two on the board, but Heroic replied shortly and broke their opponents' economy. With Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen leading the charge, the Danes finished the half 11-4 up and Martin "stavn" Lund resolved a 2v2 in the pistol to push the lead further. Then, six rounds were traded back-and-forth as force-buys worked out for both squads, but after ENCE reached eight, René "TeSeS" Madsen's two triple kills brought Nuke to a conclusion, 16-8.
On Train, Heroic earned a 6-2 lead on the CT side after stavn claimed four frags with the AWP. ENCE then woke up and started chaining rounds together on the offense, with Jani "Aerial" Jussila leading the way. The half ended 8-7 in favor of the Finns, who wasted no time on pushing further to the map win. Jere "sergej" Salo earned them the pistol round with a USP-S quad kill before Miikka "suNny" Kemppi cleaned up the anti-eco with an ace, going on a round-winning streak. The defenses were impenetrable for Heroic, who mustered just one round for the rest of the half as ENCE claimed Train 16-8.
TeSeS was the main man for Heroic on the CT side of Mirage, as the score was 4-3 before the 19-year-old helped his team establish a strong lead, going up 11-3. ENCE exploded onto the A bombsite to take the final round of the half, but Heroic responded with a confident B play in the second-half pistol. The Danes cleaning up the followup force meant that Mirage was shortly brought to an end, with a 16-5 victory for Heroic.
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Jere 'sergej' Salosergej||50 - 45||+5||90.1||1.15|
|Jani 'Aerial' JussilaAerial||39 - 47||-8||64.9||0.95|
|Miikka 'suNny' KemppisuNny||44 - 52||-8||68.9||0.87|
|Sami 'xseveN' LaasanenxseveN||32 - 49||-17||57.9||0.80|
|Aleksi 'allu' Jalliallu||32 - 46||-14||52.1||0.77|
|Heroic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|Martin 'stavn' Lundstavn||63 - 34||+29||91.4||1.46|
|René 'TeSeS' MadsenTeSeS||52 - 42||+10||84.8||1.31|
|Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensenniko||53 - 40||+13||80.3||1.26|
|Casper 'cadiaN' MøllercadiaN||37 - 40||-3||59.6||0.93|
|Johannes 'b0RUP' Borupb0RUP||34 - 42||-8||56.6||0.83|