Endpoint and forZe stay alive at DH Open Summer, MAD Lions and Spirit eliminated
Endpoint managed to bounce back from an excruciating loss to BIG in their Group A opening match, in which they let an overtime lead slip on map two before getting wiped out in the decider map, with a 2-1 triumph over MAD Lions to keep their tournament hopes alive. Max "MiGHTYMAX" Heath's troops are now set to battle it out with the loser of BIG and Heroic for a place in the playoffs.
Endpoint failed to get their footing in the best-of-three series versus the Danish squad on Vertigo, where Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand led a 16-0 decimation with a 2.11 rating, but the British squad recomposed moving forward to claim the series victory with wins on Mirage (16-8) and Train (16-14) and eliminate MAD Lions in last place in Paweł "innocent" Mocek’s debut event.
In Group B’s elimination match, forZe squared off against Spirit in a CIS clash. Andrey "Jerry" Mekhryakov’s men struck first with a solid all-round performance on Inferno before Spirit hit straight back on their map pick of Nuke to level the tie, with a strong T half setting the pace for a 16-5 scoreline.
Dust2 was left to determine the victor and forZe came out swinging with each player pulling their weight on the way to a dominant 16-9 win and a 1.27 team rating to lock down a spot in the group's lower bracket final, where they will face the loser of Complexity and OG.