G2 through to BLAST Premier Spring Showdown quarter-finals over Endpoint

G2 will now face OG in the tournament’s quarter-finals after their opening 2-0 victory.

G2 fulfilled expectations and defeated Endpoint in the first round of play at BLAST Premier Spring Showdown, securing the series and proceeding through to the tournament’s quarter-finals, where they will face OG on Friday as the European combine led by Aleksi "⁠Aleksib⁠" Virolainen knocked out Astralis in their own opening match.

"We’re not going to be too stubborn about roles, it didn’t work out great when I took up the AWP, so we immediately changed," Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač said in the post match interview when asked about François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay manning the AWP throughout the series, "we don’t want to waste time trying it out for I don’t know how many months, we’re just doing our best to find the best balance for our team and for people to feel comfortable in their roles."

Endpoint, who came into the tournament with Thomas "⁠Thomas⁠" Utting as a stand-in following the loss of Shahar "⁠flameZ⁠" Shushan to OG, were hoping they could surprise after being ticketed as underdogs, and they were almost able to come back on their map pick, Inferno, taking it all the way to thirty rounds, but after falling short they were unable to rally on Dust2, a map they have now lost five times in a row, and were ultimately eliminated after two maps.

huNter- was dialed in on Dust2 to help G2 cross the finish line

G2 made an early impact and showed their intentions of dominating early on in the series, taking a 1-5 lead on the terrorist side of Inferno, but Endpoint held their own and although they weren’t able to turn the half around after the initial deficit they traded rounds back-and-forth with G2 until NiKo and company ran away with the final three rounds to put up a 10-5 lead at the switch.

A triple by Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković holding the B site in the second pistol round kept G2 in the driver’s seat, although they weren’t able to run away as the two teams then traded rounds and Endpoint slowly started to crawl their way back into map, winning five out of six to make it 11-14. Max "⁠MiGHTYMAX⁠" Heath and company continued to push through up against four match points, but G2 were able to find enough fuel in the tank to cross the finish line and snatch the first map of the series in the very last round of regulation, 16-14.

The nexa-led squad got off to smooth sailing on Dust2, winning the first five rounds in a row on the attacking side with Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač taking the point before Endpoint could stop the bleeding. From there on out the momentum shifted completely, as the CTs were not only able to bring things close, but they turned the half around and took the lead, 8-7.

G2 made it four for four in pistol rounds to tie things up after switching sides, and from there on out took control of proceedings, winning six rounds in a row before a three entry frags from Robin "⁠robiin⁠" Sjögren put Endpoint on the board. The British-majority squad then tried a final push to bring things back to even, winning three in a row, but were eventually shut down as G2 went on to take their pick 16-11 to close out the series.

Europe
Matchpage
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13th April 2021
16
Inferno
14
16
Dust2
11
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
47 - 30 +17 84.1 1.37
49 - 37 +12 89.3 1.28
32 - 29 +3 68.1 1.10
33 - 34 -1 66.6 1.02
37 - 40 -3 69.8 1.02
 Endpoint K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
40 - 40 0 79.3 1.07
35 - 45 -10 68.8 0.97
31 - 39 -8 69.6 0.94
31 - 37 -6 59.8 0.88
33 - 39 -6 54.7 0.80
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1236
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
870
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Sweden Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Robin 'robiin' Sjögren
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1344
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.69
Israel Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Shahar 'flameZ' Shushan
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
United Kingdom Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Max 'MiGHTYMAX' Heath
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.66
Finland Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
877
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
United Kingdom Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Thomas 'Thomas' Utting
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1399
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
nice
2021-04-13 18:28
Nice
2021-04-13 18:28
#3
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Portugal Hmikas
cool
2021-04-13 18:28
#5
NiKo | 
Slovakia Pokz628
EZ4NiKo
2021-04-13 18:28
1 reply
EZ4OG
2021-04-13 20:24
nice
2021-04-13 18:28
2 replies
Ok
2021-04-13 18:29
1 reply
+1
2021-04-13 18:29
#7
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Indonesia DioBrando
Expected
2021-04-13 18:28
#9
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Australia B_Tannen
Great effort from endpoint. They’re dangerous and close to a break through.
2021-04-13 18:28
4 replies
tough with their current players, with FlameZ maybe they could qualify to some big events but I have a hard time seeing them play much better with these players
2021-04-13 19:04
3 replies
#25
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United Kingdom Mumbles!
FlameZ was a big lose for them. But Thomas is probably on of the most underrated players around at the moment. It's not a ideal replacement, but its become a minimal loss as apposed to a massive downgrade.
2021-04-13 19:13
1 reply
+1
2021-04-14 12:26
#33
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
-1
2021-04-13 21:25
G2 cant lose pistols these days..
2021-04-13 18:32
G2 top 1 pistol team
2021-04-13 18:35
2 replies
#17
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Bosnia and Herzegovina filipasas
+1
2021-04-13 18:42
G2 lost all pistol rounds vs furia in EPL, dude :o
2021-04-14 02:55
WP to both
2021-04-13 18:35
Nice!
2021-04-13 18:38
G2 shit overrated team barely passed. In the next round they will be eliminated smoothly.
2021-04-13 18:44
7 replies
how much?
2021-04-13 19:05
6 replies
nothing, beting is for idiots
2021-04-13 19:41
5 replies
then why so mad?
2021-04-13 20:01
4 replies
stres, covid :)
2021-04-13 20:30
2 replies
ok but who asked?
2021-04-13 23:29
1 reply
you
2021-04-14 04:15
He mad cuz he got no money to bet. Broke ass polish
2021-04-14 05:35
Nt endpoint
2021-04-13 18:45
Unlucko 😥😥😥😥
2021-04-13 18:50
Man if endpoint could've won Inferno, this could've been a 2-1 for them xD
2021-04-13 19:06
2 replies
If astralis could of won inf and d2 ez 2-0
2021-04-14 05:36
1 reply
10000 IQ
2021-04-14 15:45
i love elige he will carry
2021-04-13 19:15
Another bottom frag for ShittyMax
2021-04-13 19:57
Not a very good show from G2, endpoint could ve took this 2-1
2021-04-13 21:16
#34
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
G2 looking trash. Endpoint were the better team on inferno for sure. Ggnt
2021-04-13 21:26
2 replies
Yea thats why they lost lol
2021-04-14 05:37
1 reply
#46
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United Kingdom _eilrahC
I said just Inferno. Which is true. Even the analysts said. Endpoint beat them on nearly every single gun round.
2021-04-14 17:26
close game, nt endpoint
2021-04-13 21:43
Niko is too fierce without awp
2021-04-13 22:29
#44
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Netherlands Wimmie
G2 will drop all the French players
2021-04-14 13:19
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