G2 move past FPX in IEM Summer; Astralis eliminate Extra Salt

Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković's troops have assured themselves of a spot in the playoffs after an exciting three-map affair.

G2 came back from a map down to beat FunPlus Phoenix 2-1 in IEM Summer and book a place in the playoff stage ahead of Sunday's Group A upper bracket final against Vitality. nexa's charges were worthy winners in the series - which could have ended in just two maps if it wasn't for an otherworldly performance from Pavle "⁠Maden⁠" Bošković on Ancient -, continuing their good run of form after finishing Flashpoint 3 in third place and easing past Extra Salt in the opening round of the tournament.

G2 were helpless to stop Maden on Ancient as the Montenegrin player produced a career-best 2.15 rating (42-19 KD-D, 154 ADR) to inspire FPX to an impressive victory, their second on this map after they beat Astralis 16-7 earlier on Thursday.

huNter- led G2 to victory with a 1.33 rating

G2 hit back on Dust2, a 29-round affair despite FPX's slow start, before completing the comeback with a dominant performance on Inferno, with Nemanja "⁠huNter-⁠" Kovač leading his team in rating on both maps (1.45 and 1.55).

Meanwhile, Astralis bounced back from their opening loss to FPX with a 2-0 victory over Extra Salt, who join Sprout in exiting IEM Summer after the first day of play. The North American side made a promising start full of impetus, racing to a 7-1 lead on Vertigo, but then lost steam and ceded control to the Danes despite a lively performance from Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm (1.58 rating, 114 ADR).

Astralis kept the pressure on and picked Extra Salt's defence apart during the early stages of Nuke for a 7-0 lead. The North Americans finished the half down by five and still managed to put some rounds together after the break, but they never really looked like threatening their opponents, who ran out comfortable winners to set up an exciting clash against Gambit on Friday.

Matchpage
1
2
3rd June 2021
Europe
16
Ancient
12
13
Dust2
16
10
Inferno
16
 FunPlus Phoenix K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
82 - 58 +24 106.6 1.44
61 - 53 +8 73.9 1.07
51 - 54 -3 67.3 0.95
46 - 53 -7 64.1 0.93
30 - 55 -25 48.9 0.69
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
71 - 55 +16 94.0 1.33
61 - 58 +3 76.9 1.09
54 - 57 -3 72.7 1.02
43 - 49 -6 56.4 0.93
43 - 52 -9 57.9 0.90
Matchpage
2
0
3rd June 2021
16
Vertigo
10
16
Nuke
9
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
44 - 31 +13 91.2 1.38
41 - 30 +11 88.3 1.33
36 - 30 +6 71.9 1.15
32 - 34 -2 72.7 1.04
33 - 36 -3 69.5 1.01
 Extra Salt K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
53 - 35 +18 103.8 1.44
34 - 36 -2 71.0 1.01
26 - 36 -10 70.9 0.88
27 - 37 -10 63.6 0.86
21 - 42 -21 48.2 0.54
United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
847
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Montenegro Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Pavle 'Maden' Bošković
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
517
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.71
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1108
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1284
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.67
Top 1 team in the world #G2ARMY
2021-06-03 23:58
13 replies
Maden sus
2021-06-03 23:58
11 replies
no
2021-06-03 23:59
#5
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Austria young1e
Maden in G2 next year :D
2021-06-03 23:59
8 replies
True, g2 full balkan next year
2021-06-04 00:58
7 replies
serbian*
2021-06-04 02:21
6 replies
balkan*
2021-06-04 02:28
5 replies
nah, if 4 serbs its serbain
2021-06-04 03:20
4 replies
if bosnia = serbia then us = uk
2021-06-04 03:40
1 reply
And all people who live there are bosnians? lol no, there is croats serbs and bosniaks
2021-06-04 03:46
Hunter and NiKo bosnian nt
2021-06-04 05:28
1 reply
+1
2021-06-04 05:56
This is not normally... Maybe using game defecit...
2021-06-04 01:29
Yes!
2021-06-04 06:52
#7
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France cedd
g2 and vitality topping group lets go baybee
2021-06-04 00:01
GAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2021-06-04 00:05
Fpx best ancient team???
2021-06-04 00:06
2 replies
Only*
2021-06-04 08:49
1 reply
Astralis tried 😢
2021-06-04 09:08
extra bad
2021-06-04 00:08
1 reply
No chance against EU
2021-06-04 11:01
#11
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Unluko for Extra Salt I'd say, both of their games were against 2 top 5 teams. GGs to G2. Maden popped off big time on Ancient there
2021-06-04 00:08
ez 4 Maden
2021-06-04 00:08
#13
psh | 
Portugal hpn-
Maden stats on Ancient are insane!
2021-06-04 00:13
G2 fucking good rn hope no choke in this event
2021-06-04 00:18
2 replies
#22
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France cedd
you know choke is coming, g2 always disappoint somehow
2021-06-04 01:32
1 reply
true my friend true
2021-06-04 11:29
ez4g2
2021-06-04 00:38
How oSee hasn't gotten an offer for EG/Liquid blows my mind.
2021-06-04 00:50
3 replies
Coz everyone in liquid >> osee
2021-06-04 03:52
2 replies
oSee for FalleN is potentially an upgrade, if Stewie is calling. oSee + FaNg is reasonable, too (for Grim and FalleN), if you give oSee AWP, put Stewie to support (IGL), and FaNg to be entry (which is Stewie right now).
2021-06-04 04:15
1 reply
I see how it can work but fallen is doing pretty well lately and so is liquid.
2021-06-04 04:49
kkkkkk
2021-06-04 00:57
#19
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Brazil hugoooo
When will oSee be saved?
2021-06-04 00:58
1 reply
When you have a fragger as bad as JT, it's always gonna be tough to win
2021-06-04 11:52
#20
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
FPX lost dust cuz of stupid moves
2021-06-04 01:23
1 reply
exactly, they could have this 2:0 if not unnecessary peaking. d2 was really close
2021-06-04 12:21
Fpx can only play Ancient
2021-06-04 01:34
Ancient is shit , bring back cobble stone !!!
2021-06-04 06:46
1 reply
0/8
2021-06-04 06:55
Lesgoooo
2021-06-04 06:53
Ancient is fckin shit
2021-06-04 08:14
Maden 42 kills in one map and emi 30 kills in three map :/
2021-06-04 10:17
#44
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United Kingdom novaseer
maden's the only pro in the world that likes ancient it seems
2021-06-04 11:44
FPX os a Lion of Ancient and a kitten oo another map
2021-06-04 11:54
expected
2021-06-04 11:55
#49
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United States Rayduh
G2 vs Vitality soon
2021-06-04 12:53
G2 is actually showing some kind of potential I would say. FPX is a really good team, I expected them to take the upset here, but it was a good match. Astralis won't comeback to their full strength without a dediacted AWPer, it's a huge problem for them. Extra Salt showed a little bit of life left in them, I hope they won't make any changes and just keep grinding.
2021-06-04 19:33
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