G2 secure convincing win over MIBR in BLAST Group B opener

Despite a shaky start the team around Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač confirmed the status of clear favorites against the Brazilian side.

G2 have defeated MIBR in a clear-cut 2-0 series in the opening match of Group B at BLAST Premier Fall Groups, moving on to Tuesday's upper final to play for a spot at the Fall Final against the winner of the NIP-BIG encounter.

The series against the Brazilians sees the European side secure their first win since they returned from the summer break last month.

After finishing the last season with a streak of five consecutive top-four finishes and a grand final appearance at IEM Cologne, G2 exited ESL Pro League Season 14 in last place following a 0-5 record in the group stage, which Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković attributed to general rustiness from both the individuals and the team.

huNter and company pick up their first victory in the new season

This time, G2 stepped into the BLAST Premier Fall Groups on the right foot, but at least at first on Mirage it was far from the easy affair that many had expected when considering MIBR are using two stand-ins at the event: their strategic coach, Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano, and academy player Breno "⁠brnz4n⁠" Poletto.

The favorites got off to a shaky start on the opener on Mirage because of two lost rounds to just Deagles in the Brazilians' hands, and although G2 managed to recover after that without too many issues, MIBR still took the map to double digits.

The French-Balkan side clinched a much cleaner win on the second map, Inferno. Gustavo "⁠yel⁠" Knittel and company lacked the same momentum-stopping flare they brought to Mirage with their forcebuy successes, and G2 had both François "⁠AmaNEk⁠" Delaunay and NiKo continue a solid performance from the opening map to help lock down the series without breaking a sweat.

"I'm satisfied to take the W because it's been a long time since we 2-0d a team in officials," coach Damien "⁠maLeK⁠" Marcel said on the official broadcast. "After the performance we had at the last tournament after the break, we were really, really focused, working a lot. It's a great feeling for me as a coach to see my boys that focused."

Europe
Matchpage
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20th September 2021
16
Mirage
11
16
Inferno
7
 G2 K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
52 - 26 +26 107.5 1.75
45 - 26 +19 84.6 1.44
32 - 24 +8 65.2 1.14
31 - 28 +3 74.6 1.05
19 - 32 -13 49.2 0.82
 MIBR K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
33 - 35 -2 78.2 0.98
27 - 35 -8 68.1 0.88
26 - 33 -7 63.6 0.87
23 - 39 -16 45.8 0.65
24 - 37 -13 49.3 0.64
France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
966
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
919
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.63
France Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Damien 'maLeK' Marcel
Age:
35
Team:
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1156
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
512
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Breno 'brnz4n' Poletto
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.72
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.73
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1495
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
expected
2021-09-20 18:47
1 reply
+1
2021-09-20 19:05
Ez 4 NiKola
2021-09-20 18:47
alright
2021-09-20 18:47
Why invite those teams
2021-09-20 18:48
1 reply
Cause they pay for it
2021-09-20 23:25
#5
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Brazil Anarchybr
Just disband already, made in bathroom Cant wait till Sharks get the only SA major slot after winning the last RMR
2021-09-20 18:58
4 replies
made in bathroom kekw
2021-09-20 18:57
damn brasil BM
2021-09-20 19:03
+1
2021-09-20 19:47
Sharks jacked & cracked.
2021-09-21 10:22
#6
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Israel BuckBreaker
lol
2021-09-20 18:48
#7
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Indonesia FinZzz
Damn that inferno game was a massacre
2021-09-20 18:50
#8
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Spain Tool40
Free win just disband MIBR
2021-09-20 18:50
3 replies
#18
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France JBzOo
16-11 against team with 2 stand in at place the 2 best player in the team. G2 unable to 16/4 in 3v5 is just alarming.
2021-09-20 19:24
2 replies
#23
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Ramko
man all mirage rounds are becasue of stad ins they did greate but niko is best rifler keep in mind that jackz cant find his form as well huter so this socore is pretty good
2021-09-20 20:13
Exactly
2021-09-21 06:40
XD
2021-09-20 18:51
ChoKo farm stats against tier5
2021-09-20 18:54
2 replies
Could you imagine what he would do it to you . Free milking
2021-09-20 19:34
1 reply
+1 lol rekt
2021-09-20 22:13
i mean did anybody expect any different
2021-09-20 18:57
You know it's going to be bad when you see bots winning round 1 and celebrating like if they won Cologne. Sadge...
2021-09-20 18:58
1 reply
Yeah lmao they were celebrating too much after winning pistol
2021-09-20 22:13
not gonna lie, mirage was an interesting game
2021-09-20 18:59
Oh supra, fat toxic kid as a stand-in will make it even worse.
2021-09-20 19:03
5 replies
what
2021-09-20 19:31
4 replies
Fat toxic kid supra will make this team worse. What what?
2021-09-20 20:24
3 replies
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Serbia Ljannister
You mixed news, this is G2 match page, not Gorillaz news.
2021-09-21 00:06
2 replies
Unluko!
2021-09-21 00:16
LUL unlucky.
2021-09-21 10:23
pog niko
2021-09-20 20:08
good to see them winning something! even if its not the biggest team))
2021-09-20 21:00
Yel literally baiting that one important round when g2 was rushing out from B aps he literally had free kill but he tried to no scope and missed so they lost the site and the round ...
2021-09-20 21:36
No offense to Brazilians but they are line up is not the strongest. As such Niko few reasons to brag.
2021-09-21 00:57
1 reply
Actually, nobody supports mibr anymore. They looked kind of promising when this line was under the BOOM tag (even though they were just farming stats in SA), but they got accommodated and now you see this shitshow that is struggling even at tier 3 EU. They even lost to the NIP academy team
2021-09-21 12:18
G2-0 enough said
2021-09-21 12:31
MIBR very bad
2021-09-21 14:11
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