G2 and OG advance to BLAST Showdown quarter-finals
Only three spots in the quarter-finals remain after today's games.
G2 are through to the next stage of the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown 2021 after defeating Lynn Vision in a competitive showing from the Chinese, which saw the favorites come back into the series after a surprising loss on Vertigo to the Chinese squad.
Lynn Vision shocked fans and analysts alike by stealing Vertigo from heavy favorites G2 after a thrilling game. The Chinese squad found themselves trailing 6-9 at halftime, but a 1v5 clutch from Lizhi "Starry" Ye and some great AWPing from Sike "z4kr" Zhang allowed them to take the initiative in the second half and carry their success all the way to edge the map 16-14.
Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's boys came back with a better showing on Inferno. A classic Nikola "NiKo" Kovač performance on the CT side powered his team to take a 9-6 half-time lead despite an early Lynn Vision advantage. The European squad comfortably closed the map on the T side 16-10.
Nuke was a one-sided affair with G2 locking down the power plant for an 11-round winning streak which perfectly set them up to take the map 16-8 and the series 2-1.
|G2||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|70 - 54||+16||101.4||1.40|
|60 - 48||+12||78.1||1.18|
|58 - 42||+16||69.6||1.13|
|61 - 54||+7||80.7||1.12|
|41 - 53||-12||61.8||0.96|
|Lynn Vision||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|56 - 55||+1||75.5||1.08|
|48 - 57||-9||70.2||0.99|
|44 - 57||-13||75.6||0.94|
|54 - 67||-13||69.4||0.92|
|48 - 57||-9||57.0||0.84|
OG found their first-ever win on Ancient after defeating paiN. Aleksib led by example, making the B bombsite off-limits for the Brazilian squad as his team recovered from a 1-5 disadvantage. paiN performed better on the CT side but OG were able to exploit the A bombsite over and over again to take the map 16-13.
The series was decided on Inferno with OG comfortably taking a 11-4 lead on the offense as paiN was unable to keep the Europeans out of their bombsites despite Rafael "saffee" Costa's best efforts. The switch to the T side only resulted in two more rounds for the Brazilians as OG closed the map 16-6 and the series 2-0.
|OG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|39 - 26||+13||93.8||1.40|
|34 - 25||+9||67.6||1.16|
|35 - 28||+7||64.3||1.11|
|34 - 32||+2||67.4||1.03|
|26 - 38||-12||62.8||0.93|