Astralis deny MIBR comeback, Outsiders take down Complexity
Astralis and Outsiders got their second wins of the tournament, meaning they require just one more to qualify for the next stage.
With the second day of action now well underway, we are getting a clearer picture of which teams are in form and which ones are struggling to perform.
The 1-1 pool of matches has now concluded, with Outsiders and Astralis joining the 2-1 pool after their respective wins, while Complexity and MIBR are now one loss away from elimination. For the rest of the day we will be treated to the qualification and elimination games, which will be played in a BO3 format and are starting momentarily.
Astralis got themselves their second win of the tournament against MIBR, with the two teams battling on Overpass. MIBR won the pistol, but the Danes responded with a successful force-buy, which set them up for a dominating CT side that they were able to win 12-3. They limited their opponents to just four bomb plants, while Benjamin "blameF" Bremer had another stellar CT performance, accumulating a 2.14 rating on the defensive side.
MIBR won their second pistol round of the game on their defense, this time being able to convert it to a good start to the half. The Brazilians won seven rounds in a row and got the game to a 12-10 scoreline, before it was none other than blameF who stopped their streak with a 1v3 clutch. MIBR bounced back however, getting up to 13 rounds before Astralis were able to finally close out the game.
|Astralis||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|23 - 15||+8||91.8||1.47|
|20 - 21||-1||71.7||1.15|
|18 - 19||-1||73.6||0.97|
|15 - 15||0||56.0||0.95|
|14 - 17||-3||39.3||0.81|
|MIBR||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|18 - 14||+4||71.6||1.20|
|23 - 20||+3||76.5||1.11|
|22 - 18||+4||77.2||1.06|
|15 - 20||-5||68.3||0.93|
|8 - 18||-10||36.0||0.64|
Meanwhile on the B stream Complexity got us underway on Overpass with a 4-1 start. Outsiders quickly responded and strung together four rounds, before a Ricky "floppy" Kemery's 1v3 clutch broke their streak. The scrappy nature of the game continued towards the end of the half, as it finished 8-7 in the favour of the CIS squad.
The second half started off with a Dzhami "Jame" Ali clutch in the pistol round, giving Outsiders a lead they kept throughout the half, helped by a bunch of misplays on the Complexity side, with Outsiders eventually coming out as winners with a 16-9 scoreline.
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|16 - 20||-4||75.0||0.95|
|15 - 18||-3||69.0||0.94|
|15 - 19||-4||66.8||0.92|
|10 - 20||-10||49.1||0.71|
|8 - 18||-10||32.5||0.54|