Imperial knock out IHC from PGL Major

At the end of a thrilling three-map series, it's Imperial that keep their Major campaign alive at the expense of IHC.

The day's first elimination series saw IHC and Imperial go the distance, with Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo's squad pulling off the reverse sweep over their Mongolian opponents, dropping Mirage 11-16, taking their map pick Overpass 16-10, and finally wrapping up the series with a 16-12 Inferno victory.

IHC's loss means their run at the PGL Major Antwerp has come to an end with the Mongolians bowing out of the competition 1-3, their lone win coming from a victorious effort against Renegades.

FalleN's 'Last Dance' roster continue their journey at the Major

The first pistol round of the series may have went the way of Imperial, however IHC were able to secure three rounds in a row after that, capitalizing on the Brazilians' struggles on team economy. Imperial then went on a six-round spree as their early CT side performance consistently denied the Mongolians the chance to plant the bomb.

Down four to their Brazilian counterparts, IHC began to pick up the pace and break through the defense put up by FalleN's crew as they scored the five remaining rounds in the first half to lead heading into the switch, 8-7.

Five out of the first six rounds coming out of the break went IHC's way, putting Imperial in a lot of trouble as they couldn't find an answer to the Mongolians' site defense. Imperial stayed resilient by nabbing three straight rounds to their name, however IHC's team coordination and Tengis "⁠sk0R⁠" Batjargal's server-high 30 kills were too much for the Brazilians to overcome as they suffered an 11-16 defeat on Mirage.

sk0R has constantly been one of IHC's best fraggers

Imperial got the ball rolling early on Overpass as Garidmagnai "⁠bLitz⁠" Byambasuren's squad faltered in their attempts to prevent their opponents from taking control of site, with the Mongolians finding themselves at a 1-5 deficit after six rounds of play. IHC bounced back from their slump as Bat-Enkh "⁠kabal⁠" Batbayar and bLitz's firepower kept Imperial at bay, allowing their team to enter halftime up 8-7.

Just like the first half, the opening rounds of the second went Imperial's way, winning five out of the first six played to snatch the lead back from IHC. Despite the deficit, bLitz's squad kept things competitive with each round being tightly-contested between both teams. In the end, a magnificent overall performance from Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass, including some vintage AWPing from FalleN proved to be the Brazilians' deciding factor as they took Overpass and forced a decider on Inferno.

After two close maps, Imperial and IHC met on Inferno to decide which team will remain in contention for a Legends stage spot. IHC drew first blood after taking the pistol round as the attackers, which usually forces the CT side to save. This wasn't the case, however, as Imperial successfully converted a force-buy in the second behind Fernando "⁠fer⁠" Alvarenga and FalleN's Scout kills, the latter connecting two no-scopes through the smoke.

Following a technical pause, IHC and Imperial were almost inseparable, going back-and-forth as the scoreline read 4-4 by the end of the eighth round. Superior B site and Banana control from Imperial allowed the Brazilians to pull ahead 7-4, as FalleN shut IHC's advances down with his AWP. Imperial were able to round out the half by scoring three out of the last four rounds and establish a 10-5 lead after 15 rounds.

IHC opened the second period with an almost complete recovery of their deficit to Imperial by winning five straight rounds after dropping pistol, narrowing the gap to just one. The succeeding rounds were extremely competitive as both teams continued to give it their all but ultimately it was FalleN's squad that fended off a potential comeback from IHC, securing a 16-12 win on Inferno to stay alive at the Major.

 Imperial K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
66 - 44 +22 87.4 1.35
62 - 46 +16 79.5 1.22
43 - 49 -6 65.2 0.95
49 - 55 -6 65.3 0.93
46 - 51 -5 59.8 0.88
 IHC K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
54 - 48 +6 70.3 1.07
55 - 57 -2 77.7 1.04
49 - 51 -2 71.8 0.99
51 - 53 -2 71.1 0.96
35 - 59 -24 56.9 0.71
Mongolia Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren
Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
182
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1397
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
Mongolia Bat-Enkh 'kabal' Batbayar
Bat-Enkh 'kabal' Batbayar
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
778
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1544
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.60
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1265
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Mongolia Tengis 'sk0R' Batjargal
Tengis 'sk0R' Batjargal
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
#1
 | 
Brazil g_hard
GGWP well deserved, played a lot! #GoIMP
2022-05-11 15:52
2 replies
Boltz is insane this MAJOR
2022-05-11 16:09
1 reply
#67
 | 
Brazil g_hard
indeed, bro! (spray bom) lol
2022-05-11 17:17
#2
 | 
Germany Giantcoqo
Deserved
2022-05-11 15:52
#3
 | 
United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Sad but IHC did well
2022-05-11 15:52
12 replies
lol no they didn’t they beat renagades lol tier 5 compared to the other teams at the major
2022-05-11 17:00
10 replies
They almost beat coL
2022-05-11 17:06
1 reply
Indeed.They lost 3 times when coL had eco.
2022-05-12 10:36
#65
 | 
Brazil smm1le
considering they don't train in europe or in na, they did well.
2022-05-11 17:09
6 replies
+1
2022-05-11 17:19
+1
2022-05-11 18:11
+1
2022-05-11 18:25
+1
2022-05-11 19:13
#87
 | 
China HEIDASHUAi
+1
2022-05-11 19:19
#95
 | 
Australia CaZeR01
+1
2022-05-12 00:19
#92
 | 
United Kingdom ChuMatrix
Which polish team was at major? Also in b4 "which British team was in top 100 ever"
2022-05-11 20:26
#102
 | 
Mongolia RE!n
+1
2022-05-14 10:35
#4
 | 
Poland Astoner55
Good comeback from imperial!
2022-05-11 15:52
hard for imperial
2022-05-11 15:52
#6
 | 
Brazil KawaiiOwO
FalleN 🐐
2022-05-11 15:52
#7
 | 
England julz!
2-0 by any other team in the 2-2 pool imperial are dreadful
2022-05-11 15:52
4 replies
unfortunately +1
2022-05-11 15:56
so just bet on the other team, and lose money
2022-05-11 16:13
#98
 | 
Mongolia OMgL
yes
2022-05-13 04:34
1 reply
#101
 | 
England julz!
admittedly i was wrong. but imperial are still nothing special forze played nothing like they did in the other games
2022-05-13 13:29
#9
 | 
Russia mshkoda
Gj veterans, nt Mongols
2022-05-11 15:52
Lets goooooo imperial!!!!
2022-05-11 15:53
#11
 | 
Portugal YANRAZA
These mongols, smh
2022-05-11 15:53
#12
 | 
Brazil dio_scuro
Insane game, both team played well.
2022-05-11 15:53
1 reply
#37
NEO | 
Brazil ptL^^
Wait, what?
2022-05-11 16:03
Really NT from IHC they did a lot of small mistakes but played very decently
2022-05-11 15:53
2 replies
I think IHC was wonderful, but like Renegades they had these silly little mistakes that they'd make that will lose rounds. I think it can be worked on through playing in places like EU, the talent on IHC is evident.
2022-05-11 15:56
the missed CT smokes at B site really killed what could have been good rounds for them
2022-05-11 15:58
#14
fnx | 
Brazil themsk3
gg
2022-05-11 15:53
#15
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Let's go imperial
2022-05-11 15:54
#16
 | 
Brazil flytw4tp
gl in the next game , u gonna need it
2022-05-11 15:54
#17
 | 
Brazil leit1m
#GOIMP
2022-05-11 15:54
#18
Dosia | 
Czech Republic lef_
2-2 match gonna be hard for Imperial, but i believe
2022-05-11 15:54
3 replies
+1
2022-05-11 15:58
+1
2022-05-11 19:40
As long as they keep making the same silver mistakes they have against every team of not clearing corners and throwing points against eco rounds, i find it way too hard to be able to believe in them winning against forze tomorrow. Plus they look tired and are lacking the emotions....they were winning rounds today and still looked dead inside, that's not like them nor brazilian at all.
2022-05-11 20:17
Tragic, I would have liked to see IHC play on the big stage. Still I was rooting for the guys on Imperial, would love to see FalleN and fnx back at the top
2022-05-11 15:54
FNX GOAT
2022-05-11 15:57
At Stockholm, the only win that SA got was between themselves and went out 0-3 and 1-3, now it was APAC turn to do that.
2022-05-11 15:57
FNX not normal. Cheating? Supernatural? Blinded GALIL 3k on inferno? Maybe.
2022-05-11 15:58
2 replies
Indeed, it felt like he would never go out of bullets
2022-05-11 15:59
Shut up Man🙄🙄🙄
2022-05-11 16:06
#28
 | 
Europe potatomato
Expected
2022-05-11 15:59
It was hard rooting for someone here. They both deserved the win. I hope Imperial qualifies, but also big GG to IHC. If they play more european tournaments and get more experience, than they will be a solid Tier 2 team in the future
2022-05-11 15:59
4 replies
huge GG for IHC, that was a great surprise
2022-05-11 16:03
1 reply
Agree, was very fun to watch. More agressive plays than lots of games these days
2022-05-11 16:04
Major is literally this, both teams are special for different reasons the last dance of a group of legends and a dream journey by this IHC young guys, hope to see them in the next majors
2022-05-11 16:05
1 reply
Me aswell!
2022-05-11 16:05
#31
 | 
Russia illius12
Presente old legends!
2022-05-11 16:00
#32
 | 
Brazil Anarchybr
Gg IHC
2022-05-11 16:02
that was a good comeback.... IHC is not a trash team, they lack some tactics but they have a very good aim... it was fun to watch
2022-05-11 16:02
2 replies
Techno was too nervous but after all he is only 16
2022-05-11 16:05
1 reply
Hope they stay together and gain more experience, maybe they can be the future of Asian cs
2022-05-11 16:23
If Techno was able to hold the nerve, IHC could have won this.
2022-05-11 16:03
#36
 | 
Norway Snaids
rip IHC, they showed great potential. gg to them
2022-05-11 16:03
#41
 | 
Brazil theMonxtro
As soon as Imperial face a really good team, they will be stomped
2022-05-11 16:05
1 reply
lol
2022-05-13 12:11
Ez 4 Brazil👍🏻
2022-05-11 16:05
#45
ropz | 
Europe Avalox
struggling to win against IHC isn't a good sign for Imperial, who has shown so far inconsistent games. Doubt they pass 2-2 pool
2022-05-11 16:07
3 replies
they are playing thogether for a bit more then 3 months... they are aiming for RIO major. but they gonna make it
2022-05-11 16:29
1 reply
BASED
2022-05-11 16:38
#99
 | 
Mongolia OMgL
for sure
2022-05-13 04:40
IHC were 0:3 in most people's pick'ems, which was reasonable given no one knew anything bout them much, but they've shown a bit of a fighting spirit on lan at the major. Ya, it's likely a one time show, but its still good for them to experience this kind of feelings playing among some of the best teams in the world. gl hf
2022-05-11 16:16
Imperial 🌟 Let's go, make it 3-2 🙂
2022-05-11 16:20
#53
 | 
United States Virgin Islands qtleaf
Techno-24K
2022-05-11 16:34
Respect for IHC
2022-05-11 16:36
1 reply
yep, out of nowhere going toe to toe with quite solid teams, they are impressive considering circumstances...
2022-05-11 16:44
#55
 | 
Cuba Starlightt
undeserved
2022-05-11 16:37
A wonderful game
2022-05-11 16:42
IHC not even really that bad tbh considering they only really participate in asia / aus
2022-05-11 16:45
nobody expected Ihc play well like played. Let's go IMPERIAL!!
2022-05-11 16:53
Astralis vs Imperial. And send home BR woooooooo
2022-05-11 16:59
Close but no cigar
2022-05-11 17:12
#68
 | 
North America RapidWater
IHC wasted spot LMAO
2022-05-11 17:18
6 replies
liquid? lol
2022-05-11 17:40
3 replies
#72
 | 
North America RapidWater
Liquid is also a wasted spot. Just because I'm from NA doesn't mean I like Liquid. I actually want to see them fail as well
2022-05-11 17:43
2 replies
nice lulquid is such a huge wasted spot shox is washed and they have no synergy at all
2022-05-11 17:49
1 reply
#74
 | 
North America RapidWater
100% agreed
2022-05-11 18:00
they almost beat col
2022-05-11 20:05
1 reply
#93
 | 
North America RapidWater
That's not saying much
2022-05-11 21:13
First international experience for IHC and they did pretty well, really NT and hope they qualify for the next major
2022-05-11 17:19
Good first run for IHC. Hope to see more!
2022-05-11 18:07
#84
 | 
African Union mikecool
bl IHC, the games were fun to watch, plenty of things to improve upon but great showing nonetheless.
2022-05-11 18:45
#86
 | 
China HEIDASHUAi
NT IHC you guys did good in your debut !
2022-05-11 19:18
Lets gooooooo
2022-05-11 19:23
You just had to go 1-3 huh IHC...
2022-05-11 21:14
#96
 | 
Sweden t3ngrist
ihc super good but lack experience
2022-05-12 09:18
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.
Now playing
Thumbnail for stream
Other
PGL
91567 viewers
Top streams
All(53)
Casters(39)
Streamers(8)
Organizers(6)
Other
PGL
(91567)
Brazil
gaules
(66788)
Russia
Maincast
(34680)
Other
PGL (YouTube)
(19057)
France
1pv
(13087)
Poland
IzakOOO
(11454)
Kazakhstan
AdreN
(4444)
Other
ohnePixel
(3454)
Portugal
RTP Arena
(2878)
Spain
Pitu Herranz
(2826)
Other
Pimp
(2653)
France
KRL
(2534)
United States
fl0m
(2465)
Serbia
Fortuna (YouTube)
(2124)
United Kingdom
Richard Lewis
(2002)
Argentina
goncho
(1918)
Finland
Yle e-urheilu
(1855)
Brazil
mch
(1666)
Argentina
forg1
(1574)
Germany
99Damage
(1208)
Brazil
Apoka
(1187)
Denmark
wonderbai
(941)
Ukraine
Maincast
(861)
Montenegro
Lobanjica
(861)
Sweden
slop3
(787)
Hungary
LeetEsport
(701)
Romania
Werty
(664)
Sweden
HeatoN
(633)
Turkey
Tivibu Spor
(603)
Russia
sL4M
(598)
Brazil
velhovamp1
(543)
Russia
1ceN1ce116
(475)
United Kingdom
ESL TV
(443)
Brazil
LorranBs
(432)
Poland
fines
(408)
Sweden
flusha
(310)
Czech Republic
eLEAGUE
(298)
Bulgaria
eSports Bulgaria
(210)
Sweden
Esportstudion
(157)
Finland
juho
(140)
Brazil
gaules TV
(132)
Philippines
Focus Fire
(124)
Estonia
Esport EESTI
(84)
Sweden
Luddiie
(80)
Australia
SirBorris
(61)
Denmark
VNG
(40)
Lithuania
Esports namai
(25)
Brazil
GODSENT
(15)
South Africa
bLazE
(14)
Russia
MPKBK
(11)
Germany
Fragster 3
(5)
Poland
CherryCzopek
(1)
Other
Allied Esports
(1)