OG continue surprise run at BLAST with ENCE upset
OG have continued their surprising campaign at the BLAST Premier Spring Final, as despite playing with Abdul "degster" Gasanov as a stand-in and two new members, they have claimed the top spot in Group B and a place in the semi-finals after beating ENCE 2-0.
The Russian AWPer once again played a key role in OG's second upset at the tournament, with the previous coming at the expense of Natus Vincere, this time with a 1.39-rated performance across the two-map series against Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's squad.
The difficult road doesn't end here, however, as the victory puts OG on a difficult side of the bracket featuring the No. 1 team in the world, FaZe, and a Natus Vincere squad gaining some more traction with the more experience they get with Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev. ENCE, meanwhile, are through to the quarter-finals and are set on a collision course with Vitality in a match scheduled for Friday at 20:00 .
Dust2 kicked off with the two teams battling for control early on, but soon OG were the ones to take over on the back of one of the recent additions, Maciej "F1KU" Miklas, who turned around an all-but-impossible situation with a 1v3 clutch on the B bombsite.
Throughout the first half stand-in degster was putting up the numbers, perhaps not being the flashiest outside of one triple but consistently finding key kills to help OG lock down the half 10-5. ENCE mounted a respectable comeback attempt, but some key rounds from the Russian AWPer as well as Adam "NEOFRAG" Zouhar put OG within touching distance, and a halfbuy win at 13-13 tipped the scales in their favor, with a degster 1v1 pushing it over the finish line.
Vertigo was up next and saw ENCE look to recover after getting off to a great start on the T side. After being 5-2 up, the Snappi-led squad had a difficult time shutting down OG's individuals firing on all cylinders, with Shahar "flameZ" Shushan and NEOFRAG scoring an ace each on opposite sides of the map and helping OG recover en route to an 8-7 half. After switching sides, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković's team picked up where they left off as they went unanswered for the first five rounds, and they rallied to a quick closing before ENCE could wake up.
|OG||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|48 - 28||+20||84.3||1.39|
|35 - 27||+8||74.4||1.22|
|37 - 32||+5||75.0||1.21|
|37 - 34||+3||76.5||1.15|
|36 - 34||+2||68.5||1.00|