G2 eliminate Fluxo from BLAST Premier Fall Final
G2's star trio of Nikola "NiKo" Kovač, Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač and Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov combined for 129 kills to get the win against Fluxo, 2-0. m0NESY's 1.44 rating particularly stood out for G2 as the young AWPer found impact in crucial rounds, especially on the CT side of Mirage.
The international side put their disappointing 0-2 loss to Liquid behind them as they dominated Dust2 16-4 and won Mirage 16-14 to eliminate the Brazilian side from the competition. G2 will next face the IEM Rio Major runners up, Heroic, in the BLAST Premier Fall Final quarter-finals on Friday.
The first half of Dust2 was a tale of a rather easily stoppable force meeting an immovable object. In the first five rounds, the Brazilians were unable to get a foothold in the map as they only got five kills while on the attack. G2 conceded their first loss in the 12th round due to a miscommunication and NiKo being caught with a smoke in his hand. Up until this point Fluxo were completely shut out. The mistake was a momentary setback for G2, as Fluxo's momentum was cut short and the half ended 13-2.
Vinicius "vsm" Moreira did his best attempt to bring Fluxo back into the game, as he got two big entry kills in the pistol round. His side found two rounds in the second half making it 14-4, but they were stopped there. G2, aided by a triple kill from m0NESY in the final round, closed out the game 16-4.
Three huge skills from Lucas "Lucaozy" Neves in the pistol round ensured that Mirage would not start the same way as Dust2. The Brazilians quickly put map one behind them and gained a 5-2 lead on their CT side. João "felps" Vasconcellos, who couldn't find his form on Dust2, stepped up for Fluxo as they narrowly maintained their lead. G2 did not let the Brazilians run away with the half and had the opportunity to tie the game 5-5, but were denied by a 1v1 clutch from Adriano "WOOD7" Cerato. G2 continued to bring the game close but Fluxo kept the lead 9-6 at the half.
The CT half for G2 started with a clean 3v3 retake in the pistol round and a win in the two following rounds that tied the game at 9-9. Fluxo learned from Dust2 and was not shut out of the game on their T side. The lead oscillated thanks to kills in crucial rounds from NiKo and Lucas "lux" Meneghini for their respective teams until the score was tied at 13-13. Fluxo took the lead, but once again G2 found a crucial round win off the back of a force buy. m0NESY and huNter- came up big in the final two rounds, which allowed G2 to close out the second map 16-14 and eliminate Fluxo from the event.
|Fluxo||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|29 - 37||-8||76.1||0.94|
|27 - 32||-5||61.4||0.93|
|29 - 37||-8||58.7||0.83|
|25 - 41||-16||57.7||0.67|
|22 - 36||-14||49.5||0.60|