GamerLegion edge past TheMongolz to stay alive in Cologne
The Mongolian team almost pulled off a comeback on the decider before GamerLegion closed things out in overtime.
GamerLegion have kept their IEM Cologne aspirations alive after surviving a close series versus TheMongolz in the lower bracket. Garidmagnai "bLitz" Byambasuren's side struck the first blow with a dominant performance on their pick of Mirage (8-16) before GamerLegion recovered with a strong win on Inferno (16-8) and narrowly clinched victory on the Overpass decider (19-15).
The Mongolian roster will be kicking themselves after squandering what could have been a series victory versus Heroic on day one, and again today when they had GamerLegion up against the ropes on Overpass at 15-14. However, they have little to be ashamed of as they truly did impress while in Germany, making it through the Play-in with wins over Into the Breach and FURIA before exiting the main group stage in the first round of the lower bracket.
GamerLegion, conversely, can breath a sigh of relief after the series got off to a very rocky start, with Usukhbayar "910" Banzragch repeatedly bullying the European outfit for much of Mirage. Nicolas "Keoz" Dgus and Frederik "acoR" Gyldstrand stepped up to help their side recover on their own Inferno pick, and the Danish AWPer remained a stalwart presence on the server throughout the Overpass decider, scoring a crucial ace late into the map.
GamerLegion have a good chunk of material to review after this game, however, as they nearly squandered a 10-1 lead on the final map and needed to fight for overtime before eventually closing things out. They'll next face fnatic on Monday at 19:30 in the lower bracket in hopes of completing a run through the lower bracket.
|GamerLegion||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|74 - 52||+22||90.9||1.31|
|63 - 59||+4||78.0||1.13|
|48 - 43||+5||66.4||1.05|
|50 - 51||-1||71.1||1.00|
|47 - 57||-10||70.9||0.95|
|TheMongolz||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|67 - 52||+15||81.6||1.30|
|61 - 54||+7||83.5||1.10|
|46 - 58||-12||67.7||0.94|
|42 - 59||-17||68.3||0.88|
|46 - 60||-14||57.8||0.77|