BetBoom upset by 9 Pandas as day one of PARI Please concludes
The notable result of the round saw nafany's squad underwhelm against the second-lowest-ranked team in attendance.
Movistar Riders took on MIBR to kick off the day, the Spaniards making their first LAN appearance since David "dav1g" Granado Bermudo was reinstated from the bench to take the helm as IGL. It was not a successful LAN debut as MIBR grabbed a 2-1 victory.
MIBR opened the series by taking away Movistar Riders’ map pick of Ancient, a strong T side powered by over 100 ADR from Rafael "saffee" Costa getting the job done. Roles were reversed as the teams took to Nuke, with an equally impressive T side ensuring Movistar Riders took the series to a decider.
After two evenly contested maps things were more comfortable for MIBR on Vertigo, the duo of Felipe "insani" Yuji and saffee combining with over 90 ADR each to seal the series for the Brazilians and send Movistar to the elimination match.
A 7-5 scoreline on the CT half of the first map Anubis, driven by a solid Aleksandr "zorte" Zagodyrenko performance, seemed to set BetBoom up to steal it away from 9 Pandas considering the T-sided nature of the map. 9 Pandas had other ideas, a fantastic performance across the team answering back with eight CT rounds of their own to secure a narrow 13-11 victory.
BetBoom then struggled badly on the T side of Mirage, picking up only three rounds to give themselves a mountain to climb in the second half. Pavel "s1ren" Ogloblin produced a monumental effort to haul his side back into contention, finishing with 145 ADR and 17 kills across the second half, but it was not enough to prevent 9 Pandas claiming a 13-10 win.
Group B began with Eternal Fire picking up a routine 2-0 win over PARIVISION, the Turkish squad securing comfortable 13-7 victories on Anubis and Overpass. The result was never in doubt as Ismailcan "XANTARES" Dörtkardeş did as XANTARES does, blowing PARIVISION out of the water with stellar performances on both maps to ensure the win.
The second Group B game was more closely contested, with FURIA coming out on top after a tough three-map battle with an Aurora squad freshly reinforced by Denis "deko" Zhukov and Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov.
FURIA began their map pick of Mirage slowly, slipping to a 1-6 deficit on their T side before they really got going. A lack of production was the major problem, three players ended the half below 60 ADR, but some grinding executes ensured a level 6-6 score headed into the second period. Aurora were a little more potent in the fragging department on their offense, so although it was still a closely contested half, the Russians managed to squeak a 13-11 win.
It was a different story on Ancient as FURIA completely dominated their CT half, after Aurora started with a 2-0 lead no less, slick retakes and potent crossfires leading to an imperious 10-2 scoreline in the Brazilians’ favor at the break. Roles were reversed as the sides switched, FURIA struggling to even get into bombsites as Aurora put up a brick wall. A late adjustment from FURIA was just enough to clinch a 13-11 score and force Overpass.
Another tale of two halves ensued on Overpass. Aurora comfortably cruised to an 8-4 CT half, before struggling to win a gun round on their T side as FURIA embarked upon a fruitful defensive effort. It was a struggle Aurora could not remedy, and FURIA bagged a 13-10 win to take the series.
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