Four teams left at Arbalet Cup Dallas as the quarter-finals have reached the end.
The quarter-finals at Arbalet Cup Dallas have now found their way to the very end. Evil Geniuses and mousesports both won 2-0 in two very easy matches for them, defeating BURNING! and Underestimated respectively.
The all Swedish matchup saw H2k Gaming down SK Gaming. SK Gaming won first map de_inferno very easily 16-2, but next two matches turned out to be very intense. H2k Gaming first equalized the overall score by winning 16-14 on de_train and then in another just as close match, won 16-14 on de_nuke and booked their ticket for semi-final.
The most exciting quarter-final consisted of Natus Vincere and mTw. The matchup itself even beforehand seemed like one that would fit well in the Grand Final, and it surely proved to be so. Starting on de_dust2, both teams played a 9-6 Terrorists side with many close rounds, which meant overtime was needed. Natus Vincere locked it down with 2-1 on both sides to win 19-17.
Moving on to second map de_tuscan, mTw started by taking 11-4 as Terrorists and for a long time looked as they would win the map. But then Sergey "starix" Ischuk decided this was it and stopped the Danes over and over in the second half as the ESWC champions took the lead. At the score 15-13 in favor of the Ukrainians, Martin "trace" Heldt saved his team after winning a very close round when he was left in a 1vs2 situation. After that in the 30th round of the match, mTw were only armed with what they could afford, but again thanks to Martin "trace" Heldt's steady hands, managed to force overtime after another 1vs1 situation.
First overtime saw both teams winning 3-0 as Terrorists, which led to another overtime. In the second overtime Na´Vi took the lead 2-1 as CT, and then followed up with 2 crucial rounds as Terrorists as they found a hole in mTw's risky defenses to win 22-19 and 2-0 overall in what was surely one of the most interesting matches this year.
The matchups for the semi-finals, which are scheduled to start at 18:00CET are as follows:
BURNING, mTw, SK Gaming and Underestimated are also not quite done in the tournament as the four teams will be drawn into two matchups, which will also take place at 18:00CET. The matchups will be best-of-one map and will determine 5-6 and 7-8 place and the winners will take home $3,500 while the 7-8th finishers will have to settle for $2,000.