SK beat fnatic to win Intel IO
SK Gaming have been crowned winners of 3rd Generation Intel Core Challenge by Inferno Online, beating fnatic 2-0 to win the $10,000.
The final started on de_dust2, which was SK's map of choice. fnatic won the pistol round from the CT side, only allowing SK one kill. Two rounds later fnatic had a 3-0 lead, SK equalized the score by replying with three rounds won in a row. The teams took turn on winning a round, fnatic were close to tying the score at 6-6, but SK's Johan "face" Klasson managed to win a 1-versus-3 situation to make the score 7-5 in favor of SK. As the first half came to a close, SK had a 8-7 lead.
In the second half Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund put down four fnatic members to win the pistol round and SK then went on to win another four, giving them a 13-7 lead. Rounds then exchanged back and forth, both took two, meaning SK had map point at 15-9. The first of six map points went SK's way, winning first map 16-9.
SK going up 1-0 after win on de_dust2
Second map de_nuke, fnatic won pistol round, playing on the CT side. SK went for the buy in the second round and won it, which led to a 3-1 lead. SK were then leading fnatic for quite some time, but momentum shifted as the half came to a close, fnatic had claimed a 9-6 lead.
SK, now on the CT side, won the pistol round as fnatic failed to make their entry on the A bombsite, then trying ramp where they got denied. Fourth round, SK leading 3-0 and fnatic had bought and went through ramp to the inner catwalk on the A bombsite, but SK won the round and tied the match 9-9. SK continued to take rounds, leading up to 6-0, fnatic then won their first round, score 12-10.
fnatic could only pick up one more round before SK bounced back into the game with an aggressive push into lobby taking the match to 13-11. SK then played very stable throughout the rest of the game, fnatic made a last attempt to make it a draw, but SK were too strong for that to happen and the map ended 16-11 in the favor of SK.
Celebrating the victory
|SK Gaming||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 1.0|
1. SK Gaming - $10,000
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Stay tuned for more content from this event, we have photos and interview with Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund coming up.