Closing out the ultimate day of an thrilling group the place virtually nothing went as anticipated
The ultimate day of motion in Group C of ESP Professional League Season 17 has ended, and what a day it was. If the qualification of paiN Gaming via the Mid Bracket was a shock, the final day’s video games would show all the things we had predicted concerning the group unsuitable. Two of the matches had been full upsets, with one containing one of many best comebacks within the historical past of ESL Professional League, and the opposite was a thriller. You’ve missed out on rather a lot for those who didn’t watch these video games, so try our recaps and discover out what happened.
ESL Professional League Season 17 Group C Day 5 Matches
Grayhound Gaming took on 00 Nation within the Decrease Bracket to begin the proceedings, whereas Crew Vitality and FaZe Clan locked horns within the Higher Bracket Remaining in probably the most high-profile match of the day. Lastly, Ninjas in Pyjamas and 00 Nation confronted one another in a climactic Decrease Bracket Remaining to find out the ultimate Playoff entry from this group.
Grayhound Gaming vs 00 Nation
The Aussies had been punching above their weight since being clobbered by Vitality, beating 00 Nation as soon as earlier than and even taking out NIP earlier than being defeated by paiN Gaming. This was their second encounter with 00 Nation, they usually had been trying assured. The Brazilians in the meantime had confronted two straight defeats earlier than lastly beating Grayhound’s fellow countrymen in Rooster in a decent sequence. This was the beginning of their second wind, they usually weren’t about to surrender simply.
Grayhound’s choose Inferno began within the favor of 00 Nation, however the Aussies rapidly took over with some strong clumps of rounds to make sure they received the half 8-7. An excellent begin adopted for the Brazilians’ CT-side as effectively, however Grayhound fought again exhausting to succeed in map level first. Nevertheless, 00 Nation took three on the trot to drive the sport into Extra time, the place they received the sport 19-16. A incredible effort from Joshua “INS” Potter went in useless as these from Lucas “nqz” Soares and Eduardo “dumau” Wolkmer had been extra impactful.
Transferring on to 00 Nation’s Historic, the primary half was a terrific back-and-forth affair, with groups exchanging rounds all through the half to finish on a decent 8-7 scoreline in favor of Grayhound. As soon as on the opposite aspect, the Aussies started dominating the server after a fair preliminary wrestle, ending the sport off within the twenty sixth spherical to degree the sequence. INS was on fireplace as soon as once more, this time with assist from Jay “Liazz” Tregillgas and Declan “Vexite” Portelli.
Mirage has been the decider many occasions on this group, and Grayhound’s personal makes an attempt on the T-side had been commendable. The 2 groups appeared inseparable after one more even first half, with 00 Nation taking an 8-7 lead, however the second half was way more simple. Greyhound had been solely in a position to take two as 00 Nation shattered their goals with a 16-9 win that gave them a spot within the Decrease Bracket Remaining. Marcelo “coldzera” David might not have gotten one other leaping double, however he carried his group alongside dumau and nqz.
Crew Vitality vs FaZe Clan
Vitality had been trying effectively beneath their peak in latest months, however the inclusion of a stand-in appears to have pumped new life into the group. In good condition simply in time to defend their Professional League Title, the French aspect seems to be able to tackle nearly any group. FaZe however have been via the same patch of comparatively tough type, however the bar is so excessive for a group nearly as good as them that it’s all the time considered extra of a lull than one thing that requires a change. Everybody anticipated the battle between these two groups to be fierce and thrilling.
Vitality’s choose Anubis appeared to have gone horribly unsuitable for them initially. FaZe barely gave them any probability as they received spherical after spherical, attending to 8-0 earlier than the French aspect had been in a position to take even one. To the latter’s horror, FaZe went on to take each different spherical for a 14-1 half. Dejected however not defeated, Vitality mounted their very own assault, and little by little managed to take virtually each single spherical again to unbelievably tie the scores at 15-15 and ultimately win 19-16 in OT courtesy of Lotan “Spinx” Giladi and Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut.
Subsequent up, on FaZe’s map Nuke it was Vitality’s flip to have a powerful first half as they mounted an 11-round protection regardless of a very good begin by their opponents. On the attacking aspect, nevertheless, the Frenchmen may solely handle 4 of their very own because the second map additionally went into OT. This time Vitality had been much more unforgiving in prolonged play, and received the sport 19-15 to seal the sequence. ZywOo was busy being the GOAT that he’s with a ridiculous 38 kills, whereas Audric “JACKZ” Jug additionally performed fantastically for the winners.
Ninjas in Pyjamas vs 00 Nation
The Ninjas had been trying shoddy all match, however they did get a few respectable outcomes, beating paiN and OG 2-0 within the Higher and Decrease Brackets respectively. Now they had been up towards 00 Nation, who had misplaced towards OG of their first match and had barely clawed their approach via the Decrease Brackets and had been drained from their earlier engagement with Grayhound. It appeared that the universe was on NIP’s aspect, however the Brazilians weren’t going to allow them to stroll away with a simple win.
On 00 Nation’s choose Mirage, they managed to win the Pistol Spherical solely to fall far behind as NIP took the subsequent 11 rounds. In the long run it was a 12-3 half, and regardless of a powerful begin after the change, the Brazilians ultimately misplaced 16-10. A stellar efficiency by dumau couldn’t save his group as Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin and Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke had been a much bigger drive collectively.
NIP had been anticipated to dominate their very own choose Nuke with the momentum so firmly of their favor, however they rapidly went right into a downward spiral as they fell behind 7-0. Regardless of getting 4 straight rounds after that, they went on to lose the half 11-4, and had been unable to place up a lot of a struggle on the protection as they crumbled 16-7. This time, it was Bruno “latto” Rebelatto and Leonardo “n9xtz” Santos who shined for the South American aspect.
The ultimate map of the group was Historic, and NIP’s gradual begin was counterbalanced by a powerful comeback for them to finish the half with 7 attacking rounds. Regardless of a good begin of their very own, nevertheless, the Swedes rapidly misplaced management. Even a terrific particular person efficiency from k0nfig couldn’t save them as they misplaced 16-12 and crashed out of the match. The trio of coldzera, n9xtz and latto all performed necessary elements in 00 Nation’s victory.
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