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HellRaisers get the better of Flipsid3

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 HellRaisers [2:1]  Flipsid3 @bo3
16:8 @overpass, 2:16 @cobblestone, 16:14 @inferno

The GO: Champions League Play-off stage is at the very height. In one of the early stages of the lower bracket we saw the CIS Derby, one of the most essential battle of our arena, —  the fight between HellRaisers and Flipsid3. 

On the first map, de_overpass the teams were engaged in the serious combat. Flipsid3 ended the first half with a rather good result, having taken five rounds on the attack side. However, after the side switching they didn't manage to show the same effective result on the defense one. As a result, our boys quite easily won six rounds in the attack and took the score lead — 16:8.

It's hard to say something about de_cobblestone though. There B1ad3 and Co. got their own back. This map was their pick. Considering the result, HellRaisers have to work hard on it. As it is known, de_ cobblestone is especially popular in the Valve major events. That's why this map is to be trained before the beginning of the tournament. Today the game didn't go well for our boys, and they lost with a score of 2:16. 

As for de_inferno, both teams do practice this map and should know it perfectly. ANGE1 and Co. showed a rather good play in the defense, frequently making the risky decisions like leaving the B plant in the 4v4 situations with the succeeding device saving. But it was the right ones: HR won 10 rounds on the Counter-Terrorist side and managed to win a few key rounds at the end of the meeting. Although our boys had many match points, they could implement only the last one — 16:14.

 Rustem «mou» Telepov's comment:

«We did our best on the map we picked, but the game in the attack on cobblestone didn't go well though. 🙂 The last pick was the de_inferno map, and we were highly trained for it. So that's why we managed to get the victory in the hard fight. Thanks to everyone!»

This victory allowed our boys to reach the next round of the play-off stage. The last rival on the way to the lower bracket final will be the Poles from Virtus.pro. You can find more information in our report

Cheer for HellRaisers!