HellRaisers [2:0] GreyFaceNoSpace @bo3
(16:12 @overpass, 16:2 @dust2)
The first map, de_overpass, was a choice of our team, but the pistol round ended in the Swedes' favor, as well as the followed one. However, HellRaisers were the one to celebrate the victory in the third round. After that GreyFaceNoSpace managed to take a few rounds more, but didn't get the advantage — 9:6 and HellRaisers took the first half. Playing on the defense side, our guys made an unsuccessful rush, and thus presented the rival the B plant which they didn't manage to get back after it. Then the Swedish team took six rounds in a row and chalked up. The 22th round turned out to be decisive, which STYKO got an ace in. The final score is 16:12 in HellRaisers' favor.
On the second map, de_dust2, HellRaisers started on the defense side, confidently took a pistol round and began a winning streak with 9 rounds. After that the Swedes took one round and continued to lose — the first half ended with a 14:1 score. On the second one GreyFaceNoSpace managed to take a pistol round, but then lost two rounds in a row and lost the match with a 0:2 score in a series.
«We faced GreyFace in our first and very important match at SLTV i-Series. We knew that the match would not be easy and, as you could see, it wasn't! There were so many close and lucky rounds on overpass, but in the end we found the power and managed to take the first map. Dust2 was actually very good from our side, we didn't do any mistakes, we played our game and yeah, we just ran over them. gg greyface.»
HellRaisers [0:2] Titan @bo3
(11:16 @dust2, 6:16 @overpass)
The meeting with Titan started on the rival's map and it wasn't that easy on dust2 for HellRaisers: the French started on the attack side, demonstrated a line of prepared rounds and confidently began to take the scores. Only by the end of the first half HellRaisers had waken up and taken a few rounds. The second map didn't run well either: HellRaisers didn't manage to turn around the course of the game and lost the first map with a 16:11 score.
On the second map the game wouldn't go either: Titan began to take the scores with a rush, and HellRaisers turned out to be in a poor situation, since they lost 10 rounds playing the stronger side. After the side switching our guys didn't manage to take a pistol round, so there were almost no chances for a comeback. Nevertheless, HellRaisers were fighting till the end, but didn't manage to turn up the game. 6:16 is the score of the second map, and the match ended in the French's favor.
«The game against Titan went terribly for us. We traded a lot of rounds at the beggining of the first map (dust2) but managed to pick ourselves up towards the end of the half and we had good ideas. After switching to the T side despite having good openings we did not manage to close rounds in our favour and lost. On overpass the opponent did a good research against us and outplayed us in most aspects. Mostly tactically. We did not feel confident on the second map and our deseperate mistakes were the proof of it. Sadly, we lost but we can only improve by learning from those mistakes.»