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One pace away from PGL Regional Minor Championship: Europe

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 HellRaisers [1:2]  CG @bo3
(12:16 @dust2, 16:4 @mirage, 6:16 @overpass)

The first map was classic dust2. Despite the fact that it was HellRaisers' pick, the game did not run well for them from the beginning — they had lost the first pistol round and had not managed to take neither first nor second buy rounds. HellRaisers took the first point only on the tenth try, though that very round let our team turn the course of the game around and start taking rounds. At the side switching the teams had quite an neutral score of 9:6 in the Swedish team's favor. HellRaisers started the second half quite actively and took three more rounds, but after that CG seized the initiative again and got a victory on the map.

HellRaisers started the second map, mirage, on the defense side and played the first half rather successfully. After an indistinct beginning, HellRaisers braced up and formed an unbreakable defense — in the first half the Swedish team took only four rounds. Having taken the attack side, HellRaisers did not drop the speed and, having taken five more points, closed the gap in the match. 

Overpass was a decisive map. HellRaisers started on the attack side and took a pistol round, but after it lost a force-buy one and four followed rounds in a row. Having won the sixth round, HellRaisers did not manage to develop that victory. The teams carried out the exchange, following the results of which HellRaisers leveled the score, but did not manage to build up an advantage — the initiative had been seized by the rival. At the side switching the teams had a 10:5 score in the Swedish team's favor. The defense side of HellRaisers was not better either — they had lost two key rounds, and, as a result, lost the map and the entire match. After this loss HellRaisers leave the first qualifying stage, but do not stop their performance at the tournament. Our team will try their strength in a fight for a ticket to the LAN Finals within the fourth qualifiers, the first match of which will be placed today at 18:00 CET. 

 Sergey «lmbt» Bezhanov, the team’s manager’s, comment 

«Unfortunately, we have lost, having passed such a long way».

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