HellRaisers [2:1] PixelFire @bo3
(9:16 @mirage, 16:14 @inferno, 16:14 @overpass)
HellRaisers started the first map on the defense side and that was the right choice for sure. Our five took the pistol round and two following ones without any problems. In the first buy-round fortune smiled upon PixelFire, but it turned out to be a Pyrrhic victory — they lost four players. Nevertheless, this fact did not prevent the European mix from taking a few more rounds and leveling the score. The rounds exchange happened, the winner of which was the HellRaisers five. At the side switching the score was 9:6 in HellRaisers' favor.
In the second half PixelFire took the pistol round, but HellRaisers managed to plant the bomb, and that meant that the course of the next rounds would be decided in the force-buy one. PixelFire did take it, too, and then started a winning streak. HellRaisers did not manage to take a single point on the attack side, and, as a result, the first map ended with a 16:9 score in PixelFire's favor.
HellRaisers started Inferno on the attack side and immediately faced the steel defense of PixelFire — our five managed to earn the first point only on the sixth try. They managed to develop that tendency — after the rounds exchange HellRaisers started their own winning streak, which lasted until the side switching.
The attack of PixelFire turned out to be rather aggressive — they took the pistol round, leveled the score and even took the lead, but HellRaisers immediately rushed to get back into the game and reached a temporary draw — the score was 10:10. The rounds exchange happened again, which lasted until the end. The final score of the map was 16:14 in HellRaisers' favor. The fate of the match was to be decided on Overpass.
The third map and the attack side again. Having lost the pistol round, the team managed to win back only in the buy-round — they leleved the score and even took the lead. In the second buy-round HellRaisers turned out to be stronger, too — thanks to that HellRaisers continued their small winning streak. However, PixelFire were not going to give up either — they brought the score to another temporary draw rather rapidly [5:5]. The side switching ran with the minimum advantage of PixelFire — 8:7.
The second pistol round ended in PixelFire's favor, who started the attack side very confidently, but HellRaisers took a series of key rounds themselves, and, as a result, both teams were two footsteps away from the victory. When it came to the point, HellRaisers braced up and literally outplayed the rival and won this meeting. Having two victories, HellRaisers have got out from the B group.
Kirill «ANGE1» Karasiev's comment:
«We lost four pistol rounds on the last two maps, but won the match, which means two things: the first one is that we need to work on our pistol rounds, and the second one is that we simply played better. Thanks to everyone, who supported us and sorry for edginess, we'll fix that».
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