HellRaisers [2:1] PENTA @bo3
(21:15 @mirage, 11:16 @inferno, 16:13 @dust2)
HellRaisers started Mirage on the defense side, and they were the one to take the first pistol round. Our boys played very risky, defending the A plant, but thanks to personal skills of every player, they did take the first point. In the first buy-round HellRaisers turned out to be stronger, as well — the attack of PENTA did not run well from the beginning. HellRaisers would take a round by round without any problems — the German team managed to take the first point only in the ninth round. After that a small rounds exchange happened, and the first half ended with a 12:3 score in HellRaisers' favor.
The second pistol round ended in the defense side's favor, too, for which PENTA were playing. The first and second buy rounds were taken by the German team, as well. A time-out did not help HellRaisers either, so they kept losing rounds. The situation was critical — PENTA had taken 11 rounds in a row before HellRaisers played five excellent rounds on the attack side, took the defense side, took one more point and put a big dot on the first match. 21:15 and HellRaisers won Mirage.
On second map inferno HellRaisers started on the attack side. The first pistol round, which was the third time in the match, ended in the defense side's favor, which managed to take two more points rather easily. HellRaisers took the first point only in the first buy-round, but PENTA won back and destroyed HR's economy. Nevertheless, it did not stop HellRaisers, who, having braced up, took a round and started to catch up with the rival. PENTA did not manage to cope with the pressure and, eventually, became a losing team — by the side switching the score was 9:6 in HellRaisers' favor.
The second pistol round was taken by PENTA again. The Germans immediately implemented this advantage, having started a long winning streak. HR managed to take the first round only on the ninth try. A small rounds exchange and PENTA won the second map with a 16:11 score.
The decider was Dust 2. HellRaisers started on the defense side and took the pistol round. In the first buy-round the team faced some problems, but an excellent play of each player helped to return the control over the map. In general, the first half ran under the orders of HellRaisers, though PENTA still had chances to win. 11:4 and HellRaisers switched to the attack side.
The fate of the match was to be decided in the last pistol round. HellRaisers picked off PENTA on the pistol round and thus got a victory in the match. The German team did their best to return to the game, and even took a few rounds, but it turned out to be not enough. HellRaisers won the third map with a 16:8 and reached the grand final of the Minor.
Emil «kUcheR» Ahundov's comment:
«It was very hard. Such difficult games happen because we can't win pistol rounds. I don't know why it is so. They had got really prepared for dust2 and inferno, but it played into our hands, since we made a lot of fakes. Well, we are in the final! Cheer for us! We will do our best!»
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