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HellRaisers are champions of PGL Regional Minor Championship

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 HellRaisers [2:1]  E-Frag.net @bo3
(16:13 @dust2, 6:16 @inferno, 16:6 @cobblestone)

HellRaisers started the first map on the defense side. Considering the fact that the fight ran on Dust 2, every single round was worth its weight in gold. Our five started the game quite confidently — they managed to take the pistol round, showed themselves in a good way in buy rounds, but by the end of the first half E-Frag.net found the right strategy for the defense and managed to finish collecting the rounds. 

After the side switching, which happened at the 9:6 score, HellRaisers continued to increase the advantage. The Bolgarian team tried to seize the initiative, but it was nothing more than a couple of gained rounds. The first map ended with the 16:11 score in HellRaisers' favor.

On Inferno HellRaisers were playing for the attack side in the first half. They lost the pistol round, but did not let the rival's economy strengthen enough. Every point cost a lot for E-Frag.net — the Bolgarian team would always lose the biggest part of the players. On the fifth try HellRaisers did take the first round, but it only gave the game some kind of uncertainty. The teams changed the roles at the 9:6 score in E-Frag.net's favor.

The defense side of HellRaisers did not run that smoothly — they lost the pistol round and the following two buy ones, too. As a result, E-Frag.net firstly reached the match-point and then took it on the first try. HellRaisers did not manage to take a single round on the defense side.

Third map, Cobblestone, started with a rounds exchange, which ended in HellRaisers' favor — they lost the pistol round, but took a force-buy one and started to get points. E-Frag.net had braced up a bit by the fifth round and started to get back into the game, but as soon as they reached a temporary draw, HellRaisers took the willed round and returned the leadership in the game.

HellRaisers started the attack side with a comfortable score of 10:5. In the second pistol round HellRaisers turned out to be stronger. Starting out from the victory in the first round HellRaisers took two more points and E-Frag.net found themselves in a hole — every next round might have been decisive for them. A try of the Bulgarian five to force their game was not successful — HellRaisers lost only one round on the way to their victory on the third map. 16:9 — HellRaisers win in the grand final of PGL Regional Minor Championship and get a slot in the major tournament with the prize fund of $30 000!

 Kirill «ANGE1» Karasiev's comment:

«Easy game, bro. 🙂 If you take a pistol round, you have no problem. Now the most difficult is ahead — America, qualifiers and so on. Thanks to everyone, your support did help us».

The coverage of PGL European Minor Championship 2016 can be found on our website.

Cheer for HellRaisers!