HellRaisers [2:1] Team Empire @bo3
(14:16 @overpass, 16:6 @mirage, 16:10 @cache)
HellRaisers started the first map on the attack side. A pistol round ended in the rival's favor, though HellRaisers did win back in the force buy one and started a winning streak of six rounds. In general, the first half ran under the orders of HellRaisers, who took all key rounds and came to the side switching, having the 9 points advantage. Having changed the side, the teams seemed to be replaced — HellRaisers showed horrible defense, while Team Empire attacked rather actively and rapidly closed the score gap. Eventually, Team Empire got a real comeback and ended the first map with a 16:14 score.
On Mirage HellRaisers played way more confidently — they started the defense side with a gained pistol round. In the first buy one luck smiled upon Team Empire though, but right in the seventh round HellRaisers returned the initiative and kept control over the game until the side switching, which happened at a 10:5 score. The second pistol round ended in our team's favor, too, who rather easily started to gain momentum. The first buy round was taken by Team Empire again, but HellRaisers did not ease off this time and did not let the rival take more than one point in the second half. 16:6 — a confident victory by HellRaisers.
Cache was the decider. HellRaisers started on the attack side again, but this time they did it better — they took both the pistol round and all buy rounds, but the first one. In general, the team clearly understood how to attack and rather easily implemented their plans to the game. Team Empire sometimes managed to resist, but it was seen that they were not ready to play this map at full capacity. The side switching was marked by a series of victories by Team Empire. The representatives of this team took six rounds in a row, after which they made a mistake, lost the following round and did not manage to get back into the game. 16:10 in HellRaisers' favor.
Kirill «ANGE1» Karasiev's comment:
«It was an intensive game, we were not lucky in clutch rounds on overpass. But it's good we managed to brace up and took the rest. We are slowly recovering from the Major and getting in shape».