The beginning of the match day for our CS:GO team was a meeting with Team Empire within ESEA Season 21: Premier Division. HellRaisers had got a few important victories at this league before and had reached the top three. The match turned out to be spectacular — both teams place a bet on attack and, as a result of this, there was simply no strong defense in this game. HellRaisers started on the defense side and let the rival take the lead. They woke up only by the end of the first half, but Team Empire had already had enough advantage. The side switching ran with a difference of seven rounds in Team Empire's favor. In attack HellRaisers started their comeback, but did not manage to carry it through — the game ended with a score of 16:13 in Team Empire's favor.
The coverage of ESEA Season 21: Premier Division might be found here.
@infernoHellRaisers [16:11] Space Soldiers
The first map turned out to be quite hectic. HellRaisers started on the attack side, but it hardly was the advantage of theirs. Rather vice versa, the aggressive style of our team did suit the Turkish rival. In general, the entire first half was marked by long round exchanges. The side switching ran with the small gap between the teams. In defense HellRaisers' game went way better — the Turkish five turned out to be not ready for rushing from the opponent, and it had its impact on the score. Despite the fact that Space Soldiers did take a few points in the second half, it did not influence the outcome of the game — HellRaisers pushed out the rival and ended the first map with a victory.
@mirageHellRaisers [5:16] PENTA
The second map was the game for reaching the play-off from the first place in the group. The rival turned out to be tough — German team PENTA as no one else can make a difficult and uncomfortable for a rival game. HellRaisers started in the attack side again, but the attacks of HR would always bump up against the opponent's defense. The team did not manage to take a single key round in the first half, and by the side switching HellRaisers had taken only four points, which automatically took away from them a right for a mistake in the second half. Unfortunately, HellRaisers did not find strength to pull themselves together and, as a result, won only one round in the second half.
@cobblestoneHellRaisers [7:16] Space Soldiers
The second meeting with the Turkish team was decisive — a winner of this match would reach the play-off, while a loser would leave the tournament, having taken the third place in group A. This time HR started on the defense side, but did not change their strategy for the game — constant aggression and pressure became the basis of HellRaisers' defense. The Turkish five was surely ready for such a move, so Space Soldiers played based on the map control and catchments at shifting. HellRaisers hardly took points in defense — by the beginning of the sixteenth round they had got only four points. The attack turned out to be rather good though, but chances for a comeback were buried by a series of mistakes in a key moment. The final score of the match is 16:7 in Space Soldiers' favor, and HellRaisers, having taken the third place in the group, leave CS:GO Champions League Season 3.
Team's coach,Sergey «LMBT» Bezhanov's comment:
«A day of loss is over, tomorrow will be a new one. There is nothing I want to say here, it is just important to understand and forgive».
The coverage of CS:GO Champions League Season 3 is on our website.
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