HellRaisers [2:0] SK Gaming @bo2
(16:14 @overpass. 16:12 @cobblestone)
HellRaisers started the first map in defense. Considering the fact that the map of the battle was Overpass, our five had to take as many rounds as possible. HR managed to accomplish this task at a satisfactory level — HellRaisers won seven rounds. It was worthy, but not the best result for the defense. After the side switching the game took another pace — HR's attack literally discouraged the SK players and during a long period of time, almost till the end of the first map, none of the teams wouldn't strengthen its economy. Everything was decided in additional three rounds, in which HellRaisers finally pushed out the rival.
The second map started with the defense side of HR again, but this time HellRaisers played better and didn't let the rival take the lead. By the side switching HellRaisers had got nothing, but the advantage of three rounds. In attack the teams were going face-to-face, but due to the score advantage, the rounds exchange was in favor of our team. 16:12 in HellRaisers' favor, who celebrated the victory in that best-of-2 match.
HellRaisers [0:2] Gambit @bo2
(14:16 @cache, 9:16 @dust 2)
The first map was Cache. HellRaisers started in attack and showed a quite good play, in which they rather easily took 11 rounds. However, the attack of Gambit wasn't worse than HR's one at all — they had rapidly managed to close the gap and ended up with a temporary draw, while the the game itself with the minimal advantage in the opponent's favor.
The last map of the evening was Dust2. HellRaisers started on the defense side and played, charitably speaking, not that best way. And although Dust2 is thought to be the map of the attack side, HellRaisers managed to take the losing minimum of five rounds in defense. It was all about some small mistakes, which the Gambit players didn't forgive for. The attack by HR turned out to be both dynamic and unstable — HellRaisers had taken a few rounds, but it wasn't enough to turn around the course of the game. The result of the second map is 16:9 in Gambit's favor.