HellRaisers [14:16] ENCE @Cache
The first match at the European minor tournament was a meeting with the Finnish ENCE team. The battle took place on Cache which was more comfortable for the rival rather than for our players. HellRaisers started on the defensive side. The Finnes forced their pace of the game right in the pistol round and consequently earned the first point. The force buy round and following eco one didn't run without surprises, either — ENCE earned two needed points and reached device rounds. In the first buy one, though, HR did get the first point and started to turn the tide. Eventually, a temporal draw happened on the map (3:3) followed by a round exchange, in which ENCE seized the initiative and ended up with a 7:5 score in their favor. By the end of the first half HellRaisers had closed the gap a little and switched to the attacking side having a six round pool.
The second pistol round was taken by our five. 9:9 — another temporal draw followed by the first device round in the second half. ENCE managed to read the plan of HR and took the lead, again, but HellRaisers immediately leveled the score and destroyed the enemy's economy. However, the round exchange ran until the end of the map. The Finnish five was lucky in the last rounds to make a few successful fire-fights and ended the match with a victory. HellRaisers continue their performance from the lower bracket.