(16:4 @Dust2, 16:13 @Cache)AVANGAR @bo3
We played AVANGAR in the first match, which featured a bo3 format. The first half ended with us taking 11 rounds. After switching sides, we didn't let our opponent take a single round and secured the win, 16:4. AVANGAR did the same thing on the second map, also winning 11 rounds in the first half. However, we managed to come back in the second half and eventually win.
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HellRaisers [2:0] pro100 @bo3
(16:14 @Dust2, 16:11 @Inferno)
The match, which was to determine the team that would go to the major, pitted us against pro100. The first map was tough, and we managed to win by the narrowest of margins. We got six rounds on the second map on T side, and after switching sides, we played almost flawlessly and ended the map 16:11. The 2:0 scoreline secured our berth in the London Major.
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_Coach of team HellRaisers.CS:GO, Ivan
"We knew which maps we'd play against AVANGAR and we knew that we'd have no problems on Dust 2. As a result, we played confidently and won. This confidence got in the way on Cache, though, where we won two rounds in the first half and began making mistakes. We didn't do well, but pulled ourselves together in time to come back.
It was comfortable at the beginning of the match against pro100. We were leading 7:1 on Dust 2, but then the guys started making mistakes, which led to us losing confidence. We got back into the game only in the second half. We lost to a couple of aggressive moves from the opponent on the last map and didn't do very well on T side. CT side was great again, which helped us win.
We have earned this spot, which is very important for the younger players, fans and our organization. We're satisfied but will do our best to win the final match. Thank you for the support".