StarSeries: Another triumph of HellRaisers
In the final match of the group stage of SL i-League StarSeries S2 have met Gambit Gaming and HellRaisers. At the moment of start, the EU-squad had two victories on their board, while the team under the guidance of Dmitry «hooch» Bogdanov — two defeats.
The clash was kicked off on de_nuke — a choice of HellRaisers. They prevailed in the pistol and following two rounds, but the victory in the gun-one was secured by Gambit. Then HR captured the initiative again, but Dauren «AdreN» Kystaubayev and his teammates immediately braced up and leveled the score [5:5], and then even overtook the opponent. The first half was paragraphed in their favor [9:6].
The team of bondik picked up Nuke
After the switch-over, the team under the direction of Kirill «ANGE1» Karasiow won the pistol-round, but their rivals managed to realize the force-buy. At the mark of [7:12], the EU-squad re-seized the control, slightly reducing the backlog. Gambit didn't give up and took five rounds at a run, reaching the map-point [15:10]. However, HellRaisers didn't lose their heads, leading the game to the extra-time [15:15]. In the overtime, HR proved to be stronger and gained the upper hand on the first map [19:15].
The stand-off was resumed on de_train. The team from the EU has shown an excellent game on the CT-side, overpowering the opponent in seven rounds in a row. Then Gambit Gaming managed to interrupt the rival's winning run, but HellRaisers immediately retook the initiative and went on scoring points. The team under the guidance of Dmitry «hooch» Bogdanov has found a way to put on their board only two more points [3:12].
Having changed the side, Gambit picked up the pistol-round and two anti-eco's. The following two rounds were also put on their board. Then HR retook the control and secured the victorious points, drawing a line under the battle on de_train [16:8].