StarSeries: HellRaisers prevailed over Team Spirit
The matches of Group D were kicked off with a countering between HellRaisers and Team Spirit. We'd like to remind you that Tomáš «oskar» Šťastný left the line-up a month ago, so Sergey «Smike» Sklyarenko has joined HR as a «stand-in».
HR picked up the first map
The first battlefield was de_mirage — a pick of Spirit. They prevailed in the pistol-round and two anti-eco's, but HellRaisers won the device-round and, over time, leveled the game [3:3]. Then the teams were swapping rounds, but Vlаdyslаv «bondik» Nechyporchuk and his teammates managed to outrun the opponent. HR went to the switch-over with a double advantage [10:5].
CT-sided, Team Spirit secured the initiative and temporarily tied the score at [10:10]. Then the control over a tide of the meeting was constantly changing the holder, but HellRaisers proved to be stronger and gained the upper hand on the first map [16:13].
The team of kibaken was left behind
The game was resumed on de_nuke. HR picked up three rounds at a run, but Spirit retook the control and started gaining points. HellRaisers captured the initiative again and went on, increasing the gap. The first half was closed with the score of [10:5] in a favor of HellRaisers.
After the change-over, Team Spirit performed a winning streak of five rounds, so the score was leveled. Then HR reinforced their positions and outran the contestant. Picking up the victorious points, HellRaisers put de_nuke on their board [16:11].
Today at 22:00 HellRaisers will have to fight against Fruits. Watch the stream of the match on StarLadder_cs_en.