StarSeries: MK prevailed over ALTERNATE
An opening game of the current match-day was the meeting of MK and ALTERNATE. We'd like to remind you that during their first encounter within SL i-League StarSeries S2, the Bulgarians had lost out to Epsilon eSports. The Germans, in turn, had kicked off with the highlight reel, prevailing over ENCE and Epsilon.
The choice of the German squad fell on de_dust2. From the very beginning, ALTERNATE have secured the initiative, overwhelming the opponent in the pistol's and the next two rounds. MK were smashed by the opponent in the device-round, and only at the mark of [5:0] they've eventually managed to interrupt their winning run. Over time the Bulgarians found a way to temporarily level the game, but the first half was picked up by the German line-up [9:6].
Having changed the side, ALTERNATE gained the upper hand in the pistol-round, but MK successfully realized the force-buy. The Germans took force in return, but the Bulgarian five has immediately re-captured the control and went on scoring the points Gradually, Viktor «v1c7oR» Dyankov and his teammates cut down the backlog [11:11], and then even forged ahead. MK picked up the victorious points, paragraphing the first map with [16:12].
The German squad was defeated
After a small break, the squads have met on de_cache — a pick of the Bulgarians. They've managed to overpower the rival in the pistol-round, but then lost the anti-eco, letting ALTERNATE pick up four rounds in a row. Then MK re-captured the control, starting to chase after the enemy. The team from Germany went to the switch-over, obtaining a minimal advantage of [8:7].
T-sided, the Bulgarian squad picked up three rounds at a run, but the Germans found a way to win the gun-one. MK seized the initiative again and continued to enlarge the gap. ALTERNATE failed to cope with the rival's onslaught, being overpowered on de_cache [11:16].
The stream of the upcoming match — MK vs ENCE — starts at 22:00 on our twitch-channel StarLadder_cs_en.