ELEAGUE: EnVyUs advance to the finals
The Playoffs of Group F were kicked off with the confrontation between the teams, which, according to the results of the previous stage, are the owners of the 1st and 4th line of the group standings: EnVyUs and compLexity.
kennyS's KDR-rate for the six games played at ELEAGUE
The first semi-final match began on the EnVyUs' map-pick — de_dust2. With the pistolround and two anti-eco's in the bag, the Frenchmen still lost the gunround out to coL [3:1]. Further, the US-mixture managed to seize the initiative, thereby leveling the score and overtaking the contestant. nV found a way to take the lead, having won three rounds back in the first half [6:9].
CT-sided, compLexity bitted some dust in the pistolround and a pair of eco’s that resulted in a temporary draw [9:9]. Thereafter EnVyUs marked the beginning of a winning run, which lasted until the end of the map. The final result was stopped at [16:9] in favor of the French team.
apEX and his team advanced to the finals
Another stand-off in the frames of this match took its place on the coL's choice —de_cache. With six rounds in a row, EnVyUs gained quite a comfortable advantage [6:0]. But having weakened their grip, nV gave a great opportunity for their opponents to minimize the gap in the score. So the first half was finished at the point of [8:7].
T-sided, EnVy won the pistolround and easily implemented two anti-eco's [11:7]. Despite the defeat in the gunround, the French squad didn't allow the enemy to seize a control over the tide of the match, still increasing the gap. coL was taken down in the following buy's, so their economy went down the drain. The weakened opponent wasn't a serious competitor for EnVyUs, so they‘ve found a way to quite safely triumph over the rival on de_cache [16:8].
Who will accompany EnVy in the Group Е final clash: Virtus.Pro or Gambit Gaming? Stay tuned to StarLadder5 and you'll be the first to learn the victor's name.