CIS Minor: Team Spirit will go to Atlanta
A clash for the first ticket to ELEAGUE Major 2017: Main Qualifier was held in the final match of the Playoffs' Upper Bracket — Team Spirit against ALL-IN.
The match kicked off on de_mirage — a pick of ALL-IN. Spirit picked up the first three rounds, but then a successfully realized clutch-situation by chopper, helped ALL-IN to win the device-round [3:1]. By one winning streak, which lasted up to the last round of the first half, the jR's squad moved forward and gained a smashing advantage before changing for the T-side [4:11].
Team Spirit advance to the Grand-final of CIS Minor
In the second half, ALL-IN went on, securing points. In the first gun-round, keshandr won the clutch in a situation 1vs4, letting his team get eleven map-points [4:15]. Already in the next round, ALL-IN drew a line under the meeting on de_mirage [4:16].
The game was resumed on the Spirit's choice — map de_overpass. Team Spirit lost the pistol-round, but managed to realize a force in response [1:1]. Being defeated in four rounds at a run, chopper picked up the second round for his team, making a crucial quad-kill [5:2]. Spirit secured a victory in the first half, after what ALL-IN bounced back and reduced the backlog to a single point [8:7].
CT-sided, Spirit went on, increasing the gap. Reaching a mark of [13:9], ALL-IN started playing back. In a further game, the team of mir tied the score and then even outscored the rivals [13:14]. Team Spirit carried an eco, during which kibaken picked up an important clutch and the game was leveled again [14:14]. Eventually, Spirit turned the meeting's tide and prevailed in two following rounds [16:14].
The best players on de_overpass
The crucial countering took place on the decider-map de_dust2. ALL-IN prevailed over the enemy in three starting rounds, but after the failed buy lost out the initiative and, due to a winning run by Spirit, got off back [5:3]. Having secured the leadership, Team Spirit gained the upper hand in the first half, outscoring ALL-IN in one point [8:7].
After a changeover, the opposing sides were playing on equal footing, so the score was tied for a few times. Eventually, Spirit overwhelmed ALL-IN in two rounds and paragraphed the third map at [16:14] in their favor.
Team Spirit advance to the Grand-final of CIS Minor and is granted a slot in the ELEAGUE Major 2017: Main Qualifier. ALL-IN are not leaving the turnament, as they are still up to play within the Consolidation Final against VwS Gaming.