ELEAGUE S2: SK leave dignitas behind
Playoffs of the second season of ELEAGUE have started with a countering SK Gaming vs dignitas. At first, the teams faced against each other on de_dust2 — a choice of the Brazilians. Despite a successful start of the Danish squad, SK quickly found a key to the rivals' defense and leveled the score at [3:3], and then — even went ahead. Only at the end of the first half, dignitas managed to stop the T-side and picked up two more points. Eventually, the Brazilian team went for a changeover with a double advantage of [10:5].
SK outscored the opponents on the first map
Having changed the side, Fallen & company retook the control back to their hands and went on, increasing the advantage. In the second half, the Danish five managed to win only one round and was defeated on the first map [6:16].
After a break, the game was resumed on de_mirage — a pick of the Danes. Up from the first minutes of the game, they secured the initiative and realized a winning streak, which lasted up to the mark of [6:0]. Then the Brazilians managed to put up a fight, overwhelming the opponent in three rounds, but dignitas re-seized the control again and finished the half in their favor [11:4].
CT-sided, the Danish team gained the sufficient five points and secured a victory on the second map [16:4].
dignitas failed to cope with the opponent
The decider-map was de_overpass. The Brazilian squad picked up the first three rounds, but then dignitas broke up the shutout [3:1]. SK have immediately retook the initiative and went on, enlarging the score-gap. The Danes failed to show a decent game for the T-side, so the first half was paragraphed in favor of their enemy [4:11].
On the other side, k0nfig & company managed to turn the tide of a meeting and, over time, cut down the backlog [12:12]. Then the teams have swapped rounds for a few times, but the Brazilians managed to reach the map-point [15:14], and then even to draw a victorious line under the battle on Overpass [16:14].
In the following match within the second season of ELEAGUE, Astralis will play against NiP.