ELEAGUE: SK Gaming took the second line
SK dealt with the onslaught on the first map
The choice of the American team fell on de_nuke. After the victory in the knives, NRG have decided to start for the CT-side that helped them to win in the first pistol and subsequent anti-eco rounds [0:3]. SK failed to break through the defense in the device round, giving the contestant a chance to increase the gap. Having analyzed steps of the CT-side, SK have changed their route plan. With some new tactics, the Danes seized the initiative and went to changeover, playing a leading role [8:7].
The best players of the first half
After a short break, NRG were defeated in the pistol, thus making a couple of eco’s that worked for their opponent [10:7]. SK Gaming were keeping the same pace, consistently coping with the enemy's aggression. The American squad has failed to rally the strength, picking up just one round more. As a result — [16:8], and SK replenished their treasury with the enemy's pick.
NRG still had an opportunity to get their own back on the enemy's pick — de_cobblestone. Despite the defeat in the knife's, SK have gained the upper hand in the pistol round, taking advantage of the temporary economic weakness of their rival [0:3]. Having won the device one, the US-team has failed to turn the tide of the meeting and has kept on making mistakes. Round by round, the Danish team was striking at the CT-side, making a distant gap [4:11].
An incredible performance with AWP by Pimp
T-sided, NRG eSports have failed to brace up, giving away the pistolround and a following couple of eco's to their enemy [4:14]. SK have lost the gunround, but it was the last mistake, made by the Danes. SK Gaming confidently got the necessary two points, drawing a line under the battle on de_cobblestone [5:16].