OpTic Gaming — the champions of ELEAGUE S2
In the final countering within the second season of ELEAGUE, Astralis were fighting against OpTic Gaming. We'd like to remind you that in the semi-final matches, the Danes defeated SK, while the NA-team dealt with FaZe Clan.
OpTic — the winner of ELEAGUE Season 2
The crucial «bo3-series» kicked off on a map de_train — a pick of Astralis. Up from the first minutes of the match, the Danish squad was showing a high-class game-level, realizing a range of nine victorious rounds. The Americans managed to stop the T-side, securing four points before the first half ended at [4:11].
After a switch-over, dupreeh & company prevailed in the pistol-round and anti-eco, but OpTic found a way to pick up the gun's and following three rounds. Despite all the efforts of the NA-team to cut down the backlog, the Danes managed to brace up, drawing a line under the first map [16:9].
«triple-kill» by dupreeh in decider-round on de_train
The further battle was resumed on the choice of OpTic — de_cobblestone. The NA-squad made it with an imperious start, outscoring the enemy in seven rounds at a run. Then Astralis broke up the shutout, but OG immediately retook the control and went on, increasing advantage. The teams went for a changeover with a score of [11:4] in favor of stanislaw and company.
CT-sided, OpTic Gaming didn't lose grip and continued their domination over the opponents. The Danish team was trying to cut down the backlog, but still managed to pick up only two rounds. Eventually, [16:6] and the second map was secured by the North-American five.
«-3» by device
The winner of the meeting was decided on de_overpass. OG overpowered the opponents in the pistol-round, but Astralis made a stand, taking a «force-buy». The Americans realized a force in response and entered a winning streak, which lasted up to the mark of [7:1]. At that, the Danes didn't stop and started shortening down the breakaway. The first half was finished with a minimal advantage of OpTic Gaming [8:7].
After a changeover, the NA-squad prevailed in the pistol's and following two rounds. Thanks to a quad-kill by device, Astralis managed to pick up their first device-one in the second half, slightly reducing the backlog. Then OpTic re-seized the initiative again and soon gained the upper hand in this countering [16:11].
Eventually, OpTic Gaming secured the champions' title of ELEAGUE Season 2, along with a money prize of $400,000. Astralis, in turn, take the second place and leave the tournament with $140,000.