After a closely fought 30 round thriller on Nuke, OG got the job done in just two maps, picking up a convincing win on Inferno to sweep the series and send Dignitas home, booking their place in the next round of the Lower Bracket to face the loser of Fnatic vs MiBR. OG had come into the tournament as one of the favourites to win and despite finding themselves in the lower bracket after yesterday’s loss to MiBR they were overwhelming favourites to win this matchup against Dignitas. It didn’t quite start as planned as Dignitas went into the halftime break on Nuke with a 9-6 lead after a some sensational clutches from Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg and Ludvig ”HEAP” Alonso, but OG pulled it back in the second half as Dignitas just couldn’t cope with their aggression. Dignitas never gained a strong enough foothold in the half and fell to a 16-14 defeat.On Inferno OG simply steamrolled through Dignitas, led by Nathan "NBK" Schmitt who topped the scoreboard with 21 kills. On what is usually a CT-sided map, OG picked up 10 rounds on their first half T-side, leaving the second half as a formality, picking up six rounds without reply to seal the win and the series.
Map 1 (Nuke)
Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså was dominant on Nuke with 28 kills, seven of which were crucial round-openers to open up the Dignitas defense
Dignitas were forced into four full-eco rounds on the CT side - highlighting how much they struggled to maintain a run of rounds needed to build a strong economy
Map 2 (Inferno)
Nathan "NBK" Schmitt dominated for OG with 21 kills, 116 ADR and a 1.57 rating
Ludvig ”HEAP” Alonso had a torrid time for Dignitas with only 4 kills in the entire game
OG did the job they were expected to do, even if Nuke was a little too close for comfort. The rifling duo of Valde and NBK combined with the AWPing of Mateusz "mantuu" Wilczewski makes them a force to be reckoned with. Mantuu is the third best AWPer in the tournament and is also leading in K/D difference with +65. With such impressive firepower, an easier route through the lower bracket could be ideal for OG to find their consistency and make it all the way to the Grand Final.
Dignitas performed valiantly, but it the end it wasn’t to be and they can look back on this tournament with a lot of positives to build on, especially with their ability to clutch out some crucial rounds.
OG will go into Round 2 of the lower bracket to face the loser of Fnatic vs MiBR. Meanwhile, MAD Lions will face either BIG or Virtus.Pro in the other lower bracket match. There’s still plenty of action to look forward to, so get your bets in on Midnite.com!
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