PGL Major Kraków 2017 - Day Three Recap

CS:GO Bolor “Sapho” Enkhbold

Unexpected results flooded the PGL Major Kraków 2017 on Day Three, as the underdogs in BIG clean sweep in the Swiss System, while the star-studded FaZe Clan slump out in the last place. To catch up, read here.

Following the results of Round#3 of the Swiss System, here's how the sixteen teams stand:


3-0 Win/Loss 2-1 Win/Loss                     1-2 Win/Loss                     0-3 Win/Loss
CIS Gambit Esports Denmark North Europe PENTA Sports Europe FaZe Clan
Germany BIG Brazil Immortals CIS FlipSid3 Tactics Russia Vega Squadron
  France G2 Esports Europe mousesports  
  Denmark Astralis CIS Natus Vincere  
  Poland Virtus.pro United States Cloud9  
  Brazil SK Gaming Sweden Fnatic  


Gambit Esports and BIG earned their Legendary titles and moved on to quarterfinals while Vega Squadron and FaZe Clan were eliminated in the last places. The remaining twelve teams will have only one more day to fight for the storied Legendary title.

Europe PENTA Sports vs. Russia Vega Squadron - 1-0

de_Mirage - 16:14 (11:4, 3:12)

In the first elimination match of the day, the two underdogs of the tournament faced off. Vega Squadron took the first round as well as its following anti-eco, though PENTA managed to take down three of Vega Squadron players. In the third round, PENTA had close to nothing. But a few shots were all that was needed for PENTA to have a chance at taking the round. Using a stolen M4A1, Miikka "sunNy" Kemppi found two frags and PENTA looked primed to win the eco. However, Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin took down the bomb planter when there were only seven seconds left in the round. PENTA couldn't plant the bomb and gave up an easy round to their Russian rivals. In the first gun round, PENTA were still unable to fight back and Vega Squadron went on to have a 6:0 lead. Round Seven saw PENTA finally close out a round, but unfortunately, they were reset in the next round after Dmitry "jR" Chervak of Vega Squadron killed off two PENTA players in Apartments. However, Miikka "sunNy" Kemppi wasn't going to bend over for Vega Squadron as he took matters into his own hands and found three frags in the ninth round, supported by Pawel "innocent" Mocek, who found two of his own. However, the EU mix failed to follow up the win, once again, and Vega Squadron continued to have a dominant lead in the first half. Ultimately, the half ended with eleven rounds for Vega Squadron and four rounds for PENTA.

In the second half of the map, PENTA started the long journey to trail back into the game. Kevin "HS" Tarn played a big part in the comeback as he found crucial kills in the pistol round and its subsequent anti-ecos. At 11:7, the Russians had a decent buy. Sergey "keshandr" Nikishin sprayed down two in Underpass and Vega Squadron had the lead. PENTA bounced back, however, bringing the round to a 2v2. But in the end, VS were the victorious team and they reached twelve rounds on the board. As PENTA had a poor economy, Vega then got to fourteen rounds, only a round away from map point. But Pawel "innocent" Mocek stepped up huge with four kills on Cat and B Site, crushing Vega players. But because they were up by seven rounds, Vega Squadron had a little bit of room to breathe. But the gap was closing bit by bit, and suddenly PENTA had tied up the score at 14:14. At the 14:14 mark, the round came down to a 2v2. After Dmitry "jR" Cherva failed to make an impact, Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov was left in a 1v2, which he could not clutch. The next round was abysmal for the Russian side as well and PENTA put up the ultimate comeback to escape elimination for a day. Vega Squadron were sent home.

Europe FaZe Clan vs. CIS FlipSid3 Tactics - 0-1

de_Mirage - 10:16 (4:11, 6:5)

With both teams' backs against the wall in the Swiss System, it was a do or die moment for the CIS veterans in FlipSid3 and the European stars in FaZe. FaZe took the pistol round in a dominating fashion but lost the subsequent anti-eco after FlipSid3 swarmed the A site with pistols. However, FaZe showed hope when the following eco round came to a 3v3. But ultimately, FlipSid3, who had the superior weapons, came out on top. Even when FaZe had a reasonable buy in the fifth round, FlipSid3 stomped on the star-studded team with their crisp aim and intricate T side executions. At 1:5, Denis "electronic" Sharipov opened up the B site with two kills onto FaZe. The remaining three FaZe players immediately bowed out to save their rifles onto the next. However, the three saved rifles wouldn't serve it for FaZe, as the weaponry was there but the players of FaZe were absent in the game. They just could not deliver. Great use of utilities, pace and execution brought FlipSid3 to a ten-round lead and FaZe have never looked more lost. Nikola "NiKo" Kovac brought a glimmer of hope with a few impact plays in the last few rounds of the half and FaZe finished the half with an abysmal score of 4:11.

Just like how the game played out thus far, the second half started with sheer dominance from the CIS side. Yan "wayLander" Rakhonen had four frags in the pistol, proving to be a vital player in his team's success against FaZe. In the next round, FaZe managed to get the bomb plant, securing themselves the $800 bonus that's to come in the next round. But they couldn't hold their post-plant positions because the CIS players popped off the heads of FaZe and took over. Thereafter, Flipsid3 reached a 4:14 scoreline. FaZe finally took a round on the board after making a UMP and an AWP buy work. But the guys were reset immediately in the next round after Yan "wayLander" Rakhonen picked off FaZe players in B Apartments one by one from Cat. FlipSid3 were now a single round away from taking out the second best team in the world from the Major and were living to see another day in the eleventh major. In the 21st round, FlipSid3 tried a flashy three-AWP setup but was punished harshly for it; though Yegor "markeloff" Markelov managed to save an AWP. Nikola "NiKo" Kovac continued to step up for FaZe, finding multiple frags in each round. But time ran out on FaZe after they reached double digits on the board. The CIS veterans decided enough was enough and ended the game with 16:10 score. FaZe were eliminated from the PGL Major Krakow in the last place, without winning a single map. Simultaneously, FlipSid3 were showing the best performance we have seen from them in a long time.

Denmark North vs. Europe mousesports - 1-0

de_Cobblestone - 19:15 (8:7, 7:8, OT1 4:0)

mousesports took the pistol round after they started the map on the Terrorist side. North looked like they were about to put mouz right back in their place after Chris "ChrisJ" de Jong was left in a 1v2. But the two remaining North players couldn't put a fight against the Dutch and mouz got their second. The EU mix team got their third as well and it was time for the first gun round. Emil "Magisk" Reif defended drop room with two frags onto mouz and their push to the B site was halted. They opted for the A site but their attack was stopped again. For they had no economy to acquire a decent buy in the next round, mouz easily lost the two subsequent rounds and the round came to 1v1. This time, mouz's push into A was successful as four players of the team each found a frag of their own. The last standing North player, René "cajunb" Borg quickly ran away to save his AWP and utilities onto the next round. North struck back by picking up the next round but was put in the same situation as before, René "cajunb" Borg was left with no choice but to run away and save his AWP. mouz went to get seven on the board but North tied it up. In the last round of the first half, Christian "lowel" Garcia gave his team the opening kill but Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen answered it with three kills. Thus, the half ended with 8:7 for North.

The second half saw North picking up the pistol after Kristian "k0nfig" Wiencke clutched a post-plant 1v1. But mouz struck back immediately by picking up the anti-eco and both teams each earned a single round on the board in the second half. Giving mouz no room to breathe, North made a risky move by forcing right back into the map. It paid off for the Danes and North proceeded to get twelve on the board. At 12:8, mousesports finally had enough economy to get a substantial buy in the second half. When North attacked the A site, Tomáš "Oskar" Šťastný found one kill on the defence, then his teammates chimed in with two more. There was no chance for North to get back into this round and mouz got to nine. The same happened in the next round, but this time, the action unfolded on the B site. The Danes' economy was in shambles and the score came to 12:11. In the 24th round, both teams could buy in. Robin "ropz" Kool found the initial frag and then followed it up with three more kills on the defence, proving that age has little to do with CS:GO prowess, as Robin "ropz" Kool is only 17 years old. At 12:14, the round came to a 1v1 between Philip "aizy" Aistrup and Tomáš "Oskar" Šťastný. Though Tomáš "Oskar" Šťastný had the health advantage, Philip "aizy" Aistrup caught him just as he was pulling out his pistol. But mouz responded in the next round and reached map point. As North only had a TEC-9 buy, mouz seemed like they were going to get their second win in the Swiss System. However, North's B rush caught mouz off guard. Only a round away from forcing overtime, North seized the opportunity and brought the match to an OT.

After North clean swept mouz in the first half of overtime, they brought out the double-AWP setup. Things turned horribly for the EU mix team when Philip "aizy" Aistrup turned up with two important frags. All of a sudden, the round came down to Robin "ropz" Kool stuck alone against four North players. The task was too much to ask of the youngster and North picked up a map in Round #3 of the Swiss System, ending the day with a 2-1 score. One more, they move on.

CIS Natus Vincere vs. Brazil Immortals - 0-1

de_Overpass - 10:16 (6:9, 4:7)

The map started with Na`Vi on the CT side and Immortals on the T side. Na`Vi kicked it off by stacking multiple players in A Long. After a few of Immortals players chose to peek Long, Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev took off three heads with the USPS. Na`Vi also successfully got the following two anti-eco rounds and then, the first gun round arrived. Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovacs found the first pick but his head was blown off by Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles in exchange. Trades continued to take place in the fourth round. When three Immortals players finally attacked the B Site, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev sprayed all of them down. Na`Vi got a 5:0 lead. However, Ricardo "boltz" Prass and Lucas "steel" Lopes had four kills that finally gave the Brazilian side a guaranteed round win. Immortals got two rounds in a row and almost got third after Henrique "HEN1" Teles' AWP bullet pierced through two Na`Vi players. But sadly, the bullet didn't find the kills and it was Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovacs's AWP bullet instead that hit the fatal shot onto the Brazilian. At 6:3, Immortals rushed A and got the bomb planted in a 3v3. Na`Vi attempted to retake but Henrique "HEN1" Teles found a total of three kills in the round, securing his team the fourth round on the board. For the CIS team didn't have enough economy to invest in the next round, IMT easily got their fifth. In the twelfth round, Denis "seized" Kostin opened up the game with a pick onto Lucas "steel" Lopes. But when the round came to a site attack, the player disadvantage did not matter for a second for IMT as they burst into A, popped off the heads of Na`Vi and sat back pretty in the post-plant. The Brazilians took off afterward and Na`Vi couldn't answer. After being down by five rounds, IMT came back and ended the first half with 9:6 score.

The second pistol was a chaos. After Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev got the first pick, Vito "kNg" Giuseppe popped off the heads of three Na`Vi players. However, Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev answered with three kills of his own and the round came to a 1v1. In the post-plant, the last standing IMT player attempted a full 10-seconds defuse amidst smoke. But Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovacs killed the ninja defuser through the smoke and were one round closer to tying it up with Immortals. Not only did Natus Vincere tied things up, they were the first ones to reach double-digits on the board. But IMT brought the game right back to Na`Vi and it was a tied 10:10 game. Both teams were fully equipped and whoever lost would get a huge dent on their economy. To Na`Vi's nightmare, Henrique "HEN1" Teles found a frag in A long and two more in Restroom. At 10:12, Na`Vi got the bomb down and IMT were left in a 3v5 retake. IMT had two AWPs in the retake, which made the retake seem impossible for the Brazilians. However, never underestimate this explosive group of CS players, as Vito "kNg" Giuseppe found four frags with his AWP and managed to defuse the bomb. Natus Vincere absolutely had zero answers to Immortals and the Brazilians cruised their way to a victory.

France G2 Esports vs. United States Cloud9 - 1-0

de_Cobblestone - 19:17 (7:8, 8:7, OT1 4:2)

The North American bald eagles took the pistol round with four players alive and got the early advantage in the map. However, G2 took the control after Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire stepped up with their Five Seven and CZ75. From there on, G2 secured three consecutive rounds on the board. As soon as Cloud9 had enough money to get a reasonable buy, they brought the fight to G2, stringing five rounds together. In the tenth round, Jake "Stewie2k" Yip scared G2 with the first pick but Kenny "KennyS" Schrub answered back with a kill of his own. Alexandre "bodyy" Pianaro continued to contribute for his team and G2 finally got their fourth. When Cloud9 attempted to get onto a site in the following round, G2 shut them down with three frags. With no chance of coming back in the round, the remaining two C9 players bowed out and G2 won another. Ultimately, G2 managed to get seven rounds in the half but C9 had the better end, as they finished the half with eight.

The second pistol round went the way of G2 Esports, though they lost three players in the process. G2 also escaped the anti-eco upset nightmare and secured double-digits on the scoreboard. In the first gun round of the later half, Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham found three incredible kills in A Long with the AWP, earning his team a crucial round win. G2 forced back in but were unsuccessful. With not much other than an AK-47 on Richard "shox" Papillon, which he brought over from the previous round, the Frenchmen gave up another round and Cloud9 got to eleven. The 22nd round came down to a 1v1 between the two AWPers of the teams, Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and Kenny "KennyS" Schrub. However this time, it was the legendary, Kenny "KennyS" Schrub who came out victorious. From that point on, the Frenchmen were unstoppable and ultimately brought themselves to match point. At 15:11, Cloud9 started their comeback well with Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham getting the first pick in A Long. Supporting his main AWPer, Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert found two of his own in the B site and Cloud9 were only three rounds away from forcing overtime. Though G2 didn't have enough economy to get a full-buy, they forced into the round, hoping to finish the game right and there. But that was for another day and Cloud9 were two rounds away from overtime. This time, G2 had absolutely no money and easily gave up the round to C9. With the North Americans only a point away from reaching overtime, this was the most important round for G2 to take. But all of their hopes were crushed after Jake "Stewie2k" Yip started the round with a pick on Platform. The map went to overtime.

The first kill of OT was picked up by Richard "shox" Papillon, who took the head of Jake "Stewie2k" Yip. As Cloud9 left Droproom with vacant, Dan "apEX" Madesclaire had a free entry to the B site from Drop, finding two successful frags. But C9 completely stomped on the Frenchmen in the remaining two rounds, winning both with all five players alive. G2 tied the score by winning the first round of the second half of OT. The second round came to a 1v1 between two impact players of each teams, Mike "shroud" Grzesiek and Dan "apEX" Madesclaire. The Frenchmen clutched out the round with only two HP left, getting his team to map point. The next round continued with French dominance and G2 found their second win the Swiss System. One more map and they will move on to the playoffs.

Denmark Astralis vs. Sweden Fnatic - 1-0

de_Nuke - 16:14 (5:10, 11:4)

On the disadvantaged offense side, Astralis took the pistol round but lost the subsequent anti-eco to the CTs. In the third round, Astralis successfully got the bomb down but ultimately Fnatic's superior weaponry reigned supreme. However, due to the successful bomb plant and multiple frags on the Fnatic guys, Astralis were able to buy back in with four rifles and a single pistol. And that was all they needed to pounce hard on Fnatic. In the next round, Jesper "JW" Wecksell was left in a post-plant 1v3 situation. The Wonderchild successfully found all three frags but because of the lack of a defuse kit, he couldn't defuse the bomb due to time constraint. After Astralis got to four rounds on the board, Fnatic put a stop to the streak. Dennis "dennis" Edmann & Co capitalized off their advantageous side on Nuke and brought the score to 4:8 before Astralis answered with a single round. However, Astralis failed to follow it up and the first half ended with 5:10 for the Swedes.

The pistol master of Fnatic, Dennis "dennis" Edmann found four kills for his team in the second pistol round, but he couldn't find the fifth, as Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye killed him instead. Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye had enough time for a ten-second defuse and Astralis picked up the pistol. Unlike the first half, Astralis secured the anti-eco and more this time. At 9:10, the round came to a post-plant 1v1 between two very low HP players. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander prevailed in the clutch and Astralis got seven rounds on the CT side, while Fnatic failed to get even a single round. At 12:10, Fnatic finally had a good enough buy and hopefully, it would be enough to snatch a win. Jesper "JW" Wecksell found a sick close-range shot with the AWP and his teammates followed it up with kills of their own. Two surviving Astralis members backed off to give their rifles another round play and Fnatic earned their first round in the second half. However, the Swedes couldn't follow it up in the subsequent round, largely due to Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz's heroic Lower Bomb Site defence. The back-and-forth tug of war between the best of Sweden and Denmark continued as Fnatic won the subsequent round. Robin "flusha" Ronnquist was the MVP of that round as he found two back-to-back frags onto the Danes. In the next round, Astralis mixed up their pace and pushed aggressively but Freddy "KRiMZ" Johansson had none of it, as he killed two of the pushing CT players before dying. Fnatic brought the score to 13:13 and were primed to bring it to 13:14, for Astralis had no money to invest into the round. The Swedes successfully did get to fourteen, though Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen managed to get a single frag and an AK-47. Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen along with Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander crushed Fnatic in the 28th round before they could get to a bomb site. Astralis demolished Fnatic's offense in the subsequent round as well, reaching map point. However, the silver lining for the Swedes was that Robin "flusha" Ronnquist saved an AWP into the next round. But that wasn't enough to gift Fnatic the overtime dream and Astralis took it 16:14.

Poland Virtus.pro vs. CIS Gambit Esports - 0-1

de_Train - 11:16 (7:8, 4:8)

The home crowd favourites started on the CT side while the CIS squad were on the T side. At the 1:00 mark, Gambit chose to attack the B site. But before they could get the bomb down, they lost two players in the process. Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev hoped to flank from Z but VP did not have a single crack in their retake of the B site. The Poles took the pistol with four players alive. Because Gambit managed to plant the bomb, they opted to force back in with upgraded pistols and two Scouts. However, that wasn't enough to upset against VP in the round, though Gambit managed to get three players down. Gambit had to eco in the third round, but Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev found the first frag with a sick one-deag from T main to a played down in Ivy. It was time for the first gun round. After his team successfully flashed him into Alley, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski sprayed down two Gambit players who were blinded off. Though the round was locked for VP, Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev managed to bring down three players with his AK-47. Virtus.pro got to five rounds. In Round Six, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski tagged Rustem "mou" Telepov down to red health and Viktor "TaZ" Wojtas took the first blood. But the youngster Abay "HObbitt" Khasenov stepped up for his team, finding three crucial frags that gave the edge to Gambit. Gambit got their first on the board. As VP were on a save, Gambit took the next round as well, though Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski managed to steal away a rifle. Now that VP had racked up enough economy, they bounced right back at the CIS mixed squad and earned their sixth round on the board. In the next round, Gambit chose to attack the B Site. Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev was the first T player to infiltrate the site and it was Viktor "TaZ" Wojtas' duty to stop the push. In this duel between the two veteran players, Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev and his aim with the AK-47 came out victorious. Gambit continued to pick off everyone else, leaving Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski in a 1v4. Hungry to inflict as much damage onto Gambit as possible, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski took down two players and their rifles before dying. As Virtus.pro's economy have now come to a close, Gambit earned their fifth on the board. VP were able to buy in the 12th round but AdreNMostConsistent had two insane entry frags onto the A site. Overall he had three frags in the round, which would ultimately bring his team at a tied score, 6:6. For VP had no money to buy-in, it was another easy ride for Gambit. In the 14th round, VP finally had the early advantage when Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski took down two players in Ivy. But soon, the two-player advantage was annulled after Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev and Daniil "Zeus" Teslenko found two kills each that weren't answered back by the Poles. In the last round of the half, Gambit exploded onto the B site. But they failed to deal with Filip "Neo" Kubski, who found two Gambit heads. Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski chimed in to take the lives of two more players and the half ended with 7:8 for the CIS side.

The second pistol saw Gambit prevail with the USPS pistols as they won the round with all five players alive. They also took the anti-eco. Because the Poles managed to get the bomb planted in the pistol round, they had enough economy to have a five AK-47 buy in the 18th round. Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski once again opened up the round for his team, this time, finding three headshots onto the Gambit guys in Inside. Thankfully, that was enough to gift VP the round. The subsequent round saw a quick takeover of the B site by VP and it came down to a 5v5 retake. The two teams traded frags here and there and ultimately, it was a 2v2 situation. But because Gambit did not invest in defuse kits, the possibility of taking the round became a fairytale for the CIS squad. Gambit managed an okay-buy with what they had left and for a slight second, they looked like they were going to run away with it after Rustem "mou" Telepov and Abay "HObbitt" Khasenov opened the round with two kills. But Paweł "byali" Bieliński answered with two quick kills in Ivy, bringing it to 3v3. Ultimately, the T side players got the better of the round and the score was tied at 10:10. VP opted to explode onto the B side once again but Mikhail "Dosia" Stolyarov held his ground on the defence, finding two. Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubaev came to his aid from behind as well. VP's economy was now in shambles and Gambit got twelve on the board. Though VP were able to bring out a buy, it was still insufficient to get the round wins as the weapons weren't properly utilized by VP. The Poles could scrape out only a single round before Gambit closed it out 16:11. Gambit earned the Legendary status for the third consecutive major and cemented themselves as top dogs in the scene.

Brazil SK Gaming vs. Germany BIG - 0-1

de_Inferno - 14:16 (10:5, 4:11)

In the second 2-0 and final matchup of Round #3, SK Gaming were on the defensive side of Inferno while BIG played the offensive side. Impressively, BIG took the pistol round with four players alive and also managed to secure the next round force-buy against SK. SK weren't able to get not more than a single frag in the first two rounds. In the third round, SK showed a breath of life after Marcelo "coldzera" David found a Deagle shot and Johannes "nex" Maget suicided onto his own Molotov. But BIG defended the bomb to perfection on the post-plant and got their third on the board. SK were finally able to acquire a desirable buy and strong guns were all they needed to get the round. Fernando "fer" Alvarenga defended the A site from Archside with multiple frags and the remaining BIG players were cleaned up by Epitacio "TACO" de Melo. Though BIG took the following round, they were countered by SK in the sixth round, getting their economy wrecked. At 4:4, SK had a full buy with 20k in the back pocket while BIG absolutely had nothing but two grenades and a few P250s. The side with the superior weaponry picked up the round. In the tenth round where BIG had a five AK-47 buy with reasonable utilities, BIG saw their last opportunity to leave a strong mark in the first half. But Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo and his notorious Banana AWPing took down Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus. However, they managed to get onto the B site while four SK players were alive. Johannes "nex" Maget found two kills onto SK players who were attempting to take back control of the B site and the score came to 5:5. In the eleventh round, BIG attempted to go for the A site with all five players passing through Arch. But to their surprise,  Marcelo "coldzera" David and his AWP were in full operation as the Brazilian Terminator took down all five BIG players from Arch. The insane ace from Marcelo "coldzera" David absolutely crushed the German squad and BIG weren't able to bounce back. SK Gaming finished off the first half with 10:5.

The second pistol round also went to BIG, who locked the subsequent eco rounds, though things looked dangerous at some points. BIG won five consecutive rounds on the CT side before SK get a round on the T side. Out of desperation, SK had three Galils and two AK-47s in the 24th round. But a poor hold on Banana and the B site gifted the round to SK Gaming, leading them to tie up the score right back at 12:12. BIG forced into the following round with two CZ75s and Scouts, which proved to be a horrible decision for the German-based team, as they failed to win the force-buy and were left with no choice but to save in the next round. Therefore, SK got to fourteen on the board while BIG sat with twelve. In an all-important 27th round, Fatih "gob b" Dayik came out big with two crucial frags, shutting down SK's push. However, SK had enough economy to buy into the next round, so BIG had another obstacle to tackle before taking a breather. Kevin "keev" Bartholomäus started off the 28th round well with the first pick in Mid. It was answered back but when the remaining SK guys tried to attack the A site, Johannes "nex" Maget brutally shut down the push. This time, SK opted to go for the B site, but due to their inferior weaponry, they did not find success. BIG reached map point, but this wasn't the time to let loose as SK were only a round away from forcing overtime. In the final round of the map, SK had five AK-47s with a substantial amount of utilities. When SK were juggling to commit to a side, they ran out of grenades while BIG had plenty in the bag. Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz fragged two SK players on Archside while the rest of SK got mowed down at B. Thus, BIG bagged the match against SK Gaming and finished the group stage with a3-0 score, earning their first Legendary spot.


Schedule for Day 4 of the group stage, which will feature Round #4 and Round#5 of the Swiss System: (All times are CEST)
10:00 - Europe mousesports vs. United States Cloud9
11:30 - CIS FlipSid3 Tactics vs. Europe PENTA Sports
13:00 - CIS Natus Vincere vs. Sweden Fnatic
14:30 - France G2 Esports vs. Denmark Astralis
16:00 - Poland Virtus.pro vs. Denmark North
17:30 - Brazil SK Gaming vs. Brazil Immortals
19:00 - Round#5 Match 1
20:30 - Round#5 Match 2
22:00 - Round#5 Match 3

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