Credit: Adela Sznajder ESL
The German team took the expected win against DBL Poney, but it was not without a sweat.
They started well on Vertigo with a solid 16-9 win. But shortly after they had to concede Nuke after DBL Poney managed to shut down BIG's T-side completely in the second half.
On Dust2 BIG took a huge lead at the break with 11-4. DBL Poney was handicapped by a nightmare performance from NBK- in the first half, where the experienced Frenchman only killed one opponent during the 15 rounds with an ADR of 19.9.
Though DBL Poney gained a small momentum during the second half, the big deficit from the first 15 rounds made it almost impossible
BIG is now through to the lower bracket semi-final, where they will face device and NIP. DBL Poney is out of the main tournament but will get a rematch against their countrymen from Team Vitality for 7th place and extra RMR points.
BIG - DBL Poney 2-1 | Flashpoint 3
16-9 (Vertigo) | syrsoN – 1.37 Rating / 19-13 K-D / 86.2 ADR
8-16 (Nuke) | NBK- – 1.36 Rating / 22-12 K-D / 82.8 ADR
16-12 (Dust2) | k1to – 1.46 Rating / 24-17 K-D / 97.4 ADR
MVP: Johannes 'tabseN' Wodarz – 1.17 Rating / 61-54 K-D / 91.7 ADR
Two matches were also played out today. In the fight for RMR points, FunPlus Phoenix won their match against Complexity. In the other match in the bracket, Sprout is currently playing Anonymo, and have won one map each.