Credit: ESL and Eric Ananmalay
The first match in Group A at Roocet Cup saw BIG face Entropiq. A hard-fought series went the way of BIG even though Entropiq's newest signing 'mir' played amazingly.
The series kicked off on Entropiq's pick of Overpass. The Russian squad started nicely on the T side, but BIG recovered excellently and had a comfortable three-round lead at halftime.
The CT side was where Entropiq did their damage. A dominating team effort had BIG begging for mercy, but there was none to find as Entropiq closed it at 16-11.
Just like on Overpass the halftime score was 9-6 on the second map of Dust2. This time it was the CT side of Entropiq, led by 'mir', who held the lead, even despite a masterful performance from 'Krimbo'.
'Krimbo' kept on playing like a star after the break, and with extreme lethality, he led the Germans to a CT side with only one loss.
'mir' kept on fragging as the teams moved on to the final map of Mirage but unfortunately for the Russians, that did not amount to a lot of rounds, as BIG also had some hard-hitters in 'tabseN' and 'faveN', and the two of them led the Germans to an 11-4 T-side half.
As they arrived on the offense, 'NickelBack' stepped up massively, and together with 'mir', he led the CIS squad back into contention. Slowly but surely they made their way back into the game, but in the end it was the veterans of BIG that took the victory.
Highlight of the Bo3-series:
BIG - Entropiq 2-1 | Roobet Cup 2022
11-16 (Overpass) | Forester - 1.27 Rating / 18-14 K-D / 81.5 ADR
16-10 (Dust2) | Krimbo - 1.82 Rating / 34-14 K-D / 113.6 ADR
16-13 (Mirage) | mir - 1.44 Rating / 28-20 K-D / 102.7 ADR
MVP: Karim 'Krimbo' Moussa - 1.27 Rating / 74-56 K-D / 91.0 ADR