After seeing FaZe and Spirit secure their spots in the semis yesterday, ENCE and Copenhagen Flames now had to try to do the same. When the two faced each other earlier in the tournament the Flames took a dominant 16-8 victory in a Bo1, but things would not go as smoothly for the Danes this time.
The Bo3 kicked off on the Flames' pick of Vertigo, where the Danes looked solid to start. They were getting entries and had good spacing on the map, but at the scoreline 3-3 their T side started going down the drain. ENCE completely shut them down, and while "Spinx" was playing very well, the real story was the tremendous defensive work "dycha" did in difficult situations. This led ENCE on a nine-round streak, and to a 12-3 halftime lead.
It looked much better for the Flames as they turned to the CT side. The young duo of "Zyphon" and "jabbi" was doing some heavy lifting for the team, but the halftime deficit was too hard to overcome for the Danes and ENCE were now halfway there.
"roeJ" and "nicoodoz" who were surprisingly absent on Vertigo had a much better start to Nuke. They stepped up individually very early on and as the rest of the team soon followed suit the Flames took a 9-3 lead. ENCE found a bit of flow towards the end of the half and reduced the Danes' lead to three at halftime.
"hades", who had been the lowest-rated ENCE player at this tournament so far, woke up as his team took to the CT side. He was excellently holding down the fort in Yard and around the Garage. This was one of the major factors in what was a lockdown defensive half for ENCE where the Flames were only allowed three rounds before it was all said and done.
With the win, ENCE secure a spot in the semi-final where they will be facing the winner of the Na'Vi/Heroic matchup.
Highlight of the Bo3-series:
ENCE - Copenhagen Flames 2-0 | PGL Major Antwerp Legends Stage
16-10 (Vertigo) | Spinx - 1.52 Rating / 26-13 K-D / 95.8 ADR
16-12 (Nuke) | Spinx - 1.43 Rating / 24-15 K-D / 84.8 ADR
MVP: Lotan "Spinx" Giladi - 1.47 Rating / 50-28 K-D / 90.1 ADR