Eternal Fire and SKADE faced each other in the quarter-final of Pinnacle Cup IV, and even though the odds were heavily in favor of the Bulgarians, the Turkish roster ran away with the victory.
"dream3r" got off to a dreamy start on Etercanl Fire's pick of Nuke, which propelled SKADE into a 4-0 CT-side lead. The Turks returned fire by going on a 9-2 run to end the half, giving them a sizeable advantage as they headed to the preferred side.
SKADE also took the second half pistol round and after a couple of good rounds, the two were again equalized at 11-11. Eternal Fire finally shut down the Bulgarians with a five-round streak that saw them secure their map pick.
Moving on to the second map of the series which was SKADE's Inferno, the Turkish squad continued their victory streak by starting 3-0 on the CT side. This did not deter SKADE from playing a very reasonable T side where they managed to take seven rounds for themselves despite "XANTARES" and "woxic" doing a lot of damage.
Just like SKADE did on Nuke, Eternal Fire secured both pistol rounds of the map, and they were able to turn this second one into a big 6-1 winstreak even though "Calyx" unfortunately disconnected from the server, which led to SKADE taking their first CT-side round. Down 14-8, the Bulgarians started mounting a comeback and with six rounds in a row, they were back on an even keel. It was all for naught though as the Turkish team took the final two rounds and eliminated SKADE from the tournament.
Eternal Fire - SKADE 2-0 | Pinnacle Cup IV
16-11 (Nuke) | dream3r - 1.37 Rating / 24-15 K-D / 94.3 ADR
16-14 (Inferno) | dream3r - 1.33 Rating / 28-20 K-D / 93.1 ADR
MVP: Simeon "dream3r" Ganev - 1.35 Rating / 52-35 K-D / 93.6 ADR