After G2's loss in the opening round against NAVI, NiKo and the rest of the star-studded roster had their eyes set on Imperial to turn their luck around.
It started as expected with a 6-1 lead to G2. But FalleN and the rest of the Imperial roster quickly caught up on the action and started to cause G2 a lot of problems. And despite an insane 1vs4 clutch from Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov (see video below), it was not enough to distance Imperial who instead took the lead at 12-11.
Suddenly the realization began to sink in, that G2 could actually be going 0-2 and be on the brink of elimination in the very early parts of the Legends Stage. On the Livestream Nikola "NiKo" Kovač could be seen shaking his head and talking intensely during a tactical timeout. From here on G2 stepped up and won the dramatic match.
For Imperial, the match was a reminder, that the Brazilians are not done yet at the Legends Stage. It will require a flawless run from here on though to keep FalleN's Last Dance going.
G2 - Imperial 1-0 | PGL Major Antwerp Legends Stage
16-12 (Mirage) | Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov - 1.68 rating / 28-13 K-D / 99.8 ADR