Credit: ESL Adela Sznajder
For the second year in a row G2 will fight for the title in the Grand Final at IEM Katowice. The star-studded team qualified today after a dominant performance against Team Liquid.
In front of a packed Spodek Arena, Team Liquid tried to throw a curveball picking Anubis as the first battleground of the day. But G2 quickly proved that they were more than capable of fighting back. Seven T-rounds gave Rasmus 'HooXi' Nielsen and his men an excellent push into the second half, where G2 completely outplayed Liquid.
Inferno was even rougher for Liquid. With Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač playing phenomenally, there was little to no chance for the North Americans. huNter- broke Liquid in the third round in a 2vs5 situation. The Bosnian aced Liquid almost out of the server and played a key part in why G2 was able to take a convincing 11-4 lead into the second half.
Here Liquid woke up. YEKINDAR found several good entry-kills to set up his team for a comeback. They made it all the way to 11-14 before G2 finally found the right answers. G2 won 16-11 and is now ready for the Grand Final against Heroic tomorrow at 16.00 (CET).
G2 – Team Liquid 2-0 | IEM Katowice
MVP: Nemanja 'huNter-' Kovač - 1.36 rating / 49-34 K-D / 90.7 ADR