Credit: Stephanie Lindgren - ESL
The last semi-finals spot at Pinnacle Cup IV was on the line when Movistar Riders and Isurus went head-to-head.
The match kicked off on the Riders' pick of Mirage, and the Spaniards picked up a comfortable 6-1 T side lead off the back of a "SunPayus" that was completely off the charts. But as he slowed down so did his team, which allowed a resurgence from Isurus who went to halftime only one round down.
The second half looked a lot worse for the South Americans who had an extremely hard time getting through the defense of the Riders. They only managed to put two more rounds on the board, as they struggled with the economy from a lack of bomb plants.
The Movistar Riders got off to an amazing start on Isurus' pick of Nuke. The Europeans took an 8-0 CT-side lead, and it looked like the series would be over very soon, but unexpectedly Isurus returned the favor by getting right back into the game with the last seven rounds of the half.
The Riders' who have struggled on the Nuke T side as of late delivered an impressive offensive performance in this half. They managed to keep Isurus down to only four CT-side rounds, and with great contributions from the entire squad, they secured the series at 2-0.
Movistar Riders - Isurus 2-0 | Pinnacle Cup IV
16-9 (Mirage) | SunPayus - 1.74 Rating / 26-11 K-D / 109.7 ADR
16-11 (Nuke) | SunPayus - 1.55 Rating / 26-11 K-D / 89.4 ADR
MVP: Alvaro "SunPayus" Garcia - 1.64 Rating / 52-22 K-D / 99.2 ADR