Credit: Michal Konkol and BLAST Premier
In a dramatic match between Complexity and Outsiders it was the latter who came out victorious after a thriller ending on Inferno.
The match veto did initially favor Complexity, as Outsiders made Overpass their map of choice despite the fact, that Complexity favors the map in general.
But all of that was quickly forgotten as Outsiders won Anubis after overtime. Petr 'fame' Bolyshev was instrumental for the CIS team winning 19-15. But on Overpass the reigning Major champions could not follow up. A weak CT side let Complexity back in the game and forced the match to be decided on Inferno.
Here the momentum seemed to be on Complexity’s side leading 9-6 before the second half, where everything changed. Maybe it was the experience and the calmness of Dzhami 'Jame' Ali that kicked in, but Outsiders managed to put the pieces together in the last part of Inferno where newcomer Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin played a pivotal role in the defense.
Jame and company won 16-13 to qualify for the quarter-finals, where they face NAVI on Friday.
Outsiders - Complexity 2-1 | IEM Katowice
MVP: Dzhami 'Jame' Ali - 1.28 rating / 59-38 K-D / 65.0 ADR