Complexity upset fnatic
Complexity suffered an upset loss against Bulgarian team 500 in their opening match for the day, but with four more BO1s to play on the day the NA side had plenty of time to turn things around. With three teams progressing from the groupstage Complexity still had their future in their own hands but would need a upset win of their own against either Astralis or fnatic to get themselves back on track.
Complexity's first chance to avenge their loss came against the EU mix of Fnatic, who was playing in Finland with Peppe "Peppzor" Borak as a stand-in for the injured Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson. The veto led to Nuke and Complexity having to start on the trickier T side, however, they managed to come out swinging with the pistol round win and the following two round conversions.
The first gun round was also taken by the NA squad which gave them a flawless 5-0 start to the match. fnatic finally got themselves sorted as a quick double entry for the CT side gave the team a 5v3 advantage with Nico "nicoodoz" Tamjidi's AWP controlling the yard area. Ricky "floppy" Kemery was feeling himself as he partnered up with Justin "FaNg" Coakley to open up the seventh round and find an immediate reply, to fnatic's first.
fnatic found the second round in the next but it came with a heavy price as Håkon "Hallzerk" Fjærli took down four players from an unwinnable position to ruin the bank of the CT side. The EU team managed to recover towards the end of the half as they put together a string of three rounds to limit the score to 6-9 at the half.
Complexity made it 2/2 for pistols in the mape as they held strong on their CT side to rack up some momentum ahead of the first gun round, they extended their lead to seven after they converted a 2v3 to put themselves on 13 rounds. The fnatic team decided to go all in and force buy in the 20th round, ap lay that meant if they lost they would all but concede map point to the NA roster.
Complexity held firm against the Rio Quarter-finalist's and secured map point with ease after defeating the force buy and following eco. The NA side got their first win in the groups and their tournament back on track after finishing the match out 16-6 and will play SAW next.
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi||14 - 12||+2||68.4||86.4%||1.04|
|Dion 'FASHR' Derksen||11 - 16||-5||68.9||63.6%||0.87|
|Peppe 'Peppzor' Borak||13 - 16||-3||65.7||63.6%||0.86|
|William 'mezii' Merriman||13 - 19||-6||72.5||59.1%||0.78|
|Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen||10 - 17||-7||58.5||63.6%||0.73|
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Ricky 'floppy' Kemery||20 - 9||+11||84.7||81.8%||1.56|
|Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli||21 - 12||+9||88.9||81.8%||1.46|
|Justin 'FaNg' Coakley||17 - 12||+5||92.6||90.9%||1.41|
|Michael 'Grim' Wince||14 - 13||+1||68.8||72.7%||1.15|
|Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou||8 - 15||-7||45.0||72.7%||0.73|