Complexity is on Spodek's doorstep
Complexity in Katowice has been all about the lower bracket run, as the team survived the Play-In after starting with a loss, and is trying to do the same in the group stage. The squad would have a fight in the mud against fnatic for a spot in the grand final of the group B lower bracket.
The map veto could be considered slightly Complexity-favored, as the team has been showing a good Inferno, was able to beat Heroic on Vertigo, and is comfortable on Overpass.
Inferno T-side of Complexity looked as strong as ever. Entry frags were going their way, clutches were going their way, everything was. After a 3-0 start, Complexity faultered only three times, as the individual plays from all members was too much for fnatic. The pace changes from Johnny "JT" Theodosiou caught the Europeans off-guard, as Complexity ended the half 12-3 ahead.
The second half pistol went Complexity's way again, and the eco from fnatic also went to NA's tab. After that, fnatic was on a full buy and managed a B-site take, putting Complexity on a force-buy. After losing the first gun round, Complexity was seeing fnatic getting closer and closer. The score was 14-8 when Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli managed to put his team on map point. Despite the economic disadvantage still, Complexity closed the map the very next round and went to Vertigo with a 1-0 advantage.
Complexity would win another pistol, this time on the CT-side of Vertigo, but the map would be closer than Inferno ever was. The first half was very back and forth, with fnatic able to string together four rounds to end their T-side and change sides 9-6 ahead. Unfortunately for Complexity, they weren't able to repeat the strong CT-side they had against Heroic and were now on a more precarious situation on the attack.
Complexity would finally lose a pistol round in the most tense situation for the team during the whole series so far, but a bomb plant would make a force buy possible in the next round. The force buy came through and hallzerk was able to stop the defuse in time for a round win. Complexity was recovering score-wise and financially, but a loss against a sole M4A4 and pistols, would set them back two more rounds before a full buy. At this point fnatic was leading 13-8. NA's side would be able to win the following round but that would be it for them on Vertigo, as fnatic then closed the map 16-9, leaving it all to be decided on Overpass.
Complexity won the knife round and chose to start on the CT-side of Overpass. A triple kill from JT got the fourth pistol round of the series over to his team. Complexity seemed very confident as they opened the map, having won six rounds before fnatic could win a single one. The first half was Complexity's show to give, as they ended 12-3 on top, just like Inferno.
Things were looking dire for fnatic, and only got worse with Complexity winning another pistol. On the T-side, the North American team didn't drop a single round, ending Overpass with a 16-3 win.
After this win, Complexity will face Outsiders later today for a spot in the Spodek Arena, at 01:30PM
|fnatic||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Nico 'nicoodoz' Tamjidi||47 - 38||+9||73.2||72.1%||1.17|
|William 'mezii' Merriman||49 - 47||+2||81.5||72.1%||1.11|
|Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson||45 - 47||-2||75.5||73.5%||1.07|
|Fredrik 'roeJ' Jørgensen||46 - 46||+0||68.6||67.6%||1.00|
|Dion 'FASHR' Derksen||32 - 51||-19||61.5||64.7%||0.79|
|Complexity||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Ricky 'floppy' Kemery||50 - 40||+10||80.6||79.4%||1.18|
|Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli||48 - 38||+10||77.7||72.1%||1.14|
|Justin 'FaNg' Coakley||46 - 42||+4||74.8||79.4%||1.12|
|Michael 'Grim' Wince||42 - 51||-9||73.6||72.1%||1.01|
|Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou||39 - 49||-10||59.9||63.2%||0.82|