ATK fall valiantly
ATK come into ESL Pro League looking to cause some damage. Fielding Aleksandar "CacaNito" Kjulukoski as a stand-in for the event there were high hopes the North Macedonian star could help propel the team to some upset victories. Unfortunately the side fell just short against ENCE after a slow start on map one.
Map one was be ATK's pick of Anubis. ENCE had failed to win any of their previous five matches on the Egyptian themed map. However, ENCE powered to a 9-0 lead on their T side. ATK shook off the nerves and managed to recover towards the end of the half, winning five of the last six rounds to bring the scoreline to a respectable 5-10. ENCE closed out map one with a comfortable 16-6 scoreline as ATK failed to break through the defense.
Things started off a lot better for the NA team on Vertigo, despite it being the pick of ENCE, as the team found themselves in a 4-1 lead. However, at 6-2 up the team slipped up against a pistol buy and allowed ENCE to work back into the half finishing with a 8-7 score still marginally in favor of ATK. A Michael 'Swisher' Schmid 1v2 gave ATK a 10-9 lead in a closely fought contest, but the NA side came out on top as they closed it out 16-14.
Ancient started off as another close game, with ENCE taking a 6-3 lead, but ATK managed to keep within touching distance throughout. After trading rounds back and forth the first half ended with a slight advantage for ENCE at 9-6. After losing the opening two rounds, ATK managed to convert their first gun round and were looking good to bring it back until they lost to another pistol round. After that, things spiralled out of control and ATK fell 9-16, losing the series 2-1.
|ATK||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Michael 'Swisher' Schmid||56 - 60||-4||83.5||72.7%||1.05|
|Jonathan 'b0denmaster' Bodenmalm||49 - 54||-5||72.3||66.2%||0.97|
|Gareth 'MisteM' Ries||52 - 55||-3||65.9||62.3%||0.92|
|Aleksandar 'CacaNito' Kjulukoski||40 - 61||-21||74.4||59.7%||0.78|
|Jonathan 'djay' Dallal||33 - 51||-18||46.5||67.5%||0.69|
|ENCE||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Guy 'NertZ' Iluz||64 - 47||+17||86.0||74.0%||1.31|
|Pavle 'Maden' Bošković||64 - 50||+14||92.5||75.3%||1.25|
|Paweł 'dycha' Dycha||50 - 42||+8||80.8||81.8%||1.24|
|Alvaro 'SunPayus' Garcia||58 - 42||+16||69.8||75.3%||1.20|
|Marco 'Snappi' Pfeiffer||43 - 51||-8||72.3||77.9%||1.02|