Etherian beat RONIN and Swole Patrol take down Blackwoodproductions in Legend Series openers
The Legend Series North American LAN saw the two Upper Bracket matches get played alongside each other. With RONIN facing off against Etherian and Swole Patrol taking on Blackwoodproductions, there was two potentially explosive games ready to happen.
The first map of RONIN against Etherian was Inferno, which saw Etherian start off strong with the first three rounds on their CT side. Although RONIN picked up a couple rounds in that half, they weren't too much of a threat as Josh "oSee" Ohm and co went in 10-5 up at the half. The second half saw RONIN kick off with a pistol round, before losing the remainder to Etherian for them to take a 16-6 opening win.
Overpass was a similar story. RONIN opened with the pistol round before Etherian won the force-buy to go on a monsterous run on their T-side. Only dropping three more rounds in the first half saw the side take a 12-4 lead. From their they retained the lead by starting the second half strong with the pistol and the following three rounds. Although they were halted on match point, Etherian eventually returned to take the game 16-6.
|RONIN||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce||31 - 36||-5||76.0||56.8%||0.88|
|Lonnie 'mizoo' Tran||27 - 37||-10||62.3||63.6%||0.82|
|Jeff 'RZU' Ngo||26 - 38||-12||73.2||63.6%||0.77|
|David 'Xp3' Garrido||23 - 36||-13||57.5||52.3%||0.65|
|Kyle 'flowsicK' Mendez||20 - 39||-19||57.2||56.8%||0.62|
|Etherian||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Josh 'oSee' Ohm||55 - 25||+30||121.9||81.8%||1.90|
|Gage 'Infinite' Green||43 - 27||+16||104.9||86.4%||1.50|
|Ian 'motm' Hardy||35 - 27||+8||83.0||81.8%||1.28|
|Blake 'Strings' Stringer||30 - 27||+3||76.4||88.6%||1.18|
|Eric 'Kwong' Kwong||23 - 23||+0||58.3||77.3%||0.99|
The match between Swole Patrol and Blackwoodproductions was played off stream, but that doesn't mean it was less exciting. The first game saw Mirage played between the two sides, where Swole Patrol secured the pistol round and first anti-eco. With Blackwoodproductions forcing up into the third round, it was from there that they began to begin a run of rounds to take a strong lead, before the Patrol returned with a similarly numbered run. After a couple rounds of swapping, it was Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir's crew with a minor 8-7 lead at the half.
The second half started in similar fashion, albeit for Blackwoodproductions this time. Taking the pistol and first anti-eco, they were batted back by their opponents. After immediately answering back and taking a short lead, it was Swole Patrol who then went on a six round run to win the map, with a 16-12 scoreline.
Inferno was a less close map. Swole Patrol this time opened the match up with the pistol and following two anti-ecos. Blackwood did manage to take the first full-buy round, but when their opponents answered back immediately they were unable to reply for a further seven rounds. With Samuel "SileNt" Portillo leading the charge for his team, they went into the half 12-3 up. This was then immediately followed up with the required rounds of the second half, with pistol to round four all taken by Swole Patrol for a 16-3 win.
|Swole Patrol||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Samuel 'SileNt' Portillo||40 - 24||+16||86.0||85.1%||1.48|
|Ryan 'freakazoid' Abadir||36 - 25||+11||85.9||80.9%||1.31|
|Jordan 'Zellsis' Montemurro||39 - 30||+9||86.1||74.5%||1.29|
|Ryan 'ryann' Welsh||38 - 29||+9||82.3||74.5%||1.25|
|Austin 'Cooper' Abadir||34 - 20||+14||77.0||76.6%||1.17|
|Blackwoodproductions||K - D||+/-||ADR||KAST||Rating 2.0|
|Jakeb 'Siberia' Bibb||28 - 40||-12||75.6||51.1%||0.92|
|William 'LaffyTs' Robertin||31 - 39||-8||75.3||61.7%||0.90|
|Martin 'FrosT' Grekov||26 - 37||-11||61.5||74.5%||0.87|
|Caleb 'jchancE' Davis||25 - 35||-10||56.7||51.1%||0.74|
|Justin 'NEX' McLellan||18 - 36||-18||41.6||59.6%||0.56|
The result of these matches will then see Etherian take on Swole Patrol in the Upper Bracket Final, and RONIN face Blackwoodproductions in the Lower Bracket final later today.