With an earlier Saturday afternoon start, the second week of the Gfinity Elite Series concluded with the Method dropping to the Epsilon side. The second week was full of exciting games, and saw the standings thrown into disarray as Prophecy failed to secure a bonus point yet again and Team Infused took a surprise win over the EnVyUs Academy side. The only British match up on the cards between Team Endpoint and exceL eSports ended having been a close fought battle, with the victory eventually going to the Endpoint side.
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The results mean that there are now two tied in the first position and a four-way tie for the second position. exceL eSports come in one place from the bottom, with the final spot occupied by Prophecy having failed to achieve ten rounds in either of the first two match-ups.
Most surprising result: Team Infused 16 – 12 EnVyUs Academy
After last week’s predictions all falling the way we had expected, I was both shocked and delighted this week to watch the Infused side make light work of the French academy side. Not only a feat in and of itself, but they managed to overcome their opposition on the same map that they had lost to Team Endpoint on during the previous round of games. Team coach Neil “Neil_M” Murphy had acknowledged their mistakes from the previous game and clearly they had put the necessary hours in to iron out the issues. An incredibly dominant first half on the CT side put them in a fantastic position going into their terrorist side. In the end their seven round half time buffer proved crucial, with EnVyUs nearly staging a comeback during their own second half. The final result of 16 – 12 does a little bit of a disservice to Infused, who were dominant all throughout the first half of the game.
Play of the game: 1v4 from Aaron “frei” Frei on bombite B. Having not-so-successfully taken the B bombsite, Infused were down to just Aaron to win the round versus four aggressive CT players. Precise spray control with the AK47 saw frei take on all of the EnVy players and come out on top.