LOOT.BET Nations Elite Esports CS:GO Cup DAY 1
LOOT.BET Nations Elite Esports Cup has finally started yesterday with three best of 3 matches in the round robin Group Stage.
The first match of the event pitted the Balkan Qualifier winners Windigo against LDLC, which received a direct invite to the event.
LDLC vs. Windigo Gaming
In pick and ban, Nuke and Train were banned in the first pass. Then, Windigo chose to play Inferno while LDLC wanted to go to Cache. After the teams banned Overpass and Mirage, Cobblestone was the map left over to be played as the deciding map in case of a tie.
In the first map, Inferno, Windigo started off as Terrorists and took a convincing 11-4 lead in the first half but their opponents almost matched them in the second, winning 10 Terrorist rounds before Windigo managed to clinch the last point they needed to win the map.
The second map, LDLC’s Cache, was close as well in the first half, with CT-sided Windigo winning it 8-7, but the Bulgarians crushed their opponents on T side, winning 8-1 and taking their first win in the tournament.
Next up, we had a match between Swedish invitee GODSENT and the Iberian Qualifier winner AlienTech from Portugal.
GODSENT vs. AlienTech
On the first pass of pick and ban in this match, AlienTech removed Mirage and GODSENT answered with Nuke. Then, Cobblestone and Cache were picked for play, followed by bans on Train and Overpass, which meant that Inferno was left over for the decider in case it was needed.
The first map wasn’t even close. GODSENT used some Blitzkrieg tactics on AlienTech, putting them on their back, 13-2. AlienTech wasn’t able to recover in the second half, losing the map 16-5.
The second map, GODSENT’s Cache, was a bit closer. AlienTech even gained a lead in their T-sided first half. That’s where it ended for them, however, as GODSENT went on a dominant 10-2 run in their own Terrorist half, winning the map 16-11 and the series 2-0.
The last match of the day featured the Polish invitee AGO, as well as the Scandinavian Qualifier winners, SuperJymy
AGO vs. SuperJymy
Cache and Overpass were removed in pick and ban, followed by Train and Inferno picks. Then, AGO removed Mirage and SuperJymy banned Nuke, leaving Cobblestone as the decider map.
The first map of the series was close as both teams played well on CT side. In the end, AGO did better. Their 11-3 CT half trumped SuperJymy’s 10-5 offering.
In the second map, the first half was close, with SuperJymy barely holding onto their lead against the CT-sided AGO, winning it 8-7. Once they got to play CT, however, everything flipped. The self-assured SuperJymy burst forth, winning the half 8-3 and the map 16-10 to tie the score and force the decider map, Cobblestone.
After the rush in the second half of Inferno, the SuperJymy players were on fire, winning their CT first half 11-4. Once they felt the victory in their grasp, the Finnish weren’t about to let go. They found the remaining 5 points, giving up only 1 and won the map 16-5 and the series 2-1.
For more CS:GO action at the LOOT.BET Nations Elite Esports Cup, tune in on https://www.twitch.tv/nationselite at 17:00 CEST.