After trading the initial six rounds of the first map, Inferno, DETONA finally managed to take the lead thanks to a flawless defensive hold during round seven. From there the Brazilian team won nine rounds in a row to close out the first half of the series 12-3. It was smooth sailing for André “tiburci0” Rossetto and co. for the remainder of the map as they gave up just four more rounds to Infinity before ending Inferno with a scoreline of 16-8.
Infinity initially started the second map of the series, Train, with a 4-1 lead over DETONA. However, several big rounds from tiburci0 easily brought the Brazilian team back into the map as they managed to tie up the game 4-4. From there the score remained relatively close, Infinity just barely pulling ahead to secure a 9-6 lead going into their T side. After losing the first four rounds of the second half, DETONA finally caught a break thanks to the heroics of tiburci0. The defense of the Brazilian team bested every strategy Infinity attempted as their comfortable 13-6 lead slowly slipped away, ultimately resulting in a scoreline of 16-13 and a 2-0 series victory for DETONA.
The final series of the day kicked off on Nuke, which saw Sharks take the first pistol round of the map as well as a 2-0 lead thanks to three swift kills from Jhonatan “jnt” Silva. Luckily for Isurus, Maximiliano “max” Gonzalez had no plans on letting the score get out of hand as he answered back with several huge plays of his own to keep a close scoreline going for the remainder of the first half. Despite switching sides, the two teams continued to have a relatively close battle and it wasn’t until round 23 that a clear victor began to come forth. With the economy of Isurus broken, Sharks where finally able to start stacking rounds on the board and close out their map pick 16-10.
Inferno kicked off in a nearly identical fashion to that of map one as neither team was able to maintain more than a two or three round lead for long during the first half, resulting in yet another 8-7 scoreline in favor of Sharks. With the sides now switched, the back and forth battle continued. The only real lead coming from Isurus’s victory during the pistol round, which they converted into a three-round streak. At the end of the day, Sharks proved to be the better team as they managed to outlast Isurus on Inferno 16-13 to close out the series 2-0.