ENCE began the series with a successful CT-side pistol victory on Inferno, converting the ensuing round to build a solid lead early on the map. Vitality answered back once they had rifles in their hands, stringing together seven rounds in reply to keep the Finnish side at bay. Back-to-back triple and quad kills by Jere “sergej” Salo were what finally put a halt to the French offensive, allowing ENCE to tie up the scoreline before Vitality took the final round of the half to edge out an 8-7 lead.
A strong performance from ZywOo aided Vitality in their efforts following the side swap, with the Frenchmen taking the second pistol round for themselves to swing momentum in their favour and push up to a 12-7 lead. The two teams traded blows as they fought for control, and in a similar fashion to the first half, it was ENCE who stabilized to take another string of rounds to tie up the score at 13-13. Another trading of rounds kept the teams neck-and-neck at 14-14, but it was ZywOo‘s AWP that reigned supreme in the end as he helped pull Vitality over the line for two final rounds, ending the map with a 1.54 rating and 33 frags to his name.
An early 2-0 lead on the defense for Vitality on Nuke was quickly left by the wayside as ENCE took a trio of rounds in reply. Although Vitality managed to even the score with a third round, ENCE were unrelenting in their aggression as they immediately regained their footing, only conceding another three rounds on the road to a 9-6 lead at halftime.
Despite the second pistol round also going Vitality‘s way, the French found themselves fumbling once they were up against rifles. Jani “Aerial” Jussila led the way in frags for ENCE as the Finnish side further extended their lead with three more rounds before swiftly bringing the match to a close, with Vitality only mustering three rounds of their own in reply for a 16-11 scoreline.
Vitality won their fourth pistol round of the series as Dust2 got underway, but ENCE put an immediate halt to the momentum of the French with a force-buy victory to push up to a 3-1 lead. From here however, ZywOo took control of the proceedings for Vitality, assisting his side in securing nine of the remaining eleven rounds of the half to come out on top 10-5.
Double kills from sergej and Sami “xseveN” Laasanen in the final pistol round allowed for ENCE to begin clawing their way back into the map, denying an ace attempt by Alex “ALEX” McMeekin in round 18 as they worked their way up to a 10-8 scoreline. An eco victory by Vitality kept the Frenchmen in the running, and although ENCE answered back with a pistol buy of their own, Vitality managed to stabilize off the back of a handful of multi-kill rounds by ZywOo. sergej and company were only able to add one more round to their tally before Vitality took the map over the line, closing out the series with a 16-10 win on Dust2.