Magnus 'fox' Olsson and Alessandro 'stermy' Avallone took the top two positions with the latter winning all three of his games.
Stermy was strolling over his opponents, scoring 23-10 vs. noctis and 30-5 vs. Dem0n. His superior map control and movement complemented his awesome railing as he eased into the top two places of the group.
fox started off shaky versus LowLandLions player Romain 'Dem0n' Leclercq, going behind in the beginning stages of their match but eventually edging through 12-7. A sharp wake-up call later and Fox found himself winning the second map, t7, 16-1.
And so it did, as fox won 11-5 to eliminate the Austrian. In the interview after the game noctis told of how he didn't expect to play so bad and how he wasn't even timing.
On to the interesting match for who would take first and second: fox opened up his bid for top of the group with a stupidly impressive 26-1 win on ztn; he was one step ahead throughout the map and the spawns simply weren't working for Stermy.
The second and third maps were much closer and saw Stermy's map and weapon control play in his favour, despite a stunning rocket shot from fox which briefly reeled the Italian, as he forced fox to over-extend himself on t9 to tie it up 1-1. t7 was much easier for Stermy as fox's attempt at a mid-game comeback was quickly shut down, again due to Stermy's excellent control, and the game went in his favour 9-4 along with the number one place in the group.
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