This article was originally written by ”Shift” Han Wei Siew.
1st half: (CT) X3.gaming 12 – 3 UsD (T)
2nd half: (T) X3.gaming 4 – 6 UsD (CT)
Final score: X3.gaming 16 – 9 UsD
The first round was not a waste of time and X3 quickly won the crucial 1st round of the match. UsD quickly did an eco rush to the outer bombsite in the second round but was stopped by X3 due to their heavy outer guarding. UsD did an outer rush again but this time was able to get the bomb planted, however UsD was overwhelmed by X3.gaming quick backup and firepower and Flaky finally got the defuse. Good eco on that round by UsD though.
On the forth round Jensen pulled off an amazing feat killing 4 players causing the bomb to be dropped. X3 undoubtly also won the round.UsD eco rushed outer again, however it was stopped almost immediately due to the fast backup of X3. On the 6th round, UsD rushed outer again, but was stopped by the awp duet, Marv and Ruky. The next round was won by UsD with a great clutch.
However, the 8th round was won by X3 with a clutch too, this time by Marv with his quick reflexes and awp. An eco rush by UsD from ramp to inner was greeted by a barrages of HE grenades and flashes,causing the team to be disorientated and allowing X3 to win the round. UsD was able to win the 11th round with the team surrounding X3 and backstabbing most of X3 players. An eco guard by X3 was able to stop UsD from winning the round due to a great clutch by Helljumper with only a pistol. X3 played a heavy inner guard and caused the bomb to be dropped, allowing X3 to win the round.
The last round was a very quick round. A rush to inner by UsD was followed by a massacre of UsD due to X3 heavy inner guarding.
X3.gaming rush to inner was stopped by UsD guarding. This time X3 tried a outer rush, but was also stopped by UsD. A wonderful backstab by Ashston from UsD killed three of X3 players, but a turn of events and Marv from X3 knifed him. NINJA! However the damage caused by UsD was already done and UsD won the round. A dramatic round, which saw X3 almost winning the round. The bomb was dropped but was picked up by Helljumper, however he failed to notice that there was an UsD player waiting for him at the bombsite and was backstabbed. An outer rush by
X3 this time did the trick and X3 won the round. Another rush to outer was successful due to the good sniping of Ruky.
The momentum of X3 was doubled when Helljumper did a kill with the knife (NINJA!) , this closely followed by the bomb being planted and Flaky killing the last guy. This time, UsD adapted to X3 playing style and guarded outer with more players. This change of tactics made UsD to win the next 2 rounds. A rush to inner almost failed, but good play by the awp duet Marv and Ruky was able to clutch the round even with a 4v2 situation.