FunPlus Phoenix decimates Guild Esports within the EMEA Challengers decrease bracket ultimate
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FunPlus Phoenix placed on one other dominant show of their EMEA Challengers Decrease Bracket Closing matchup with Guild Esports.
FunPlus Phoenix tore proper by way of Guild Esports within the Stage 2 EMEA Challengers Decrease Bracket Closing. Each groups had already certified for VCT Masters 2 Copenhagen however had been nonetheless had an opportunity to say the next seed.
With this win FPX will transfer on to the Stage 2 EMEA Challengers Grand Closing the place they are going to discover themselves in a rematch in opposition to Fnatic. Although they’ve but to beat them thus far on this stage, having misplaced to them in each of their final encounters, they are going to definitely be feeling good about their possibilities this time round. And whereas FPX are merely excited to lastly be capable of attend a Masters LAN, they’re simply as desperate to defend their Stage 1 title. As was acknowledged in “Zyppan” ‘s post-match interview.
“I’m actually pleased that we managed to qualify for Copenhagen after not with the ability to go to Iceland final time. It’s enormous for us. And for the Grand Closing tomorrow we wish to defend our title.”
Zyppan, FunPlus Phoenix
Zyppan additionally touched on his crew’s dominant efficiency on Break up, and apparently sufficient their composition wasn’t essentially meant to counter Guild particularly. An announcement which forged an excellent mild upon the extremely versatile nature of FPX’s roster.
“We didn’t put together particularly for Guild, we did extra in opposition to M3C. We anticipated them to possibly choose Break up so it was extra of a comp made for them. Nevertheless it labored as effectively for Guild.”
FunPlus Phoenix vs Guild Esports full match recap:
Map 1: FunPlus Phoenix proceed the place they left off on Fracture
The match noticed us heading to fracture for the beginning of this best-of-five sequence. An awesome inclusion on FPX’s entrance who had been trying to construct off of their efficiency in opposition to M3 Champions within the earlier spherical. As such in addition they opted for a similar crew composition that that they had in that match.
FPX began issues on Fracture with a really convincing pistol spherical win. And identical to with their match in opposition to M3C, FPX’s gamers took full management of proceedings from that time on; rapidly amassing a 5 – 0 lead on the map. Guild briefly interrupted proceedings with a spherical win of their very own. However FPX brushed them apart to win 5 extra rounds to interrupt double digits within the first half; with Guild solely in a position to win two rounds. FPX had been heading into halftime with a commanding 10 – 2 lead, and it was the pair Ardiis and Suygetsu that proved to be an excessive amount of for Guild to deal with on protection.
Guild did not less than handle to win the primary two rounds of their defensive half. However after FPX managed to take the third spherical of the second half, it was abundantly clear that there was solely going to be one winner on this contest. And with that FunPlus Phoenix took Fracture 13 – 4 to take a effectively deserved 1 – 0 lead on this best-of-five sequence.
Map 2: Zyppan and Leo go face to face on Haven
After a very dismal begin to the sequence Guild regarded to hit again instantly with their map choose Haven. Guild held a slight benefit from a statistical standpoint. But when they had been to face an opportunity of profitable this map they had been going to should attempt to stand as much as the shear aggression
Guild obtained off to an ideal begin on Haven by taking the primary pistol spherical. And so they had been in a position to string collectively three extra rounds as they regarded to copy FPX’s efficiency on Fracture. Guild’s duo of Sayf and “Leo” had been having doing notably effectively of their efforts to stifle the aggressive tendencies of FPX.
As soon as FPX obtained their first spherical win on the board following Guild’s 4 spherical spree, the match become a back-and-forth scrap between the groups with FPX beginning to discover dip their legs into this map. However Guild did effectively sufficient to take a 7 – 5 lead into halftime.
Guild had an excellent begin to the second half as effectively by profitable the primary two rounds to stretch their result in 9 – 5. And Leo regarded poised to proceed his spectacular efficiency from the primary half along with his Sova play. However FPX appeared to get their second win as they ripped off seven rounds in a row to take the lead at 12 – 9 while additionally shattering Guild’s financial system two instances over within the course of.
Guild managed to take two extra rounds as they tried to pressure extra time. However FunPlus Phoenix simply had sufficient left within the tank to shut out Haven 13 – 11, extending their lead within the match to 2 – 0.
Map 3: Break up
Guild had been in a severe bind going into Map 3. After the trouncing they acquired on Fracture, compounded with the scrappy affair on their map choose Haven, FPX regarded like they had been firmly within the drivers seat. And although Break up appeared like a bit extra even contest between the pair statistically talking, Guild had been going to have pull off one thing particular in the event that they hoped to get again into this best-of-five sequence.
FPX took the primary pistol spherical and managed to chain that proper into the second spherical. And from that time on the momentum continued to construct. With FPX conjuring up a commanding 6 – 0 lead within the first half.
Zyppan and Ardiis had been having one other good efficiency for FPX, however Guild regarded completely deflated on this match. Guild managed to string collectively three rounds of their very own off the again of a timeout. However FPX managed to take two extra rounds to take their result in 8 -4 going into halftime.
FPX continued to construct on their first half successes by profitable the second pistol spherical. After they chained three extra rounds after that it regarded as if Guild had been ready to be put out of their distress. And positive sufficient their cry for mercy was answered as FunPlus Phoenix received Spilt 13 – 4 to take the sequence 3 – 0
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