ESL SEC’s Final Four is live and we have our first Finalist. At Semi-Final #1, Locastic came across Bpro Gaming, who were the favorites. Despite the fact that Locastic fought hard, Bpro were able to lock the series 2-0 and advance to the Grand Finals.
BPRO DOMINATING MAP #1
Right from the beginning, Bpro showed why they were considered favorites to this battle. They dominated the first map and made Locastic seem a bit rusty. During the first 16 rounds, Locastic had fallen way behind, with the scoreboard been heavily in favor of the former Champions, 12-4. Bpro had a few issues with their economy, which was considered quite a risk for them. If Locastic were able to stop their streak, first map’s ending might have been really different, considering that Bpro were starting rounds with zero money on their pockets.
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Nevertheless, Bpro were clinical, capitalizing on the lack of flashbang usage on the side of their opponents. The Croatian representative made their last stand, winning three consecutive rounds. But that was not nearly enough since Bpro managed to secure the first map 16-7, ending that streak.
Getting ready for game 2, Bpro picked Inferno. As analysts mentioned, they had really good performances at this map lately and they voted heavily at their favor.
Still, Locastic had a completely different opinion, making that second map a nail-biter. After a quick 3-1 start for Locastic, Bpro were able to bounce back, turning the table round. With 22 rounds completed, the score was tied, 11-11. Punches have been exchanged for both teams, setting the stage for a dramatic finale.
Experience is a crucial factor, in terms of winning in clutch moments. Bpro, using that factor, were able for a final streak that gave them the chance to reach that finish line and check their Grand Final’s tickets, after a full of highlights and close fights game 2.
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