ESL SEC’s Final Four is live and we have our second Finalist. At the second semifinal, Nexus Gaming took it up against Windigo. Despite the Romanian’s momentum at the first map, the Bulgarian squad was able to get control of the pace and, after a second map victory, advance to the Grand Finals.
WINDIGO BUILDING UP
Nexus came up strong at the start of the first map, securing 5 out of 6 rounds. XELLOW was a key factor in a couple of occasions, offering a slight advantage to the Romanian team. In round seven, Windigo were able to initiate their counter attack that made their comeback a reality.
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For the next few rounds, both teams were really close, but Windigo had the upper hand. Their economical management was textbook, slowly chocking Nexus and forcing them with their backs against the wall. A strong start for Nexus dissented quickly into chaos, getting caught off guard in a number of situations.
A few clutches for SHiPz were more than enough to give Windigo the opportunity to control and eventually win map one 16-9.
NO MESSING AROUND
Windigo had the momentum and after a slow start, they were able to regain control of the map and cripple Nexus’ economy. However, the Romanian powerhouse is a really hard to kill team. They managed to fight back and keep the scoreboard tied just after 12 rounds.
Right after the switch, Windigo took complete control of the game, forcing Nexus on pistol rounds against their full buys, constantly extending their lead and practically trying to rewrite the first map’s storyline. Nexus tried their best, but Windigo had the answers to the slight problems that the Romanian squad presented. They secured map 2 16-10 and checked their tickets for the Finals.
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