OpTic have completed anupset to triumph at ELEAGUE Season 2 following a 2-1 win over Astralis (Train 9-16, Cobblestone 16-6, Overpass 16-11).
With an underdog victory over FaZe in the semis, OpTic began their grand final against Astralis with hopes and dreams, only to get dragged down to earth qucikly.
The Danish team began wreaking havoc from the get-go on their de_train pick, picking up the pistol round and the first gunround as Terrorists on their way to a 9-0 lead. OpTic finally responded at that point with Peter “Stanislaw” Jarguz’s clutch double and Keith “NAF” Markovic’s quad-kill on ivy gave them two rounds, but a close retake on the B went the other way.
In the end, Astralis switched over at a decisive 11-4 and topped it off with another pistol round victory for 13-4. A low buy worked out for OpTic, who got four rounds in a row on the back of it, but being too far behind Astralis easily closed it out at 16-9, with a low buy of their own.
The second map was de_Cobblestone, where this time OpTic got off to a great start, winning seven rounds in a row. Nicolai “device” Reedtz then stepped up to the plate with a 1v3 clutch, but a powerful takeover on the B bombsite crushed their economy, as the North American team picked up where they left off and got up to 11-1.
Still, Astralis’s defence on B finally started working, earning them the last three rounds, but Tarik “Tarik” Celik’s triple in the second pistol cuts their comeback short. OpTic easily reached map point. Even when the first two gunrounds went to the Danes, stanislaw’s team secured the map on the back of two opening kills from tarik for 16-6.
In the decidier at de_Overpass, the teams traded opening rounds until it was 2-1 for OpTic, who stabilized the situation and won the next two half-buy rounds. Winning a 2v2 situation on the B bombsite, they forced Astralis on an eco and another successful attack ended with the Danes saving two weapons.
Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen’s quad-kill with one of the saved guns gave his team the next round, but that was traded once again by their opponents. Astralis opted for a forcebuy and finally strung more rounds together, as No team and Markus “Kjaerbye” Kjærbye combined for five kills. Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth then won a marvelous 1v3 clutch in a retake on A, while dupreeh clutched a 1v1 on the same bombsite to climb back to seven rounds as CT.
With NAF’s quad-kill in the pistol and stanislaw’s double opening in the first gunround, OpTic pushed the score to 12-7. device then turned up after a poor showing up to that point, winning a very quick 1v4 at the B bombsite. Astralis’s economy got reset right after and they decided to forcebuy anyway, but to no avail, as OpTic got to match point at 15-8.
Another poor buy towards the B bombsite worked out, however, as the Northern Arena champions saved two weapons, and Xyp9x’s quad lowered the deficit to 15-11. The climb back ended right there though, as OpTic secured the map and the series to clinch the trophy and $400,000 in prizemoney.
Final ELEAGUE Season two standings:
1st: OpTic Gaming 400,000
2nd: Astralis 140,000
3rd -4th: SK Gaming, FaZe Clan 60,000