The series started with a convincing win on Train for Maikil “Golden” Selim‘s boys, with OG striking back on Mirage with a CT-side comeback. The European mixture seemed in control as things went onto the final map, Inferno, but fnatic posted a strong T side to force overtime, and closed it out in the added rounds.
On their map pick, Train, fnatic looked strong right from the start, grabbing a 7-2 lead on the Terrorist side of the map. Some back-and-forth ensued, but OG managed to salvage the half and finish it just three rounds behind. The Swedes extended that by winning the second pistol, and stopped the comeback attempt after Jesper “JW” Wecksell clutched a 1v3 to bring the game to an early conclusion, 16-9.
Golden‘s team stayed in control as the action moved to Mirage, limiting their opponents to just two rounds from the opening ten as JW and Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin shined. Deagle rounds were won by both sides as the end of the half neared, with fnatic finishing it 10-5 up. The scoreline gap was bridged by OG as they put up a solid defense and survived a couple of scary clutch attempts, going on an eight-round streak. The Swedes then got their first, but a great display from Valdemar “valde” Bjørn Vangså and Issa “ISSAA” Murad helped OG complete the comeback, 16-11.
fnatic‘s 3-0 lead on the CT side of Inferno was canceled out in no time as OG dominated on the offense, winning the Banana fight time after time. From 9-6 down, fnatic quickly got back into the lead with a convincing T-side of their own. The Swedes looked good to close it out, but OG defended against three match points to force overtime. In the end, it was all for naught, as fnatic sealed the deal after Freddy “KRIMZ” Johansson‘s quad-kill hold, 19-17.