G2 have eliminated Virtus.pro from DreamHack Masters Spring following a 2-0 victory in Group A’s lower bracket final, securing a spot in the quarter-finals. In the first round of the playoffs, the Nemanja “nexa” Isaković-led side will face the losing side from tomorrow’s Group B upper bracket final between Astralis and Heroic on Friday.
Virtus.pro took control of Vertigo early on, courtesy of triples from Alexey “Qikert” Golubev and a 2v4 retake on the B bombsite spearheaded by Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis, but despite the CIS-based side amassing an 8-1 lead on the CT side the map wasn’t quite as decided as it would seem.
nexa‘s 1v2 clutch and a couple of close afterplant round wins gave the French-Balkan squad a way back in, and after halftime they went on to dominate on the CT side, where Audric “JaCkz” Jug denying Qikert a 1v3 attempt helped G2 drive the map home late.
nexa‘s squad put together another impressive defense when the series turned to Inferno, with Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač‘s triple in the pistol round and François “AmaNEk” Delaunay‘s 1v2 clutch helped deny Virtus.pro early ground. Two more clutches from nexa soon saw G2 claim a 13-2 half and secure the series after some early struggles in the second half.