OG overcome Cloud9 to secure IEM Katowice spot; NBK goes huge

OG kept the dream alive and have made it to the main event of IEM Katowice 2021 after a thrilling 2-1 win over Cloud9. One of the teams captains Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt put up a star performance, netting himself 100.3 average damage per round across the three map series to lead the server in addition to his leading +23 kill-to-death differential.

Things kicked off in favor of OG as they looked comfortable on Cloud9’s map pick of Nuke. They would get a strong CT half at 10-5 before doubling their opponents second half rounds to secure the 16-8 victory and go up 1-0.

Moving into their own map pick of Overpass, it would be quite the opposite. Cloud9 would be the team to storm off to a strong halftime lead at 11-4 before closing it out with a 5-7 second half to seal the deal 16-11.

NBK rose to new heights on the third and final map of Dust2 where he seemed to be able to pick up kills anywhere. The 26-year-old Frenchman finished the map with a +18 k/d and 114.8 ADR to lead his team to a 16-12 victory. This was despite an attempt at a massive comeback from Cloud9 who finished the first half down 12-3 before bringing it within one at 13-12.

Cloud9 K-D +/- ADR KAST
Erick ‘Xeppaa‘ Bach 28-22 +6 98.0 64.3%
Patrick ‘es3tag‘ Hansen 18-19 -1 77.6 67.9%
Alex ‘ALEX‘ McMeekin 19-21 -2 69.0 53.6%
William ‘mezii‘ Merriman 11-21 -10 60.1 75.0%
Ricky ‘floppy‘ Kemery 5-23 -18 26.9 50.0%
Nathan ‘NBK-‘ Schmitt 33-15 +18 114.8 82.1%
Aleksi ‘Aleksib‘ Virolainen 25-18 +7 98.5 92.9%
Valdemar ‘valde‘ Bjørn Vangså 16-17 -1 76.3 67.9%
Issa ‘ISSAA‘ Murad 18-15 +3 57.4 75.0%
Mateusz ‘mantuu‘ Wilczewski 14-16 -2 58.2 67.9%

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