Recap of #HomeSweetHome Week 2: Group D

#HomeSweetHome Week 2: Group D

#HomeSweetHome is moving on to the playoffs in the second week of play, as the last group has been concluded, with two team moving on to playoffs and two has been knocked out. Group D consisted of Copenhagen Flames, Endpoint, Gambit Youngsters and SKADE. On paper the group was one of the closes ones and predicting the outcome seemed like close to an impossible task. With that said Endpoint and SKADE were the teams with the most pressure on their shoulders after being successful last week. Each week the tournament awards $40,000 in prize money and at the end of the 8 week stretch of mini tournaments a grand final playoff will follow. If you want to read more about #HomeSweetHome you can head over to our event page! 

Opening games

  • Copenhagen Flames 16 - 6 Gambit Youngsters
  • Endpoint 16 - 5 SKADE

The only newcomer to #HomeSweetHome and week 2 was Copenhagen Flames, but that didn’t stop them from entering with a bang! A dominating performance on Inferno, where Asger “Farlig” Jensen went machine mode with his 26-7 score line and lead his team, but in all honesty Gambit Youngsters didn’t offer much resistance either - another depressing start for the team.

The fist opener game might have been a one sided affair, but the second one between Endpoint and SKADE would end up more or less exactly the same, even on the same map, Inferno. Joey “CRUC1AL” Steusel had a great performance last week in #HomeSweetHome and he continued on that track with a magnificent score of 23-6, as Endpoint destroyed SKADE completely. If Endpoint came in as a small favorite to win the group this raised their stocks immensely. 

Winners and losers match

  • Endpoint - Copenhagen Flames 2-0 (16-9,16-4)
  • SKADE - Gambit Youngsters 2-1 (13-16,16-14,16-14)

In the winners game between Endpoint and Copenhagen Flames it’s hard to point out one or two players from Endpoint as the heroes. All players stepped up in this game for a playoff spot. A comfortable 16-9 win on Train turned into a smashing on Dust2 - 16-4. As much as Copenhagen Flames might have not had any pressure on them coming in as the newcomer the opening game promised more and this performance was underwhelming. Endpoint on the other hand is starting to look like a contender to win it all, especially considering the first week ending with a very close loss to North, who are one of the stronger teams in #HomeSweetHome.

We have been demanding superstar performances from Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov to give his Gambit Youngsters a chance in #HomeSweetHome. We got what we asked for in the second week and especially in the first map of the elimination match against SKADE. It would bear fruit in the first map, but Gambit Youngsters would however suffer two straight 16-14 losses on Train and Dust2 respectively. The series itself was as close as it gets, but for the second week a row Gambit Youngsters misses the playoffs and it’s simply not good enough. If they can’t win with a sh1ro on fire, then there are big issues. SKADE had with this win qualified for the decider match where the newcomers Copenhagen Flames would await them.

Decider match

  • Copenhagen Flames - SKADE 2-0 (16-14,16-7)

SKADE came to the second week of #HomeSweetHome with ambitions to at the very least make it to the playoffs, but they would get stopped in their tracks by Copenhagen Flames. The Bulgarians in SKADE picked Dust2 and even if it started well with a 10-5 lead on the T side, things would fall apart as the Danes clawed their way back and won with the smallest margin possible. Copenhagen Flames could thank Magnus “Nodios” Olsen and his 30 frags for getting a perfect start to the series. The Danes had picked Nuke and they showed straight away why, as they obliterated SKADE and didn’t give them any space to get in to the map at all. An easy win secured Copenhagen Flames their 2-0 and a playoff spot. An impressive feat for the Danes who play for the first time in #HomeSweetHome and on top of that had a roster change just days ago.

Final standings Group D

Endpoint 2-0 +30
Copenhagen Flames 2-1 +2
SKADE 1-2 -21
Gambit Youngsters 0-2 -11

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Janne Kouva

18 April 2020

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