Gen.G and Chaos Earn Wins at Flashpoint Day Two
The second day of Flashpoint has ended. The first match was a closer than expected affair as Gen.G 2-1’ed Team Envy. On the other side, Chaos Esports Club pulled off an unexpected 2-0 sweep of favorites MiBR.
Gen.G 2 – 1 Team Envy
The first Flashpoint map of the day was Envy’s pick of Train. Their T side won the first three rounds before Gen.G defended an Ivy to A site push. Envy’s ensuing attacks looked practiced as they never let the defense find their footing. Going from site to site, Envy executed well enough to take a lead on the less favored side.
After a 10-5 half, Envy won the second pistol round and anti-eco growing their lead to seven. However, Gen.G had some T side plans of their own. Fast A site executes got them back into contention as they hit double digits. Envy were able to win two rounds in a row for the first time since pistol round to earn match point. From here, Gen.G launched an all-out assault onto Envy. Their A site collapses were coordinated and clean, allowing them to push to overtime.
Envy earned the first two rounds before Gen.G broke through with one crucial T round. After swapping to the CT side, Gen.G put their foot down and held strong. On match point, Autimatic earned an AWP 4K on the A site to end the map 19-17.
Now on Gen.G’s Inferno pick, Envy took their CT pistol round. After a full save, guns were out for Gen.G. Koosta flanked the defense though Boiler to earn a 3K and break the Envy economy. Gen.G’s game plan was diverse. Sometimes they used fast bombsite executes, while other times they played slow to draw out utility. Gen.G earned six rounds before Envy fired back with two B site defenses. Even so, Gen.G’s attacks kept hitting home, resulting in a 10-5 lead at the half.
Envy took the second pistol as well, cutting their deficit to two. Envy won the first gun round, but Gen.G saved rifles and won the follow-up. As Envy got their weapons back, the B site became the focus. Gen.G’s B defenders were abused on repeat as Envy took match point. In the next round, BnTeT got a quadra kill defending the B site, giving Gen.G a chance. MICHU then clutched out a 1v2 on the A site to secure the map win 16-13 for Envy.