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The final day of IEM Katowice 2019 – Asia Minor witnessed a clash between Grayhound and ViCi Gaming in the Loser’s Final where ViCi took the lead with a win on Overpass but failed to overcome the challenge on the remaining two maps as they lost the BO3 series ‘2-1’.
With this, Grayhound became the second and the final team from the Asia Minor to qualify onto the New Challengers Stage.
ViCi played a really clean game on Overpass where they dominated Grayhound pretty hard. The Australian side got a good hammering from the ViCi players, who controlled the entire match pretty comfortably.
ViCi generally known for their aggressive and quick executes played a game of extreme patience mixed with their natural game. Grayhound faced a long gruelling session trying to contain the damage and come up with a plan but failed to make an impact.
Grayhound happily returned the favour on Mirage, limping almost every execute that ViCi could think of. Always a step ahead and fast on their triggers the Australian side had a quick revenge as they settled the series on ‘1-1’.
The final map witnessed attrition from both the sides with none of them ready to back down. Both the teams brought in their A game but as discussed earlier ViCi somehow face a massive dip in their performance every time, they face a pressure situation and they fell victim to the same yet again, losing their grip on the match in the dying rounds.