G2 Esports will join No. 3 Natus Vincere as the second team to make it to the playoffs of the StarLadder i-League StarSeries season three finals. In the deciding match between the 2-0 G2 and SK Gaming, the map was set to Overpass. Both teams had looked great the previous day as SK Gaming dominated the No. 2 team in the WWG CSGO Team Rankings Virtus.pro 16-2 while G2 defeated No. 15 HellRaisers by the same margin. The scene was set for this to be two high-powered trains slamming into each other.
It did not play out quite that way although it looked like it would at the start. SK picked up the pistol but G2 would take the following eco. The exchange would be returned, however, as SK would win the next force buy to take a 2-1 lead. Things would be lost from there as G2 would win all but one of the remaining rounds in the half to hold a sizeable lead of 12-3 over the Brazilian side.
SK would have the round advantage in the second half but could not hold off G2 from winning a round of its own and with such a large lead, round trades favored the Frenchmen. At 5-4 favoring SK in the second half, G2 had captured the game point at 16-8.
Like its previous matches, G2 had a strong team performance with all but one player posting a positive kill-to-death ratio, led by Richard 'shox' Papillon at +15. Three players had at least 95 average damage per round as shox, Alexandre 'bodyy' Pianaro, and Nathan 'NBK-' Schmitt all collect on that accolade.
No. 7 Fnatic and No. 1 Astralis play in the final match of the day.
Day three matches/results:
|9:00||No. 24 TyLoo (ELIM)||16-19||MVP Project|
|10:30||No. 9 Immortals||16-11||UYA-E/5POWER||BO1|
|12:00||No. 10 Gambit||13-16||No. 5 FaZe||BO1|
|13:30||Counter Logic Gaming||11-16||No. 15 HellRaisers||BO1|
|15:00||No. 4 Natus Vincere||16-11||No. 6 North||BO1|
|16:30||No. 12 NiP||16-6||No. 2 Virtus.pro||BO1|
|18:00||No. 4 SK||8-16||No. 16 G2||BO1|
|19:30||No. 7 Fnatic||vs.||No. 1 Astralis||BO1|
Matches one and two will see the loser eliminated at 0-3 while matches five and seven will see the winner move to playoffs at 3-0.
Day two results:
|10:00||No. 10 Gambit||16-13||No. 24 TyLoo|
|11:30||UYA-E/5POWER||3-16||Counter Logic Gaming||BO1|
|13:00||No. 5 FaZe||16-10||No. 9 Immortals||BO1|
|14:30||No. 1 Astralis||16-19||No. 6 North||BO1|
|16:00||No. 15 HellRaisers||2-16||No. 16 G2||BO1|
|17:30||No. 4 Natus Vincere||16-9||No. 7 Fnatic||BO1|
|19:00||No. 12 NiP||16-9||MVP Project||BO1|
|20:30||No. 2 Virtus.pro||2-16||No. 4 SK||BO1|
Day one results:
|9:00||No. 6 North||16-3||No. 9 Immortals|
|10:30||No. 2 Virtus.pro||16-4||MVP Project||BO1|
|12:00||No. 4 SK||16-12||No. 24 TyLoo||BO1|
|13:30||No. 1 Astralis||16-11||Counter Logic Gaming||BO1|
|15:00||No. 5 FaZe||10-16||No. 15 HellRaisers||BO1|
|16:30||No. 10 Gambit||8-16||No. 7 Fnatic||BO1|
|18:00||No. 12 NiP||6-16||No. 16 G2||BO1|
|19:30||No. 4 Natus Vincere||16-9||UYA-E/5POWER||BO1|