The opening map, Sunset saw them overcome a rough start to rattle off a big comeback, while Bind saw them blow a huge lead, only to regain their form at the end to squeak out a narrow victory.
“At first it was difficult getting used to the stage, but after we figured it out, everything became natural and we figured it out,” Vania said about their early struggles on Sunset.
Sunset started out in favor of KRÜ as they jumped out to a quick lead after winning the first two rounds. Up 4-1, an amazing 1v2 clutch from conir , put them ahead 5-1 and in firm control of the match.Conir clutches the 1v2.
After their shaky start, BBL quickly rattled off six straight rounds to finish the half ahead 7-5. Switching over to their attack side, BBL continued their dominance finishing off the map with a 13-7 win, dropping only 2 rounds in the second half.
Eva led the way for BBL with 21 kills on Skye while posting a 253 ACS, and Vania added 17 herself while playing Omen.
Conir was a standout for KRÜ with 24 kills and a 302 combat score, but it was not enough to counter the firepower of BBL.
KRÜ looked to bounce back on their map pick of Bind, but after a 4k from Vania on pistol, the second map started with more of the same. BBL used a dominating first half to jump out to a 9-2 lead, and despite a late comeback from KRÜ, and some clutch kills from micaela , a 4k from Vania in round 22 helped BBL hold on to win the map 13-11.Vania 4k to reach match point.
The second map once again saw some struggles from BBL, as they were not able to convert their big lead into a dominating map win.
“After getting it 9-3 we should've closed it out easier. We got too passive, but the important thing is we closed out the map,” Vania said post game.
BBL advances to play Shopify Rebellion Shopify Rebellion North America Rank #29 in the final game tomorrow for a chance to make the Upper Finals. KRÜ Blaze drops down to the lower bracket to play Chao Hui EDward Gaming Chao Hui EDward Gaming China Rank #10 in the second game tomorrow afternoon.