Enigma Gaming overcome Global Esports in their Skyesports Souvenir Opener, 2-1. While the match was quite intense, here is everything you need to know about the match:
- Global Esports (India) Vs Enigma Gaming (India)
- Skyesports Grand Slam: Souvenir Mumbai
- Single Round: Single Robin Robin
- Match Type: Best of 3 LAN / Online*
*Team Snakes (Pakistan) will play their matches online.
- Global Esports ban Fracture
- Enigma Gaming ban Breeze
- Global Esports pick Bind
- Enigma Gaming pick Ascent
- Global Esports ban Icebox
- Enigma Gaming ban
- Split was leftover
Map : Bind (Pick: Global Esports, Winner: Enigma Gaming, Final Score: 13-4)
To kick off the series, Global Esports selected Bind, but the map failed to go in the favor of the Bhavin “HellRangeR” Kotwani and his men. An early lead of 5-0 indeed set up the rhythm for Enigma Gaming which gave the latter a solid start on their defense as Global Esports were left getting pricked by the wrath of duo, Sabyasachi “Antidote” Bose and Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar. It was the sixth round where Global Esports were finally able to bag themselves a round following a B-site hit although the mindful Chamber pick of Akram “Rawfiul” Virani saw his team rack up a healthy 9-3 lead over their opponents.
A pistol victory after the side swap put Enigma in the driver’s seat, but a swift 3K reply from Abhirup “LightningFast” Choudhary did bolster Global Esports’s chances to square off the deficit. With no fuel left in the tank, it was Enigma Gaming who clinched Bind 13-4 thanks to Rawfiul’s 3K post-plant defense, going 4-0 up in their legacy record over Global Esports.
Map: Ascent (Pick: Enigma Gaming, Winner: Global Esports. Final Score: 13-8)
The second map between Global Esports and Enigma gaming was nearly a carbon copy of the first as the proceedings on Split saw HellRangeR’s side pick up a 5-0 lead only to concede the sixth round in the favor of their opponents who charted a comeback, thanks to Tejas “Rexy” Kotian’s heroics which nearly squared off the deficit 5-4. Neither team could really dig into the lead as Global Esports ended the half 7-5.
Despite losing the pistol round on their offense, a force buy from Global Esports thwarted Enigma’s game plan who were en route to recover and get past the former with Rishi “RvK” Vijayakumar winning the 16th round for his side. Jayanth “skillZ” Ramesh, Global Esports’ Controller/Sentinel player finally exhibited his presence with a spectacular 3-kill round which did add up to the woes of Enigma Gaming on the back foot. It was Ganesh “SkRossi” Gangadhar who sent Sabyasachi “Antidote” Bose’s side packing to force Map 3.
Map: Split (Leftover in Veto, Winners: Enigma Gaming , Final Score: 16:14 )
It was yet another frustrating match for Global Esports who showed plenty of fighting spirit as they went on to drip from an 11-4 lead to 11-12 at the hands of Enigma Gaming. It was Akshay “KappA” Sinkar who led Global Esports to secure 9 rounds to their name in the first half with his battle sage questioning Enigma Gaming’s offensive strategies.
Enigma Gaming indeed came out swinging in the second half with Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar stringing in rounds thanks to this 9-kill streak across just three rounds between the 19th and 22nd when his team had the guns in their hands. Global Esports did force overtime over Enigma Gaming with a sudden A hit to force overtime over Enigma but only to trade rounds back and forth as no team really took off but it was Antidote who dismantled Global Esports on a backstab to take his team home with a 2-1 over Global Esports, their consecutive series win after their previous triumph over the same opponent in the finals of the WD Black: Season 3.