Watch Highlights: dev1ce Dominates in IGL Debut

April 8, 2024
  • Date: April 8, 2024
  • Tournament: IEM Chengdu 2024
  • Opponent: Steel Helmet
  • Format: Opening Match in Group B (Best of One)
  • Result: A 13-2 win on Ancient (10:2; 3:0)

With their newly appointed in-game leader, the Main team breezed through to the Upper semi-finals of Group B, leaving no room for doubt, as they demonstrated their prowess with a commanding 13-2 win over the stand-in opponent of the day, Steel Helmet, in this best-of-one match on Ancient.

The star of the show was none other than Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz, who, in his first match as the Danish lineup's IGL, left an indelible mark on the server, leading his team to a resounding victory over the Chinese roster.

Dominating The Leaderboard

The 28-year-old star AWPer stole the show and turned in a strong individual performance, dominating the leaderboard as topfragger in his debut as team captain. In addition to his remarkable overall 2.0 rating, +17 K/D Difference (21-4), and 113.1 ADR (Average Damage per Round), he earned a 100% win rate on the T-side.

  • Martin "stavn" Lund nearly matched his new IGL with a 1.99 rating, a 127.9 ADR, and most first kills (6).
  • Victor "Staehr" Staehr led in KAST with 93.3%.
  • dev1ce also secured the most kills (21) and most AWP kills (12).

Yes, with all due respect, Steel Helmet might not be the toughest opponent (still, GGs to Steel Helmet!).

Still, this official debut of the newly redefined squad under the guidance of head coach Casper "ruggah" Due was nevertheless everything they could ever ask for in this opening match in China.

The Danish team started the match with a bang, clinching the pistol round with ease. The Danes continued their dominance with a strong CT-side performance, securing a 10-2 lead before switching sides.

A flawless 3-0 win streak as Terrorists clinched the victory, setting up a next-round clash against FaZe on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 CET.