Watch Highlights: Grand Final Dreams Crushed After Triple Overtime

June 9, 2024
Kasper Tofting
  • Date: June 8, 2024
  • Tournament: YaLLa Compass 2024 (LAN)
  • Format: Semi-final vs. TheMongolz
  • Maps Played: Nuke, Mirage, and Ancient(BO3)
  • Result: 1-2 (7-13 on Nuke, 13-6 on Mirage, and 19-22 on Ancient)

It was a deja vu feeling regarding the veto, as the same three maps were chosen in yesterday's 2-1 victory against BetBoom. Unfortunately, it didn't go our way today. The Danes were defeated 1-2 vs. The Mongolz after a thriller of a match.

Nuke statistics

  • Breakdown: 7-13 (4-8, 3-5)
  • Team Rating: 0.94 vs. 1.13
  • First Kills: 8 vs. 12
  • Clutches Won: 2 vs. 0

In Form Opponents

MongolZ has been in good shape recently and surprised the Danes on Nuke with a 7-13 victory. Their Nuke CT side was powerful, and so was Usukhbayar "910" Banzragch, who delivered a 1v3 clutch at a crucial point in the match.

  • Munkhbold "Senzu" Azbayar ended on top with 20 frags.

Mirage statistics

  • Breakdown: 13-6 (9-3, 4-3)
  • Team Rating: 1.30 vs. 0.80
  • First Kills: 12 vs. 7
  • Clutches Won: 0 vs. 0

Unleashing the Beast

Mirage began very even, but after the game was tied 3-3, Martin "stavn" Lund got unleashed. He achieved a 19-4 K/D after the first 12 rounds and continued to dominate in the 13-6 victory.

  • 22-year-old stavn was incredible on the second map and got a 2.05 rating
  • The Danes went 12-7 in First Kills
  • Victor "Staehr" Staehr won all five duels against Garidmagnai 'bLitz' Byambasuren.

Ancient statistics

  • Breakdown: 19-22 (7-5, 5-7) OT (7-10)
  • Team Rating: 1.05 vs. 1.02
  • First Kills: 26 vs. 15
  • Clutches Won: 1 vs. 3

Watch Your Heart Rate..

The word momentum is probably the best to describe the first 24 rounds on Ancient. The MongolZ started with four rounds, then the Danes gained a lead after winning five rounds in a row and somewhat continued in the second half, too.

As if a single overtime in the quarter-final against BetBoom wasn't enough, we got three overtimes on the deciding map. We had backs against the wall four times, and we converted three of them, but The Mongolz clinched the last to gain a spot in the Grand Final.

  • The Danes went 26-15 in First Kills on Ancient
  • stavn got the highest ADR, being 93.5
  • The Mongolz won three clutches, while the Danish quintet only won one.

What's Next?

  • BLAST Spring Finals 2024 begins next week!
  • We're facing NAVI on Wednesday, June 12, at 15:30 CEST in Group A.