Round three of PGL Major Karkow got Cloud9 facing off against G2 Esports, and it didn’t go well for the Americans this time around.
The teams traded blows in the first half of Cobblestone as it went back-and-forth. G2 seemed a bit shaky on their Counter-Terrorist side, and Cloud9 took advantage of that to emerge on top at 8-7 after the first half. G2 eventually brought got back into the match after the second pistol round, changing the pace of Cobblestone with a strong set of executes on both sites. G2 got ahead at 15-11, but C9 recovered with a crucial double-AWP setup to impede G2’s eco and force overtime.
C9 went up 2-1 on the Counter-Terrorist half of overtime with good B site holds. After switching sides, G2 stopped them in their tracks by delaying C9’s executes and managed to come out on top in the 36th round of Cobblestone 19-17.
Cloud9 now face elimination in the round four tomorrow, while G2 move up to the round four high matches with a chance to go to the playoffs of the $1 million event.