The decider match of Group A was an absolute banger, as two EMEA teams competed against each other for a quarter final ticket. Acend took over SuperMassive Blaze with a 2-1, pushing them out of the tournament. Aleksander “zeek” Zygmunt was the MVP of the series with a brilliant performance, having a 1.29 rating and 270 combat score.
SuperMassive Blaze showed in their own pick, Ascent, why they are one of the scariest teams in Masters Berlin. The Turkish team had a quick start in the series, executing the bombsites with Jett dashes and clearing the area. Both teams fought in the middle of the map to take control, but SuperMassive Blaze were the better side. Despite zeek’s outstanding performance with Odin, the first half ended 7-5 in favor of the Turkish representative.
The second half was a disaster for Acend. SuperMassive Blaze won every gun duel and denied every attack. Everyone in the team popped off, especially Baran “Izzy” Yılmaz who outshined everyone by putting out 26 frags. SuperMassive Blaze took the map point with a 13-6.
SuperMassive Blaze made a bad decision as they started Bind on the attack against their opponent. Acend’s success on this map is known worldwide and they showcased their strength once again. During the first half, Acend stole so much time from SuperMassive Blaze, leaving them with little time to execute their attacking plans. Additionally, Mehmet “cNed” İpek going crazy made the score 9-3 in favor of Acend.
There wasn’t much hope for the Turkish superteam after losing the second pistol round, even though they managed to stop EMEA’s third seed a couple of times. They fell short and Acend won the map 13-7, tying the series.
The tension in the last map of the series was at the highest level. It was a life-or-death match for both teams and players seemed affected by this reality, making so many mistakes. Unlike the previous maps, Split witnessed a close competition and little things became deciders. In the end, Acend pulled the trigger and finished the series 13-10.
SuperMassive Blaze’s journey in Masters Berlin came to an end with this result. Acend will be moving to the quarterfinals where they will face 100 Thieves.