Version1 vs Complexity
NA VCT 2022 - Stage 2 - Open Qualifier 1: Round of 16 vs Complexity (Best of 3)
Map 1 – Haven
A strong pistol round from Complexity started the first map, and Jcruel’s Marshall sniping in the second round extended coL’s lead. Version1 played a slow third round, an offensive strategy that secured their first round win of the map. Despite Version1’s best efforts, Complexity continued to dominate throughout the next several rounds. In Round 7, Version1 were able to plant and defend the spike, giving them their second round win and momentum moving forward. Trying to close the gap for his team, Wardell got a triple kill to secure Round 9 followed by a 2v1 clutch in Round 10 for Version1. Complexity answered back with two strong rounds to finish off their defensive run on Haven. Switching sides, Version1 cleanly secured the second pistol round of the map and took the following round as well. The two teams traded rounds back and forth in the second half, but Complexity hit match point and the score sat at 12-10. With a flawless round followed by another strong defensive hold, Version1 sent the first map into overtime. Despite the heroic efforts by Version1, Complexity’s defensive prowess proved too strong, and they took the first map 14-12.
Map 2 – Icebox
After Complexity won the first map, Version1 needed a win to stay in the series. Version1 took the first pistol round of Icebox, and a flawless second round extended their lead to 2-0. Version1 had a strong showing throughout the entire first half, clutching out key rounds against Complexity and deploying oppressive assaults on both bombsites. At the end of the first half, Version1 were leading 10-2. On defense, Version1 proved to be just as dominant, winning the opening round of the second half, and hitting match point with a victory in the following round. Version1 tied the series 1-1 with a 13-4 victory on Icebox.
Map 3 – Ascent
With the series tied, both teams were competing for a continued spot in the upper bracket. A chaotic opening pistol round went in favor of Complexity. The teams traded following rounds, but Complexity maintained a small lead. With a flawless Round 7, Version1 were able to take the lead in the map, 4-3. Version1 seemed to gain momentum after securing the lead, winning several offensive rounds I a row. However, Complexity put up a fight, winning their own set of clutch defensive wins. Another flawless round from Version1 propelled them into the second half of the map with a 7-5 lead. Despite some solid attacking rounds from Complexity, Version1’s defensive coverage was too strong and they took a 13-6 victory on Ascent to win the series.