Day 2 of the Gfinity Elite Series has concluded and it was the first major tournament for Method's CS:GO team! And again Method had the honor of opening up the entire CS:GO season with the very first match, but it didn't turn out to be the best of days as there were some technical difficulties that made it run a little long and jenko wasn't feeling well and almost had to stop playing at one point. The match-up was against Excel eSports and it was a Best of 2, starting on Mirage.
After a bit of a slow start on Mirage and a 1-5, Method caught up and ended up winning the map 16-11with this impressive finish from Weber:
Method #CSGO take map 1 vs @exceL 16-11! Very well played all and great rounds! #EliteSeries— Method (@Methodgg) July 8, 2017
The action continues: https://t.co/5pqDnBd9pG pic.twitter.com/2NVsEuwSh0
Sitting at that 1-0 in the Bo2 felt good, but Excel had the map pick and were very confident about Nuke, as it turns out they had every right to be. Jenko managed to pull through his health issues and played on, but the round didn't quite go to plan as Excel dominantly took the map 16-5.
Map 2 goes to @exceL 16-5, bringing in a win and making the Bo2 1-1! Great games and plays today in the @Gfinity #EliteSeries! pic.twitter.com/qivFqEtqbU— Method (@Methodgg) July 8, 2017
So a draw in the end, perhaps not the best of starts but still pretty solid, placing Method in 5th on the CS:GO leaderboards.
You can check out the full matches, with Method's starting at 1h13min right here.