The second semi-final at the PAX Arena was between Paralax VS ChiefsESC. The Winner would play Athletico in tomorrow’s grand final.
The game 2 veto
CheifsESC start map 1 Cache (their selection) on the Terrorist side. The first pistol round was also won by the Chiefs, giving them a dream T-side start and allowing them to begin the first semi-final strong. That strength carried on through the initial rounds and ChiefsESC took the first 8 rounds before Paralax got onto the scoreboard. ChiefsESC then took a commanding lead of 12-3 into half time. Thankfully for Paralax, they secured the T-side pistol round for themselves to help claw their way back into the game. But it wasn’t quite enough to get back into the game and ChiefsESC took game 1 16-10.
Mirage was Paralax’s choice for map 2 and is arguably one of their best maps. Paralax won the knife round and took a T-side start and also secured the initial pistol round which led to a very quick 3-0 start. However, ChiefsESC continued with their strong showing from the previous game taking a 10-5 half time lead. Paralax took the second round but ChiefsESC force bought into the second round and secured what should have been a Paralax round into the bag, resetting Paralax’s economy. Even with Mirage being a CT dominant map, it wasn’t enough for Paralax to get back into the game. ChiefsESC took the 2nd map 16-9 and booked their place in the best of 5 grand final.