The grand finale of IEM Dallas 2022 has been set. Cloud9 wants to take on ENCE in a best of five CS:GO series tomorrow after punching their ticket today with a victory over BIG in the second semifinal.
C9 overall looked good on the T-side of their map choice Overpass, frequently overpowering the BIG defense with well-timed peeks and swings. They posted an impressive nine rounds on the T-side before halftime. But BIG secured an important pistol round to swing a quick 9-9 tie, then crunched the C9 defense over and over, winning eight straight rounds to start the second half and forcing C9 to spend all their timeouts. That BIG lead stretched to 15-10 before C9 finally showed some gusto on their CT side. They ran out of steam in the 30th round, however, and a BIG B-site execute secured the 16-14 win on Overpass.