Astralis and Virtus.pro were tied 14-14 when Virtus.pro used their last remaining timeout to figure out exactly how to turn the tide to take the next two rounds.
A tactical timeout gave teams 30 seconds to convene and was the only time coaches are allowed to speak outside of warm-ups and halftime.
Seconds ticked away. The crowd of thousands grew louder at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
“Let’s go Astralis!”
“Let’s go VP!”
The fans’ dueling chants filled the historic theatre as the two teams deliberated.
The coaches, breaking their silence, had half a minute to dish out everything they’d kept pent up. Read more…