IceNine defeated Ground Zero in the first round of the playoffs with a total of 16-4. It was unclear if IceNine was able to field 5 players this week with Motive on a LOA and x t r's video card burned out. Lucky for x t r, Krux
expressed his extra video card and he received it the day of the match.
IceNine made a number of adjustments before the match to help counter Ground Zero's base strategy from there previous match up in week 8 on Siege. IceNine displayed a number of good pushes and was able to pick Ground Zero apart 8-0.
With the switch to Inner, Ground Zero was able to take 4 of 12 round with 4-5 rounds coming down to the wire. IceNine made a couple of strong rotations and was able to stop Ground Zero just feet short of the extraction on 3 different rounds.