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VeryGames have become SLTV StarSeries VII champions after defeating Astana Dragons 3-0 in the grand final (16-12 on de_mirage_ce, 16-9 on de_inferno_se), winning $7,500 in the process.
The rematch of yesterday's upper bracket final was set to be played in a best-of-five mode, with VeryGames having an automatic 1-0 advantage due to coming from the upper bracket.
It started on de_mirage_ce, which Astana won 16-12 in their encounter the day before, but the very beginning hinted at how this would play out.
Astana planted the C4 in the A bombsite, but before they could get into action, VeryGames smoked everything off and defused, going up 1-0.
Having still scored kills and survived, Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow prompted his team to buy in the second round, but it completely backfired as they were barely able to scratch their opponents.
After going up 3-0, VG tried to change things around and go aggressive, but it didn't pay off, and a round later Karasiow's 1-on-3 stopped VG's defuse and made the score 3-2.
With both teams low on money, round 6 was worth double and it was the Frenchmen who came out on top, which eventually propelled them to a 7-2 lead, courtesy of some great actions by Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux.
However, the next five rounds went Astana's way and the score stood even at 7-7 before Nathan "NBK" Schmitt surprised his enemies with a SCAR-20 purchase, scoring 3 kills to take the lead at the half, 8-7 VeryGames.
Despite getting two entries in the second pistol, the Dragons fell to Dubourdeaux's two and Richard "shox" Papillon's three kills in a 3-on-5, setting up an 11-7 lead for the French-Belgian team.
With the full buy coming into play, CTs shut down the A bombsite and started another mini-comeback, later resulting in a 12-12 scoreline and putting VeryGames on the back foot and low on money.
Kevin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans once again brought out the best in his team, orchestrating a semi-buy which kept them in the lead, before himself going clutch in a 2-on-2 situation inside the B bombsite for 14-12.
Papillon's 3 AK47 headshots singlehandedly put VG on match point, and despite Yegor "markeloff" Markelov's now almost trademark SSG 08 entry kill in round 28, the map concluded 16-12 in favor of VeryGames.
The second map was also a repeat from yesterday order, de_inferno_se, and unlike then when VG only managed to take 4 terrorist rounds, this time they had a flying start.
Dubourdeaux continued riding his great form from map one and scored three kills, with Papillon adding two to secure the pistol and eventually a 3-0 lead.
During the first buy round Schmitt sneaked around the A bombsite, taking out two members and securing what would turn into a 5-0 advantage, already surpassing his team's T-side total from the day before.
Dragons then finally started winning rounds, but a grenade suicide from Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev paved way to Papillon's 1-on-4 clutch for 6-3.
Even though Astana consolidated and won the next five rounds, the last one of the half went to VG, and so did yet another pistol round (4 out of 4) making the score 8-8.
After a necessary eco, Karasiow instructed his team to buy in the third round despite having no bomb plants earlier, but it once again backfired as VeryGames' defense for the coming situation was perfect.
Being up 11-8, they did drop one round, but from that point on they defended against every attack in an almost perfect manner, getting the entry kills and executing retakes well.
Astana's best chance to get back into the game was actually an eco round at 13-9, but some easy shots were missed by Sukhariev and his teammates before that, and VeryGames were only minutes away from victory, 14-9.
And so it was, the last two rounds also showed Astana had no answer to their opponents' setup and the French-Belgian squad triumphed 16-9 on de_inferno_se, 3-0 overall to clinch the SLTV StarSeries VII title and a $7,500 cheque.
Final standings of SLTV StarSeries VII:
1. VeryGames - $7,500
2. Astana Dragons - $4,000
3. NiP - $2,000
4. fnatic - $1,500
In its fourth season since introducing CS:GO, SLTV StarSeries received a fourth different champion, as VeryGames followed in the steps of ESC Gaming, Virtus.pro and NiP.
Post edited 2013-10-13 17:11:08
1.6ers had it so easy, playing the same game with better graphics, but now that sourcers have adapted its game over for the easy-mode players.
Let me correct you.
sAucers had it so easy, since it's pretty much all CSS game. recoil, graphics, movement.. ye, kinda everything. Die
i enjoyed reading all the mad 1.6fanboys reply to you
Post edited 2013-10-13 17:27:51
AD and NiP are equal at the moment, with a slight edge to AD judging by recent results.
Post edited 2013-10-13 17:16:45
and no, csgo is nothing like css, the recent movement update MAY have favoured css teams a bit, but no it's still not close to css at all.
This is how they used to do back in css
Post edited 2013-10-13 17:35:26
Stop with that, dont make that same mistake like thoose fags from 1.6 who said that :)
Post edited 2013-10-13 17:26:24
Most of the comments here just try to get people mad, they don't even give a damn about source.
I think AD would be #1 with those changes
Post edited 2013-10-13 17:31:19
Post edited 2013-10-13 17:33:46
i know this was your first time that vg defeat nip in sltv starseries..... and you guys happy but look at all matches nip from 2012, NIP is still better so go home, hope you guys enjoy cause this victory is short and nip again and again will win
I told you VG will destroy them.
Both matches were horrible from viewer point.
This game is dull there is not much of excitement even when f0rest plays this should tell you everything you need to know about this game.
Gz to VG winning a tournament in a very dull game.
Gz to NiP for keeping it up with this awful game for so long and Gz to Astana for proving that with some practice for short time they can actually play with people who have played this forsaken game for so long.
Over all very dull experience from a viewers point.
Valve needs to make something happen or this game will just fade.
Now what? What gives you the right to proclaim this game is boring to watch in the name of all viewers?
You and the others like you just need to accept that there is many of us who actually like watching this game as much as we liked watching CS 1.6.
This game is doing anything but fading, since numbers all around have only been going up since the beginning.
Federer - NiP
Nadal - AD
Djokovic - VG
Nadal really happy that finally was beating Federer but in the end there was still Djokovic who, in the end, wins the championship.
Of course that Im not considering this year, whrn Rafa is unstoppable.
VG have looked solid since Shox joined. They won EMS one, Madcatz invitational and got knocked out of DH Bucharest by NiP. This makes it 3/4 lan wins for VG since Shox joined them(not including domestic lans).
As with NiP did, VG will set a new bench mark prior to DHW, people will then have a chance to knock them off their perch at DHW.
At the end of the day current form suggests VG are the strongest side in CSGO.
Post edited 2013-10-13 22:37:16
I feel NiP are just changing how they play currently considering DHW is their main goal.
We shall see, certainly makes the next month or so really interesting especially if NiP don't win them or look in trouble as it could make an interesting story going into DHW.
They didn't win CGS, WCG and CPHG right?
Not hard to dominate a game, where Teams can't even attend events because of missing organisations.
My point of view at least. And yes i've played CSS.
They were not in the game at CGS time like wtf?
And WCG has never been to source i think ?
Post edited 2013-10-13 20:46:03
They entered CSS, when the game was already dead. That's what i ment.
The EMS CS GO Tournament was probably their biggest win so far and even that is just a minor tournament.
Still, they are a world class Team :)
And actually they placed 9-12 and 2012 CPH :D
They also won DSRack lan 3
Maybe one of the best tournout ever.
EDIT: Okay there was one WCG at 2005 :D Fact is they won everything from year 2009 if that's not domination i dont know what is
Post edited 2013-10-17 20:49:22
What ever you liked it or not does not concern me what concerns me as a Counter-strike fan following it since 1.1 this game has nothing to offer to me.
This is why i wrote what i did and i do believe i'm not the only one and if i am the only one that is fine but do not tell me the game was fun because i can go back in time and name you at least 40 more fun matches from 1.1 to 1.6 versions of cs , CSGO is yet to produce something like this even with all the viewers it had it just does not have that flavor of awsomeness just yet.
That's just your opinion, which also contradicts reality of the game's following constantly increasing.
Fine, the game is not fun for you, no one is forcing you to watch it, but you don't get to speak for everyone and say stuff like that.
And you don't get to say "What ever you liked it or not does not concern me" because as I said, what makes you the representative of all "Counter-strike fans" only because this game has nothing to offer to you?
For me it does have the flavor of awesomeness because I follow all teams and players very closely, I understand the dynamics of this new game, I care about what will happen in matches like this and how teams will adapt to various things.
"Your opinion does not concern me"
-refusal to listen to arguments that strongly suggest he does not represent a majority of CS:GO viewers
Post edited 2013-10-13 18:32:50
But it is fun to see how many people call VG the new number one in CS GO.
They did win a 4 Team Minor tournament. NiP did win DH Bucarest just a few weeks ago ;)
VG and AD are way closer to NiP's level now but that's it. VG and AD can proof their weekend performance at ESWC, EMS One, MSI and of course DHW, where the competition is way higher and bigger.
Virtus Pro also won versus NiP and won SLTV. Probably the most unimportant CS GO tournament we have atm considering the low amount of prize money and Teams.
Most people are just dumb as bricks, others are trolling. It's just a big cesspool really, always has been, always will be, which is also why it's so entertaining.
Let the retarded kiddies bicker. They will remain stupid no matter what you do, so why bother, on top of which the mods here will remain useless, so for the minirity of us capable of civil discussion it's a lose-lose situation.
Maybe it matters with you because you're not a LONG TIME pro(or not even a PRO).
When you're a REAL PRO, money only comes 2nd. 1ST is their PRIDE and DIGNITY winning the event vs 3 currently TOP 3 teams ATM, IMO.
They need to win DHW to be considered as a new top1.
Post edited 2013-10-13 18:07:32
Logic, at least google it.
Top 1 is.......
NiP still da BesT!!!
Huge congratulations to them.
Please even Battlefield is more dynamic then CSGO atm.
but what a stupid fanboys we have there :/