A brazillian view into the VP / Polish lose
First of all, I'll probably have some grammar errors so feel free to correct me & help me improving my english.
I used to like brazillian crowd a lot, sometimes I tought we had the best crowd, but this championship in Krakow was so nice to watch the crowd. They were amazing, they supported VP till the end (sometimes this doesnt happen in brazil) and they were so passionate and loud that they remind me brazillians sometimes.
I loved it, it was the best crowd Ive ever seen supporting the home team and I dont think it was bad in any means for VP.
Now talking about the game:
Well, it was really awkward to watch immortals playing so passive and calm. The win against big was REALLY emotinal and one of the reasons was the BIG BUG and they being the one and only team to support the bug in the beggining...And then they beat SK using the bug only 1 or 2 times, so IMT was really so emotional in that day. But watching them playing against VP it was really new stuff for me. Never seen IMT like that before. And I think great part of this calmness was due they already achieved a GREAT thing in this major, no one (even them) didn't expect them to be finalists, they were so glad to be legends that they felt no pressure at all.
Another part of their calmness (in my opinion) is because the opponent was VP. Brazil and brazillians have a great respect for VP, we feel like they are brother teams with SK, and it is no different with IMT. We support VP (when they face other teams) and we really identify ourselves with the polish style of being, passionate crowd, passionate play, loving the game, loving to play. I can ensure you that pasha has TONS of fans in brazil, we love pasha <3 and we love VP. That said, I dont think IMT mindset was in a point that could reach trashtalking and cursing (like against big). This was such a HUGE thing for their win.
Not to mention that every player stepped in when necessary. All of them, Lucas, hen1, kNg, steel and boltz.
Now talking about VP team, first we have to recognize that byali didnt make a good series, but we can't blame the loss on him, he was such a key player in VP win against north, so I think it was just a matter of bad decisions, unlucky plays and bankrupcy (Lack of $$ in game).
VP wasn't terrible, but they felt a lil the pressure of the crowd, and this kind of thing can't happen to a professional team that wants to get on the top. I did the same critic when coldzera felt the pressure of twits of "sk fans" back in 2015/early 2016 and started to trash talk in twitter and etc. Seriously, someone that wants to be on the top of the world can't be affected by twits. That's what I expect from professional players and I'm glad that he is delivering in such a GREAT level now regardless of the twits. I think VP, mainly taz neo pasha and kubben, as a 10+ years old team players shouldn't let this affect so much their play. That's what I expect of a professional team.
The last main thing I believe made VP lose was the vetoes and picks.
I am brazillian and I was cheering for IMT but I honestly tought VP were the favorites and I wouldn't be mad/sad if IMT lost. Fact is, even IMT being a major finalist, they didn't grow too much as a god tier team, you can see, for example, on inferno, every single time they went on the "B" site they didn't smoke 3D and still they were able to plant & win the rounds... This is not god tier cs, they just won the game on skill and hability, and don't get me wrong, this is not all bad, actually that's what I expected from IMT since they had such a recent change of roster. They certainly can play Cobble on a high level, but in my particular opinion, this "PUG MAPS" (Yanko likes to call them pug maps, like inferno, cache, mirage) are a better pick for IMT.
IMT is not all set up for all strats and maps so when you decide to play a PUG map, it has lots of "standart" bangs and smokes, team play is not 100% essential to win and expericen (of 10 years playing, maybe more) doesnt speak louder here. That's why I think they did right on picking Inferno, but I think VP had to pick more strategical maps, like Train, even if IMT have 2 good awpers, VP are an agressive team, they should be able to play in a great level and don't let IMT to stabilish an economy. In my opinion, cobble/train (mainly train) would be the correct choice for VP if you have in mind that they were playing against a relative new team and they could let experience speak a little louder.
That's my toughts on the semi final, all respect to Poland and to VP , we from brazil love VP and polishs <3
Please comment and let me know what you think about my text, any kind of critics are welcome, even if you just trash talk, I'll be able to know the % of people that liked it ! Thank you all, Lets go IMT ! <3