Anexis win HKLAN 2013

February 17th, 2013 05:00

Anexis just became HKLAN 2013 champions by besting Copenhagen Wolves in the grand final (6-16 on de_dust2_se & 16-12 on de_nuke_se, 1-0 advantage due to coming from the upper bracket), winning ~2,400€ in the process.

The first bigger event of 2013, HKLAN, featured a ~5,300€ prize purse and it was an opportunity for many new Danish rosters to establish a new order in their local CS:GO scene.

The main favorites were the 10th best team in the world according to our ranking, Anexis, and they were challenged by the likes of fnatic, Copenhagen Wolves, EYES ON U, Xapso, logiX and HastaLaVista who all aimed to take their scalp. The 46 team tournament started with group stage on Friday evening, while the best-of-three double elimination (with best-of-one lower bracket) continued on Saturday morning.

Pimp and Anexis came to HKLAN as main favorites

Earlier today we saw the first upset as former Anexis CS 1.6 members Danny "BERRY" Krüger's and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer's team Xapso was knocked out by Sophisticated Gaming in the lower bracket, finishing 17-24th.

At the same time fnatic looked strong in the upper bracket, defeating Copenhagen Wolves in the 1/4 final 2-0, but they then found themselves on the wrong side of a big comeback, as EYES ON U overturned a 0-1 deficit in maps and a 2-13 score in the 3rd map to win 16-14 in the upper 1/2 final, sending fnatic to the lower bracket.

In the other semi-final, Anexis fought off the surprise of the tournament, a mix team named Simplyshredded, after losing the first map 3-16 by convincingly winning the 2nd and 3rd map 16-3 and 16-2.

In the upper final, Anexis once again came back from a one map deficit, against EYES ON U, and won 2-1 (14-16, 16-10, 16-10) to advance to the grand final.

Down in the lower bracket final fnatic and Copenhagen Wolves met each other once more, and this time the all new lineup of the Wolves came out victorious 16-11 on de_nuke_se, setting up a consolidation final matchup against EYES ON U. Wolves continued their strong play, and with a 16-7 victory on de_mirage_go they joined Anexis in the grand final where they would need to win two maps opposed to Anexis' one who had a 1-0 advantage due to coming from the upper bracket.

dupreeh excelled for Cph Wolves in the lower bracket

Starting around 2:30AM local time, the grand final's first map was de_dust2_se where Copenhagen Wolves began as CTs. The underdogs made a brilliant start and took a dominant 10-2 lead, but Anexis made a slight comeback to finish the half 10-5.

As the sides changed, Wolves took the second pistol round and went up 13-5. After that, their patient attacks eventually paid off, despite of dropping the first buy round, and they clinched the first map 16-6.

That left the match and the championship hanging on the second map's result, which turned out being de_nuke_se. Wolves once more started on defense but it was Anexis who took the early lead after winning their first pistol round of the final. But apart from the following anti-ecos, Wolves only allowed their opponents to take two buy rounds, going into the second half with another 10-5 lead.

However, thanks to another pistol round, Anexis reduced the score to 10-8 and made the match even more interesting two rounds later when the result stood at 10-10. The next four rounds were exchanged and neither team was in the lead (12-12), but Anexis then found a successful formula and held their opponents away in the next four rounds to win 16-12 and secure the HKLAN title.

HKLAN 2013Best of 2
17th February 2013

HKLAN 2013 final standings:

1. Denmark Anexis – 2,413€
2. Denmark Copenhagen Wolves – 1,350€
3. Denmark EYES ON U – 670€
4. Denmark fnatic – 400€
5-6. Denmark Simplyshredded – 200€
5-6. Denmark logiX – 200€
7-8. Denmark HastaLaVista – 67€
7-8. Denmark myRevenge – 67€

After being knocked down to the lower bracket quite early, in the 1/4 final, Copenhagen Wolves' one month old lineup fought through five opponents to reach the grand final where they gave a good account of themselves but ended up with 2nd place and a 1,350€ consolation prize.

Anexis didn't seem as convincing as it was expected of them, dropping a map to four of their six playoff opponets, but nevertheless they proved to be the best Danish team at the moment by taking 1st place and a cheque for ~2,400€.

For complete results, brackets and lineups visit our coverage section dedicated to this tournament here.

The HKLAN 2013 champions will be seen in action next weekend as well, when they will attend Mad Catz CS:GO Invitational in Vienna, Austria.

Congratz Guys :)!
2013-02-17 05:04
sry for replaying to you but, do we have a VoD of this game?
2013-02-17 12:54
2013-02-17 05:04
Latvia CINDER 
5 AM in the morning they Finish?
2013-02-17 05:05
lol fnatic not even top3 in denmark :( they need changes!
2013-02-17 05:12
fnatic 4th at local LAN.......
2013-02-17 05:37
World Moya 
fnatic 4th? wtf? rsrs
2013-02-17 05:57
CH :(
2013-02-17 08:43
Rly surprised that Wolves made it this far considering the few amount of hours they've had in the game
2013-02-17 08:58
fnatic failed hard
2013-02-17 09:13
cph will be one for the future
2013-02-17 09:36
Trace needs to train harder to become the player he was in 1.6. And they NEED to get rid of JOKERN. This guy was fuckin shit in source, he's now awful in csgo too, why would they keep him? He doesn't bring anything to the team and there are so many talented players in DK who could do much better than him.
2013-02-17 09:51
+1 But tho you have to consider it might be hard being trace at this moment. i find it hard to believe he stays cool with those disapointments turnament after turnament.
2013-02-17 09:54
trace definitely needs to step up...he used to be a one man army but that is simply not possible in this game i guess..they make a lot of silly mistakes...for now only xp9x is the consistent player
2013-02-17 09:59
Some moments he did some crazy things, i think it was against EYES ON U on train he was on 18-1 score, but that is the only time i saw him do something similar to what he did in 1.6, this game just doesn't suit the style he had in 1.6, like i have said before, in 1.6 he had crazy movement, doing tricks on the ladders on train and so on, you just cant do it in this game, trace have improved on this lan, give him more time and i think he can become great at this game to - i think it would help the team to get rid of JOKERN too, i saw many times for excample alley on train, he miss like two awp shots and the opponent is standing right in his face and then they get a free shot on to xyp9x, because JOKERN fails. Then its 3 vs 5 all of a sudden, and that wont make it easier for trace and co.
2013-02-17 10:39
Denmark e1z 
just shut it. Jokern is sick, and played almost every match VERY well. Trace on the other hand, played a lot of "bad" matches.
2013-02-17 13:41
WHAT THE FUCK!? JOKERN was fnatic's MVP of this tournament, the amount of frags that guy produced was insane, and if not him, it was Friis. Xyp9x and trace both played horrible... JOKERN wasn't "fucking shit" in source either, he played on a respected top3 team in the world, being one of the best all-arounders at the period of Copenhagen Games 2012. Don't comment such bullshit if you have no clue.
2013-02-17 10:52
bad joke he worst player in fnatic
2013-02-17 10:55
wtf, he was actually the MVP for them in all the laters match.
2013-02-17 11:04
Lmao Jokern is by far the worst player of fnatic (and not only on this lan) And i laughed on the source part. Jokern was the worst player of tt.dragons at CPH Games and they were not even close to the top3 haha. Best all rounder I litterally laughed my ass off
2013-02-17 11:13
Denmark Sander 
Really?? They finished as number 3 at cph games were all the best teams attended. And no he was not the worst player in that lineup, maybe you should stop talking bullshit because you saw him play in one game!
2013-02-17 11:32
so he was in Epsilon line-up, not in Tt Dragons?
2013-02-17 11:49
Denmark e1z 
Both. They switched org. from Epsilon to Tt Dragons.
2013-02-17 13:42
He was by far the best player of fnatic at this LAN, together with Friis. And claiming him the worst player of Epsilon doesn't really matter, since he had a job, which he fulfilled to near perfection. Maybe you should stop talking so much crap, you have no idea what you're typing.
2013-02-17 12:24
mad bro? the guy has this much talent *holds index finger and thumb almost together*
2013-02-17 11:23
2013-02-17 10:54
Lmao first of all he wasn't shit at source. Secondly, he was easily one of the top performers for fnatic this lan. E.g. when the rest of the fnatic squad were failing against EYES ON U, JOKERN was the only one doing any damage with 35-15 stats when the rest of his team were barely hitting 10 frags avg. Jokern is not the weak link in this team individually, their teamplay was lacking more than anything imo.
2013-02-17 12:43
Denmark socN 
dem lies :PPPP
2013-02-17 15:44
Ye we all know ur one of his friends. Can't remember if you're smf or socn but whatever, you're just protecting one of your buddies
2013-02-18 00:27
He is socn. Not that it matters. What matters is that, regardless of socn and jokern being friends, Jokern is still a very talented player. He was the most fragging player at this LAN, and you can check his stats. Goodbye.
2013-02-18 10:32
2013-02-19 14:45
Wow.......... did you even see any of the matches?
2013-02-17 19:39
2013-02-18 00:26
y so what?
2013-02-18 21:06
Not very objective...
2013-02-18 22:14
Very surprising results on this LAN. Kinda strange play from some teams. I mean when they play online, most of them play like robots. But from the few matches I saw on stream some of the players seemed like they don't even know what to do in certain situations. I think this order of the teams was more about the lucky ones from LB because of the BO1 there. I really believe that only a BO3 match can show us who's the better team.
2013-02-17 10:03
ye top teams cheat online you know,because they get so much for it
2013-02-18 00:36
The first part of my post wasn't meant in that direction. I think they weren't able to adapt to LAN conditions as good as one would expect.
2013-02-18 09:14
what name headset on Pimp ??
2013-02-17 10:54
2013-02-17 11:02
zowie hammer
2013-02-17 11:06
2013-02-17 13:06
Denmark kozality 
For now he actually doesn't play with that headset anymore since Anexis isn't sponsored by Zowie anymore, but Razer. Therefore he has a Razer Megalodon (for its mic) and a pair of Razer Morray(might be +?) inside of that to have the isolation as well as its brilliant sound compared to its size.
2013-02-17 11:52
2013-02-17 13:05
2bad for WOLVES, most talented Denmark players incoming :D
2013-02-17 11:05
2,413€ :D nice number gg anexis and UL to the wolves; rly enjoyed seeing them in the final
2013-02-17 11:09
its so sad that fnatic cant win vs some randoms teams like (eyes on u and ) and bunch of kids like anexis and so sad that fnatic always have great lineup and now have so suck lineup they really need changes -trace he is inconsistent or - rytter sometimes he good fragger but bad igl - jokern cant frag and add some good IGL and good madfragger or second AWP Friis trace Rytter Xyp9x Barbarr
2013-02-17 11:15
anexis - bunch of kids and eyes on u - randoms? lol. shut up pls.
2013-02-17 11:46
if fnatic will be play this tourney with this lineup ( rytter-trace-friis-karrigan-moddii) this teams lose vs fnatic very hard
2013-02-17 12:05
1.6 just bed dont be med.
2013-02-17 11:51
Denmark kozality 
You obviously don't have a clue what's actually happening on the scene, but it's alright mate. Another time, when you don't know anything about something - DON'T COMMENT! To actually reply to your, a bit of a retarded post, I'd actually give you a heads up for noticing Trace's inconsistency, it's been a true shame for him, as well as him teammates. But he is definitely not alone about this, but he definitely takes down the mood for the entire fnatic-team as he starts to rage. - Too all of you who hates fnatic because the ended 4th at a "Local LAN" it isn't just a local lan, like in......... let's say... France or Germany. For HKLan, some of the best teams in the world (top30 - yeah, they are actually noteworthy for their performances on such a dynamic[maybe too much, lol] scene) and therefore I see it as a true stupidity to call anyone of these attendees "randoms" or "kids". They would rip off your head anytime - ONLINE & LAN. Why don't you guys just let the teams themselves decides whomever they are going to kick or not - how come that's become your job?
2013-02-17 12:02
Don't even bother. He's probably the most incompetent Dane on this forum.
2013-02-17 12:26
c00l story
2013-02-17 12:45
Stop whining about fnatic. You have made like +50 comments throughout this event about fnatic.
2013-02-17 15:35
SRSLY WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU? The game is still new, maybe then haven't played enough or maybe they wans't fully prepared for this tournament, why the **** do you have to flame them? You have no god damn clue about this game, making changes all the time wont make them either a respected or talentet team. Please burn.
2013-02-17 16:51
The community of CS:GO in Denmark is pretty big.
2013-02-17 11:36
fnatic 4th at local LAN.......
2013-02-17 12:13
Sweden BenneDoT 
Jokern: Missed some ( tons ) of the most obvious shots ever with the AWP, otherwise he played solid with the rifles on nuke vs EOU. = Just give the AWP to Friis... Trace: Very imbalanced player that could play really good on some rounds (mag7 ace) and totally garbidge on others, over all he just needs to play more, cause he is getting better for sure. Fnatic is really dissapointing me, they need to get it together and Carn needs to give them a little motivation cause i can't stand see Fnatic go away like this.
2013-02-17 12:16
+rytter insonsistent too JOKERN played solid only one map on nuke vs EOU other matches he played low
2013-02-17 12:25
I am 100% sure your lack of intelligens is coming from you only being like 13. 15 comments now? Trashing fnatic, and we don't care. You clearly needto get out from your from and see the sun, instead of trashing people on the internet, that you know nothing about.
2013-02-17 12:50
Denmark e1z 
JOKERN played a lot of very solid matches. He was shit in some, but a lot more consistent than Trace, it's not even arguable! It's true JOKERN didn't land a lot of his shots, but he played a VERY well rifle, so why even bother calling him a bad player.
2013-02-17 13:48
Why bother picking up an awp then, when u hit all ur rifle shots and fuck up with bgreen...
2013-02-19 15:45
Denmark kozality 
Friis played bad with the awp overall as well. What's your exact point?
2013-02-21 01:16
46 teams, pretty sick
2013-02-17 12:46
2013-02-17 12:56
I'm top player! Who needs a team!
2013-02-17 12:59
Your shit.
2013-02-17 21:33
You 'are' shit!
2013-02-18 15:19
Whos shit? :O
2013-02-20 15:15
Pimp does indeed looks like a pimp
2013-02-17 13:54
Was a good final.
2013-02-17 14:03
Anexis lineup anyone?
2013-02-17 14:31
Nico - [AWP] Pimp - [All-Round] MSL - [IGL] Nille - [Rifle] Gla1ve - [Rifle]
2013-02-17 15:40
All round as in?
2013-02-17 17:12
2013-02-17 17:34
Get Morten back.
2013-02-19 15:48
AWP and rifle?
2013-02-20 15:10
2013-02-20 15:35
Gla1ve is IGL
2013-02-17 17:16
Denmark Sander 
Msl igl :D?
2013-02-17 18:22
grinte fucking meget :D
2013-02-18 10:37
xD lajk a somebody
2013-02-19 15:49
Denmark Sander 
I would really enjoy to watch msl leading the team ingame ;)
2013-02-20 11:43
Ditto mate
2013-02-20 13:32
Denmark kozality 
He did that back in the days with MoD - they finished 3rd at TheBlast 2012, as well as being ranked as 9(?) at the Cadreds Top 10. I am not saying it's the most optimal status for him.
2013-02-21 01:17
Germany Dok1 
I think CPHWolves will be the best danish team :D
2013-02-17 15:32
Disapointing for Fnatic, especially that jokern was better then the rest. As for the Anexis, congrats to them :)
2013-02-17 15:41
People needs to stop hating on fnatic
2013-02-17 19:41
fnatic needs stop kidding with this lineup and bring up some really good players
2013-02-17 19:50
You needs to stop kidding with your comments and bring up some really good arguments
2013-02-17 20:07
arguments? do you need real arguments? only TOP4 vs not so strong team its not argument? lose last 4 matches vs any chance its not argument?
2013-02-17 20:32
''not so strong team'' Who the fook let you out the nutthouse?
2013-02-17 20:46
Just be quiet, opportunist and please change your flag back to Ukranian..
2013-02-18 00:24
Denmark kaspeRztw 
Great Lan and WP anexis and wolves
2013-02-17 20:31
fucking good job Anexis
2013-02-17 21:24
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