VeryGames survive ALTERNATE scare

The first palpable upset has happened here, at Mad Catz, as VeryGames had to work hard to get a 15-15 draw against ALTERNATE in their second group match.

After easing past logiX 16-3 in their first match in Vienna, VeryGames were tested by the other German team in the group, ALTERNATE, who had lost to Anexis 16-12 earlier on in a keenly-contested game.

The French team got off to a great start on de_dust2_se, on which they started out on the Terrorist side, but towards the middle of the first half, they took their foot back off the gas, allowing ALTERNATE to recover and get seven rounds.


ScreaM's new team looked off the pace

The second half picked up where the first one had left off, with neither side being able to stamp their authority on the game, but ALTERNATE eventually managed to take the score to 15-14. With their economy in the shambles, VeryGames made one last effort in the final round, and it paid off, as parity was restored.

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Elsewhere, Ninjas in Pyjamas have one foot in the Mad Catz play-offs after defeating TCM-Gaming 16-5 on de_inferno_se, which allowed them to rack up three more points after beating Nolstagie earlier in the day.

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Russian/Ukrainian mix team Nostalgie also caused a major upset by defeating Imaginary Gaming 16-10 on de_mirage_csgo, taking the race for a spot in the next stage down to the final round of the matches.

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In the other Group B contest, Anexis moved past logiX 16-12 to cement their place at the top of the table, but they will have to at least hold VeryGames to a draw if they want to secure an automatic berth in the playoffs.

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Wouldn't call it an upset, but it was a good game to watch.
2013-02-23 13:01
#8
Germany Dok1 
It would totally be an upset if ALTERNATE would have won^^ (Especially if you look at the recent haters saying ALTERNATE is in weak form...)
2013-02-23 13:03
And they are still weak
2013-02-23 13:30
#40
Germany Dok1 
looks like we found an ALTERNATE hater...
2013-02-23 13:39
Nope but they are weak despite you defend them in every single thread of them. Oh we found a...fanboy?
2013-02-23 13:53
wp from alternate bro hahaha
2013-02-23 17:01
#58
Germany Dok1 
haha yeah, that match vs. logiX wasn't good^^
2013-02-23 17:02
told you they are weak :P
2013-02-23 17:52
#60
Germany Dok1 
ok you won...xD But still I think they would have better chances than logiX in the next matches. I think they are better when playing the best they can than logiX ;)
2013-02-23 18:04
Yay...they are better than logiX but i don' t know...everything can happen...they are not as strong even half than they were at css.
2013-02-23 18:49
dont worry alternate got lucky ;)
2013-02-23 13:04
actually it was vg who got lucky to still manage to get a draw.
2013-02-23 13:13
talking about whole match not just last few rounds,but alternate played really good im not a fan or hater dont worry ;)
2013-02-23 13:17
#42
Germany Dok1 
It already looked like CPH2012, I think they also lost the first and drew the 2nd match and then won everything^^
2013-02-23 13:40
+1 nice eyes :) i agree :D
2013-02-23 13:41
-1
2013-02-23 16:43
best game atm !
2013-02-23 13:02
#3
Germany Dok1 
ALTERNATE very strong! Well played and deserved a win but gg to NBK for the double p250 in the last round ;)
2013-02-23 13:02
O_o nice one ALTERNATE
2013-02-23 13:02
alternate got so unlucky
2013-02-23 13:02
#6
Bosnia and Herzegovina lemSa 
sick sick sick match
2013-02-23 13:02
#7
Canada kROSR 
Alternate was better than VG this game, too bad they didnt won.
2013-02-23 13:03
#9
Germany Dok1 
great start to the tournament :D:D
2013-02-23 13:03
1+
2013-02-23 13:04
weird lead from ex6 IMO with this match
2013-02-23 13:05
ScreaM-dA-k1ng hahhaha
2013-02-23 13:06
He played very well ...
2013-02-23 13:07
ofc :D
2013-02-23 13:08
vg low
2013-02-23 13:06
nice game ;]
2013-02-23 13:06
ex6tenz not good
2013-02-23 13:06
verygames played so bad,and alternate played rly good in the first half
2013-02-23 13:06
They both played as good or as bad ;). Don't understand how vg managed to get the draw in the Last round. Ty nbk
2013-02-23 13:09
yeah, but they dont look so strong as im use to see them
2013-02-23 13:31
True
2013-02-23 14:42
Ex6 needs to fix his calls.. alternate played so well too :)
2013-02-23 13:07
all players were playing "ok", but +1 with ex6 calls, somes were just ... wrong.
2013-02-23 13:11
nice ... vg going down more and more
2013-02-23 13:07
Last esh event they lost against 3dmax then they finished 2nd
2013-02-23 13:11
they was better last year
2013-02-23 13:13
no,just everyone else was less prepared and trained...expect this kind of things to happen to nip too...other teams catching up
2013-02-23 14:45
VG didnt take this match seriously,they didnt want to use new tactics so they ended up 15 15. Lets be they could won this easy. But nice suprise by team ALTERNATE gj guys.
2013-02-23 13:08
Made stats? So igl ex6 is useless? NiP doesnt need , Xizt is there
2013-02-23 13:31
Dude i am talking about match VG vs ALTERNATE, i think u made a comment mistake that u should realize by now :)
2013-02-23 13:39
You are the one not doing it
2013-02-23 13:51
ok nvm this conversation is over :P
2013-02-23 14:00
k newb
2013-02-23 17:00
VG on lan is strong..
2013-02-23 13:13
luck. germans should have win this imo.
2013-02-23 13:14
#31
United Kingdom Alth 
ScreaM and NBK kept them in this game. Huge rounds from both of them.
2013-02-23 13:14
ALT played great
2013-02-23 13:17
VG needs something to be just decent against the best :) and with the time they will lose and lose more
2013-02-23 13:33
NICE TCM TOP 5 EASY
2013-02-23 13:37
Dear Ozstrik3r, One must know when to Quit.
2013-02-23 13:44
+1
2013-02-23 16:20
bad decision by scream to go to VG.. he was good with shoxie
2013-02-23 13:44
he change the mouse, he lost the skill. Sad :/
2013-02-23 14:16
stats madz all players ?
2013-02-23 14:01
i fucking cant believe :S
2013-02-23 14:35
Got 1 point in groupstage and thats vs VG. VG shit Ex6tenz shit.
2013-02-23 14:36
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