VG beat fnatic to win Mad Catz

MIRAA
April 7th, 2013 18:54

VeryGames have been crowned champions of Mad Catz Birmingham following a 2-0 victory over fnatic in the final (16-6 de_mirage_go, 16-10 de_dust2_se).

Starting off on the CT side on de_mirage_go, fnatic came out the brighter in the first half and won the first two rounds. A buying attempt from VeryGames in the third round paid dividends as they reduced the deficit to 2-1 despite Andreas "MODDII" Fridh' double kill.

From then on, VeryGames were on cruise control and won six rounds in a row, with Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans picking up important kills and winning clutch rounds. Several rounds were then exchanged between the two sides, but in the end the French side came out on top 9-6.

After switching to the CT side, VeryGames took control of proceedings, winning the first seven rounds as fnatic were helpless against the well-organised Frenchmen.


Ex6TenZ again putting in big numbers

On de_dust2_se, fnatic started out on the Terrorist side and took an early lead following a long rush. However, the Danes were immediately stunned in the following round as VeryGames camped the B site and easily took down the rushing terrorists.

A lot of close rounds then followed, with neither side being able to stamp their authority on the game, until fnatic picked themselves up and took five rounds in a row to take the score to 7-3. The rest of the first half was neck and neck, and fnatic went into the break with a 9-6 lead that was anything but comfortable as they were about to play as CT.

The second half was completely dominated by VeryGames, who gave a great account of themselves, losing just one round, to win the map 16-10 and lift their first international trophy in CS:GO.

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 VeryGames K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 47 - 31 +16 - 1.32
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 36 - 22 +14 - 1.20
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 35 - 25 +10 - 1.15
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 37 - 29 +8 - 1.14
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 28 - 31 -3 - 0.83

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 44 - 36 +8 - 1.29
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 24 - 35 -11 - 0.69
Denmark Michael 'Friis' JørgensenFriis 22 - 36 -14 - 0.67
Norway Lasse 'stingeR' MidtstuestingeR 25 - 40 -15 - 0.66
Denmark Martin 'trace' Heldttrace 23 - 37 -14 - 0.63

Mad Catz Birmingham final standings:

1. France VeryGames - £6,000
2. Denmark fnatic -
£3,000
3. Denmark Western Wolves -
£1,000
4. Denmark fm-eSports TOXiC
5-6. Portugal k1ck
5-6. United Kingdom Anexis


Well Played VG! Nt Fnatic. :(
2013-04-07 18:54
ScreaM played very well vs bots and here 28-31 ;DDD
2013-04-07 19:30
85.7% still :D
2013-04-07 19:33
Id rather have 15% HS and ex6tenz's score than what scream did ;)
2013-04-07 19:39
You are tactive ;)
2013-04-07 19:41
Wow, right detective
2013-04-07 20:54
I know, im Sherlock
2013-04-07 22:52
+1
2013-04-07 20:22
+1
2013-04-07 21:08
HLTV.org should also put Assists in the score as now the game tracks it. Ex6tenz probably had the biggest amount of assist, and the biggest amount of finishing off players bellow 50hp in the whole match with his moderate 51% HS. So it's clear who helped more the team towards the victory, but with assist stats it would be even more highlighted.
2013-04-09 01:02
#111
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
He played insane the entire groupstage too remember? :) 99 percent hs over 3 matches Well insane aimwise that is
2013-04-07 20:09
what's the point ? make the effort to hs everytime and by that exposing himself more and taking more damage.. I'd rather kill 2, 3 guys in the chest and die, than killing 1 guy but hs and die.
2013-04-07 20:35
#145
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
Youre absolutely right , that's why I added that last sentence :)
2013-04-07 22:27
Doesnt do much when ur negative in score does it?:)
2013-04-07 20:53
#146
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
I'm talking about.groupstage, he wad nowhere near negative there
2013-04-07 22:28
#3
Poland seeez 
gg VG
2013-04-07 18:54
#4
Netherlands h0nt 
gg vg
2013-04-07 18:54
Wrong picture on article :D Vg 2 - 0 Fmtoxic :D
2013-04-07 18:55
+ LOL
2013-04-07 19:31
theres a mistake verygames fm toxic
2013-04-07 18:55
:S sad for fnatic.. WP VG, gg
2013-04-07 18:55
#18
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Macedonia EXTOL[t] 
+1
2013-04-07 18:57
~3k was watching this match while ~50k was watching NiP vs VP :D still GJ VG
2013-04-07 18:55
while tonight 150k viewers watching cod championship with guys spraying in legs ...
2013-04-08 11:33
vg/fnatic same lvl like Na`Vi
2013-04-07 18:55
#81
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Netherlands c3i 
vg would crush navi to pieces.
2013-04-07 19:29
#13
Germany a4l 
what a lame tournament, sorry
2013-04-07 18:55
i agree, plus gotv and stream lags were annoying when watching games :/. Starladder was more action packed with Nip Vp FINAAAAAAAL.
2013-04-07 19:34
NiP loses a lan, VG wins one, most beautiful day in my life
2013-04-07 18:56
hahah love frenchie
2013-04-07 19:00
+1
2013-04-07 19:09
#77
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
:D
2013-04-07 19:26
#97
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
lol
2013-04-07 19:40
#100
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United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
I bet you would've been happier, if it was the same LAN in question :)
2013-04-07 19:47
hehe
2013-04-07 19:57
Life is beautiful.
2013-04-08 11:52
VG won 6k , just like VP at SLTV , but they didn't have to beat ESC and NiP twice :D
2013-04-07 18:56
#25
Germany Dok1 
$6k = 4,6k € £6k = 7k € So VeryGames won more money ;)
2013-04-07 19:00
Didn't notice that haha . Much better for them , good choice to leave SLTV ;)
2013-04-07 19:02
#33
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Russia scrdmn 
NOPE.More than vp
2013-04-07 19:01
ESC is garbage compared to verygames though. VG has faced them like 5 times, both on LAN and online and crushed them every time.
2013-04-07 19:09
ESC is garbage now but they won SLTV Starseries IV by beating Virtus Pro in 4 maps as well so once they were better
2013-04-07 19:11
Well man .. I didn't say that ESC is worse . Actually you can understand from my comment that I consider ESC better than WW or fnatic ;)
2013-04-07 19:13
worst tournament in this year 100% wp fnatic ( but they need more pracc, very often fnatic doing stupid mistakes) VP\NIP VG fnatic/ww
2013-04-07 18:58
GG
2013-04-07 19:00
I don't know if you know that guys but: Patrik Sättermon ‏@cArnCS 22m We better rush the shit out of this match, was just informed they will cut the power in 1h.
2013-04-07 19:00
didnt understand what it means?
2013-04-07 19:02
#57
Tunisia edgg 
carn said that they should finish this match quickly because power will go down in 1h
2013-04-07 19:12
aaaa
2013-04-07 19:24
GG :D
2013-04-07 19:01
cArn needs to do something about trace
2013-04-07 19:01
trace was good in the morning games, friis wasnt hitting many shots as well.
2013-04-07 19:02
fnatic just need more practice and mby changing IGL
2013-04-07 19:03
They just need to kick someone. Its so popular now..
2013-04-07 19:22
trace is n1 in fnatic.. stop talking shit
2013-04-07 19:38
Yeah let's just cut one of the best 1.6 players in the world throughout the last 4 years for no apparent reason, thus making the environment incredibly unsafe in the team and destroying every kind of teamwork that the core of Moddii, Friss and TRaCe has developed. Fuck logic right?
2013-04-07 20:41
When the fuck did I say "cut"?
2013-04-07 20:45
then what do you meen with "do something about"?
2013-04-07 21:06
I hope fnatic will keep practicing and so many mistakes won't happen again, but it was a decent game. GG!
2013-04-07 19:01
gg vG
2013-04-07 19:03
Here they only can that win tournaments, where there was not a VP or NIP.
2013-04-07 19:03
gg vg
2013-04-07 19:03
#45
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India transformer 
gg VG
2013-04-07 19:05
noob tournament
2013-04-07 19:07
why didn't the other teams at sltv ditch it and play here instead? the prize money was 2 times better.
2013-04-07 19:08
Because they would be banned from future SLTV tournaments.
2013-04-07 19:11
Everyone has really positive things to say about being at the Cyberarena as well: good service, nice drinks, etc. Plus it's a continuing season and it gets more exposure for CS:GO than Mad Catz did because of the CIS fanbase
2013-04-07 19:14
36 to viewers sltv. 2 to mad catz . A lot of the audience. beautiful scene. good conditions
2013-04-07 19:16
Next season also SLTV is having $30,000 I believe. If they left they wouldnt be able to take part in that. Also, 4 teams, guaranteed prize money. 10 teams, nope.
2013-04-08 07:51
#58
World Kobs 
level was really low in this tournament
2013-04-07 19:13
gg k1ck
2013-04-07 19:14
Scream made a very poor performance throughout the lan. Ex6tenz and smithzz though were on fire !
2013-04-07 19:15
In my opinion Sunday was only bad day for ScreaM
2013-04-07 19:18
I want to see statistics VP vs VIP
2013-04-07 19:16
#69
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United Kingdom smoggy:. 
Would've been nice to see a UK team in the final but heh, Anexis beat VG that's good enough for now I guess. Thought the casters coped really well through the ddos attacks and dodgy gotv servers. Hope to see Warclown and Jay Atkins at more events.
2013-04-07 19:19
Only in a bo1 groupstage match they beat VeryGames.
2013-04-07 19:29
Still beat them...
2013-04-08 01:44
Both ingame leaders leading the frag charts.
2013-04-07 19:21
VG smashing fnatic with scream being really way below his usual standards.
2013-04-07 19:22
scream is a horrible player, just has good aim and thats it
2013-04-07 20:31
well he's the best raw aimer in the world, fact. he sure lacks of experience, and time will help, maybe (as get_right said in an iview) that ex6 is not using him well. should take nbk's place in their game imo, the guy who just runs everywhere and make entry kills (as friberg etc..)
2013-04-08 08:13
nah i dont think he is the best aimer f0rest is :)
2013-04-08 23:49
moddii top
2013-04-07 19:22
Hope fnatic learns a lot from that event and becomes as strong as they were in 1.6 (though that were quite different lineups).
2013-04-07 19:23
Scream 28-31? I am shocked :))
2013-04-07 19:23
but 85% hs)
2013-04-07 20:24
everything that counts ;)
2013-04-08 13:09
Ex6TenZ - topfragger, doesn't happen very often.
2013-04-07 19:26
he play amazing in this event :)
2013-04-07 23:25
Didn't happen very often in CS:GO, shoulda seen him in CS:S though! He's a great player, so nice to see him stepping to the big plate again
2013-04-09 20:58
Yup, I come from css
2013-04-10 22:45
#79
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World bigb1rd 
ex6tenz top fragging and ScreaM bottom......are Verygames broken??
2013-04-07 19:26
no scream is just a shit player no brain
2013-04-07 20:31
MODDI carrying fnatic and he's igl..that explains it..
2013-04-07 19:34
Better opponent, and scream is not that good anymore
2013-04-07 19:35
Disagree. He is still highly respected and we should allow him to have a bad tournament as well. He can´t be "jesus and god" at the same time.
2013-04-09 01:53
#90
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Russia goodjob 
1.NiP.. 2.VP! 3.VG/WW
2013-04-07 19:36
#93
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Netherlands c3i 
Gj VG. Hopefully this will make their top3 spot even more convincing. Ex6TenZ really stepped up this time and that was pretty crucial seeing as ScreaM decided to stay up all night playing icytower causing him to play below his standards. (obv troll is obv) Hope they go TuRb0hArDcOrEmOdE and praccs a lot before the next event;) 1. NiP 2. VP 3. VG/WW 4. Fnatic/Anexis 5. ESC/NaVi
2013-04-07 19:39
anexis cant compete with fnatic cause fnatic is way better... 1.NIP/VP 2.VG/WW/fnatic 3.ESC/NaVi/LD/Quantic
2013-04-07 19:48
hahahahha really? anexis won 1 map 16-6 vs fnatic with a stand in (mole) and they won vs VeryGames and u put esc as top3, really, u dont know nothing... xD
2013-04-07 19:53
for me esc,navi,ld,quantic,fnatic are all better than anexis.. doesnt matter if they had a stand in :) i think that it would be the same with prb.
2013-04-07 19:56
so? they won vs ww and ww>>anexis 1.6 stronk sorry.
2013-04-07 20:09
+1 :D:D:D
2013-04-07 23:19
1 NiP 2 VP 3-4 WW/VG 5 Quantic
2013-04-07 21:39
ConGratz VG for top1 of tournament, and strong runnerup placing for fnatic. GGWP!
2013-04-07 19:51
Very boring tournament .. I was expecting more from WW tho , they are better than fnatic in my opinion and they should've take the match against them. Regarding fnatic .. huh .. change your lineup asap, and most important, change your in-game leader.
2013-04-07 19:56
Both IGL's stepping it up and topfragging in the finals. wtf. :D Trace and Scream bottomfrag - wtf.
2013-04-07 20:06
His teammates just played better than him
2013-04-07 20:15
wp
2013-04-07 20:29
gg, ex6 MVP!
2013-04-07 20:51
wdf Ex6TenZ top frags and ScreaM bottoms, what an odd day. wp
2013-04-07 20:52
scream -3, he only care about hs stats etc. RpK > ScreaM all the way
2013-04-07 21:07
Moddii needs to stop being an IGL. Get stinger to call and then they will will be a top 3 team for sure.
2013-04-07 21:33
moddii needz to start beeing the IGL.
2013-04-08 02:27
..wat
2013-04-08 05:07
gg
2013-04-07 21:55
good job, pretty easy win. nice to see that VG is improving
2013-04-07 21:56
ScreaM is the new Dennis??
2013-04-07 22:34
haha this
2013-04-08 10:43
nice to see ex6tenz on top though
2013-04-07 22:36
well played VG
2013-04-07 22:38
Request: Would love to see the average team statistics in the future, listed after the final standings. Sure it's nice to see the stats for the final game as well, but the over-all stats are for more interesting and would go well with the standings.
2013-04-07 23:16
agreed
2013-04-08 10:44
Contact MIRAA through the site's private message system and he will most likely be able to tell you if it is possible or not.
2013-04-09 01:12
so easy for fnatic, stinger MVP of this event without a doubt
2013-04-08 01:12
#157
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Bulgaria jar_ 
Fnatic is progressing yeaaah!
2013-04-08 01:14
:D
2013-04-08 02:51
#162
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
lol Scream 28-31 (-3) but gj keep going rape fnatiC ... for me they broken their reputation after CPH.
2013-04-08 03:47
#163
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
prob TOP rating Nip "anyway" does it matter even they looses to VP , cuz VP still is not stability team ... so NIP VP VG NaVi - fnatic - Quantic Anexis - ESC
2013-04-08 03:50
You miss WW
2013-04-08 04:14
you cant put navi 4th when they havent achievement anything yet
2013-04-08 11:18
NaVi are shit they are like maybe 6th or 7th. Its NIP VP/VG WW fnatic Anexis Quantic THEN NA VI
2013-04-08 12:03
Scream still uses his aim but sprays a bit more to 40 to 50% and nets +10 to 12 each map ...
2013-04-08 05:17
Good to see Ex6TenZ putting in a good performance when it matters after some poor individual performances both score and tactics wise lately.
2013-04-08 10:22
go go fnatic!
2013-04-08 10:50
gg wp VG!
2013-04-08 14:47
VeryGames - £6,000 + Mad Catz Hardware fnatic - £3,000 + Mad Catz Hardware Western Wolves - £1,000 + Mad Catz Hardware correct
2013-04-08 19:23
missing trace's old shape :((. he should destroy them alone -,-.
2013-04-08 21:36
Gotta love Ex6TenZ-dA-sAucA stepping up. congrats VG :) well deserved!
2013-04-09 20:57
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