Astana Dragons edge out fnatic

Astana Dragons came back from a one map deficit to defeat fnatic in the upper semi-final of SLTV StarSeries VII 2-1 (9-16 on de_dust2_se, 16-10 on de_mirage_ce, 16-14 on de_cache).

In the opening match of SLTV StarSeries VII Finals the only home team, Astana Dragons, faced-off against one of the two Swedish teams in Kiev, fnatic.

The action started on Dragons' pick de_dust2_se, and Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev's 1-on-3 clutch in the pistol round put his team in the early lead.

They quickly extended it to 5-0 after winning the first buy and the anti-ecos, but fnatic didn't roll over, as Andreas "MODDII" Fridh and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist led an eight-round winning streak for their team.


Despite Edward's great start, Astana quckly fell behind

Astana then put a stop to it, but not for long as the Swedes went up 12-6 after winning the last round of the half, the second pistol round and the anti-eco rounds that followed.

The CIS giants finally put together a couple of rounds, but fnatic proved they were the better team on this map, taking two full buy rounds of their own for 14-8.

Even though Astana won an eco after that and had a 4-on-2 situation in the following round, Jonatan "Devilwalk" Lundberg scored 3 kills and came out on top of a 1vs1 to put his team on match point.

Right after that Andreas "schneider" Lindberg added his own triple kill round in a B rush to close out the map in fnatic's favor, 16-9.

Moving on to de_mirage_ce, they continued playing great, displaying excellent teamplay and skill in their CT pistol by performing a retake on the B bombsite with headshots only and without losing a single member.

Dragons bought in round three and Yegor "markeloff" Markelov's double entry helped interrupt fnatic's run, but Lundberg's three kills in round 4 brought the advantage back.

However, Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow wouldn't let go and he scored three important kills in the A bombsite to completely mix things up and force his opponents to go on a save round.


ANGE1's entries often prevailed

Neither team was able to get ahead for a while, as the score was evened at 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5, and only then Astana went ahead after 3 great headshots by Sukhariev in the A bombsite which once again forced fnatic to save.

The half ended 9-6 in favor of the CIS-based squad, but it was all even yet again after the Swedes took the pistol round.

It wasn't fnatic's map to take though despite having equalized back to 10-10 again after losing the first buy, as Astana defended successfully in the next 6 rounds with Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov surprisingly sporting an AWP to finish them off 16-10.

A lengthy break ensued due to server problems with the third map de_cache, and after over an hour of waiting the match continued.

Astana Dragons seemed to face the same troubles from earlier in the week when they were unable to defend the bombsites against Party Daddlers' attacks on the same map, which knocked them out of RaidCall EMS One Fall, this time seeing fnatic storm away with a 6-0 T-side lead early on.

The predominantly Ukrainian squad consolidated their ranks and found an answer in the next five rounds, but Rönnquist's great play helped his team win the last four rounds and get a solid 10-5 lead at the half.


flusha had a great game overall

But after the sides changed, fnatic's lead melted away as Astana won round after round and eventually completely turned the tables and got dangerously close to victory at 14-10.

The Swedes came back though, winning two rounds before Stolyarov beat Fridh in a 1-on-1 for match point, 15-12. fnatic then won two more in a row and put the Dragons on a very weak buy in the 30th round.

That didn't stop Karasiow, however, who picked up a SSG-08 and scored a headshot entry at mid, along with two more assists later on to pave way for his team's 16-14 victory, queing the celebrations.

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 Astana Dragons K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 63 - 42 +21 - 1.25
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 59 - 58 +1 - 0.99
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 55 - 58 -3 - 0.93
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff 44 - 49 -5 - 0.90
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' KystaubayevAdreN 50 - 55 -5 - 0.90
 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 69 - 46 +23 - 1.29
Sweden Andreas 'MODDII' FridhMODDII 53 - 52 +1 - 0.95
Sweden Jonatan 'Devilwalk' LundbergDevilwalk 50 - 55 -5 - 0.89
Sweden Andreas 'znajder' Lindbergznajder 46 - 57 -11 - 0.82
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 44 - 61 -17 - 0.71

Astana Dragons will move on to the upper bracket final where they will on Saturday at 10:00 meet the winner of this evening's clash between NiP and VeryGames.

fnatic will be in action tomorrow in the lower bracket final against the loser of that match, scheduled to start around 20:00.

n1
2013-10-10 17:32
were these matches online or LAN?
2013-10-10 19:00
It was lan.
2013-10-10 19:02
#125
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Russia 0o0ps 
Lan in Kiev
2013-10-10 19:19
Just check jw's stats.
2013-10-10 19:22
hahaha LoLed IRL
2013-10-10 19:23
ahahah awesome reply xD
2013-10-10 22:55
ROFL
2013-10-10 23:20
#192
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World fns1 
lewz
2013-10-11 00:33
jw is a good player on lan, but not best (jw online best)
2013-10-11 00:40
jw best
2013-10-10 19:26
jw fucking noob
2013-10-14 06:21
#2
kNgV- | 
Brazil krathos01 
nice
2013-10-10 17:32
Wp dragons
2013-10-10 17:32
#4
CIS Laggy 
awesome game!
2013-10-10 17:32
#5
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Brazil autismo 
wp both teams
2013-10-10 17:32
AD best not jw
2013-10-10 17:33
The sentence goes like: ''maybe best team, but not best player'' :D
2013-10-10 17:39
jw not best
2013-10-10 23:32
99
2013-10-10 17:34
N1 AD
2013-10-10 17:34
Gz
2013-10-10 17:34
Godzilla???
2013-10-10 17:54
epic match, good job fnatic, espacally flusha P.S. jw is good but not best (flusha best)
2013-10-10 17:34
Bad play as CT - fnatic. That public play wont do it vs these teams..
2013-10-10 17:34
fnatic actually prepared for AD, but just wasnt enough...
2013-10-10 17:55
good fight
2013-10-10 17:34
#16
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
so, jw won't even pick up the awp on LAN now? :\
2013-10-10 17:34
#17
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
damn you fast
2013-10-10 17:35
They did have a long time to write it up before the 3rd map. The third map was to just be added on
2013-10-10 17:37
N1 DOSIA
2013-10-10 17:35
Dosia Awps. Edward Awps. Ange1 Scouts. Markeloff doesn't :( GGWP AD. Last round Scout HS from Ange1 was an absolute game changer for sure.
2013-10-10 17:36
:DD
2013-10-10 17:41
fnatic won some lucky rounds ... AD still won the game ! nice job!
2013-10-10 17:37
WP <3 Astana dragons "D
2013-10-10 17:39
Dosia on fire, MVP
2013-10-10 17:40
"I like the balls"
2013-10-10 17:40
njce AD!
2013-10-10 17:42
great game, 3rd map for sure! :-)
2013-10-10 17:43
Dosia!!!!
2013-10-10 17:46
Astana from Kazakhstan, change flag plz
2013-10-10 17:48
The flag is based on where the majority of players come from, hence why AD have a Ukranian flag. Back in 2012 during CS 1.6 when Fnatic had 3 Danish members and 2 Swedes the flag was Danish on hltv.org for the team.
2013-10-10 17:52
Kz flag the choice by the gamers (Top player, Top Choice!)
2013-10-10 17:59
are you high or something?
2013-10-10 18:03
40k views
2013-10-10 17:50
60k+ :)
2013-10-10 17:52
70k at a point
2013-10-10 17:58
2/3 of the viewers were just waiting for DOTA to start. So don't get too happy with viewer count.
2013-10-10 17:52
stfu pls. noone cares about that :) csgo>1.6 atm = the fact :D:D:D:D
2013-10-10 18:01
csgo>1.6 bullshit
2013-10-10 20:31
its the fact.
2013-10-10 21:51
cs:go also > pokemon atm. doesnt mean its better.
2013-10-11 15:53
agree, navi.dota2 is very popular in dota community
2013-10-10 18:03
Dota = UGLY SHIT
2013-10-10 18:16
CSGO = UGLY SHIT.
2013-10-10 18:27
and Gux = sux
2013-10-10 18:31
and Dosia = sux
2013-10-10 19:01
#153
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Lithuania AioNw0w 
actualy, gux does suck bro.
2013-10-10 19:58
actualy, markeloff does suck bro.
2013-10-11 11:28
#208
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Lithuania AioNw0w 
Well, hes not the best but he still shits on Gux's head.. so..
2013-10-11 13:00
Well, Gux was not the best but he still shitted on markeloff's head.. so.. note the "WAS" there, because if Gux still played he'd be 10x better than markeloff is. And that's a fact.
2013-10-11 15:39
#211
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Lithuania AioNw0w 
Gux would never beat markeloff on any map on any day of the week. And please stop copying my sentences, that only shows how stupid you are.
2013-10-11 15:44
UMADBRUHH!?
2013-10-11 17:07
#217
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Lithuania AioNw0w 
Not really.
2013-10-11 17:31
Why are you calling names then? Are you blind or something that you can't see i'm trolling you?
2013-10-11 19:09
#219
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Lithuania AioNw0w 
I never took your replies seriously. I was never mad at you.
2013-10-11 19:34
I know you hating but, i think 35k of viewers was cs:go i think so
2013-10-10 18:54
Nice
2013-10-10 17:52
hahahahaha gj fnatic
2013-10-10 17:55
#47
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Australia TotalEclipse 
It's a shame JW was playing horrendous.
2013-10-10 17:55
it was on LAN, duh
2013-10-11 16:58
ADADADADADAD!~~
2013-10-10 17:56
NICE!!! GG!!!
2013-10-10 18:03
#57
Poland tfg 
pretty good dust2 by fnatic (was watching in school), flusha carried :D
2013-10-10 18:03
school haha kid kid everywhere
2013-10-10 18:06
So you're still in school, makes sense.
2013-10-10 18:20
gg gj astana
2013-10-10 18:05
ok its lan and vs PD was online, still i cant figure out why AD gets those mixed results all the time
2013-10-10 18:04
germans strong online
2013-10-10 18:12
you spelled "chrisj" wrong
2013-10-10 18:23
Malta strong online.
2013-10-10 18:31
the best !
2013-10-10 18:35
I know !!!
2013-10-10 18:42
btw im not maltese u swedish fanboy :D
2013-10-10 18:43
? yes,you are from malta
2013-10-10 18:44
im from russia but live in malta :P
2013-10-10 18:44
cool. how im swedish fanboy ? :DDd
2013-10-10 18:45
flame on enemy team all the time dat vs swedish :D
2013-10-10 18:46
and? still im from sweden and atm living in usa
2013-10-10 18:46
cool :) but i think sweden much better than usa isn't it?
2013-10-10 18:47
Nah, i love USA :)
2013-10-10 18:48
what part of usa u live ? :D
2013-10-10 18:48
New York
2013-10-10 18:49
cool bro :) i was at canada for few weeks ... great ppl there
2013-10-10 18:49
I like canada also, but still more USA :P btw, I move to California next year
2013-10-10 18:52
Don't eat sushi
2013-10-10 18:58
whaat? :D:D
2013-10-10 18:58
The seafood there may be radioactive, lol. Anyway, it's a really nice place, hope you enjoy staying there.
2013-10-11 00:56
Thanks dood. where are you from?
2013-10-11 00:59
Why did you move to malta? :P
2013-10-10 18:58
my parents move bec of the job so now i live here for 7 years
2013-10-10 19:31
u2 should get each others facebooks :D
2013-10-10 19:42
yoyo hey there :) how are u
2013-10-10 19:44
great just came home from work for NIP vs VG sadly missed fnatic lose
2013-10-10 19:45
sad ( was so good game ... third map so cool when ad took 9 rounds :D ye looking forward for good performance from vg :P
2013-10-10 19:47
still wait0ng for it... soon i need to go to bed again cus of work 2morrow
2013-10-10 21:30
same fuckin delay bec of dota and point black :S
2013-10-10 21:57
idd, but if we keep on commenting we might break through the border of the site :P
2013-10-10 22:05
or just simply admins will delete our comments we out of topic! xD
2013-10-10 22:06
nope jOELZ bestest online.
2013-10-11 17:15
hi i am cool
2013-10-12 00:30
#147
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Russia coolakaoff 
lol
2013-10-10 19:48
wtf I don't get this, how can people be nice to each other on internet? =OO
2013-10-10 21:01
Hhahaha :DD well, If you are racist at hltv.org, you will get ip banned like my friend :DDD
2013-10-10 21:23
:P
2013-10-10 21:57
Hello my friend! <3 Hows going?
2013-10-10 22:03
not bad ;D waiting for epic clutch and u ?
2013-10-10 22:05
Nothing special, just waiting NiP vs VG ;DDd
2013-10-10 22:07
VG>
2013-10-12 00:30
VG > World
2013-10-12 01:01
shut up you...! jk :D
2013-10-10 21:29
#199
1mpala | 
Ukraine he-he  
what a beautiful love story! they met online at hltv.org and then lived together long and happily until they died on the same day :D
2013-10-11 01:02
Yup they should write a book about it.
2013-10-11 09:08
wtf
2013-10-11 14:06
That scout kill in the last round was the tits.
2013-10-10 18:12
Stats?
2013-10-10 18:15
Coming soon
2013-10-10 18:18
thanks!
2013-10-10 19:06
welcome :)
2013-10-10 23:00
#69
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Russia AR4ER 
nice
2013-10-10 18:16
n1
2013-10-10 18:22
#75
ton | 
Brazil FavelaJz 
oh bad for fnatic =/
2013-10-10 18:22
AD so stronk
2013-10-10 18:23
1vg 2ad 3nip you heard it here first
2013-10-10 18:26
dam devilwalk aka cm punk not good enough
2013-10-10 18:27
Whaddup now Swedes?
2013-10-10 18:33
it would appear that jw worst.
2013-10-10 18:34
#154
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Lithuania AioNw0w 
True
2013-10-10 20:00
what if i told you... jw bad (jw badest)
2013-10-10 18:38
Well done JW..
2013-10-10 18:40
1 2 3 Adren bad but not worst (jw worst)
2013-10-10 18:45
flusha bestest
2013-10-10 18:46
Jw best online worst on lan hmm
2013-10-10 18:48
Dosia vs flusha... jw being stronk on LAN again.
2013-10-10 18:55
Gj
2013-10-10 19:05
jw lan LOOOOL hahahaha
2013-10-10 19:06
jw best of the best
2013-10-10 19:10
AD to solid on lan, come at them brah
2013-10-10 19:12
Haha, oh god jw. Dem lan performances.
2013-10-10 19:14
jw hahaha best onliner ever
2013-10-10 19:15
flusha pyth delpan moddii twist new fnatic
2013-10-10 19:32
hell yea!
2013-10-10 19:34
hahaha, dat jw is not best
2013-10-10 19:41
Happens, gl next time fnatic.
2013-10-10 19:42
Dosia sick aim
2013-10-10 19:46
Adren a ONLINE BEAST but not on lan and jw is not the best. Handi is the best. :P
2013-10-10 19:47
wp AD, hot match
2013-10-10 19:49
Guy J = best
2013-10-10 19:49
j4mir , adreN sucks on net and he is a beast on lan this game does not went so well .. JW .....................................
2013-10-10 19:53
As u can see, online matches proves shit. Most of new teams just turn on their wallhack and show skills. However, when they come to lan, they will shit their pants.
2013-10-10 19:58
#183
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Azerbaijan Talley 
Fnatic won NiP on LAN. What are you talking about?
2013-10-10 22:09
about jw. he even sucked in the match fnatic won against NiP :D
2013-10-11 00:46
Don't bash jw, i've noticed that he changed his mouse form ec2 to sensei. That could be a reason :)
2013-10-10 20:11
:DD
2013-10-10 21:45
yeah ofc , lOol
2013-10-10 20:15
Expected, wp Astana.
2013-10-10 20:18
jw noob
2013-10-10 20:30
joelz noob
2013-10-10 20:40
#162
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
jw best...wait! back home dude !
2013-10-10 20:52
#165
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Brazil LIPE1 
fnatic = all fat =D like murica
2013-10-10 21:04
amazing play by dosia
2013-10-10 21:10
so close, wp fnatic, but a little choke from jw imo :(
2013-10-10 21:15
take that!!! for all those saying "jw best" > k1ck fox
2013-10-10 21:27
Dosian da beast from da east!
2013-10-10 21:54
flusha played like a boss, just wasnt enough :( wp Astana, deserved win and a great comeback!
2013-10-10 21:58
Adren is bad but isn't worst (jw worst)
2013-10-10 22:15
jw fat and ugly + loser too now hahahaaha
2013-10-10 22:21
LOL Dosia and flusha
2013-10-11 00:30
Dosian-beast_from_the east!!!
2013-10-11 00:44
jw sucks dick
2013-10-11 01:28
AD Champion! Go,go,go.
2013-10-11 03:22
it was nice game
2013-10-11 07:28
easy pizi
2013-10-11 07:48
jw best player of 2013 fattest swede in the actual counter strike scene
2013-10-11 12:41
#213
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
just add some dosia
2013-10-11 16:07
Crazy stats, three maps dominated by two players
2013-10-12 11:34
gj AD
2013-10-12 17:00
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