iBUYPOWER beat Titan to win ESEA

January 20th, 2014 01:44

iBUYPOWER have won ESEA Invite Season 15 Global Finals and $20,000 after two wins over Titan (2-0, 2-1) in the grand final coming from the lower bracket.

iBUYPOWER rode their momentum from compLexity win to a quick 3-0 start as counter-terrorists on de_season, a map they defeated Titan on in their upper bracket semi-final.

The French-Belgian side quickly tied the game at three a piece with two weapon round wins, but once again fell victim to strong play by the Americans, who racked up a 9-6 lead.

Keven "AZK" Lariviere led the terrorist pistol round rush that saw iBP extend their lead to 12-6. After adding another weapon round win, the Americans were all of a sudden up 14-6, as Titan weren't able to win any save rounds.

The squad of Kèvin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans mounted a small comeback to win three straight, but it wouldn't be enough as Sam "DaZeD" Marine would lead his team to two more round wins and a 16-9 win.

DaZeD led his team to a 16-9 win on de_season 

Lariviere's triple kill gave iBUYPOWER an early 3-0 lead on de_dust2, but strong play by Nathan "NBK Schmitt gave Titan the fourth round. iBP won the next four rounds, and found themselves up 7-1.

A weak Titan buy got the French-Belgians their second round, but iBUYPOWER quickly recovered and won two straight. Titan then forced their way back into the game, winning three of the final four rounds to get to five at half.

Droolans' team on their terrorist pistol round, and suddenly the deficit was cut to two. Next six rounds were traded, and iBP found themselves closer and closer to the win at 14-10.

A successful A-split won Titan a round, and Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom's awakening brought them within one before iBP forced game point in the first best-of-three series.

Richard "shox" Papillon's double delays what becomes inevitable, but iBUYPOWER shut down Titan's mid-to-B push on the thirtieth round, securing the first of two needed series wins with a 16-14 score on de_dust2.

19th January 2014

 iBUYPOWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 50 - 32 +18 - 1.30
United States Todd 'anger' Williamsanger 46 - 34 +12 - 1.21
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 32 - 31 +1 - 0.95
United States Sam 'DaZeD' MarineDaZeD 35 - 35 0 - 0.93
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 30 - 30 0 - 0.91
 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 44 - 38 +6 - 1.14
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 31 - 36 -5 - 0.83
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 29 - 37 -8 - 0.82
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 26 - 40 -14 - 0.74
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 31 - 43 -12 - 0.74

The two finalists started the second series neck and neck on de_cache, with the first nine rounds being traded until Titan found themselves up 5-4, despite Lariviere's quad kill round.

iBP went on to win seven straight rounds, including a one-on-one by Williams on round thirteen and a Latham double on the final round, as they scored a comfortable 10-5 lead.

Marine and Eric "adreN" Hoag retook the A site successfully in the second half pistol round, but Benrlitom's entry allowed Titan to win a weak buy on the third round, making it 6-12.

A Lariviere double gave iBP its thirteenth round, but a Schmitt quad kill and doubles from Schmitt and Benrlitom quickly got Titan within three. iBP struck back, but Papillon triple kill plus an assist round secured money control.

Titan made it to 13-14 easily, and then traded the final three rounds with iBUYPOWER, thus able to force overtime, where their experience would give them a hand.

Ex6TenZ' Titan couldn't get anything going in the grand final 

Papillon and Droolans secured the first round in a two-on-two, while Titan easily ran over the B bombsite to make it 2-0. Third round was easy as well, and a triple from Papillon secured a 19-15 win in the second half.

iBUYPOWER won their counter-terrorist pistol round on de_nuke, but two frags by Benrlitom won Titan an early round. iBP regained control on the following round, but Titan then went on a streak that saw them win four rounds in a row.

Now trailing 3-5, iBUYPOWER simply locked down all of the map, as Titan weren't even able to come too close to winning a round anymore, and had to go into second half down 5-10.

Droolans' four kills won his team the pistol, but iBP won the third round rather easily. Latham then got boosted on the catwalk from outside, and the neat trick allowed him to get four kills and a 13-7 lead for his team.

A sizable crowd gathered behind Titan 

Doubles from Papillon and Droolans, followed up by a pair of kills from Benrlitom and a one-on-one win from Droolans kept Titan within striking distance, but two one-on-ones gave iBP map point, and they closed out de_nuke 16-11.

The fifth and deciding map in the grand final started off with Titan winning the first three rounds as terrorists on de_inferno. After Marine's heroics on round four, the French-Belgians pushed their lead to 5-1.

Marine would once again carry his team on round seven as he scored four frags in the B bombsite. Titan avoided him next, winning a round in A, but that was all she sang for the favorites in the first half.

Double kills from Lariviere and Hoag cut their lead to 3-6, and two kills from Williams tied the game at six. Three rounds later the Americans found themselves up 9-6 in the deciding map.

AZK had a good showing in the grand final 

Lariviere bested Droolans in a one-on-one to start the second half, and Williams was able to kill the final Titan member with one second remaining in a one-on-one on round two.

Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux' hat trick cut down iBUYPOWER's lead by a round, but two rounds later Lariviere's triple seized control of the game to iBP once again, with a 13-8 lead.

Down 8-14 after a save round that saw Latham score four frags, Droolans' three kills in B gave Titan some hope, but their banana push right after proved unsuccessful and iBP gained game point at 15-9.

Triples from both Latham and Schmitt kept Titan alive, and a one-on-one clutch by Papillon ultimately got his side within one. But ultimately it was Williams and Marine who clutched a two-on-three for the 16-14 win.

19th January 2014

 iBUYPOWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 71 - 61 +10 - 1.19
United States Todd 'anger' Williamsanger 66 - 58 +8 - 1.07
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 64 - 66 -2 - 1.02
United States Eric 'adreN' HoagadreN 63 - 59 +4 - 1.01
United States Sam 'DaZeD' MarineDaZeD 58 - 67 -9 - 0.91
 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Richard 'shox' Papillonshox 77 - 65 +12 - 1.17
France Nathan 'NBK-' SchmittNBK- 67 - 64 +3 - 1.04
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 62 - 69 -7 - 0.94
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 56 - 61 -5 - 0.92
France Edouard 'SmithZz' DubourdeauxSmithZz 49 - 63 -14 - 0.77

ESEA Invite Season 15 Global Finals:

1. United States iBUYPOWER - $20,000
2. France Titan - $8,000
3. United States compLexity - $4,000
4. United States United5 - $2,500
5-6. United States mouseSpaz - $1,500
5-6. United States Homeless - $1,500

We are currently in the process of getting all the statistics from today's matches added, and we will be adding all the rest of our day three photos to our gallery later today.

2014-01-20 01:46
you first post was deserved too, congrats!
2014-01-20 01:50
OMG, I was first?!!
2014-01-20 01:53
2014-01-20 02:10
World fns1 
ez pz
2014-01-20 02:35
ez for DaZeD e AdreN
2014-01-20 03:28
Belgium Clinternet 
gg if you give yourself a +1
2014-01-20 08:57
2014-01-20 01:46
2014-01-20 01:46
Estonia 2026 
2014-01-20 01:46
What a boring final, you guys were right as always :D btw thanks for skins whoever bet on titan
2014-01-20 01:46
How can you say it was boring? o.O A lot of comebacks and close maps . Did you watch all 5?
2014-01-20 05:03
Your sarcasm radar is kinda off tonight? When ibp beat col in semis everyone was saying "2-0 for titan, boring final incoming"
2014-01-20 05:05
yea apparently it was :( You never know on Hltv though, so many trolls and retards
2014-01-20 05:38
I stayed up to almost 2 AM. That's how boring it was :D
2014-01-20 10:18
really happy for iBUYPOWER. EEEEPIC FINAL
2014-01-20 01:46
+1 me2
2014-01-20 01:54
2014-01-20 01:46
'murrica. GG. Great tournament, great matches.
2014-01-20 01:47
Very close match. Well played by both teams.
2014-01-20 01:46
2014-01-20 01:46
2014-01-20 01:46
Liechtenstein Chamele0n 
fast news is fast
2014-01-20 01:46
Korea ws0 
2014-01-20 01:46
Hell of a final. Well played both teams. Congrats iBP!
2014-01-20 01:46
titan played terribly happy for ibp tho, that group of players has worked so hard for so long without getting very far
2014-01-20 01:46
what an amazing run by IBP
2014-01-20 01:46
Great games. I love iBP's listen's in "FUCK FUCK FUCK"
2014-01-20 01:46
"Keep up this fucking T side rape boys!" -anger
2014-01-20 23:15
Slovakia esho 
nice match
2014-01-20 01:46
Insane finale one of the best ive seen
2014-01-20 01:47
Congratz to iBP! Hard work pays off! <3 adreN
2014-01-20 01:47
Greece her-1g 
ok well the 84 percent that betted on titan in csgolounge can go and hang themselves now. gg ibp
2014-01-20 01:47
I saw a guy who bet his stattrak M4a4 asiimov, + stattrak awp boom + glock fade + stattrak ak fire serpeant. And I'm sure he bet for Titan. Must be crying for over $150 loss!
2014-01-20 07:48
Denmark kozality 
Thats a ~450$ loss :D
2014-01-20 08:42
as far as i know you cant bet items worth more than 50€ or so
2014-01-20 21:17
Wow. Just wow. IBP won so convincingly, really good job to them.
2014-01-20 01:47
last round was coL vs. Verygames at DHW all over again :D
2014-01-20 01:47
titan disband inc
2014-01-20 01:47
2014-01-20 01:48
top player top choice
2014-01-20 10:48
top player top choiss
2014-01-20 12:53
Amazing match to watch, couldn't be any closer!
2014-01-20 01:47
gg iBP, was a REALLY entertaining match, sick plays from both teams
2014-01-20 01:47
2014-01-20 01:47
FOKIN YESSS!!! Such great evening with 8 hours of CS:GO with iPB, what a final game, so epic!
2014-01-20 01:47
Gg wp both teams, a good match to watch.
2014-01-20 01:47
adreN for MVP because he stepped up so huge this lan
2014-01-20 01:47
wut, AZK please
2014-01-20 01:49
azk was a fucking beast
2014-01-20 01:50
didn't follow the murica's scene before but AZK is really a beast. And swag got some talent too !
2014-01-20 02:18
2014-01-20 01:58
Skadoodle carried a lot but I'd go for dazed MVP
2014-01-20 02:00
Portugal Cyborgy 
they all had their moments,adren 1vs3 @ nuke,anger on cache was amazing and on d2 aswell ,nuke it was all skadoodles on T side ,inferno dazed on ct side
2014-01-20 02:47
yeah but the idea behind the MVP for dazed was cause that he is the igl and mind behind the win and still contributed to the scoreboard so much. plus I'm not only talking about the final but the whole tournament. Everyone had their moments no doubt.
2014-01-20 03:26
2014-01-20 04:04
Denmark kozality 
Skadoodle never really felt like he joined the server on the first two maps. And his LAN awping is just horrible, although I'd like to mention his aim today. In my opinion there should not be any doubts on adreN as the MVP.
2014-01-20 08:36
Denmark kozality 
I have to agree with you on this. Eric fi ally proved that his insane amount of hours pays off. He has always played well ln lan, but his team always failing. Just as iBP lost to Titan i wrote "Has anger ever played well on LAN?". He was.... shiy. But o' boy did he wreck them on certain maps in the final. Id still put Hoag as the MVP. Glad to see others with the same opinion as me.
2014-01-20 08:40
Spot on! Many were criticising adreN for his past lan performances when the team was underperforming at lan.
2014-01-20 16:24
2014-01-20 01:47
2014-01-20 01:47
Entry no 1 into Top 10 matches of 2014
2014-01-20 01:47
great matches, top 3 teams so close on skill level
2014-01-20 01:47
anger & skadoodle.. definitely the MVPs
2014-01-20 01:48
2014-01-20 02:17
America FINALLY re-arrives to the Counter-Strike international scene.
2014-01-20 01:48
Only one team from Europe, we must wait Katowice I think.
2014-01-20 02:57
arguably joint best team along NiP though, assuming fnatic needs to prove they can win another event and dreamhack was not a fluke. if ibp can win two straight bo3's against the frenchmen and coL can play close matches (and also thrash them 16-3), it's safe to say NA teams and players are finally on par with the euro scene in the highest level.
2014-01-20 04:44
yes, because that can be solely based on 1 tourny /s
2014-01-20 05:55
coL played great at dreamhack.
2014-01-20 07:12
not every team can win all the time, every team has a bad game. I dont disagree that ibp played very well, but scream? smithz? jesus they looked in rough shape. well played anyway but definatly not on par with europes highest level.
2014-01-20 16:29
If ScreaM starts playing well again, Titan will be #1 in the world imo imo ofc
2014-01-21 10:14
What a difference a day makes. If this was played yesterday it would have been completely different.
2014-01-20 01:48
2014-01-20 01:48
Titan have peaked with this lineup. Would get crushed by fnatic nip etc. called it.
2014-01-20 01:48
Denmark kozality 
If the two teams (Titan and fnatic) stays on this level throughout 2014, I don't see fnatic besting Titan in a BO3 (on LAN).
2014-01-20 08:33
I'm done with VG, always the same mistakes.
2014-01-20 01:48
Denmark kozality 
They are done as well - the organization closed its doors.
2014-01-20 08:31
nice, congrats, say thanks to skadoodle thanks iBP for free skins :D:D:
2014-01-20 01:48
iBP just won me a 41 value bet on csgolounge. Thanks bros.
2014-01-20 01:48
this match was fucking epic.
2014-01-20 01:48
holy fuck that news was fast :D
2014-01-20 01:48
GG to both teams. Amazing to watch.
2014-01-20 01:48
couldn't ask for a better final
2014-01-20 01:48
one of the best, if not the best, finals of csgo so far. Just had it all
2014-01-20 01:51
Ukraine charakternyk 
great game! gg USA!
2014-01-20 01:49
iBP new top 2 !! :D
2014-01-20 01:49
Ukraine potapUA 
First time i saw in CS:GO such a beast match it reminds me OLD GOLD 1.6 times this was just sick and i enjoyed this so so much..
2014-01-20 01:49
Top 10 matches of 2014 started!
2014-01-20 01:49
omg, i was first post but they deleted it? fuck u lurppis. DELETE THIS U SHIT
2014-01-20 01:50
Titan were not ready for iBP, I imagine they prepared for coL and most likely underestimated iBP and it cost them hugely... although ScreaM underperforming really cost Titan a lot of rounds as well. Need to wonder though what the score would've been if shoxie had just run away in the 16th round.
2014-01-20 01:50
Titan BARELY got by coL.
2014-01-20 01:52
2014-01-20 02:00
gg - wp iBP!
2014-01-20 01:50
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
2014-01-20 01:51
time to retire extenz6 (don't know or care where 6 goes).
2014-01-20 01:51
Ex6TenZ.. xD
2014-01-20 02:00
somewhere in there.
2014-01-20 02:02
X6 was sick yesterday against col
2014-01-20 03:14
You know where the 6 goes and your troll is pretty weak :(
2014-01-20 07:46
Skadoodle as always a fucking monster , well deserved IBP !
2014-01-20 01:51
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Last map was pretty intense. Very bad play from VG though, been quite surprised since beginning of the LAN. 'Titan shut down CS:GO division' inc
2014-01-20 01:51
grats ibp, especially dazed/azk guys deserved it!
2014-01-20 01:52
Congratz to iBP!
2014-01-20 01:52
sick game gg
2014-01-20 01:52
wp iBP!
2014-01-20 01:52
United States Gowy 
2014-01-20 01:54
murican dream come true :D
2014-01-20 01:54
Gif me stats!
2014-01-20 01:54
IBP best in USA!
2014-01-20 01:55
Damn this was sick Didn't manage to put up my bet as the bots been full :(
2014-01-20 01:55
2014-01-20 01:55
amazing nuke and inferno play
2014-01-20 01:55
WAT the...
2014-01-20 01:56
2014-01-20 01:57
great job iBP this guys play 8 maps in a row! and they deserve this win, also they deserve to win on cache :) I'm so happy for them
2014-01-20 01:57
I have no words. I'm in awe at that performance today. I knew iBP had the capacity to play like this on LAN, but I'm glad it finally happened!
2014-01-20 01:59
Awesome game, iBP surprised so much!
2014-01-20 01:58
probably the most intense match ive seen in a very, very long time gg both teams
2014-01-20 01:58
Great job by iBP, playing like people expected them to when they first formed with the new lineup.
2014-01-20 02:00
this might be the boost IBP needed to win some big tournies
2014-01-20 02:01
Final round was one of the most intense rounds I've seen in CS history. The fact that Titan lost due to the same mistake they made vs coL @ Dreamhack Winter was absolutely insane! Sort of reminds me of SK.LoL getting backdoored by Xpeke! Very cool but such a horrible way to lose an entire final. Overall amazing match and thanks to ESEA and the players for such great games.
2014-01-20 02:01
true that !
2014-01-20 02:21
United States sbe 
Awesome final day of matches! Big ups to IBP!
2014-01-20 02:01
Jetlag np
2014-01-20 02:02
typical excuse :DDDDDDD i feel little bit sad for u poor euros
2014-01-20 02:07
dont be sad for us, the rest of the tournaments are in europesn hands
2014-01-20 02:13
still waiting for netherlands win anything in csgo.. rofl
2014-01-20 02:21
Don't be a dick. I hope nl really steps up with a team as well soon, they are proven that know css at least.
2014-01-20 07:15
still crisJ > MURICA in cs GO
2014-01-20 09:39
+1, onlinerJ > world
2014-01-20 13:52
2014-01-20 14:48
meh meh, crisj has been playing OFLINE before swag was even born,meh meh
2014-01-20 21:13
Yeah. Our CAL/ESEA-open > bulgaria in every cs version since the first beta.
2014-01-20 14:45
of course :P i must agree here ;). Still we were talking about holland
2014-01-20 21:12
Holland sadly is quite irrelevant right now too.
2014-01-20 21:37
u mad? Please win something at Europe.
2014-01-20 02:14
typical escape lmaoo
2014-01-20 02:16
Truth pains. 1 event.
2014-01-20 16:52
german teams cant even win in NA, rofl how bad scene is there.. :(
2014-01-20 17:05
It fucking blows. CEVO-O over here got more talent.
2014-01-20 18:00
"Truth pains" ROFL i gotta quote that. Still beating (arguably) the world's #1 team in _TWO_ (2) bo3 is something your german onlinekiddie teams WILL NEVER EVER EVEEEEEEEEER do. Pain on this truth. #JellyMuch
2014-01-20 18:04
+1 #EuroMads
2014-01-20 18:03
Still mad
2014-01-20 18:11
Yeah you definately are.
2014-01-20 18:17
Oh no argument so you have to say the same as me :D.
2014-01-20 19:50
Im always given a seriously bad impression of yankies, so delusional that i cant even tell if they are purposly baiting or are just genuinly fuckin braindead. Grow the fuck up you childish pricks. America won something.. Against 1 european team.. Who are playing dogshit. Grats bro have a fucking sweety.. Or a burger
2014-01-20 23:51
lol coL made the semifinals of dhw in a game that they barely even practice in their spare time
2014-01-20 02:19
I hope iBP wins isn't gonna bring lots of retards like you. I'm actually cheering for murica if it isn't for dumbasses like you.
2014-01-20 02:22
every time an american team loses a match all i see on hltv are waves of dumb euros lol
2014-01-20 08:32
They have more hours than NiP
2014-01-20 02:31
Really? Did you do a direct comparison?
2014-01-20 20:32
Germans please win something on LAN.
2014-01-20 03:20
if its on whole CS history u must be kidding retard
2014-01-20 16:52
DId i say that? No. You guys fucking blow at GO though. Forever online. #JellyGerry
2014-01-20 18:03
And who the fuck are you? #Unknown #Random, cool
2014-01-20 18:11
HAHAHAH who the fuck are you to call me that? Thats right, a nobody too. Nice try though.
2014-01-20 18:14
Nothing compared to a yank. Win 1 lan out of a near 100 go suck your thumb little man
2014-01-20 23:53
Korea ws0 
I'm mad that csgolounge was down and I couldn't place my bets on iBP :(
2014-01-20 02:03
I was not expecting iBP to win, I thought Titan would beat them.
2014-01-20 02:04
Actually if sgares wouldn't have been dropped from the server in that pistol-round against Titans (and thinking about the first BO3 of the final as the half-final) this could have easily ended in an All-American final.
2014-01-20 02:04
True but no guarantees that shox wouldn't be able to 1v3
2014-01-20 05:39
Everyone on IBP played well; no one superstar'ed it up. Unlike the coL vs Titan game where n0thing had 21 more frags than anyone else in the server.
2014-01-20 02:05
Portugal Cyborgy 
skadoodle did that on nuke im afraid
2014-01-20 02:45
American teams really stepping it up. Great matches from all the teams in the event.
2014-01-20 02:08
2014-01-20 02:08
something casters forgot to mention is that azk is one of the most consistent players atm, hes such a beast
2014-01-20 02:11
azk always has been consistent and a class act
2014-01-20 02:20
azk beast
2014-01-20 02:12
i always have great respect for usa strength proud of their win and show why albania no interest in eu because of weakness. strong usa, good
2014-01-20 02:14
2014-01-20 03:14
2014-01-20 10:13
europe confirmed bad at everything
2014-01-20 02:18
America is full of faggots ;)
2014-01-20 02:20
k0ntrol confirmed to take every bait possible
2014-01-20 11:53
How big is the population of america again? Took u this long to win sumthing. I pitty u yank. Eu superior xx
2014-01-20 23:55
the match was great. IBP delivered some top notch cs performance. Verygame offered the nice display of skill they are used to deliver. Shox in this serie was just unreal. Honestly one if not the best player of the world. That last round from iBP was pure gold, it was like VG vs coL all over again on 15-14. The only weird thing is that it seems like scream doesn't care and then suddenly when he realizes they can come back he plays out of his mind leaving the last round with 2vs 3 for Titan but unfortunately they got outplayed... So many nice things in that last match, that ninja, that last sec defuses, those clutches, it was great and what we'd expect from a final ! GG
2014-01-20 02:19
United States vaz 
Congrats to the USA
2014-01-20 02:22
Worst action ever, why would you ruin iBP's victory by copy pasting shitty ass link ? :S
2014-01-20 03:01
no headshot vs eco? no thx
2014-01-20 03:35
Germany fulltilt 
now u know why shoxie/scream is not top #2
2014-01-20 02:34
At the level iBuyPower performed today they definetly deserved to win. The last map between these two was so intense and hype flowed all the match was so entertaining to watch. Best quote of ESEA LAN SEASON 15 final match decesive round 14-15 > Dazed : Todd I need you to be aggresive at middle. Todd : Ok. I go middle arch and am dying. I hope to see iBuyPower performing that well in incoming events , congratz to them and nice victory.
2014-01-20 02:44
I thought the best quote was when ibp was up 15-9 and you hear one of them say "wheres the prize bot" :D :D :D
2014-01-20 08:40
He didn't die though and that probably won them that round :D
2014-01-20 11:54
He did win the round, he ended up in a 1v1 which is crazy if you think about it.
2014-01-20 20:35
Denmark Sander 
iBUYPOWER really hit the day! I do really hope to see them in Katowice because they are definitely a team that can challenge the top of Europe.
2014-01-20 02:48
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Australia m0nt 
sick lol, this is how it should be.. adren and azk are supposed to be two of the best players in the world. About time their team gets some results.
2014-01-20 02:49
Titan played really bad :) Nevertheless, iBP deserved it!
2014-01-20 02:59
No matter how bad you play, a supposedly better team should not lose TWO BO3's in a row LOL
2014-01-20 03:00
I agree no team can have a bad day. Not possible
2014-01-20 03:02
Wont even bother myself to argue with you
2014-01-20 03:07
To reply to both you and the person above you: If an American team has a bad day: "OMFG NA SHIT!" If a European team has a bad day: "LUCKY NA SHIT!" It's a bad excuse, because it's true all teams have bad days and that can determine an event, but apparently every European team is having a bad day when they lose to a NA team, not the other way around. TL;DR regional fanboys are all idiots, NA/Euro both, so start learning to be objective.
2014-01-20 20:38
You confuse bad day and bad year my friend. Losing almost every lan and now you suddenly think dum yankies stand a chance? Gl against nip :)
2014-01-21 01:54
You're an idiot. And you shouldn't make a habit of putting words in other people's mouths. You should also read the last sentence of what I said, it applies to you.
2014-01-21 18:45
2014-01-20 03:02
2014-01-20 03:06
Nobody can say that iBP win was lucky. You don't get fucking lucky when you win 2 Bo3's in a row vs one of the best teams in the game. iBP is a legit team, they just needed to play with confidence as they do online. Watch out for them this year !
2014-01-20 03:08
adeN and Skadoodle went huge today. AZK played so good. Just all round awesome play by iBP!
2014-01-20 03:21
Denmark kozality 
Anger stepped up from the first map. I was really suprised. I trashtalked him myself, but I'm glad he proved me wrong.
2014-01-20 08:03
He seems to play better online but then has some huge games on LAN. He clutched the last round of the tourny against shox though so that was sick
2014-01-20 20:35
Anger is a somewhat emotional player. He doesn't really get angry, but he gets down on himself(it seems to me, having watched him since Source) and that causes him to perform badly. I'm glad he did well when they needed him to.
2014-01-20 20:39
Yea. The whole iBP team is very emotional and I think that is what can cause them problems sometimes. But it can also motivate them.
2014-01-20 20:49
really glad that ibp won this funny how when ipb advanced to the finals almost all american's were dissing them col fanboys lol stupid bunch :) glad they proved themselves at lan now on their own soil. Ps Titan need to start getting to work they looked very out of form aim and start wise
2014-01-20 03:21
ScreaM 73% HS
2014-01-21 00:06
the shot he hit, u seen how many bursts he missed ?
2014-01-21 02:18
2014-01-20 03:22
2014-01-20 03:28
TiTaN good but not best, Titanium best :x
2014-01-20 03:40
Greece her-1g 
with the display tha coL showed yesterday and in dhw and ibp display today 1 thing is sure, american cs is back on track. This comes as a result of complexity organization because they've sent their squad in stockholm prior to dhw and the knowledge that they acquired the transfered it back to states. The result was by scriming with the other american teams their total skill just went bigger. We saw that also with homeless that they showed potential. Also, another thing tha we learned and hopefully and the fellas overseas is that the only way to achieve something in cs is by maintaining a steady lineup. The constant changes will only do more harm than good. I hope to see more of the americans through 2014 and I believe we will see :-D
2014-01-20 03:56
Homeless was "okay." monte really needs to start stepping up, he was quite good in Source but in GO he's been a practical no-show. frozt is inconsistent, as much as I like him. And mosbeck is mosbeck, he will likely not shake his online title anytime soon. Both steel and freak played well though. To be honest, for the American teams, United 5 surprised me a lot. They had a lot more in them than I expected, even though they do have some of the most experienced players there. If they stick together they will do well. I'm glad to see a boost to the US scene. It would've been nice to see more European teams, but in the long run, it's still better than nothing and Titan/coL/iBP are all extremely close to each other, so it was really just iBP's day.
2014-01-20 07:06
Denmark kozality 
In my opinion, mosbeck actually played really well in the matches I saw him in.
2014-01-20 07:59
Whenever I watched the stream monte was actually really good.
2014-01-20 15:59
Statistically monte was like the 2nd worst on the team, next to mosbeck. During Source he was always a game changer, and in GO he just doesn't seem to be quite as good. I'm not saying he's bad, but he didn't play up to his potential. As for kozality: mosbeck was the the #1 statistical player for Homeless online, and the 2nd worst on LAN. I saw him make a LOT of really big mistakes, and a lot of situations where he let his teammates die instead of helping out. He did better than his last outing with Curse, but that's not exactly saying a whole lot.
2014-01-20 20:43
I wonder what Titan fanboys are feeling ryt now. Always sayibg "titan will rape col/ibp... ez tourna for titan ." Haha.
2014-01-20 04:19
Shut up pinoy Go spoil more games in dota2
2014-01-20 13:02
new top1
2014-01-20 04:30
so who are the lucky guys that got almost 600% of the items they bet on csgolounge :D (atleast it was 600% if i bet on ibp instead of complexity,and after that vs titan i don't know what the odds were but i guess they were huge in favor of titan aswell
2014-01-20 04:40
Titans kick their CSGO team. -You heard it here 1st.
2014-01-20 05:02
reach final in first tournament under organization > released. makes sense, you'd make a great manager.
2014-01-20 05:15
You are retarded. -You probably haven't heard it here 1st.
2014-01-20 07:28
Your troll detector is broken.
2014-01-20 08:42
iBP has stronk mOEments
2014-01-20 05:21
m0e best
2014-01-20 12:14
IBP great game..... hope to see IBP and coL more in upcoming tournament...
2014-01-20 05:29
Wow, awesome.
2014-01-20 05:30
totally unexpected, congrats.
2014-01-20 05:31
2014-01-20 05:39
USA #1
2014-01-20 05:46
NA to stronk for Titan.
2014-01-20 05:57
any idea where can i watch the full demo?
2014-01-20 05:57
play.esea.net/teams/64869 their recent games.
2014-01-20 06:17
why now, and not before, when i bet my skins on ibp
2014-01-20 06:47
coL changes incoming
2014-01-20 07:04
coL has no reason to change anything. They played close games with both Titan and iBP. They got unlucky at times, but if anything it proves they should stick together.
2014-01-20 07:07
Ive heard that Hiko might be taking some time off for school or something. Im not sure of this but they would need someone and it would interesting to see who they bring up to the big leagues.
2014-01-20 20:43
maybe -hiko to losse some KG :D
2014-01-20 07:13
congratz ibp really deserved victory. now they just need to confirm in upcoming lans
2014-01-20 07:12
Love to see underdogs win! Congratz iBP! Deserved!
2014-01-20 07:49
Now iBP deserves a slot at IEM Katowice!
2014-01-20 07:50
Denmark kozality 
You make it sound like Latham is a player of Titan, which he isn't. I'm not 100pct. Sure about the iBUYPOWER's surnames though. A great article though, glad to not see you ad biased as you usually are. At last I'd like to say "hoagsta for presudento!" Well played, Eric.
2014-01-20 07:55
one event wonders like clan mystik
2014-01-20 08:06
Spain akproxx 
Titan play like ducks omg...
2014-01-20 08:15
haha in ur face in ur face youtube.com/watch?v=0Za4e8xSHeU
2014-01-20 08:15
double bo3? are u fucking kidding me?
2014-01-20 08:43
2014-01-20 08:52
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
1pointsixers 2 strong even in usa
2014-01-20 08:57
IBP were all saucers unfortunately...
2014-01-20 09:36
unfortunately? dont be mad that Sauce > sixers
2014-01-20 20:44
lawl owned
2014-01-20 10:38
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
hahah indeed =D my troll fails hard
2014-01-20 10:49
IBP and seahawks... I had such a bad evening and night :D wp ibp!
2014-01-20 08:57
Really impressed with IBP. Tactically and individually far superior to Titan throughout that final. Love the Americans use of mollys too, something Europeans haven't grasped yet.
2014-01-20 09:35
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and people compared this loosers team with NiP...? #ILLOGICAL
2014-01-20 10:00
Only got to watch the first bo3, never expected IBP to win the second bo3 too O_o. Congrats!
2014-01-20 10:19
They bought power ! Awesome show guys !
2014-01-20 10:22
gz iBUYPOWER Titan better luck next time!
2014-01-20 10:32
Azerbaijan Talley 
2014-01-20 10:38
Russia AR4ER 
nice game yankes
2014-01-20 11:18
congratz IBP! well deserved. AZK & Ska beasts
2014-01-20 11:24
Congrats iBP. That was a fantastic final to watch.
2014-01-20 11:25
Congrats. It's ok TITAN. Learn from your mistakes and came back strong in next lan event. ;)
2014-01-20 11:37
I wanted titan to win but in the end if iBP had lost that last map it would've felt unfair for them. They looked like the better team all throughout that series and completely deserved the win. Congratz! Titan will come back stronger im sure
2014-01-20 11:39
fuck, wanted to bet on iBP but the csgolounge bots were fkn flooded.. gj ibp, deserved!
2014-01-20 11:58
People underestimated IBP, they forgot they were some of the best source players. GJ IBP i.imgur.com/L5aOpZc.gif
2014-01-20 12:05
any idea where one can find the computer specs used at the lan finals?
2014-01-20 12:15
2014-01-20 12:19
right, it's an alienware x51, but that still doesn't give me specs. looking at the website there are tons of hardware options to select and i'd like to know which ones were used to build these pcs used at the lan finals
2014-01-20 12:46
Korea ws0 
I think lpkane once said they were the mid built, not the most expensive one, but the second closest.
2014-01-20 18:39
thanks for the help man it strikes me as the most obvious thing a sponsor would want to spread out, but apparently it's not if they are sponsoring an event with computers good enough for pros to use, maybe some users will be interested in buying the same setup, or at least knowing what it is.. i'd say someone at their marketing department is sleeping during daytime..
2014-01-20 19:34
Korea ws0 
well i was once interested in buying one, but the price are ridiculous for the specs you get, the only really good thing about dell/alienware is the customer service.
2014-01-20 19:51
coL and iBP remind me of coL and 3D era,both teams can play on top level and snatch trophies,both of them play different. welcome back to cs murica xD
2014-01-20 13:10
hahah how emberrassing for titan to lose against an american team xD
2014-01-20 13:51
Titan disband please.
2014-01-20 14:47
WP iBP! Also nice games from coL and Titan! coL feels close to be really fucking good. Something id missing tho.
2014-01-20 15:03
India c0rvus 
They really need to stop Buying Power though!
2014-01-20 15:25
...bad start for Titans under the new organization, good start for iBP...
2014-01-20 15:41
One of the rare times a underdog lowerbracket winner, wins the entire tournament.
2014-01-20 16:58
goddamn it ibp, can't thank you enough for the awesome skins :D
2014-01-20 17:07
2014-01-20 17:10
people forget that ibp (dynamic) was on the top of american source (lan and online) for years - and has had great success locally & internationally on lan Heading into dhw many Americans had higher hopes for IBP than they did for complexity.. I think their disappointing performance was more a case of them not playing THEIR game and never truly getting settled in and comfortable.. Just watch their demos from DHW and their demos from this lan, they look like completely different teams but i wouldnt consider winning 5 bo3's in a row a "fluke" by any means.. especially when the last 3 were vs col (placed 3/4 at dhw) and titan (arguably the #1 team from 2013 aside from dhw).. they played really well, and its exciting for us americans to have two teams that can compete with some of the best in the world col / ibp just need more international lan experience to get more acclimated with how different teams play (in TOURNAMENTS, not scrims)
2014-01-20 17:17
Greece her-1g 
i lol'd at the arguably the top1 team AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH
2014-01-20 17:24
agreed Titans are not top1 team of 2013. NiP are
2014-01-20 17:38
lol I agree, I never saw Titan as top 1 team. Even though so many Titan fanboys started calling Titan #1 after they beat NiP a few LAN's in a row.
2014-01-20 17:41
You can argue they are the # 1 team though... so let's not be silly here? Either way iBP was no where near the level of Titan in the eyes of anyone that watches CSSGO before ESEA. Now people really saw the true potential of the American squad. I've said this from the start the best American team was and is iBP.. they just needed to be much more serious and dedicated, they have the perfect team on paper and I've always thought they were stronger than coL.
2014-01-20 18:36
Greece her-1g 
i dont believe that they are stronger than coL just like i dont think that fnatic are stronger than NiP, who are ARGUABLY THE #1 TEAM IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.
2014-01-20 18:54
Yeah, I was really let down by iBP at DHW. Their performance frustrated me, and I repeatedly have said that they played scared at times. If you looked at iBP yesterday, they played confident. Fast at times, and slow at times, usually with good results. They didn't do that at DHW and it cost them a lot. They also were a bit sloppy day 1 ESEA, but somehow managed to pick up yesterday. I honestly think coL and iBP are very equal in terms of skill, and that both teams can do damage. coL seems to have had 2 slow starts on Day 2 of events, I'm not sure why. iBP is the opposite, they seem to start off shaky and then improve as the days go on.
2014-01-20 20:49
Because the assumption was that even AGAiN are better than any US team. 4-1 is getting crushed, doesn't mean iBP is better on balance, it just means most people don't know what their talking about.
2014-01-20 23:17
lol...but titans can be argued as the #1 team if u look at the past 6 months, more 1st place finishes than any other team.
2014-01-20 19:28
Denmark kozality 
NiP was the best team of the first half of 2013,but VG definitely was the better team kn the past six. Even the NiP players would agree on that. Don't deny facts.
2014-01-21 12:44
DaZeD had just joined right before Dreamhack, they barely practiced when you look at their scrim page and when they did practice, who besides coL do they really have that can compete at an international level and give them the proper practice they need. They went to DHW, bootcamped, flopped, but they gained massive experience and probably dedication. People can keep talking shit about their DHW performance but it definitely woke them up and make them motivated. Titan may not have played the way they normally did(as far as how tactically they played), but iBP looked like a completely different team than the one that was at DHW. CoL is a great team, but iBP imo has the perfect American squad to do damage internationally, and with their DHW and now ESEA they are motivated and know what to do to win. I have nothing but high hopes for the iBP guys and I truly think they can win the next big international event, EMS Katowice.
2014-01-20 18:35
2014-01-20 17:54
this is GOLD. thank you for the link
2014-01-22 11:01
Ukraine petruska 
Nice work ;)
2014-01-20 17:55
Shox is from another planet. They got outplayed on a few maps, lost 4 out of 5 and yet he still has the most frags and almost the best rating. Much skill, wow.
2014-01-20 18:05
I agree Shox is def top 3 player
2014-01-20 18:54
Oh no the Americans, here they comeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2014-01-20 18:21
disgusting performance by the french, decent performance by the yanks
2014-01-20 18:44
2014-01-20 18:57
america strong > europe wronk woo waaaazuuuppp swe ups french now :D Doesn't matter is Titan or even if will be NiP, american scene have 2 very strong teams which can damage and beat almost everyone.
2014-01-20 18:59
Hahaha you amazing. Hats off to you sir Succeeded
2014-01-21 02:01
cant wait 2014 to explode
2014-01-20 19:27
good team!
2014-01-20 19:28
interested to see how the year develops - smithz started off great but ended up having a terrible event (outplayed at every turn)
2014-01-20 19:31
France cedd 
Titan looking rusty and lost confidence quickly, not warming up... Scream... i don't know what he needs to do but figure out how to step up more like he used to and be confident in his aim and know when to peak
2014-01-20 20:05
Titan got burned all day this tourney they passed to the finals losing 45 to 34 in rounds, they are not good enough to just show up and win, or even win at all.
2014-01-20 23:05
Yeah titans have never won a lan before, you muricans continue to suprise me. Americans win all tournys right? No there shit 1 trick pony
2014-01-21 02:03
This is the second time VG/Titan have come to ESEA lan and walked out second.
2014-01-21 19:17
America what? BaDINGA! EU low.
2014-01-20 23:01
ok they can win online but titan are better lan team
2014-01-20 23:34
What? this was a LAN event...
2014-01-21 00:51
2014-01-21 14:40
Back to your cave
2014-01-21 14:46
dont be mad because ibp cant win at lan
2014-01-21 16:48
best troll 2014
2014-01-21 20:41
ty shall we have award ceremony
2014-01-21 20:51
2014-01-21 05:54
screams stats LOOOL worse then fifflaren
2014-01-21 08:00
Titan underestimated IBP.
2014-01-21 08:13
how come theres still no demos especially the grand final demo? yet theres is only two openning demos in demos section thats been there sice the 1st day of the champ...
2014-01-21 15:36
Nice, I hope 'Muricans can soon be considered top contenders like in 2005.
2014-01-21 17:01
Deserved USA :) and for my fellow europeans don't be mad.. we all know nip wasnt there.
2014-01-21 20:18
They looks like typical nerds
2014-01-22 12:10
scream is missing again ;[
2014-01-22 21:39
iBUYPOWER seem to really be the way to build an organisation. Alienware is also a company built on customized gaming computers. More companies dedicated to hardware should build their own teams rather than just be a sponsor.
2014-01-24 22:25
Amazing! Proud of ya DaZeD! <3
2014-01-25 11:08
I swear adreN, DaZeD and Skadoodle wear the same glasses!
2014-01-25 15:22
what is the config of that alienware ?
2014-01-26 16:12
2014-02-07 20:26
US has almost 2 or 3 top10 teams in global ranking now
2014-02-13 01:39
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