Hashtag win Voronezh Cup 2014

April 14th, 2014 11:34

Ukrainian-Russian mixture Hashtag, formerly known as Courage, triumphed at Voronezh Cup 2014 yesterday with a 2-1 win over 97club in the final (16-11 on de_inferno, 9-16 on de_mirage, 16-8 on de_train), taking home 150,000 RUB (~$4,150).

A two day cup in Voronezh, Russia gathered most of the best players from the CIS region, with the only notable absentees from Natus Vincere, as well as Yegor "markeloff" Markelov who gave up his HellRaisers spot for Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov.

On day one there were no surprises as all favorites made it through the quarter-finals, knocking out lesser known Russian teams and mixes such as Sergey "Fox" Stolyarov's LANKLAN, as well as denied, oneshot and ALLIN.

One of Ukraine's most experienced players, B1ad3, led his team to Voronezh cup triumph

In the semi-final, Hashtag, who only days before left the Courage organization and funded their own trip to Voronezh, met HellRaisers.mix and managed to edge them out with two overtime 19-17 wins on de_nuke and de_inferno.

The second map of that clash featured an amazing comeback by Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy's squad who found themselves down 2-13 after their CT side on de_inferno, but they kept their composure and fought all the way back to win on overtime and move on to the grand final.

The other semi-final saw 97club from Belarus defeat local team USSR in a back and forth battle, 2-1 (16-6 on de_mirage, 2-16 on de_inferno, 16-11 on de_dust2).

In the grand final, despite exchanging the first two maps 16-11 on de_inferno and then 9-16 on de_mirage, Gorodenskiy's squad proved too strong. The deciding map was de_train, played for the first and only time in the tournament, and Hashtag won 16-8 to take home the first place prize, 150,000 Russian Rubles (~$4,150).

 Hashtag K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' YaskinWorldEdit 57 - 52 +5 - 1.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 58 - 51 +7 - 1.06
Ukraine Konstantin 'Pr1zraK' KrivosheevPr1zraK 51 - 51 0 - 0.97
Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' GorodenskiyB1ad3 53 - 54 -1 - 0.96
Ukraine Roman 'z1' Poltavchenkoz1 44 - 52 -8 - 0.84
 97club K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Belarus Roman 'roman' Redihinroman 61 - 51 +10 - 1.13
Belarus Kirill 'hitMouse' TsarevhitMouse 60 - 50 +10 - 1.12
Belarus Sergey 'spaz' Skrypchikspaz 51 - 55 -4 - 0.94
Belarus Igor 'dERZKIY' RadosavlevichdERZKIY 52 - 57 -5 - 0.92
Belarus Nikolay 'aka' Khatkevichaka 36 - 50 -14 - 0.73

USSR and HR.mix agreed to play the 3rd place decider in best-of-one mode, which in the end saw the Russian team featuring Denis "seized" Kostin as a stand-in take the win 16-13.

Voronezh Cup 2014 final standings:

1. Ukraine Hashtag - 150,000 RUB (~$4,150)
2. Belarus 97club - 100,000 RUB (~$2,800)
3. Russia USSR - 50,000 RUB (~$1,400)
4. CIS HR.mix
5-8. Russia ALLIN
5-8. Russia denied
5-8. Russia oneshot
5-8. Russia LANKLAN

We've also compiled a quick overview of the statistically best players of the tournament, with Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin clearly standing out in the winning team.

His partner in crime was the tournament's best AWPer, Alexander "s1mple" Kostlyev, who also had a number of great games.

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Also making a name for himself was Russian 17-year-old from USSR, Egor "flamie" Vasilyev, who was the 3rd best fragger, as well as by far the best aimer of the tournament, putting up ScreaM-like numbers with 70% headshot rate.

HR's duo of Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow and his Kazakh teammate Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev stood out in many ways, but they were the only ones in form for the CIS-based squad which may explain their disappointing 4th place finish.

Belarus' best team 97club also made a name for themselves with this 2nd place finish, especially their best players Kirill "hitMouse" Tsarev and Sergey "spaz" Skrypchik who show up in several categories.

You can browse our stats section to see all the lineups, as well as more numbers, now including assists and headshot info on match pages and player pages.

RattlesnK | 
United Kingdom hdrss 
2014-04-14 11:35
deserved they played good, and gj for the stats here :D
2014-04-14 11:38
2014-04-14 11:39
hahaha gj
2014-04-14 11:39
Other reav 
Well s1mple proved me wrong at least, he was great!
2014-04-14 11:39
Slovakia sanjuro 
overdrive clutcher :)
2014-04-14 11:43
OverDrive won so many 1vX clutches vs hashtag lolo best clutcher
2014-04-14 11:44
big 1.6 experience
2014-04-14 15:39
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
OverDrive won 5 1vX clutches :OOOOO Raise your OverDrive (/ºoº)/ Also he had some decent shots with AWP.
2014-04-14 11:45
Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
Deserved... I like this team. z1 needs to step it up though.
2014-04-14 11:46
Russia xenich 
s1mple & WorldEdit played so great! GJ
2014-04-14 11:49
great tournament, congratz b1ad3
2014-04-14 12:11
Ukraine petruska 
2014-04-14 12:13
I bet edward laughing his ass off ..those HR guys can't do shit :D
2014-04-14 12:21
Slovenia mejo 
Who is igl for hashtag?
2014-04-14 12:43
Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
I don't know it for a fact but i'd be surprised if it's not blad3. He was the best Ukranian IGL back in 1.6 times (yes, better than Zeus) and I would expect that he has taken up the role in GO again.
2014-04-14 12:45
Slovenia mejo 
Thanks ^^
2014-04-14 13:51
2014-04-14 12:46
Europe _jUNGLE 
B1ad3, can U read?
2014-04-14 12:48
Slovenia mejo 
"Blade's squad" doesnt necessarily mean hes IGL, afaik captain isnt always IGL...
2014-04-14 13:49
hahaha I knew it, told my friend to bet on this team ;) Quite funny they lost organisation few days ago, doesn't look like they deserved it.
2014-04-14 12:50
Vietnam zsb 
2014-04-14 13:05
Dauren, not Daured
2014-04-14 13:13
No man, it's Darude* :D
2014-04-14 15:53
AdreN played great!!
2014-04-14 13:13
blade deserve a victory
2014-04-14 13:28
Nice tournament, well played Hashtag!
2014-04-14 14:07
Why don't tournament stats ever include damage per round? Far more relevant than half the stats we actually get to see.
2014-04-14 14:15
We currently don't have it logged, but we will at some point in the future. And I would disagree that it is far more relevant than half the stats, since I'm pretty sure the top 3 by damage would probably be among WorldEdit, flamie, ANGE1 and AdreN. It doesn't fluctuate that much, the best fraggers usually do the most damage as well. Players like B1ad3 might benefit from it a little, but now that we added assists that should help put them in the spotlight some more. Having said that, we'd still love to have damage stats as well, and we'll get them at some point.
2014-04-14 22:00
Belarus SLB 
97 great
2014-04-14 14:23
congratz HR with the new skins and congratz s1mple proving the dumbasses on the internet wrong(hltv.org/forum/572514-s1mple) and congratz to the whole Hashtag team... keep praccing and go big :)
2014-04-14 14:46
+7 in stats vs players that are unheard of outside tjernobyl, congrats on proven @ LAN, dumbass russian.
2014-04-14 20:54
France cedd 
dosia and kucher... why so low ??
2014-04-14 16:09
they just went there to chill and stick around with old friends to relax and hopefully win if happens, but obviously not to show top performance... even markeloff said on his stream that same day that he bet all skin against HR cause he knew something we didnt :) so, whatever .... its ok :)
2014-04-14 19:09
2014-04-14 18:46
Spain akproxx 
LOL HR without markerloff GG
2014-04-14 18:50
Now "Hashtag" just need to get to an international event and see how they really do. Let's be honest, this weren't exactly "proving themselves". You had USSR and a HR mix, doesn't really tell us much other than they're able to beat some "ok" teams/mixes. Not taking anything away from them though, I watched a couple of games, they played solid CS, but I doubt that they'd be able to do any serious damage at, say CPH Games.
2014-04-14 18:52
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
of course they won't win cph games if they go, this lan just shows that they have some potential, especially if they get picked by some good organization
2014-04-15 21:01
congrats! :D
2014-04-14 19:05
And then the Ukrainians get detained by the Russian police for being seperatists etc. :D
2014-04-14 20:48
WorldEdit & s1mple did prove they aren't just onliners. Well played.
2014-04-14 20:53
i was cheering for HR.mix tho
2014-04-15 16:32
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
Flamie stronk!
2014-04-15 20:57
97club the best!
2014-04-20 14:24
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