LDLC take down Virtus.pro

LDLC have taken down Virtus.pro 2-0 (16-14 de_dust2, 16-12 de_mirage)  to advance to the semi-finals at ESL One Cologne 2014.

LDLC started the match by a mid-to-B attack that put the up 3-0. Fourth round saw the French score picks at A, which they converted into a round win and a 5-0 lead after a Polish save.

Down 0-5 as counter-terrorists, Virtus.pro started to lock things down with Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski leading the way. Eventually his AWP and CZ-75 ace got the Poles within just one.

Virtus tied the game at five before Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian's two kills gave LDLC the lead, followed by his team's two entry kills into B that forced their opponents on a save round.

Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez's triple made it 8-5 and broke Virtus' bank, but the Poles won a round with just a Scout and CZ-75s, before stopping LDLC's weak buy to end the half 7-8.

Virtus took B quickly on thier terrorist pistol round, and two Glock kills by Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas tied the game. Two save rounds made it 10-8, and pashaBiceps's two AWP entries made it 12-8.


Virtus bail out of ESL One at 5-8th place 

Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski got two early kills and Virtus took over B to make it 13-8, their largest lead in the map. Two double AWP kill rounds by KQLY then broke Virtus' economy, making it 11-13.

Three kills, including a one-on-two, by Snax got Virtus round fourteen, but they were then mowed down in the middle area twice, and had to save once, making it 13-14.

A triple by Kevin "Uzzziii" Vernel tied the game, and the Poles had to save. The map was then decided by an epic mid-air USP-S headshot by KQLY on pashaBiceps in the A-site.

Second map, de_mirage, was Virtus.pro's pick. Their B push on terrorist pistol was shut down, and so was their force buy attempt to the A site as Dan "apEX" Madesclaire and KQLY got two each.

Uzzziii aced the saving Virtus squad, and they lost a round to go down 0-5. Finally Snax's two AK kills got them a round in A, and pashaBiceps converted a two-on-four into a win with Filip "NEO" Kubski.

TaZ dying grenade killed the final LDLC member to break their economy, and Virtus got to 4-5 before the Frenchmen replied, retaking the A successfully on the next round.


LDLC make their first major semi-finals 

Two AWP kills by Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer in a two-on-two made it 7-4, and even a triple by Snax two rounds later wasn't enough to bring Virtus a round, until entries from NEO and TaZ achieved just that.

Final round went to LDLC with Maniac scoring three kills, and their connector to window to B split won them the all important second pistol round, giving them a 11-5 lead.

pashaBiceps's two Scout kills almost won Virtus round two, but Happy's three, and a one-on-one, kept LDLC in the drivers' seat. Down 5-13, Paweł "byali" Bieliński got Virtus one round closer.

TaZ caught fire for the next two rounds, and a combination of four kills by NEO and pashaBiceps won the next one. LDLC scored three kills on a save as their lead was cut to just three.

Finally Maniac stopped the losing streak, winning a one-on-two. Virtus won two clean rounds in a row then, but LDLC took over B for game point. apEX's triple then closed the series out.

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 LDLC K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Vincent 'Happy' SchopenhauerHappy 49 - 38 +11 - 1.19
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 54 - 45 +9 - 1.18
France Kevin 'Uzzziii' VernelUzzziii 40 - 34 +6 - 1.09
France Hovik 'KQLY' TovmassianKQLY 43 - 36 +7 - 1.07
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 27 - 36 -9 - 0.75
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 45 - 47 -2 - 1.03
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 33 - 39 -6 - 0.89
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 38 - 43 -5 - 0.89
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 36 - 40 -4 - 0.86
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 37 - 45 -8 - 0.80

LDLC will go on to face the winner of the last quarter-final between NiP and Cloud9 tomorrow at 12:00 in the semi-finals. Virtus.pro claim $10,000 for 5-8th place finish.

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1729
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1430
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
1681
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1522
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
France Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Hovik 'KQLY' Tovmassian
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1445
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
France Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Dan 'apEX' Madesclaire
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1486
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1592
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
France Kevin 'Uzzziii' Vernel
Kevin 'Uzzziii' Vernel
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
LDLC <3
2014-08-16 17:53
#6
Pakistan zeeky 
GG
2014-08-16 17:53
#7
 | 
Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Virtus.throw
2014-08-16 17:53
made my day <3 :D
2014-08-16 19:33
Throw REAL BIG money for shit money from skins? Sorry man, makes no sense.
2014-08-16 21:50
skins worth real money too.. :p
2014-08-17 01:46
not expected
2014-08-16 17:53
damn!
2014-08-16 17:53
rip
2014-08-16 17:53
LDLC MY BOYS GL
2014-08-16 17:53
Bye biceps
2014-08-16 17:53
LDLC BEST FUCKING TEAM EVER
2014-08-16 17:54
loled so hard
2014-08-16 17:58
still ldlc > vp :)
2014-08-16 18:03
when ldlc lately win some tournament? hmmm never? ;;p
2014-08-16 19:27
yeah you are right! lets see this time if they can do it x)
2014-08-16 20:30
Dreamhack Valencia 4 weeks ago or so?
2014-08-16 22:40
Please don't embarrass yourself... LDLC < VP even if they win this tournament....
2014-08-17 02:56
#20
 | 
India h8or 
:(
2014-08-16 17:54
VIRTUS POOOOOOO
2014-08-16 17:54
neo pls never pick up AWP again
2014-08-16 17:54
What ever it's now easier for NiP >:D
2014-08-16 17:56
Lol that is If they can even get past cloud 9
2014-08-16 17:59
no, fnatic/dignitas will win this shitourney...
2014-08-16 18:00
nip will lose to c9
2014-08-16 18:09
LDLC in my heart. <3
2014-08-16 17:54
Apex is sick, those entryfrags.. how in the hell. And KQLY's jumping usp-s headshot.. great game.
2014-08-16 17:54
apEX outaimed the connector guy every single time. what a beast.
2014-08-16 17:54
+7
2014-08-16 18:13
apex very good :) !
2014-08-16 17:54
Happy magic as tfg said <3
2014-08-16 17:54
KQLY mvp of d2 with that jumping usp shot against pasha, apex mvp overall cuz of the amount of the entryfrags. well done ldlc
2014-08-16 17:54
give us some good edits! :D
2014-08-16 18:04
watup now polaks
2014-08-16 17:54
watup with british cs ?
2014-08-16 17:56
BUUUUUUUUUUURN
2014-08-16 17:57
:D:D
2014-08-16 17:58
rekt
2014-08-16 18:04
hit a nerve?
2014-08-16 18:06
d:D
2014-08-16 18:12
Buuuuuuuurn
2014-08-16 20:34
Where are the british teams dude ?
2014-08-16 18:05
who gives a fuck about british teams
2014-08-16 18:06
The same amount of people who gives a fuck about your opinion towards polish teams.
2014-08-16 18:10
point to me where i gave my opinion on polish teams you mongo cunt
2014-08-16 18:11
Why do you heff to be mad
2014-08-16 18:17
no patience for retards sorry
2014-08-16 18:18
Aha :D brits <3
2014-08-16 18:21
no one - so maybe you should stfu :-)
2014-08-16 18:12
are you retarded?
2014-08-16 18:15
are you retarded?
2014-08-16 18:18
u got me
2014-08-16 18:19
u got me
2014-08-16 18:20
how does it feel to live in a 3rd world country
2014-08-16 18:20
great show
2014-08-16 18:24
#35
 | 
Vietnam zsb 
BEST TOURNAMENT SO FAR <3
2014-08-16 17:54
#36
 | 
Austria db42 
rip skins
2014-08-16 17:54
Fucking kidding me, right, VP? Going to get drunk now.
2014-08-16 17:54
#39
Poland Baaq 
not fani
2014-08-16 17:54
very close games. Lets hope LDLC doesn't choke in the final.
2014-08-16 17:54
nailed it son, but its semifinal.
2014-08-16 18:03
ADIOS POLAKOS XD
2014-08-16 17:54
xDDDDDDD
2014-08-16 17:54
congratz ldlc, I wanted to bet on apex to make the difference and he did, insane kills! well done, gg wp!
2014-08-16 17:54
you wanted to bet on them, i did puu.sh/aV0sl/a4886dd807.png
2014-08-16 18:00
Winnings, asap!
2014-08-16 18:01
i did too, but much lower ofc :) just saying i had a sneaky feeling somebody like apex could kill VPs hope
2014-08-16 18:03
Virtus blow
2014-08-16 17:54
wp ldlc
2014-08-16 17:54
Amazing play by apex.
2014-08-16 17:54
ODDS WERE SO SKEWED, 27% LDLC? THEY ARE BOSS PLAYAHS
2014-08-16 17:55
#51
tarik | 
Yugoslavia bleaq 
congratz happy, you're not out in quarter-finals! sure seems that this means a lot to all of them, i'm so happy for them.
2014-08-16 17:55
worst tournament ever from neo? i think it was better when Neo was igl... dunno who gives them calls vs fnatic to push a all the time on overpass or push mid vs ldlc on dd2 -_- GG LDLC
2014-08-16 17:55
#77
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
Taz is now IGL. You're right Neo was the right man to do the calls
2014-08-16 17:56
taz igl now
2014-08-16 17:57
and what i said?
2014-08-16 18:46
dunno who gives them calls vs fnatic to push a all the time on overpass or push mid vs ldlc on dd2 ??
2014-08-16 19:18
lol apex went crazy
2014-08-16 17:55
#54
 | 
Germany Bongskie 
gg Apex and LDLC
2014-08-16 17:55
Very entertaining match! LDLC in great form this weekend.
2014-08-16 17:55
#56
CHEDEL | 
Switzerland CHEDEL 
Nice game by both team, i'm sad for vp. congratz ldlc, the game as just strated now =)
2014-08-16 17:55
aPEX GTR 3.0
2014-08-16 17:55
they just have amazing potencial i think fnatic ldlc final =DDDDDDDDDDDD
2014-08-16 17:55
#62
Hong Kong Z23 
Yes
2014-08-16 17:55
sick team ldlc <3 (how said my bros when he was on high LADY DANCE LADY COOL!) sick team! gl
2014-08-16 17:56
deserved. one of the favourites to take this tournament
2014-08-16 17:56
Brilliant game by LDLC. Good luck next time VP. gg
2014-08-16 17:56
GO HOME VP YOU R DRUNKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!
2014-08-16 17:56
#72
Sweden aydN 
Really thought VP would have it on mirage, but yet another dissapointing loss :(
2014-08-16 17:56
You call neo AWPing is a mistake ? It's about pasha who is "not confident" with AWP , you see Snax or Neo AWPing because pasha is irresponsible , he's supposed to be the awper but he refuses most of the times.
2014-08-16 17:56
snax bad day ;/ and too much luck on ldlc side :/ but gg wp ldlc
2014-08-16 17:56
No home advantage, no parteh
2014-08-16 17:56
No shouting at the opponents, no win
2014-08-16 17:57
#79
Croatia VuKA 
Really GG
2014-08-16 17:56
apex crazy entry fragger omg
2014-08-16 17:57
#85
 | 
Poland trancemeister 
gg wp :)
2014-08-16 17:57
apex o_0 ....
2014-08-16 17:57
VP apex really, LDLC gratz and gl in next match
2014-08-16 17:57
gj LDLC
2014-08-16 17:57
It's hard to win when only 1 player has 1.00 + k/d :) Seems like this "bootcamp" made them suck as fuck :)
2014-08-16 17:57
Thanks Heaton for pointing it out to all the noobs that "Virtus.pro dont choke, they played just the same as always!" It's just LDLC played better and shot better and obviously aphex's entry frag on almost every rnd was a proove to it! Nice play by LDLC! Hope Cloud9 beats NiP as well and we have something new going into tomorrow :) hf
2014-08-16 17:58
NiP and C9 are two of my favourite teams and they always get matched to each other :(
2014-08-16 18:25
2014-08-16 17:58
#95
 | 
Hungary lemusz 
I'm literally crying.
2014-08-16 17:58
gratz LDLC! well played
2014-08-16 17:58
Huh... So Cloud9?
2014-08-16 17:59
ez pz kqly sq
2014-08-16 17:59
KURWAAA
2014-08-16 17:59
my boy happy
2014-08-16 18:00
Weird to see that people is taking this as an "Upset" From my point of view LDLC has always been top 5-6. Nothing named upset here, LDLC have had some downslides lately, but they just came better prepared and did their homework.
2014-08-16 18:00
+1 to this, LDLC was on fire and VP looked sloppy vs fnatic, 40-60 game at best
2014-08-16 18:01
+1
2014-08-16 18:04
+1
2014-08-16 18:06
+1111 LDLC did their homework. People just underestimated them hard. They have amazing players, amazing teamplay. It was just a matter of time when they would challenge elite teams. Btw. almost every team said that they were strong on practise (GTR & NBK) so...
2014-08-16 18:07
Considering that LDLC never achieved much internationally, it is an upset.
2014-08-16 18:12
semi final at cph games if i don't say bullshit
2014-08-16 18:17
You may be right. I was mostly hinting at his opinion about LDLC always being top 5-6, though thats not true, considering achievements. Any team can make one good event.
2014-08-16 18:20
But can they do it on LAN??? Easiest skins of my life, thanks for paying my vodka the next month polish dudes Kappa
2014-08-16 18:00
#167
 | 
Hungary lemusz 
alcoholic pig
2014-08-16 18:10
Your rage makes the drink taste that sweeter. Bring it on VP fanboy BibleThump
2014-08-16 18:16
uzii just impressive... apex and happy always good
2014-08-16 18:01
Yeah uziii played very well, specially on mirage.
2014-08-16 19:16
No homesoil, no win.
2014-08-16 18:01
What about G3?
2014-08-16 18:03
LDLC totally deserved this. Virtus Pro not played bad , LDLC played well...
2014-08-16 18:01
so many skins lost lol
2014-08-16 18:02
csgolounge sucks i wanted to bet on cloud9 ... 30 to 70 the bots never worked.. on 2 games.. also wanted to bet on LDLC beating VP and once again shitty ass csgl not working i been cs:go'ing for like 2 weeks now and i wanted to try out betting for the first time this site is real ass.
2014-08-16 18:02
Bet earlier, and not in primetime.
2014-08-16 18:07
You should be happy now that you wasn't able to bet on C9 :)
2014-08-16 23:40
Neo, Taz and Pasha End of Career. They need to mix up young polish players, and make a good team, for a years. Hope for Snax, Byali, Michu, Botise and one more...
2014-08-16 18:02
LDLC take down Virtus.Poo. France on fire ;D
2014-08-16 18:02
VP let go too easy D2 when they lead 13:8, then crucial CT pistol on mirage and then lost 1v1 by taz in next round, but GG VP. U can't always get what you want! also good performance by LDLC, they deserved it
2014-08-16 18:02
There were 2 crucials rounds tho, that one and the one VP won in a 2v2, where the LDLC player coming from long missed 20 bullets on snax who eventually won the round in a 1v2, VP wouldnt be in a position to tied the game if it wasnt for that crucial round, so yeah, both teams played amazingly, gave us a great show and thats all the spectators should care about. c9 coul beat NiP 2-0 and i wouldnt bother if it was 16-14 16-14 with super close and intense rounds!
2014-08-16 18:04
virtus.noob
2014-08-16 18:03
Badboll #1 VP hater and only 2 comments so far? Disappointed. :D
2014-08-16 18:03
Someone is butthurt of seing his idols getting kicked out of a major.
2014-08-16 18:15
Uzzi really stepping it up
2014-08-16 18:05
+1
2014-08-16 19:16
This neo awp jump.... This guy is not the same as from 1.6...
2014-08-16 18:05
#159
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
no shit
2014-08-16 18:08
#220
 | 
Hungary lemusz 
That was lil bit weird yeah and he did it not just once. :S
2014-08-16 18:32
ldlc luckiest team ever but gl to them.
2014-08-16 18:06
Lucky how? Just outplayed mate.
2014-08-16 18:08
You can't have so much luck to beat a strong team like VP. It's skill and practice that paid off.
2014-08-16 21:55
Happy strong player
2014-08-16 18:06
FKU VP! U suck!
2014-08-16 18:06
aPEX BEAST!
2014-08-16 18:07
Both team played very well but LDLC has a better form. apex on fire. Well played my friend. That's a nice revenge from the quarter final at EMS Katowice.
2014-08-16 18:08
WHAT UP NOW POLES
2014-08-16 18:08
Saturday "goodbye" party. Sunday hangover. Next week - practice hard to win another tournament. Life goes on.
2014-08-16 21:56
Never underestimate french.
2014-08-16 18:12
GG VIRTUS PRO U ARE MY TEAM LOVE :(( final LDLC vs DIGNITAS hoper for dignitas
2014-08-16 18:14
for me atm top 3 world are VP LDLC DIGNITAS
2014-08-16 18:18
LDLC beat VP and suddenly LDLC are top 3? Hahahah, nice joke. NIP - you forgot? fnatic - you forgot?
2014-08-16 21:57
vp down so early o:
2014-08-16 18:15
incredibly impressed with LDLCs play, great individual work from all of them really like they are not overextending or pushing too far apex still does his pushing but not all the time, always catches them off guard and almost always gets the kill
2014-08-16 18:15
2014-08-16 18:18
#199
 | 
Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Super play LDLC.. I hope you go to the final. Would like to see Dignitas trio stomp the frenchmen.. :D sry guys
2014-08-16 18:19
#202
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
happy bestest
2014-08-16 18:20
-maniac +shox gg.
2014-08-16 18:20
happy igl and madfragger
2014-08-16 18:21
2014-08-16 18:21
IMO VP had poor strats in this tournament or just Taz is bad IGL, because they repeated few variations of same strat all the time, attacking same BS most of the time. LDLC IGL just adapted to it and simply countered VP. Same thing happend during match with Fnatic.
2014-08-16 18:41
#223
SpawN | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina nessaja 
So real game this GO...
2014-08-16 18:43
GG virtus, hope you have more luck in the next tournament and hope neo will go back to IGL :)
2014-08-16 18:57
#228
 | 
France rsi_rise 
GG both, incredible match :)
2014-08-16 19:13
I will say only one thing: i.imgur.com/V3oY00S.jpg Virtus Pro !!
2014-08-16 19:15
More to follow... from like 2 hours
2014-08-16 19:19
Revenge of Katowice, gg guys
2014-08-16 19:27
Not much. They weren't decimated.
2014-08-16 21:58
I hope Maniac steps up for the final games tomorrow.
2014-08-16 20:40
kennys shox happy nbk kioshima = gg world
2014-08-16 21:45
f0rest gtr flusha shneider twist 16 0
2014-08-16 22:59
Hahahahhahahah! Well done. Now you can lose in semis.
2014-08-16 22:56
Not much of a surprise here, Coming off a tourney win going straight into bootcamp, that's very exhausting and they didn't seem to have the energy they normally have, all credit to ldlc though they definitely played one of their best games.
2014-08-17 00:29
Maybe bet a bit more on VP ? 27-73 odds? Just like Fnatic 73-27 vs navi ? Or epsi 50-50 vs Dig? Betting pages destroying odds since forever. Gurus with their fail predictions.
2014-08-17 01:38
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