fnatic to final over dignitas

fnatic are through to the grand final of ESL One Cologne following a 2-0 victory over dignitas (16-11 on de_dust2, 16-14 on de_overpass).

On de_dust2, fnatic, who started out on the less-favored CT side, looked very lively in the early stages of the match and won the pistol round with ease while losing just one player.

The fourth round also went fnatic’s way, mostly because of Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, who stopped dignitas’ rush on short with three kills before his team-mates finished the job. Despite not being able to plant the bomb the round before, dignitas still bought guns and went again to A, only to be outgunned by fnatic a second time.

dignitas then closed the gap a little bit by picking up two rounds in a row, but the Danes were stunned by Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson’s triple kill in the B area the following round. Once again down by three rounds, dignitas turned to the A site once again, and Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen cleared the path for his team with two AWP kills from distance in long.

Markus "pronax" Wallsten then turned into an action hero and rushed middle, getting three kills to his name. The Swedish side were now in control of proceedings, but they were completely caught off-guard in the last two rounds by FeTiSh, who followed up a quad kill in the 14th with a 1-on-3 clutch in the last round of the half to give dignitas a fighting chance at 6-9.

In the second half, dignitas pieced the first two rounds together to reduce the deficit to just one round, but then fnatic got on a massive winning streak and claimed four rounds in a row.

dignitas still found a lifeline when they picked up two rounds in succession, the second of which thanks to Peter "dupreeh" Rasmussen getting four kills in B,  but three kills from Jesper "JW" Wecksell and four from olofmeister in the following two rounds gave fnatic a 16-11 victory.


FeTiSh tried to keep dignitas in the race on d2

Next up was de_overpass, fnatic’s choice of map, and this seemed at first like a huge gamble from the Swedish side, considering they had scraped a narrow 19-16 victory against Virtus.pro in the groups.

fnatic, who began on the Terrorist side, came out strongly and won the pistol round but the Swedes then fell short against dignitas’ CZ75 eco, with FeTiSh getting three kills to his name.

dignitas were able to string two more rounds together, but then a triple kill from Robin "flusha" Rönnquist and a double from olofmeister put a stop to the Danes’ streak. For a brief moment, that is, as FeTiSh’s side would go on to win a whopping six rounds in a row to go up 10-2. fnatic then won the following two rounds, but a combination of MAG-7s and CZ75s by dignitas saw the Danish team take an 11-4 lead into the second half.

Things went from bad to worse for fnatic right after they were downed by dignitas in the pistol round following a B push, but pronax’s side gave a great response and pulled one back in the first eco round.

Confidence started building up in fnatic as they reduced the deficit little by little until parity was restored on 12 rounds.  At that point, dignitas decided to go for a fast B push, a strategy that caught their opponents by surprise, with Philip "aizy" Aistrup winning the round for his team in a 1-on-2 situation, with the second kill coming in at just 1 HP.

dignitas followed that up with another B rush that wreaked havoc in fnatic’s defensive lines to make it 14-12, but they were unable to seal the deal: in the following round, they were outgunned by fnatic’s shotguns in A, and then the Swedish team proved to be mentally stronger in the decisive moments as they walked away with a 16-14 victory.

Matchpage
2
0
17th August 2014
16
Dust2
11
16
Overpass
14

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 49 - 31 +18 - 1.36
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 46 - 30 +16 - 1.34
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 46 - 39 +7 - 1.20
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 40 - 37 +3 - 1.02
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 32 - 36 -4 - 0.85
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 44 - 41 +3 - 1.11
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' ChristensenFeTiSh 32 - 40 -8 - 0.88
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 36 - 43 -7 - 0.83
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 33 - 45 -12 - 0.81
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrupaizy 28 - 45 -17 - 0.61

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1336
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussen
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1523
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1377
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.15
Sweden Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Jesper 'JW' Wecksell
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Markus 'pronax' Wallsten
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Denmark Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Philip 'aizy' Aistrup
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1312
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1511
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
gg Was thinking "Cloud9 did it, why wouldn't fnatic?" :D
2014-08-17 11:19
wtf are u want dude
2014-08-17 11:37
#2
Finland riny 
olof and krimz op
2014-08-17 11:21
choke
2014-08-17 11:18
#8
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Sweden SteAmeX 
Well deserved fnatic!
2014-08-17 11:18
well deserved, when you get 14 rounds on a map you practiced for weeks, while the other team literally trained nothing. well deserved, fanboi!
2014-08-17 11:41
So mad
2014-08-17 11:43
You think Dignitas didn't practice Overpass at all? lol. If Dignitas wanted to win, maybe they should have won the map that they picked.
2014-08-17 11:51
#101
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Bulgaria J4R 
so if they practice it they don't deserve it.. i get it now
2014-08-17 12:22
Haha this is great. Well done, you fucking idiot.
2014-08-17 15:56
LOL
2014-08-17 22:19
OLOKRIMZNATIC!
2014-08-17 11:18
or flushnatic
2014-08-17 11:19
nope . that was the best team play i ever seen !
2014-08-17 11:20
gg
2014-08-17 11:19
Fuckin nice , olofm rank 1
2014-08-17 11:19
N/A mvp
2014-08-17 11:19
sweden vs sweden in final expected
2014-08-17 11:19
Swedish master race. Although I wouldn't count LDLC out, they've been the main scrim partner of NiP lately, they both know how the other team plays.
2014-08-17 11:38
Time to change ING in dignitas to someone who can cheer his team up during tough fights.
2014-08-17 11:19
#85
Algeria Mylo 
Fetish played really well on this tournament stop talking shit. Dignitas always semis problem, it's mental not about skill
2014-08-17 11:44
They need someone to bring them pass that mental block. That's usually the job of the ING. Just sayin'
2014-08-17 11:46
It's not going to work with a new igl I can guarantee you that. And it were mostly just individual mistakes, nothing fetish can do shit about.
2014-08-17 12:30
Being mentally insecure is usually what causes individual mistakes to start with.. It's good and all that you can guarantee that, but who are you?
2014-08-17 12:34
Go ahead and name an igl with more experience and a better mentality than fetish.
2014-08-17 12:41
I can name a few, two of whose team is currently in the semis and grand final of this tournament. Did you follow the Source scene earlier?
2014-08-17 12:50
I mean a danish one...
2014-08-17 12:53
I don't follow the Danish scene. Can't answer you on that one, buddy.
2014-08-17 13:01
gg
2014-08-17 11:19
wohoooo nice!!! gg wp
2014-08-17 11:19
saw that coming :) fnatic 2 strong. Now LDLC win over NiP and fnatic win 100k dollars.
2014-08-17 11:19
no just fetish stupid to attack the A bombsite only on overpass
2014-08-17 11:22
#54
Denmark sebN 
Stupid? Hahaha why didn't you attend the event then, you're so much better than the whole dignitas team
2014-08-17 11:26
if we could we would, they are and what did they do ? rush A all match long !
2014-08-17 11:29
#76
Denmark sebN 
??????????????
2014-08-17 11:39
AS t side on overpass.They rushed a everytime and just died.
2014-08-17 11:49
#95
Denmark sebN 
let me see you do better than Dignitas
2014-08-17 12:03
actually they rushed b site
2014-08-17 13:31
good for fnatic but bad play by dignitas
2014-08-17 11:19
#20
France Vodz 
Incredible play from fnatic <3
2014-08-17 11:19
Dignitas semi final curse is real :O
2014-08-17 11:19
They played really well !! Gg dig
2014-08-17 11:19
gg
2014-08-17 11:20
Deserved ! :D
2014-08-17 11:20
FNATIC ALL THE WAY!!! NEVER LOSE FAITH <3
2014-08-17 11:20
Dignitas Overpass strat: GO A GO A GO A GO A GO A, oh look they are coming back how about we go B now? So many rounds wasted wow and so many mistakes on dust2. Fetish top fragging says it all.
2014-08-17 11:20
nice teamplay by fnatic
2014-08-17 11:20
deserved, fnatic better
2014-08-17 11:20
olofm and krimz wp
2014-08-17 11:20
Here is KRiMZ's five man! vs dignitas youtube.com/watch?v=xfk_W9H_xB8&list=UUt..
2014-08-17 22:05
rounds 29 and 30, best defuses ever
2014-08-17 11:21
Dignitas didn't choke..Fnatic played really well. Nice comeback
2014-08-17 11:21
Dignitas choked (LIKE ALWAYS).... Fnatic played well..and dignitas CHOKED. Just like epsilon yesterday....epsilon peaked early...dignitas peaked yesterday...fnatic peaked today..so u know who is going to win tomorrow.
2014-08-17 11:31
fnatic!
2014-08-17 11:21
that wasn't a choke, they got out-aimed and outplayed - it is as simple as that. fnatic played a great game and i'm happy they're in the final. x
2014-08-17 11:21
that was a choke
2014-08-17 11:32
Dig many mistake but wp fnatic
2014-08-17 11:21
#40
Philippines cogz 
haha dignitas(choke master)
2014-08-17 11:21
swedish finals?
2014-08-17 11:21
its ok dignitas keep attacking A site on overpass its ok , ur making olofm and krimz look like stars
2014-08-17 11:22
im really happy and sad at the same time,dignitas has so much potential , every single time something little is missing in the team to reach the final,really sad for fetish and co. ,they should change something in their playstyle imo
2014-08-17 11:23
No cajunb no win. Looks like fnatic gonna win another major.
2014-08-17 11:23
Overpass, are you kidding me? I just lost my Faded Zebra M4A4 (I bought it with mom's credit card) on csgolounge due to this random map. Dignitas would win the second map 100% of the time on a real map (Kappa).
2014-08-17 11:24
olofpass Kappa
2014-08-17 11:24
dignizas,cloud9,ldlc,fntic deserve top4
2014-08-17 11:24
Swedish final expected!
2014-08-17 11:24
i don't think so in NIP's current state i expect LDLC to win it. final-> fnatic vs LDLC
2014-08-17 11:30
+1
2014-08-17 11:40
NiP to make a comeback
2014-08-17 13:27
++
2014-08-17 11:36
Dignitas strats were autistic as fuck last few rounds. Who the hell had the great idea of going A, especially on a anti-eco round, when they were shit on everytime there, and they seen the power of eco rounds at A first hand when they pulled the same thing on Fnatic. Like come the fuck on I could have called that better and I'm only a DMG.
2014-08-17 11:25
im global and i wouldve owned fnatic ass
2014-08-17 11:31
Chokenitas.
2014-08-17 11:25
aizy bottomfragging again it was a right choice, fetish :-D
2014-08-17 11:26
#55
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Poland Keruzz 
always and forever top4 :)
2014-08-17 11:27
ggwp :)
2014-08-17 11:29
When fetish is the second best fragger for dignitas, they won't win anything.
2014-08-17 11:31
#62
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Latvia Senotajs 
burning ninja defuse was awesome, hope to see fnatic and nip in finals!
2014-08-17 11:32
olof and krimz izi
2014-08-17 11:32
dupreeh, aizy, device :(
2014-08-17 11:33
Oh so we reach the semi and suddenly dupreeh goes 33-45. They just can't pass the semi..
2014-08-17 11:33
-aizy +cajunb Confirmed lan noober again
2014-08-17 11:36
chokers gonna choke
2014-08-17 11:36
aizy on lan is missing so much shots if you compare him to online, not saying he is cheating. But he is really far away from his online plays. Was exactly the same way at G3.
2014-08-17 11:36
#72
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Netherlands mystahkel 
and again they choke in the semi's !
2014-08-17 11:38
this is why dignitas have never been a top2 team for me, they always choke big when it matters
2014-08-17 11:38
#74
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
once again fnatic got so lucky..
2014-08-17 11:38
Lucky? haha
2014-08-17 11:41
#98
SpawN | 
Slovakia mBust3r 
obviously, fanboy
2014-08-17 12:12
LOL
2014-08-17 13:27
#79
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Latvia SEHUN 
Choke is real,rip skins.
2014-08-17 11:41
#81
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Spain akproxx 
people say olof and krimz but is flunatic
2014-08-17 11:42
Let's do this, boys!
2014-08-17 11:42
A great example of how saving 2 rifles every round you lose on d2 CT can win you the game. Also the olofm 3k on 4th round was gamechanging.
2014-08-17 11:43
fnatic vs LDLC or rematch of DHW? Exciting matches to come Dignitas's rule no1 : ALWAYS exit in Semis
2014-08-17 11:46
semignitas
2014-08-17 11:54
#91
Happy | 
Brazil Kurtt 
Cajunb >> aizy ...... : ( why kick cajunb ?
2014-08-17 11:54
tnx for skins dignitas...hope nip gonna loose too!
2014-08-17 11:57
I honestly think they were tired and didn't get enough sleep, which is just unacceptable at this level. So you have to play in the morning? Big deal, fnatic had to get up early too. The reaction speed was ridiculously slow on the entire team, it was like watching a granny play at some point, and they were making these stupid mistakes over and over. Unacceptable and they didn't deserve to go through. Also olofmeister is imba and needs a nerf.
2014-08-17 11:59
#97
nova4u | 
Australia nova4u 
aizy was a reason fnatic win ;/
2014-08-17 12:07
no bad positioning by all dig players in after plant situations did
2014-08-17 13:05
very impressed by fnatic and especially olof krimz and flusha who done such huge invidual plays this tournament. If olof isnt top5 on next player ranking id be very suprised. Also dissapointed in dignitas. Its been such a long time now when they been every tournaments top1 team until semifinals and always same story. Such a beast team until pressure gets the highest.
2014-08-17 12:16
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! wanted to see dignitas in the final :( congrats fnatic
2014-08-17 12:21
Sad for Dignitas, they are a really strong team with great chemistry, my favourite team for sure. (Fetish bestest) Anyway WP by fnatic they played better, GL to finals!
2014-08-17 12:47
Oh noes, I like dignitas, feel sad for them. Also for my skins :(
2014-08-17 12:48
Gl hf in the final.. I feel sorry for dignitas :/ they need to improve their anti-eco's. Gl next lan
2014-08-17 13:10
#117
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Poland dijef 
I think dignitas did play well, but it is fnatic that brought up they play level by few above. It looks the impact from ex-lgb players was what they needed. True is dignitas never made it to finals, and for me they never been top team, as to be top, you need to back it up with results.
2014-08-17 13:29
dignitas so overrated.. get back to me win they win a lan.
2014-08-17 13:47
#120
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
3-4 again dignitas akaka
2014-08-17 13:48
I didn't see this game, but did Richard Lewis predict Dignitas to win 2-0?
2014-08-17 15:30
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