Titan move past Epsilon 2-0

Titan defeated Epsilon 2-0 (16-10 on de_dust2, 16-13 on de_cache) in the opening match of SLTV StarSeries XI Finals.

The first match in Kiev, Ukraine this weekend saw two of the three French teams in attendance cross paths, with Epsilon's new lineup taking on DreamHack Stockholm winners Titan.

Engin "MAJ3R" Küpeli and Christophe "SIXER" Xia were making their debut for Epsilon, the latter also playing his first international CS:GO LAN. On the first map, de_dust2, their team managed to keep up the pace early on as Terrorists, evening the score out at 5-5 and 7-7 but still losing the first half 7-8.


Maniac had a great series in Titan's 2-0 win over Epsilon

However, the Kenny "kennyS" Schrub and Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian double AWP combo looked as good as ever and kept going after the sides changed, with Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez chipping in with 13 second half kills. After winning the pistol Titan were in complete control, despite seeing Epsilon snatch a few rounds inbetween, and they won the first map 16-10.

Second map, de_cache, brought more of the same with Titan strolling to an early 10-2 lead as CTs. Epsilon didn't give up though, and they managed to take the last three rounds of the half, as well as the following pistol round to reduce the deficit to 10-6.

However, KQLY then scored 3 CZ75 kills at the A bombsite in the second round and practically paved the path for his team's victory. Titan reached match point at 15-9, after which MAJ3R saved his team from losing the match by winning a 1-on-2.

Epsilon kept their hope alive for three more rounds, but it was too late and the map ended 16-13 in favor of Kévin "Ex6TenZ" Droolans' team.

Matchpage
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18th October 2014
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Dust2
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Cache
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 Titan K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Kenny 'kennyS' SchrubkennyS 50 - 30 +20 - 1.37
France Hovik 'KQLY' TovmassianKQLY 49 - 33 +16 - 1.32
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' QuiquerezManiac 41 - 33 +8 - 1.18
France Dan 'apEX' MadesclaireapEX 42 - 37 +5 - 1.04
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' DroolansEx6TenZ 22 - 32 -10 - 0.71
 Epsilon K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
France Robin 'GMX' StahmerGMX 40 - 37 +3 - 1.10
Belgium Adil 'ScreaM' BenrlitomScreaM 35 - 40 -5 - 0.89
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' KüpeliMAJ3R 32 - 41 -9 - 0.85
France Kevin 'Uzzziii' VernelUzzziii 33 - 44 -11 - 0.79
France Christophe 'SIXER' XiaSIXER 25 - 43 -18 - 0.61

Titan are still not done for the day, as they will meet either LDLC or Natus Vincere in the upper final at 19:00, while Epsilon will try to stay in the tournament tomorrow when they take on the loser of that match in the lower final.

France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
572
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Turkey Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Engin 'MAJ3R' Küpeli
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
725
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
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
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
Belgium Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Kévin 'Ex6TenZ' Droolans
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1584
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
:( Epsilon!
2014-10-18 15:15
nice
2014-10-18 15:15
not bad
2014-10-18 15:15
gg
2014-10-18 15:15
nice
2014-10-18 15:15
nice
2014-10-18 15:15
I just can't see this, sixer is so bad oh god
2014-10-18 15:15
with fxyo instead of sixer, epsilon could be a top 20 team
2014-10-18 15:45
top20 lol ye
2014-10-18 16:03
#65
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Europe crosst 
Ok say the top20 teams atm pls
2014-10-18 16:19
Fnatic Ok top 15 is more like it. Vp NiP LDLC Dig Na'vi Titan Hellraisers Cloud9 Mouze LondonC Ibuypower 3dmax Orbit Epsilon flipside
2014-10-18 17:04
dont agree fnatic NIP LDLC VP Titan Dig iBuypower Na'vi cloud9 maybe HR in 10th slot dAT,3dmax,LC,epsilon...
2014-10-18 20:34
#84
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Europe crosst 
epsilon>3dmax>orbit all the way
2014-10-18 21:23
#10
 | 
France rsi_rise 
gg both
2014-10-18 15:16
Put up a good fight though, for a 2-0 score.
2014-10-18 15:17
good match
2014-10-18 15:17
gg wp
2014-10-18 15:18
#15
Portugal zpkL 
Ex6tenz is really going worst and worst. I don't think Titan will win this lan, it was a bit a close match vs a MixTeam, and both did a lot of error. Let's see LDLC now!
2014-10-18 15:19
Of course Titan won't win this tournament, they almost lost to a mix team with sixer lool. NaVi/LDLC will rekt so hard Epsilon and Titan lol
2014-10-18 15:21
#29
Portugal zpkL 
haha of course! <3 fiff
2014-10-18 15:27
? did you even watch the match? ex6 didnt even get many opportunities to frag. And i suppose you didnt hear ddk. The fate of mix teams are random. They can get owned really quickly, or be really unpredictable. Unless you area run and gun picking style of play like fnatic, mix teams will be a headache for strat heavy teams.
2014-10-18 15:28
#39
Portugal zpkL 
hltv.org/?pageid=246&playerid=7166&event.. playing against mix since 2 years @yuxiang confirmed
2014-10-18 15:36
comprehension fail? why you talking about the overall stats when the topic is on this bo3?
2014-10-18 15:38
#41
Portugal zpkL 
it's clear, he is a noob.
2014-10-18 15:39
sure zpkl knows everything about counter strike, no wonder the four other members didnt kick him when they could pick up fxy0 or scream.
2014-10-18 15:41
#45
Portugal zpkL 
maybe you are stupid? why they would take fxyo? they aldready got 2 awpers, and he is toxic. why they would take Scream? he was kicked. Anything else?
2014-10-18 15:42
sure, suggest other talents other than those two! Other than those in ldlc of course. And you forgot that the 4 others did not kick scream before.
2014-10-18 15:44
#49
Portugal zpkL 
You forgot the main thing Ex6tenz is TITAN, no ex6tenz no titan. ScreaM and Smithzz where the first to be kicked. NBK wasn't agree, so he left. i'm not suggesting anything, but you did.
2014-10-18 15:47
who set that rule that ex6 = titan? There's only 1 team that can fall into that, which is NiP since NiP is created again because of the team. And im suggesting because of your logic that ex6 is worthless to the team.
2014-10-18 15:51
#54
Portugal zpkL 
ex6tenz + niak = verygames css = verygames csgo = titan goodbye polsky
2014-10-18 15:53
im a polsky. +1 for the racism! and im not polish.
2014-10-18 15:57
#87
Xyp9x | 
Other GunnerL 
<.< It's sad to see how many people can't recognise flags. If you bothered to click on either of our names, you might spot a crescent moon and 5 stars.
2014-10-19 04:50
Such geography wow, much knowledge.
2014-10-18 17:22
ex6 is a shit fragger, decent igl at best, his tournament wins in CSGO tell you that how many has he won 3-4? Xizt has won 21.
2014-10-18 15:51
shit fragger maybe, decent igl? Wow, wrong on so many levels. Go watch thorin's counter points podcast. He may be an asshole, but he's right about ex6. edit: to make another point, on that counter point podcast, NiP has changed igl from fiffy to xizt and back before. the analysts on that podcast has agreed that their overall playstyle never changed a lot. It was never THAT much to do with his leading that NiP won so much.
2014-10-18 15:59
So tell me why is he one of the best in game leaders? I'll make some point why he isnt: 1. He had so many great players in their absolute peaks, shox (best in the world at one point), kennyS (best awper), ScreaM (he was great but then became inconsistent), NBK (great player in the past 3 months not that good but previously one of the most consistent), smithzz (underrated player helped him with his calling as well, good awper at times) and yet he still didnt win anything big. 2. His calling style, question by NBK as well he said that he kept playing that set -strat based game with no freedom for individual players, when you have shox in your team you give him freedom, just like Xizt does with f0rest if he unleashes him you know what happens. 3. His fragging abilty, mediocre, so shit he costs them many rounds and yet people still say "he is an IGL he shouldnt frag" 4.This isnt CSS anymore, completely different game, he mightve won everything in Source or whatever because i didnt play Source but those achievements and reputation are nothing in this game
2014-10-18 16:04
Most of the points im making here is from the podcast which i agree on most. 1. Shox? They did win. 2013 they wrecked NiP. 2. KennyS. It was the combination of Kenny and ScreaM that tore down VG for the same reason of their playstyle being remote to what ex6 has in mind (again, the podcast). Shox was the perfect fit for the same very reason as shox could perfectly execute set strats 3. I agree in your point that in CSGO, individual skill will trump set strats to an extent, like what fnatic has now. And NiP (before their slump) is the same. They dont have awesome strats, but their individual skill is so high and teamwork is so fluid that they dont need ingenious strats. 4. the magical lineup of VG (scream shox nbk smithz ex6) had set strats. They still won. (i cant explain a lot as thorin spoke so much in the podcast, but shox eased a lot of problems he had with scream) 5. Smithzz, underrated awper? He's OK, but not underrated. If he was that good like device, etc (kenny and guardian are talented) he'd make top 20 on last year's list. 6. If you have noticed, his style of calling has changed to a two pronged approach. If players get picks that impact the round, they immediately execute strats. If not, they grind it down to the wire. Not that set anymore. 7. I agree, his fragging ability is mediocre. the "IGL shouldnt frag argument" is bad as well i agree.
2014-10-18 16:18
Don't take everything Thoorin says for granted, though he can have some valid points, but no man can have a full grasp of the game, specially not one who have never played it on a decent level himself. The biggest reason to why ex6 isn't that good of a igl is very basic and roman already mentions it. He doesn't set the strats to his players ability. E.g. he has a large tendency to force buy with a team that has two of the best awp players in the world. The result is that they loose alot of rounds and it makes this team a very momentum based team, because of the lack of economic control. I also think its a bit weird that you have one of the best "lurkers"/single players in the team in aPEX and instead let Maniac lurk and have aPEX in the supporting role. Its not that Maniac is a bad choice since he is a smart player, but it restrains aPEX.
2014-10-18 16:48
i said above, if you observe, i see two types of styles ex6 has now. the pick and bum rush a set strat or the grinding style, it has evolved, at least to a certain extent. apex isnt a lurker, he is an entry fragger... ex6 lets him go bonkers on ct especially, if you see his extreme aggresiveness :) and maniac is the support role :0 i agree that his force buys is sometimes irritating, but we see it work more now than with the previous kennys lineup. edit: yes not all thorin makes sens, but those points i made above are those that all the analysts agree on, and those i found made sense.
2014-10-18 17:33
Smithzz was on the top 20 list last year
2014-10-18 18:48
My bad then.
2014-10-19 03:27
dat grill on da scene, i want to... make a photo with her
2014-10-18 15:19
fxy0 is laughing.
2014-10-18 15:19
GMX NICE
2014-10-18 15:20
#19
 | 
Portugal doshin 
Le MagicieN kennyS 2 stronk!
2014-10-18 15:20
pretty tight score considering that epsilon played maj3r and sixer lol
2014-10-18 15:20
MAJ3R played good while sixer... Oh well, we both know ;D
2014-10-18 15:21
SIXER will improve just wait ;)
2014-10-18 15:25
xD, I don't think so. He was good in 1.6 but forget it. But we will see
2014-10-18 15:26
Dude, he haven't played competitively for a looong time...If he put only few hours on DM and with the team, I actually see him doing very well.
2014-10-18 15:27
How many hours does he have?
2014-10-18 15:29
1,900 hours
2014-10-18 15:32
Lol, ok
2014-10-18 15:35
why would they pick him when he has played so little wtf
2014-10-18 16:31
#73
 | 
Brazil Nobuga 
+1
2014-10-18 17:31
cuz star will shine soon :)
2014-10-18 18:19
I have no doubt about it but still, they should be based on results rather than on hope :)
2014-10-18 23:07
epsilon got more rounds than i expected
2014-10-18 15:22
fagg
2014-10-18 15:24
OMG they killed kenny!..o wait nvm no they didnt.
2014-10-18 15:24
They could have done so much more with fxy0!
2014-10-18 15:31
Expected 2-0, nothing out of the ordinary except GMX top fragging is quite a worrying sign for the team.
2014-10-18 15:31
HAHAHAHAH +1 'bout GMX
2014-10-18 15:33
#42
Portugal zpkL 
i didn't watch the whole game, but he got like 5-10kills of anti-eco, this is mostly the reason i think xD
2014-10-18 15:41
I'm not sure why everyone sees GMX as shitty, he actually won awp duels against kennys a couple times on cache.. does quite well on clutches aswell
2014-10-18 16:02
I'm not saying he's a bad player, I'm saying that because he's the IGL and is the most focused player on strat calling, he shouldn't be ahead of the aim stars and fraggers on the team, obviously somethings going wrong if he's the only guy positive.
2014-10-18 16:08
gg wp
2014-10-18 15:34
sixer bottom frag LMAO RIP EPSILON
2014-10-18 15:46
its funny cuz GMX is on top but his team lost mostly because of him, he decide to push in importants round and keep dying, he decide to push on 2 pistols and couple more importants fulleq rounds - die without firing a single bullet; he got i think like 15 kills from antieco or of catching the safers; gmx played well but frags mean nothing in this scenario
2014-10-18 16:13
#50
Poland oFi 
epsilon, why so badly? -_-
2014-10-18 15:48
because first event since lineup changes?
2014-10-18 17:23
theyre not supposed to be good
2014-10-18 17:58
#53
Iceland bist 
sixer was only good in 1.6 online, no wonder he sucks on lan in go XXCD
2014-10-18 15:52
smart boi gratz
2014-10-18 16:23
#67
Iceland bist 
ke ikr
2014-10-18 16:26
Whats up with sf?
2014-10-18 15:55
sixer ;(
2014-10-18 16:12
sixer played for titan i think
2014-10-18 17:59
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2014-10-19 05:35
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