fnatic beat iBP to top group B

fnatic have secured the top spot in the FACEIT Finals' Group B after a 16-12 win over iBUYPOWER on de_dust2.

After losing their first match of the day, iBUYPOWER came into the match hoping to do a better job than Cloud9 and at least pick up one victory but they ended up making the same kind of mistakes that had proved costly on de_inferno.

The North American side, who started out on the Terrorist side, came out the brighter and won the pistol round with ease. Some great scout action from Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer in A did a lot of damage to iBP's players and almost gave fnatic the round, but Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson stopped the defuse at the last second after picking up a triple kill.

An early buy from fnatic then failed to bear fruits and deeply hurt the economy of the Swedish team, who would be torn apart by Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham's AWP in the fifth round.


fnatic with a perfect 12 points from four matches

It was only when fnatic saw themselves trailing their opponents 0-7 that they finally managed to react. The Swedish side picked themselves up and strung seven rounds together, with iBP taking the final round as the scoreboard showed 8-7 in favour of the North American giants.

In the second half, a mid push towards B from fnatic proved very effective, with Jesper "JW" Wecksell and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist both getting two kills to their name.

iBUYPOWER responded during the first gun rounds and even took the score to 12-12 after some trades with fnatic, but then they made yet another grave mistake: with their opponents on eco, iBP put two players in the middle in three in A, this way leaving B wide open for the take.

flusha's 1-on-1 win against Sam "DaZeD" Marine in the following round restored a two-round lead for fnatic, who sealed a 16-12 victory to make sure they avoid LDLC in the semi-finals of the tournament.

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 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 26 - 22 +4 - 1.28
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 20 - 17 +3 - 1.10
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 21 - 20 +1 - 1.04
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 21 - 21 0 - 0.98
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 15 - 18 -3 - 0.84
 iBUYPOWER K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Canada Keven 'AZK' LariviereAZK 23 - 19 +4 - 1.18
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierceswag 23 - 21 +2 - 0.96
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissansteel 19 - 22 -3 - 0.93
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' LathamSkadoodle 16 - 21 -5 - 0.87
United States Sam 'DaZeD' MarineDaZeD 17 - 21 -4 - 0.77

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
United States Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.19
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
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 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
Of note on the round differential, iBP clinches a playoff spot with any win over Dignitas. Of course, if either team wins both games, they move on to the semis. Because the round differential difference (say that three times fast) is currently at +/- 17, even if Dig wins the first game 16-0, they still need to win the second because a score of 16-14 in iBP's favor would still give iBP the edge.
2014-10-24 20:21
#17
Vietnam hcd 
lol this math =)
2014-10-24 20:45
#4
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Ukraine twil 
sad
2014-10-24 20:22
#5
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United Kingdom smoggy:. 
the best series so far, wp to both teams.
2014-10-24 20:22
#6
CIS Heeze 
both games lost for IBP because they cant deal with ecos
2014-10-24 20:22
I'm sure they can deal with ecos...if they were on the right place waiting for them...
2014-10-24 20:23
well leaving B on an anti eco is not really clever
2014-10-24 20:32
#31
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United States criimson 
Which is exactly what he implied lol
2014-10-24 22:39
flusha+pronax 2 stronk
2014-10-24 20:23
gg, jw missed so many shots today!
2014-10-24 20:23
JW will wreck those French frog eaters once he's good and rested. Please treat him like a king, hotel employees.
2014-10-24 20:23
your tears will be so delicious, keep your hopes high
2014-10-24 20:40
+1
2014-10-24 22:21
Oh oh oh, not every french person like these saucers
2014-10-24 22:33
#11
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Serbia NitrouZ 
n1
2014-10-24 20:24
Sad that ska couldn't hit his shots, iBP are showing great things, but they lose their composure when it matters. I still think that they will it through tomorrow versus dig.
2014-10-24 20:29
For those who said that Krimz sucks on LAN, there you go! Such a beast =)
2014-10-24 20:55
#19
ayaya | 
Ireland skend 
JW onliner Kappa
2014-10-24 21:01
#21
United Kingdom Qiz 
HLTV's rating system is complete trash. Swag with 23K 21D with a hs% of 69.6, but yet still has a lower rating than Krimz who has 20K 17D and a hs% of 30. I know that hs% isn't everything, but it should still count towards the rating. Also just saw that pronax and flusha have a higher rating than him, that's just stupid.
2014-10-24 21:18
#23
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
Why should it? That way AWP'ers automatically get a lower rating simply because you feel like hs% is important enough to get an extra reward.
2014-10-24 21:24
#26
United Kingdom Qiz 
I'm not saying that it should be massive increase or decrease in rating because there are more facts than just aim. But it should count a bit. The main point is that either the people or program that come up with the ratings give a higher rating to the players on the winning team which they or it shouldn't do, because these stats are of players and should be based on how well the player performed individually. These stats should not be affected by whether the team won or not.
2014-10-24 21:50
inb4 scream top 1 rating of 2014, prepare
2014-10-24 22:31
#32
United Kingdom Qiz 
Once again I don't think it should be a massive increase, maybe .01 for every 10% you have higher than the average and vise virsa. That way it really won't punish the awpers that much but would reward riflers that have good aim, but wouldn't reward them to much.
2014-10-24 22:49
AZK
2014-10-24 23:58
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