fnatic breeze past Virtus.pro 2-0

fnatic have progressed to the grand final of the FACEIT League Season 2 LAN Finals after a 2-0 victory over Virtus.pro (16-8 on de_inferno, 16-7 on de_mirage).


So far in Milan we have seen dominating CT performances on de_inferno, and this match was no exception, with fnatic strolling to an early 11-0 lead as nothing seemed to be going Virtus.pro's way on the offensive side.

At the 12th attempt Virtus.pro finally managed to break through fnatic's defense following a quick middle push, with Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski getting two entry frags plus one more kill while defending the bomb. The Polish team's recovery was short-lived, however, as fnatic won the last three rounds of the half to take a 14-1 lead into the break.

In the second half, fnatic went for a mid rush onto archway, where Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas got three headshots in quick succession to spoil the Swedish team's plans.

After losing the two eco rounds, fnatic A from archway and planted the bomb in the site but failed to hold it down as Filip "NEO" Kubski went for the defuse in a 1-on-1 situation with Robin "flusha" Rönnquist.


jw set the tone on both maps

Virtus.pro would go on to reduce the deficit to 8-14, but two straight rounds in favour of fnatic shut the Poles down and gave Markus "pronax" Wallsten's men a 1-0 lead in the series.

Next up was de_mirage, which is traditionally a very strong map for Virtus.pro. The Polish team confirmed such credentials in the pistol round on the Terrorist side as they stormed through A, killing everyone in their path. They were, however, caught off-guard in the first anti-eco round, in which an amazing Scout headshot by Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer cleared the path for fnatic to win the round with the CZs.

fnatic strung the next four rounds together to make it 5-1 for them, but their winning streak came to an end following an A rush from Virtus.pro. Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson still managed to get three kills to his name, but then Paweł "byali" Bieliński won a 1-on-2 clutch to complete a quad kill.

For the rest of the first half, the two teams just exchanged rounds, so when it was time to switch sides fnatic were claiming a 10-5 lead.


Snax pulled off an impressive ace on mirage

In the pistol round as CT, Snax stopped an B push from fnatic all by himself, but the Swedes replied immediately after and took said bombsite armed with CZs, only to see Virtus.pro pull one back in an eco of their own to restore a four-round deficit.

From then on, however, the match was a one-way street, as fnatic won five rounds in succession to celebrate a 16-7 win that puts them up against iBUYPOWER in the grand final of the Italian event.

Matchpage
2
0
25th October 2014
16
Inferno
8
16
Mirage
7

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 44 - 23 +21 - 1.43
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 40 - 26 +14 - 1.35
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 38 - 23 +15 - 1.28
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 35 - 25 +10 - 1.20
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 36 - 27 +9 - 1.16
 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 31 - 38 -7 - 1.00
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 32 - 35 -3 - 0.97
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 26 - 40 -14 - 0.67
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 21 - 40 -19 - 0.56
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 14 - 40 -26 - 0.40

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1786
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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
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 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
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1602
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1449
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:
1505
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
Well played by fnatic! Congratulations! =D Good luck in the finals.
2014-10-25 19:08
JW topfrag again. Where are his haters at?
2014-10-25 19:51
Word. +1
2014-10-25 20:12
ezpz lemon squeezy
2014-10-25 19:08
#5
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India h8or 
sad :[
2014-10-25 19:08
wp
2014-10-25 19:09
#7
 | 
Malta WATSKy 
wpp
2014-10-25 19:09
ez pz, fnatic <3
2014-10-25 19:09
gg wp fnatic! gl for tomorrow :P
2014-10-25 19:09
Final boring no nip or navi no party
2014-10-25 19:10
Because NiP has been so good lately? Fuck off.
2014-10-25 19:10
won da last major, cya
2014-10-26 10:51
You really need to look up the word "lately".
2014-10-26 11:27
Both, NiP & NaVi would get raped. Only interesting final would be LDLC vs fnatic, but still would like to see if iBP can do some dmg like in the group matches.
2014-10-25 19:11
Looking at EU who have won most lately, at least on lan since Na'Vi hasn't played nearly any online matches, it is LDLC>Fnatic>Na'Vi. With iBP, Na'Vi and fnatic being the only one winning maps against them during their winning streak. NiP tho..... <.<
2014-10-25 19:13
what are you talking about. Fnatic vs iBP is a perfect final!
2014-10-25 19:12
your nip couldnt even qualify so gtfo
2014-10-25 19:49
#78
kNgV- | 
Japan kayenji 
I disagree, IbuyPower on fire in final with different playstyle make for exciting final, hope for a repeat similar to ldlc-IBP. best of europe vs best of america, it will be epic
2014-10-25 23:34
breeze past? this is new
2014-10-25 19:11
they didn't survive a scare, they just breeeezed it.
2014-10-25 19:12
gg, whats with the hug jw+pasza? :P
2014-10-25 19:15
he asks him for number to mortak2k
2014-10-25 19:17
Friends obviously?
2014-10-25 20:16
Fnatic teamplay and skill > ibp 3-0 easy final
2014-10-25 19:18
wont be easy, belive me :)
2014-10-25 19:19
#25
Poland MJP 
well play fnatic , strong perfomance in Italy. Im not agree with thorin that old teams are gone. You cant be on top all the time , fnatic win 250,000 lan. Then they was gone , team like fnatic are not uknow , they are always in top 10 whatever what. And NiP , dignitas nad VP are still top 5 teams in the world , but u cant win always. Its this same like in footlball. Brazil , spain etc they cant win every time , but if they loose its dont mean that they are gone , well play , looking foward to final :)
2014-10-25 19:19
#27
Poland tfg 
no crowd no win virtus hhehehe and still noone does believe me they were ghosting in katowice xD
2014-10-25 19:19
#35
 | 
India c0rvus 
I believe you.
2014-10-25 19:24
nip fanboy hhehehe
2014-10-26 00:10
fnatic is the no11111111!!!!!!!!!!
2014-10-25 19:20
Ofc the real world #1 would win the event :)
2014-10-25 19:22
14-40
2014-10-25 19:24
not going to #never forget, or?
2014-10-25 19:25
#37
Vietnam N4M 
Was expected even if VP were in top form, Fnatic have shown massive improvement after the addition of krimz and olof. Plus JW's awp outclasses pasha any day. I don't even consider pasha a top tier awper, hes overrated. Not only is Fnatic's lineup solid but VP has no offical IGL and they keep mixing it up so no solid strats/caller.
2014-10-25 19:24
-26 hahahahahahhaa neo reaching fifflaren status while f0rest stays ontop, trash confirmed
2014-10-25 19:26
#43
Iraq Jfm 
-neo
2014-10-25 19:30
Neo :(
2014-10-25 19:34
Wtf no 14-40 Never forget ? oO
2014-10-25 19:35
That only applies to fifflaren
2014-10-25 20:16
#48
 | 
World VeryNiceFap 
neo plz, time to retire, be a coach like pita get MICHU and rule again!
2014-10-25 19:37
#49
 | 
Other loudest 
neo ;_;
2014-10-25 19:37
neo is now just a nickname, there's nothing left from 1.6 skill...
2014-10-25 19:51
bad my friend, very bad. =( pasza!
2014-10-25 19:53
if ibuypower wins everyone on hltv will say how this lan wasn't a major or another excuse even if ibuypower perform very solid.
2014-10-25 19:55
because it really is like that, it doesn't really mean much even if they win, they will never do it again anytime soon.
2014-10-25 20:30
Yeah and if they won DHW? They have the potential. If you think otherwise then you're a fool.
2014-10-25 22:38
#56
f0rest | 
Romania front48 
14-40 ...
2014-10-25 19:57
#57
lamp | 
Russia lamp` 
snax highlight?
2014-10-25 19:57
uploaded. Looks like gold nova matchmaking.
2014-10-25 21:25
neo 14-40 nevah foget
2014-10-25 20:14
The super legend with -26. Those skills.
2014-10-25 20:59
people are so dumb , you cant win every tournament and its good for cs go that not only one team is dominating the scene
2014-10-25 21:02
VP has never dominated, though. NiP has pretty much been the only team who's been dominating for a significant amount of time. It comes in waves for other teams.
2014-10-26 00:14
Neo why the fuck so bad ,i miss nEO of 1.6 :(
2014-10-25 21:03
WP fnatic! First pistol on inferno was mind blowing. As per VP... such a disastrous tournament. One map won out of six played...
2014-10-25 21:24
Ne0 siiiiiik Rofl
2014-10-25 22:46
Sad to see neo and taz struggling so much.
2014-10-25 22:58
#75
Sweden binz 
vp so bad :D fnatic always get the easy team in Semi vp isn´t bad but u guyz understand what i mean:)
2014-10-25 23:01
14-40 #NeverForget
2014-10-26 00:45
Sweden >>>>>>> as always. Filip 'Neo' Kubski 14-40 LMAO
2014-10-26 00:50
n1
2014-10-26 01:26
14-40 lel
2014-10-26 02:52
vp didnt obviously play their best game, but even if they did, they will still lose to fnatic who is just too strong atm.
2014-10-26 09:26
neo legend
2014-10-26 11:28
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