Virtus.pro, fnatic make it to top4

Virtus.pro and fnatic have made it to semi-finals of ESWC after beating dignitas 2-1 (16-9 de_overpass, 14-16 de_inferno, 16-12 de_mirage) and HellRaisers 2-0 (16-11 de_nuke, 16-10 de_inferno), respectively.

HellRaisers were fighting for survival in the tournament with fnatic with de_nuke as the first map. In spite of the Ukrainian-based team starting off as Counter-Terrorists, fnatic got comfortable seven points before switching to the other half.

There, the Swedes went on to lose the pistol round, but replied only two rounds afterwards with only pistols. Until the end of the match they only lost one round with Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson putting up big numbers once again for a 16-11 scoreline.

fnatic began as Counter-Terrorists on de_inferno, as it was their map pick, and that time around it was Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer showing up in great form, getting multiple frags in most of the rounds his team won.

Their 12-3 advantage was soon lowered to only three rounds by HellRaisers, but it only lasted for so long, since fnatic started putting them on the back foot again after winning two rounds in a row, soon turned into a 16-10 win.

ESWC 2014Best of 3
Matchpage
0
2
1st November 2014
11
Nuke
16
10
Inferno
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 54 - 27 +27 - 1.57
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 47 - 37 +10 - 1.22
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 41 - 35 +6 - 1.13
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 35 - 30 +5 - 1.05
Sweden Markus 'pronax' Wallstenpronax 19 - 36 -17 - 0.65
 HellRaisers K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' KarasiowANGE1 36 - 37 -1 - 0.98
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostylievs1mple 32 - 40 -8 - 0.89
Ukraine Yegor 'markeloff' Markelovmarkeloff 31 - 38 -7 - 0.88
Russia Mihail 'Dosia' StolyarovDosia 35 - 42 -7 - 0.87
Russia Emil 'kUcheR' AkhundovkUcheR 31 - 39 -8 - 0.85

dignitas' match with Virtus.pro began on de_overpass, the latter's pick, who also chose the Counter-Terrorists side, which ended up being very solid at 11-4. As much as dignitas wanted to get back to the match, their CT side wasn't nearly as solid, ending up with 5-5 and 16-9 in the end.

de_inferno was much more entertaining, dignitas went over from the defending side with a 9-6 lead, but wound up losing the second pistol. Since the rounds went back and forth, dignitas found themselves down 14-11 when they had to try a desperate forcebuy.

They also changed up the pace, opted for a quick A split with CZ75s and two AK-47s, which paid off and got them back into the match. When they turned it around for map point, it almost looked like Virtus.pro could be able to take it to overtime, but Nicolai "device" Reedtz's triple pushed his team over the top at 16-14.


TaZ's Virtus.pro make it to top four

de_mirage was chosen as the third map, where Virtus.pro were the slight favourites, and started off strong with a 6-0 lead before dignitas started scraping some rounds together. 

At 8-5 Virtus.pro were on the verge of having to go on a low forcebuy in case dignitas won, but that was not the case, as the Poles held on for both remaining rounds for 10-5 partially thanks to Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski's triple in middle.

A won pistol for dignitas meant they would stay in the match for much longer, and they even seemed to be back on track at 14-12, just when they lost a two-on-one due to miscommunication, which cost them the match in the end at 16-12, 2-1.

ESWC 2014Best of 3
Matchpage
1
2
1st November 2014
9
Overpass
16
16
Inferno
14
12
Mirage
16

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 68 - 52 +16 - 1.33
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 61 - 45 +16 - 1.16
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 66 - 52 +14 - 1.16
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 56 - 50 +6 - 1.10
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 35 - 52 -17 - 0.72
 Dignitas K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 60 - 56 +4 - 1.05
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' ChristensenFeTiSh 56 - 58 -2 - 1.00
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 47 - 60 -13 - 0.86
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 47 - 58 -11 - 0.86
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 40 - 54 -14 - 0.77

The semi-final between fnatic and Virtus.pro is about to start, while Natus Vincere and LDLC are setting up on stage to begin at 16:00.

[eswc]

Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1289
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
1356
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Freddy 'KRIMZ' Johansson
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1327
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
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
#1
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Russia lamp` 
nice
2014-11-01 15:26
noice
2014-11-01 15:26
gj
2014-11-01 15:26
#4
United States Mak0r 
Nice, in the last 5 tournaments fnatic, ldlc, and vp always reached top3. This a new era. The era of those 3 teams.
2014-11-01 15:28
and dig as always 4th-5th place team
2014-11-01 15:30
haha always unchanged too
2014-11-01 15:41
Best coverage by hltv in months thanks to the comeback of interviews! GJ Striker & MIRAA <3! Also exceptional casting by Jordan. I enjoyed one of the last rounds, when VP executing a strat on T side of mirage, as Jordan was faboulously explaining the proceedings of VP attack and Anders was trying to butt in with his stupid "uuh, hmm, haah", completely lost for anything interesting to say. Then, he finally skipped into Jordans flow saying "Oh terrorists are spread all around the map..." Oh my God, are you kidding me, 2 years in the scene, still so lame. The sad side of the story is, that there's simply noone better at this point :(
2014-11-01 15:26
think ur better caster pls -Anders +Harrybo . . . . . . . .
2014-11-01 15:31
Listening to my girlfriend having a shit is better caster. Majority of us have to watch him mainly due to DDOS attacks (if I leave aside his hard work), not his brilliance. Btw: If you like his casting, you might also enjoy his dance moves youtube.com/watch?v=p6Eaz-1_3iA#t=175
2014-11-01 15:54
then just start your own stream with ur GF having a shit, problem solved aight ? or u can stream it by urself coz u acting like u know it better.I didnt say Anders its the best caster ever, but hes not dat bad as u wrote.The main thing is, he using the same words and phrases and dats why everyone is trashtalkin him as i noticed.
2014-11-01 19:43
#6
MODDII | 
Europe chespiZ 
yaaay vp win dis tournament ez
2014-11-01 15:26
#8
World Soupy 
+1
2014-11-01 15:26
Yeah, like they "ez" past the groupstage... ps: Thanks, LDLC
2014-11-01 15:27
#7
World Soupy 
VP for the win.
2014-11-01 15:26
Go TaZminator!
2014-11-01 15:27
nais
2014-11-01 15:27
whew
2014-11-01 15:28
#15
Poland KiiK 
TaZ :(((
2014-11-01 15:31
chokenitas strikes again
2014-11-01 15:34
#18
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India c0rvus 
Na`Vi for the WIN.
2014-11-01 15:37
#19
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Poland Marcines 
taz so bad
2014-11-01 15:38
It looks like krimz played 24/7 DM before the tournament.
2014-11-01 15:42
+1 krimz lan monster
2014-11-01 16:04
kick kucher please. He's playing like he doesn't have any experience at all. Every single moment he making mistakes at positioning and timings. Good aim is not enough kucher
2014-11-01 15:44
Pasha back on top form!
2014-11-01 15:46
Thinking of a VP and Navi final ;)
2014-11-01 15:46
nice joke dear
2014-11-01 15:57
sorry hiko fanboy
2014-11-01 22:09
#28
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
Krimz God
2014-11-01 16:08
Biceps stronk! Triceps wronk!
2014-11-01 16:24
krimz #1
2014-11-01 16:46
$20k for LDLC $15k for fnatic $10k for NaVi $5k for VP not bad, not bad. a nice weekend for them :P
2014-11-01 18:09
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