Virtus.pro take third place at ESWC

Virtus.pro have scooped the bronze medal at ESWC 2014 after a 2-1 victory over Natus Vincere (16-12 on de_mirage, 11-16 on de_nuke and 16-3 on de_inferno).

With an extra $5,000 and bragging rights at stake, there was plenty to fight for in this third-place decider, even though motivation from both teams probably hit a low after being denied passage to the final.

The first map of the best-of-three tie was de_mirage, Na`Vi's pick, a curious pick considering Virtus.pro are usually very strong on it. Some strong attacking play from the Polish team saw them take a 10-5 lead going into the break. In the second half, Virtus.pro further enlarged their lead by taking the opening three rounds, and even though Na`Vi managed to close the gap in the gun rounds, Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács's side could not prevent their opponents from running out 16-12 winners.


Virtus.pro scoop $10,000 cheque 

Next up was de_nuke, where Virtus.pro got off to an early five-round lead on the CT side. Na`Vi then strung three rounds together to reduce the deficit to 3-5, but Virtus.pro regained controlled of proceedings and finished the half up 11-4. Now playing on the CT side, Na`Vi, powered by a quad kill from Denis "seized" Kostin in the pistol round, turned in a perfect display as they picked up 12 rounds in succession to secure a 16-11 victory.

The final map of the tie was de_inferno, where Virtus.pro, who began on the CT side, stormed through a 12-3 scoreline after picking up the first six rounds of the half. A B push from the Polish team in the pistol round piled more misery on Na`Vi and inspired Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas's team to post a 16-3 win and capture the $10,000 cheque.

ESWC 2014Best of 3
Matchpage
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1
2nd November 2014
16
Mirage
12
11
Nuke
16
16
Inferno
3

 Virtus.pro K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Poland Janusz 'Snax' PogorzelskiSnax 64 - 40 +24 - 1.39
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bielińskibyali 61 - 47 +14 - 1.21
Poland Filip 'NEO' KubskiNEO 50 - 42 +8 - 1.07
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' JarząbkowskipashaBiceps 52 - 51 +1 - 0.95
Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' WojtasTaZ 43 - 50 -7 - 0.88
 Natus Vincere K - D +/- ADR Rating 1.0
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' TeslenkoZeus 49 - 56 -7 - 0.96
Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' SukharievEdward 54 - 55 -1 - 0.94
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostinseized 48 - 51 -3 - 0.94
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' KovácsGuardiaN 45 - 53 -8 - 0.86
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischukstarix 34 - 55 -21 - 0.70

[eswc]

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
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
n1
2014-11-02 12:56
well deserved, VP 2stronk
2014-11-02 12:56
navi's soul got crushed after they got too cocky on nuke
2014-11-02 12:56
how much did they win? only 5k?
2014-11-02 12:56
#13
Poland rvT 
VP 10k, NaVi 5k
2014-11-02 12:57
#16
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
1. $20,000 2. $15,000 3. $10,000 4. $5,000
2014-11-02 12:58
10k, 5k bonus over 4th place
2014-11-02 13:00
#8
Poland rvT 
overpass? wtf, it was mirage.
2014-11-02 12:57
well play vp , shame fnatic is better atm, but they can take other teams ( including ldlc).
2014-11-02 12:57
#10
United States Syze 
knife more Navi, You deserve to lose. Suckers
2014-11-02 12:57
#29
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Slovakia giveitup 
haha someone lost his skins
2014-11-02 13:01
lol? u didnt even understand what he was saying...seized was trying to knife VP players all the time on nuke. Were do skins come in here?
2014-11-02 13:04
it's called a joke
2014-11-02 13:08
That made no sense whatsoever xD
2014-11-02 13:10
yeye its called a joke when someone fails as he did
2014-11-02 13:23
umm they actually won nuke?
2014-11-02 14:21
he knifed them twice and still won nuke. why shouldn't he knife them ?
2014-11-02 13:25
#62
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Argentina ccritical 
Actually seized succeeded on every knife kill he attempted
2014-11-02 13:27
2/3 :)
2014-11-02 14:10
#89
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Argentina ccritical 
I think i missed one then but anyways, it wasn't even a fact. VP simply took every advantage Navi gave :p
2014-11-02 14:13
VP top3
2014-11-02 12:57
Well I think titan are better than vp.
2014-11-02 13:48
And only you think in that way.
2014-11-02 14:11
I do not think I am.
2014-11-02 14:19
u do, LOL TITAN HAHAHAHAHA
2014-11-02 21:25
#14
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Poland tentego 
gz vp <3 now dhw coming !
2014-11-02 12:57
#15
United States Syze 
they won $10000
2014-11-02 12:58
A little typo in first sentence.
2014-11-02 12:58
expected, wp both teams
2014-11-02 12:59
#23
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Russia fleg 
video with drunk zeus and taz incoming
2014-11-02 13:00
#35
Romania ol4 
n1 :)))
2014-11-02 13:07
expected .
2014-11-02 13:00
#25
Poland joeb 
gg
2014-11-02 13:00
1.fnatic 2.ldlc/vp
2014-11-02 13:01
atm fnatic>vp>ldlc>rest
2014-11-02 13:01
1 bo1 won by vp doesnt mean vp > ldlc..
2014-11-02 13:02
i aren't think that
2014-11-02 14:04
#34
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World LeviathaNz 
I don't think so. LDLC & fnatic are playing on the same level.
2014-11-02 13:06
#45
Europe omga 
LDCL>>>VP
2014-11-02 13:13
#52
 | 
Poland dijef 
Ldlc isnt far ahead of vp. And they can loose to them. But fnatic crushes vp. and ldlc can crush fnatic.
2014-11-02 13:19
Form makes a huge difference, next month VP could be better than LDLC but I think LDLC overall is better because VP are too inconsistent. VP win big games but they dont win tournaments, not consistent enough even when they are on good form.
2014-11-02 13:58
What LDLC won in new and old lineup?:P U're right, VP doesn't won big tournaments, are you new user?:P
2014-11-02 14:13
I am not new no. How many tournaments have vp won this year? 1?
2014-11-02 15:03
1 major (Katowice), 1 normal tournament (Gfinity) and 1 online league (FACEIT)
2014-11-02 15:07
In this year were 2 big tournaments, and one of them VP won. There was about 4 medium tournament's and VP won one of them, and they get 2nd place in one. There achieve some 3-4 place in smaller tournament's and leagues, also won faceit. In this perspective, this is one of the most succed team in this year. But what about a ldlc?:D
2014-11-02 15:09
#28
NEO | 
India raiNzZ 
motar2k gave the remaning in advance :D
2014-11-02 13:01
Well deserved , especially due to the 16-3 thrashing on inferno.
2014-11-02 13:03
so motar did pay 10k for pasha for 3rd place?
2014-11-02 13:03
vp to take dhw
2014-11-02 13:10
Navi noobs
2014-11-02 13:10
this ldlc, fnatic, vp top 3 every tournament starts to be boring...
2014-11-02 13:10
Vp? Haha
2014-11-02 13:12
#75
Poland F!go 
look at last 5 events you idiot, vp always top 3
2014-11-02 13:52
True.
2014-11-02 13:19
"LDLC so low. Barely won on their map. Easy 2:1 for VP"
2014-11-02 13:19
#44
Poland eiur 
i would put vp over ldlc since pretty sure vp would pass throught ldlc this tournament.
2014-11-02 13:12
yeah VP > all, neo top 1 matrix
2014-11-02 13:17
#49
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World LeviathaNz 
If they were playing LDLC instead of dignitas they would have been rekt. Because they did a lot of mistakes against dignitas. But it did not append and LDLC are in the grand final... So no, for now LDLC > VP Maybe we'll see at DHW! But VP is getting better since neo is leading :)
2014-11-02 13:18
Agree, seems like they are slowly getting there after neo started leading again, would love for all five of them to show up every match.
2014-11-02 13:24
polish attack detected :DD
2014-11-02 13:16
Rest of the world butthurt detected :DD
2014-11-02 13:19
VP > all, i know jacek
2014-11-02 13:21
#48
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Poland kiero 
Virtus.Pro must learn how to play against Fnatic and gonna be nr 1
2014-11-02 13:17
2014-11-02 13:22
haha xD
2014-11-02 13:29
And only u from Hungary XD
2014-11-02 14:15
#58
Romania ol4 
congrats VP ! always a pleasure watching you play
2014-11-02 13:25
#64
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Poland trancemeister 
Nice :)
2014-11-02 13:29
snax n1
2014-11-02 13:32
m2k > 3place eswc ))
2014-11-02 13:36
n1
2014-11-02 13:36
Snax and byali are awesome in this match!
2014-11-02 13:45
if pasha would be on his form in semifinal they would have been in final.. ;/ but 3rd place is good also !
2014-11-02 13:49
good
2014-11-02 13:53
gg both teams. have a good rest and enjoy the grand final.
2014-11-02 14:00
#82
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Austria db42 
does navi practive nuke now? They've played it twice this tourney against teams who activly practice it and won?
2014-11-02 14:05
its more like others teams stop practicing nuke because of teams rarely picking them on tournaments, just my foughts
2014-11-02 14:13
#93
 | 
Austria db42 
clever way of picks by navi then :o
2014-11-02 14:26
#86
France ssps 
from nearly eliminated on the group stage (with their pride to swallow as usual) to third place finisher with a 5000 $ dollar bonus... i think its quite a good deal... SMITHZZZ has allowed VP to be third on world cup ! they should give him at least 10% of the 5000$ i guess ...
2014-11-02 14:14
> from nearly eliminated on the group stage ldlc was as close to be eliminated as other two teams, fanboy
2014-11-02 14:31
IMO, 10k was too much in comparaison to the 2nd place. It should be something like 7500$.
2014-11-02 15:00
#99
World om3n 
gg wp vitus.pro !!!!
2014-11-02 20:13
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